Control of ticks and tick-borne pathogens using anti-tick microbial vaccines

In order to develop alternate control strategies for ticks of global health significance using interdisciplinary and complementary expertise available in Australian and German laboratories, these two PhD projects aim to characterise the microbiota of multiple tick species of medical and veterinary relevance with the aim of developing vaccines that manipulate tick microbiota to control ticks and/or the transmission of tick-borne pathogens.

More information is available on the Research Hub.

Eligibility criteria

  • A Bachelor of Honours or Master’s degree, qualifying for PhD studies, in zoology, biology, biotechnology or veterinary medicine/animal science
  • Demonstrated experience in the field of parasitology, genetics and/or genomics
  • Demonstrated ability to write research reports or other publications to a publishable standard (even if not published to date)
  • Highly proficient in spoken and written English


Email Prof Abdul Jabbar (University of Melbourne) or Prof Ard Nijhof (Freie Universität Berlin)


31 August 2022