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This project will investigate different genomic and health data representations for predictive machine learning models. The data used in the project...
Supervisor: Dr Sonika Tyagi

Aspergillus fumigatus is an opportunistic fungal pathogen that causes infection in the immunocompromised and those with chronic respiratory disease....
Supervisor: Dr Orla Morrissey

Multi-drug resistance in Gram-negative bacteria (MDR-GNB) is a global health challenge that threatens many medical advances. Infections caused by MDR...
Supervisor: Dr Nenad Macesic

Klebsiella oxytoca is a Gram-negative bacterium that is increasingly recognised as an important cause of hospital-associated infections, including...
Supervisor: Dr Kelly Wyres

Genome sequencing technologies have played an integral role in helping us understand the COVID-19 pandemic. Australia has played a leading role in...
Supervisor: Dr Nenad Macesic

Despite effective therapy that suppresses HIV replication and prevents AIDS, people with HIV have double the risk of a number of co-morbid conditions...
Supervisor: Dr Anna Hearps

Hepatitis C affects over 230,000 people in Australia. Currently only 1–2% of people with chronic HCV are treated annually. In 2016, the World Health...
Supervisor: A/Prof Joseph Doyle

Hepatitis C affects over 230,000 people in Australia. Currently only 1–2% of people with chronic HCV are treated annually. In 2016, the World Health...
Supervisor: A/Prof Joseph Doyle

HIV infection is associated with an increased number of extracellular vesicles (EVs) within the blood. EVs are small (<1µm) membrane-bound...
Supervisor: Dr Anna Hearps

Patients on immunosuppressive therapy (such as bone marrow transplants and chemotherapy recipients) are at increased risk of a number of infections....
Supervisor: Dr Orla Morrissey

Urinary tract infections are a common cause of bacterial infection, especially in females. These infections are often chronic or recurrent and can...
Supervisor: Dr Malcolm Starkey

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an urgent global health challenge that threatens our healthcare system and many of the advances of modern medicine...
Supervisor: Dr Nenad Macesic

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is the biggest cause of hospital infections that significantly impact patient survival, length of stay and health care...
Supervisor: Dr Sonika Tyagi

Plasmid transmission between bacteria of the same or different species is an important driver of genetic diversity, bacterial adaptation and...
Supervisor: Dr Margaret Lam

Klebsiella pneumoniae and related species from the genus are considered leading causes of infections in hospital settings globally. They cause a...
Supervisor: Dr Margaret Lam

People who inject drugs (PWIDs) are at increased risk of invasive bacterial infections, including Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection....

Klebsiella pneumoniae is a ubiquitous bacterium that can inhabit a broad variety of host and environmental niches; from the human gut, to companion...
Supervisor: Dr Kelly Wyres

BACKGROUND The threat of antimicrobial resistant pathogens is a growing and present danger in modern life. The Klebsiella pneumoniae species complex...
Supervisor: Dr Kelly Wyres

HIV infection has a substantial impact on immune cells, and whilst many of these effects are improved after starting anti-HIV therapy, they are often...
Supervisor: Dr Anna Hearps

The availability of new direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatment for hepatitis C has led to global targets to eliminate the public health impact of...
Supervisor: A/Prof Joseph Doyle

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