It's proposed that with increases in anthropogenic stressors of coastal systems (pollution/ climate change), there comes an increase in the prevalence of disease caused by opportunistic pathogens.

Here we are using genomic and gene expression analysis together with site-directed mutagenesis to identify and characterize potential virulence mechanisms in model algal disease systems. We also perform environmental surveys to assessing prevalence of pathogens and determine how the natural microbial community shifts under disease conditions. Specific student projects will be developed that involve one or more of these approaches. 

Scholarship details (if applicable):

  • On request 


Associate Professor | Postgraduate Coordinator Suhelen Egan
Associate Professor | Postgraduate Coordinator
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