Miss Emma Harding
Casual Academic

Miss Emma Harding

School of Biotech & Biomolecular Science

Emma is a current PhD candidate in Professor Peter White's lab studying the evolution of viruses. After completing a Bachelor of Advanced Science (First Class Honours), she worked as a research assistant in virology and molecular microbiology. Her current PhD work focuses on paleovirology and the study of endogenous viral elements within animal genomes, in particular investigating their cellular functions. Emma also demonstrates for undergraduate molecular biology and microbiology courses. Aside from research, she is engaged in a number of university activities incuding being selected as a Women in Maths and Science champion, involved in the undergradiate science SciConnect community and lead mentor on a HSC science extention (SciX) course.

L3, E26 Biological Sciences
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Speck P; Mackenzie J; Bull RA; Slobedman B; Drummer H; Fraser J; Herrero L; Helbig K; Londrigan S; Moseley G; Prow N; Hansman G; Edwards R; Ahlenstiel C; Abendroth A; Tscharke D; Hobson-Peters J; Kriiger-Loterio R; Parry R; Marsh G; Harding E; Jacques DA; Gartner MJ; Lee WS; McAuley J; Vaz P; Sainsbury F; Tate MD; Sinclair J; Imrie A; Rawlinson S; Harman A; Carr JM; Monson EA; Hibma M; Mahony TJ; Tu T; Center RJ; Shrestha LB; Hall R; Warner M; Ward V; Anderson DE; Eyre NS; Netzler NE; Peel AJ; Revill P; Beard M; Legione AR; Spencer AJ; Idris A; Forwood J; Sarker S; Purcell DFJ; Bartlett N; Deerain JM; Brew BJ; Asgari S; Farrell H; Khromykh A; Tuipulotu DE; Anderson D; Mese S; Tayyar Y; Edenborough K; Uddin JM; Hussain A; Daymond CJI; Agius J; Johnson KN; Shirmast P; Abedinzadeshahri M; MacDiarmid R; Ashley CL; Laws J; Furfaro LL; Burton TD; Johnson SMR; Telikani Z; Petrone M; Roby JA; Samer C; Suhrbier A; Van Der Kamp A; Cunningham A; Donato C; Mahar J; Black WD; Vasudevan S; Lenchine R; Spann K; Rawle DJ; Rudd P; Neil J; Kingston R; Newsome TP; Kim KW; Mak J; Lowry K; Bryant N, 2023, 'Statement in Support of: “Virology under the Microscope-a Call for Rational Discourse”', Journal of Virology, 97, http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/jvi.00451-23
    Journal articles | 2022
    Harding EF; Russo AG; Yan GJH; Mercer LK; White PA, 2022, 'Revealing the uncharacterised diversity of amphibian and reptile viruses.', ISME Commun, 2, pp. 95, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s43705-022-00180-x
    Journal articles | 2022
    Mercer LK; Harding EF; Yan GJH; White PA, 2022, 'Cover Image', Journal of Fish Diseases, 45, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfd.13648
    Journal articles | 2022
    Mercer LK; Harding EF; Yan GJH; White PA, 2022, 'Novel viruses discovered in the transcriptomes of agnathan fish', Journal of Fish Diseases, 45, pp. 931 - 938, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfd.13602
    Journal articles | 2021
    Harding EF; Russo AG; Yan GJH; Waters PD; White PA, 2021, 'Ancient viral integrations in marsupials: A potential antiviral defence', Virus Evolution, 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ve/veab076
    Journal articles | 2021
    Harding EF; Yan GJH; White PA, 2021, 'Viral fossils in marsupial genomes: Secret cellular guardians', Microbiology Australia, 42, pp. 134 - 137, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MA21036
    Journal articles | 2021
    Russo AG; Harding EF; Yan GJH; Selechnik D; Ducatez S; DeVore JL; Zhou J; Sarma RR; Lee YP; Richardson MF; Shine R; Rollins LA; White PA, 2021, 'Discovery of Novel Viruses Associated With the Invasive Cane Toad (Rhinella marina) in Its Native and Introduced Ranges', Frontiers in Microbiology, 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2021.733631

My Teaching

Demonstrator for the following courses in 2021:

  • MICR3061 - Viruses and Disease
  • MICR3081 - Bacteria and Disease
  • MICR2011 - Introduction to Microbiology