PhD opportunity - applications due 5th August, 2018

We are seeking highly motivated applicants for a PhD position available to commence in 2018 for research and training in wildlife conservation and disease ecology (specifically frog chytrid fungal disease). ​ Chytridiomycosis is the most devastating disease threat to biodiversity ever recorded. It has caused the decline and extinction of hundreds of frog species around the world. ​ The PhD applicant will be working with captive endangered Fleay's barred frogs (Mixophyes fleayi) to investigate infection dynamics and mechanisms of disease resistance that contribute to population recovery. You will also have the opportunity to get into the field, and to develop modelling skills. The project aim

Chytridiomycosis book chapter published!

After a long wait, our book chapter on chytridiomycosis in the book "Emerging and Epizootic Fungal Infections in Animals" has finally been published! Abstract and links below. Martel, A., Pasmans, F., Fisher, M.C., Grogan, L.F., Skerratt, L.F., Berger, L. (2018) Chytridiomycosis, in Seyedmousavi, de Hoog, Guillot, and Verweij (editors) Emerging and Epizootic Fungal Infections in Animals. Springer publishing, Switzerland. Abstract: The amphibian fungal disease chytridiomycosis is considered one of the greatest threats to biodiversity. This lethal skin disease is caused by chytridiomycete fungi belonging to the genus Batrachochytrium. Although sudden amphibian population declines had occurred

Eloise Stephenson presents at EEID in Glasgow!

Elle Stephenson, one of our PhD candidates, recently presented her work on Ross River Virus to an audience of almost 400 people at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, at the 16th Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases conference! Congratulations Elle! Interpreting human notification rates of Australia’s most common arbovirus, Ross River virus, through an ecological lens. Stephenson, E.(1,2), Murphy, A.(3,4), Jansen, C.(5), Peel, A J.(1), Herrero, L.(2) & McCallum, H.(1) 1. Griffith University, School of Environmental Science, Brisbane, Queensland 2. Institute for Glycomics, Gold Coast Campus, Griffith University, Queensland 3. Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queenslan

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