Honours in Molecular Parasitology - Ticks and Tick-Borne Disease

Are you interested in discovering and characterising pathogens using cutting-edge molecular techniques? Would you like to know more about vector-borne diseases and learn advanced next generation sequencing and bioinformatics in a vibrant research group at Murdoch University?

We are studying potentially pathogenic microorganisms in ticks that have been collected Australia-wide from people and animals, and from the environment. The research spans microscope-based parasitological techniques through to advanced molecular biology using the NGS platforms (Ion Torrent and MiSeq) for deep sequencing and metagenomics of bacterial and protozoal organisms. Successful applicants will be involved in fieldwork and in the lab.

We seek enthusiastic honours students to be involved with every aspect of this highly relevant and exciting research that is funded by the Australian Research Council - Linkage and Canine Research Fund grants.

Please contact Professor Peter Irwin or Dr Charlotte Oskam, Vector and Water-borne Pathogen Research Group, School of Veterinary and Life Sciences, Murdoch University, South Street, MURDOCH, WA 6150, with your CV if you would like to obtain more information.