Unravelling the drivers of scarlet fever pandemics

Research Opportunity
PhD, Honours
Department
Microbiology and Immunology
Location
Doherty Institute
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Mark Davies mark.davies1@unimelb.edu.au (03) 9035 6519 Personal web page

Summary Outbreaks of scarlet fever associated with multi-drug resistant Group A Streptococci (GAS) have occurred recently in both Asia and the United Kingdom, placing a serious strain on health systems. This project applies genomic epidemiology approaches to examine the emergence and transmission of GAS clones and associated mobile genetic elements within a global context.

Project Details

Outbreaks of scarlet fever associated with multi-drug resistant Group A Streptococci (GAS) have occurred recently in both Asia and the United Kingdom, placing a serious strain on health systems. This project applies genomic epidemiology approaches to examine the emergence and transmission of GAS clones and associated mobile genetic elements within a global context. Specifically, we will examine the population structure of scarlet fever associated lineages, apply statistical genetic models to identify common disease signatures and examine the movement of mobile genetic elements to this alarming health problem.



Faculty Research Themes

Infection and Immunology

School Research Themes

Infection & Immunity



Research Opportunities

PhD, Honours
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

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Department

Microbiology and Immunology

Research Node

Doherty Institute

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