Using genomics to track transmission of Chlamydia trachomatis

Research Opportunity
Honours students
Number of Honour Places Available
1
Department / Centre
Microbiology and Immunology
Location
Doherty Institute
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Hayley Newton hnewton@unimelb.edu.au 9035 6307 Personal web page
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Associate Professor Deborah Williamson deborah.williamson@unimelb.edu.au 8344 5470 Personal web page

Summary This research will combine the expertise in the Williamson group in using genomics as a tool to track pathogens of public health importance with expertise in the Newton group in culturing intracellular bacterial pathogens to explore genomic stability and transmission of C. trachomatis.

Project Details

Chlamydia trachomatis is an obligate intracellular bacterial pathogen that causes one of the most common sexually transmitted infections in Australia. Due to the inability to culture C. trachomatis in vitro there are limited studies on the utility of employing genomics as a tool to explore transmission of this important pathogen. This research will combine the expertise in the Williamson group in using genomics as a tool to track pathogens of public health importance with expertise in the Newton group in culturing intracellular bacterial pathogens to explore genomic stability and transmission of C. trachomatis.



Faculty Research Themes

School Research Themes

Infection & Immunity



Research Opportunities

Honours students
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

Key Contact

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Department / Centre

Microbiology and Immunology

Research Node

Doherty Institute

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