Centre Seminars

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July Seminars

Exploring Community Engagement Strategies in Aedes Mosquito Control: A Historical Analysis and Future Perspectives in North Queensland by Tammy Allen, Senior Lecturer, Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, James Cook University

Travel and Emerging Infectious Diseases by Associate Professor Lars Henning, Communicable Disease Control and Tropical Medicine Public Health and Tropical Medicine. James Cook University

June Seminars

Measuring insect flight behaviour in the field and laboratory by Dr Myles Menz. Lecturer in Zoology and Ecology, James Cook University

Smart Farming and Biosecurity: AI Innovations in Weed Detection by Dr Erin Graham, eResearch Specialist, James Cook University

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May Seminar

Invasive Mosquito and Regional Biosecurity by Professor Tom Burkot, Australian Institute of Tropical Health & Medicine, James Cook University

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April Seminars

Environmental DNA: Revolutionizing how we investigate northern Australia aquatic and terrestrial life by Dr Cecilia Villacorta Rath, Senior Research Officer, TropWATER, James Cook University

Improving fruit fly management through near infrared spectroscopy by Associate Professor Bronson Philippa, Electronic Systems and IoT Engineer, James Cook University

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November Seminar

Forecasting of Vector Borne Diseases (VBD) by Professor Emma McBryde, Professorial Research Fellow, Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology, Australian Institute of Tropical Health & Medicine and Dr Alec Henderson, Research Fellow, Computer Science, Australian Institute of Tropical Health & Medicine, James Cook University

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October Seminars

Pathology in fish disease research by Dr Susan Gibson-Kueh, Senior Research Fellow Aquaculture, JCU Singapore

How infected are our threatened animals? by Dr Subir Sarker, Senior Lecturer in Microbiology, JCU College of Public Health, Medical Veterinary Sciences

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September Seminars

How are ant invasions like COVID? by Centre Director, Assoc Prof Lori Lach

Introduction of Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) into Australia by Centre Deputy Director, Assoc Prof Paul Horwood

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