Graduate Research School Available Projects AMRS in Australian aquaculture - PhD

AMRS in Australian aquaculture - PhD

Title of Project

AMRS in Australian aquaculture - PhD


Professor Dean Jerry

College or Research Centre

College of Science & Engineering

Summary of Project

Due to the widespread use of antibiotics there are concerns about the build-up of antibiotic resistance in bacterial populations and the occurrence of antimicrobial resistance genes that pose significant human health concerns. Increasingly, these genes are being seen in bacteria from the environment and in animal production systems. In Australia there is currently no understanding of the occurrence and abundance of AMRs in aquaculture production systems. This project will use modern genetic sequencing approaches to for the first time characterise the type and prevalent of AMRs in Australian aquaculture. Enquiries should be directed to:

Key Words

aquaculture; AMRs; antimicrobial resistance genes; production; genetic sequencing

Would suit an applicant who

Available to both domestic and international applicants wishing to undertake a PhD degree. Applicants will need to apply for a JCU competitive Research Scholarship and should be familiar with the Higher Degree by Research Requirements.

Updated: 11 Apr 2020