New diagnostic technologies for infectious diseases

Title of Project

New diagnostic technologies for infectious diseases

Name of Advisor/s

Patrick Schaeffer


College of Public Health, Medical & Veterinary Science; Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine

Summary of Project

The continuous emergence of new strains of viruses such as influenza that can result in global pandemics is one of the biggest health challenge that the world’s population is facing. Such outbreaks need to be identified as soon as possible to limit their spread and require the development of new diagnostic methods that are highly sensitive. This project aims at laying the groundwork for the development of new rapid diagnostic platforms that will help control future outbreaks of life-threatening viral diseases.

Key Words

Influenza, ebola, diagnostics, infection, prevention

Would suit an applicant who

is interested in diagnostics and infectious diseases