Faculty of Veterinary Science Parasitology

NEWS

Congratulations Abdul!

Abdul is the recipient of an Early Career Researcher Grant (2012) from the University of Melbourne.

Congratulations Neil!

Neil is the recipient of an Early Career Fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia.

Congratulations Aaron!

Aaron Jex is the 2012 recipient of the Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Young Investigator Award (USA). As the recipient of this Award, he will receive a cash prize, a commemorative medal, and travel expenses to the upcoming American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Meeting in June 2012 in San Francisco, California.

Parasites’ Achilles heel

Published in VOICE, The University of Melbourne, Volume 7 Number 5 May 9 - June 5 2011

Finding the Achilles' Heel of Parasites

Written by Tim Thwaites, Science in Public

Congratulations Abdul!

Abdul appointed to Lectureship in Veterinary Parasitology.

Welcome to Dr Nathan Hall!

Nathan will be working with us for one year, and brings a range of skills and expertise to our genomics program.

Congratulations Florian!

Florian has been awarded a Louisiana State University-World Associaton for the Advancement of veterinary Parasitology (LSU-WAAVP) Travel Award to deliver his talk (entitled “An effective molecular approach for the diagnosis of strongylid nematode infections in sheep – implications and prospects” by Florian Roeber, Aaron R. Jex, Angus J. Campbell, Bronwyn E. Campbell, Garry A. Anderson and Robin B. Gasser) at the WAAVP 2011 Conference in Argentina (www.waavp.org/node/6). A small number of awards are made worldwide, on a competitive basis, to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Stipends are awarded based on research quality and potential impact.

Congratulations Aaron!

Aaron appointed to Lectureship in Veterinary Parasitology

Congratulations Abdul!

Abdul receives the competitive Barrenger Scholarship for overseas travel.

Robin receives FASP

On 15th August 2010, Professor Robin Gasser was awarded a Fellowship of the Australian Society for Parasitology (FASP) during the International Congress of Parasitology (ICOPAXII) held in Melbourne.

Congratulations Aaron!

Aaron receives an NHMRC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (4th March 2010). See http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/media/media/rel10/100305.htm You ripper! Well deserved!

Congratulations Neil!

Dr Neil D. Young received the 2009 Rob Lewis Medal for Excellence in Postgraduate Research from the University of Tasmania (AMC). Fantastic!

Congratulations Aaron and Ross!

The paper entitled “An integrated pipeline for next-generation sequencing and annotation of mitochondrial genomes” by Aaron Jex, Ross Hall, Tim Littlewood and Robin Gasser, has been accepted for publication in Nucleic Acids Research. ‘You beauty!’

Robin receives 2009 WAAVP-Bayer Award

Professor Robin Gasser received the 2009 WAAVP-Bayer Excellence in Research Award from the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (WAAVP). See: www.waavp.org/node/10 and www.waavp.org/node/13. Read Professor Gasser's personal letter of thanks and acknowledgements.

Congratulations Aaron!

Dr Aaron Jex has been awarded the Peter Nansen Young Scientist Award (PNYSA) 2009 from the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (WAAVP; www.waavp.org/node/14)!

Congratulations Cinzia!

Ms Cinzia Cantacessi has been awarded a Louisiana State University-World Associaton for the Advancement of veterinary Parasitology (LSU-WAAVP) Travel Award to deliver her talk (entitled “Exploring the transcriptome of Haemonchus contortus during its transition to parasitism using a deep-sequencing approach” by C. Cantacessi, B. E. Campbell, R. S. Hall, the late P. J.A. Presidente, J. L. Zawadzki, R. B. Gasser) at the WAAVP 2009 Conference in Calgary (see www.meet-ics.com/waavp2009/grants.html). Five awards were made worldwide, on a competitive basis, to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Stipends were awarded based on research quality and potential impact.

Cinzia also received the Dr Sue Newton Scholarship for her investigation into the structure and function of a class of molecules that is important for the establishment of parasitism for some species of parasitic nematodes. See: www.vet.unimelb.edu.au/news/2009/CinziaCantacessi.html

Congratulations Min!

Sincere congratulations to Min Hu who has been appointed to a Lectureship in the Department of Agricultural Sciences, LaTrobe University (from February 2009)!

Congratulations Nathan!

Sincere congratulations to Nathan Bott who has been appointed to a senior post in the Molecular Diagnostics, SARDI Aquatic Sciences in South Australia (from January 2009)!