The role of fungi in disease emergence in marine ecosystems

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Disease events are increasingly impacting critical marine habitats. This project will examine the role of marine fungi in health and disease of keystone marine organisms in temperate ecosystems, including macroalgae, seagrasses and corals. This ground-breaking project will undertake a multi-organism assessment of disease events and determine the underlying role of fungal interactions in disease progression. In doing so this project provides insight into the global problem of emerging diseases in marine ecosystems and will address a considerable knowledge gap in microbial ecology.

This project requires an outstanding graduate with a strong academic record including an Honours Class I or equivalent and experience in research publishing. The ideal candidate has an interest in marine ecosystems, disease processes and microbial ecology.

Graduates with a strong background in biology, microbial ecology, and biochemistry, are welcome. Experience with microbiology is an advantage.

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Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences

Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences

Biotechnology & Biomolecular Sciences
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