Dr Thu Diem Nguyen

This research will build on the collection of Streptococcus isolates from Mekong farms at RIA2, sequence their genomes and analyse their microevolution in order to determine most prevalent types and identify potential conserved vaccine targets.

Economy: Vietnam

Partnering Australian Institution: University of Queensland

Project Title: Determining the diversity of Streptococcal pathogens in tilapia towards informed, sustainable disease control in Mekong fish farming

Project Outline:

This research will build on the collection of Streptococcus isolates from Mekong farms at RIA2, sequence their genomes and analyse their microevolution in order to determine most prevalent types and identify potential conserved vaccine targets. This will expand the genomic resource of Streptococcal pathogens causing disease in fish.

Reasons for applying for fellowship:

This fellowship will give me opportunities to build my skills in modern sequencing technology and informatics which allow accurate determination of evolution and dispersal of aquatic disease, other preventative strategies including vaccination and expanding my research networks with experts (University of Queensland) in the field of pathogenomics.

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