Many bacteria have been isolated from the cattle rumen, however very few viruses infecting these bacteria (bacteriophages) have been isolated and characterised. This project aims to isolate novel bacteriophages that can infect rumen bacteria, and then use a range of current virus-typing, molecular biology and DNA-typing techniques to characterise these isolates. This project would suit applicants with an interest in microbiology and virology, and will provide experience working in a government-based laboratory.

Location: Ecosciences Precinct, Dutton Park (DAF Queensland)

Supervisors: Dr Athol Klieve

Before you apply: contact the primary supervisor for more details

Project start subject to: inductions and entering a student agreement (DAF Queensland requirement)

Project members

Associate Professor Athol Klieve

Associate Professor
School of Agriculture and Food Sciences