UniSA’s Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Research Group conducts important research aimed at addressing a variety of biological challenges affecting human and animal health. We have a strong interest in the spread and control of antimicrobial resistance as antimicrobial resistance is one of the most pressing problems of the 21st century. The WHO has warned that without new strategies to address antimicrobial resistance, we are heading for a post-antibiotic era where small injuries and minor infections will once again be fatal.
Rietie Venter leads a multidisciplinary team in the Infectious diseases and Microbiology group. Our research programmes are directed to the reversal of antimicrobial resistance and include the following projects:
The antimicrobial screening node of the South Australian high throughput screening facility is located in our lab. This facility consist of:
We have the expertise and capacity to produce and purify screening targets (e.g. recombinant proteins) in large amounts which can be used for screening campaigns and crystal production for structural analysis. In addition to standard Molecular Biology and Biochemistry equipment the facility also includes:
Applications are now being accepted for a PhD Scholarship. Please see the attached for futher details.
The Infectious Diseases and Microbiology research group has several research students working on projects as a part of their studies with the University of South Australia.
Students interested in undertaking research with the Infectious Diseases and Microbiology should check the Division of Health Sciences research section for information on how to apply.