We're an interdisciplinary, infectious disease research hub hosted by Massey University, New Zealand. Our team comprises prominent scientists who are engaged in both applied research concerning multihost pathogens and fundamental research regarding pathogen evolution and disease emergence. The disciplines within the group cover the spectrum of population-based infectious disease from microbiology, through population genetics, epidemiology, molecular epidemiology, disease ecology, statistics, mathematical modelling, and public health.
Our goal is to become an integral part of New Zealand's core capability for infectious disease management, and the research we carry out aims to contribute towards:
- Better health for New Zealanders.
- Decreasing the economic burden from infectious disease.
- Improving border and post-border Biosecurity.
- Reducing our impact on the natural environment.
- Sustaining New Zealand's access to international export markets.
- Training the next generation of skilled biomedical research scientists.
SHOUKAI YU SHARES WITH US THE HIGHLIGHTS OF HER DOCTORAL STUDIES INTO THE EVOLUTION OF CAMPYLOBACTER.
The genus Campylobacter is a major cause of human gastroenteritis worldwide; therefore, understanding the evolution of Campylobacter could have important implications. My doctoral studies took a multidisciplinary approach to investigating the evolution of Campylobacter by focusing on the factors which affect genetic exchange. To do this I combined the latest developments from the fields of statistics, genetics, bioinformatics and computer science.
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