Our team includes 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.
Molecular epidemiology of New Zealand Campylobacter coli strains
Campylobacteriosis is one of the most common foodborne diseases
worldwide and a significant health burden in New Zealand. Campylobacter jejuni is the predominant Campylobacter species worldwide, accounting for approximately 90%
of human cases, followed by Campylobacter
coli. Since most studies in New Zealand have focused on C. jejuni, the impact of C. coli strains on human health is not
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