WORK IN PROGRESS

IDReC SCIENTISTS ARE CURRENTLY INVOLVED WITH THE FOLLOWING FUNDED PROJECTS IN INFECTIOUS DISEASE:

  • Ministry of Health (MoH)
    Aquatic protozoa research programme, 2013-2016. PI Nigel French (IDReC).
  • Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment - Science & Innovation (MBIE-SI)
    Evolutionary biology of Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae (Psa), 2012. PIs from Plant and Food Research, & Paul Rainey (IDReC)
  • Health Research Council (HRC)
    Unpasteurised milk: protective for allergies and asthma?, 2012-2015. PI Jeroen Douwes (IDReC); AIs Graham Le Gros (Malaghan), Nigel French (IDReC), Kristin Wickens (U of Otago), Elizabeth Forbes (Malaghan), Neil Pearce (LSHTM), David Strachan (St George's U of London).
  • Marsden Fund, RSNZ
    Superspreading and supershedding - Integrating contrasting hypotheses for infectious disease transmission, emergence and persistence, 2012-2015. PI Dan Tompkins (Landcare); AIs Nigel French (IDReC) and Bryce Buddle (AgResearch).
  • Marsden Fund, RSNZ
    Predicting how epidemics spread, 2012-2015. PI Mick Roberts (IDReC).
  • Zespri
    The origin and evolution of Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae (PSA), 2012-2015. PI Paul Rainey (IDReC); AIs Matt Templeton (Plant & Food Research), Dave Guttman (U of Toronto).
  • Marsden Fund
    Royal Society of New Zealand: Unraveling the principles of genetic evolution, 2011-2014. PI Paul Rainey (IDReC).
  • Ministry for Primary Industries - Food Safety (MPI-FS)
    Campylobacter in ruminants. Collaboration between Massey (mEpiLab, IDReC) and ESR (Phil Carter, Brent Gilpin).
  • MPI-FS
    Salmonella source attribution. Collaboration between Massey (mEpiLab, IDReC) and ESR (Phil Carter).
  • Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution
    Disease Ecology and Pathogen Evolution Strategic Initiative. PIs French and Rainey (both IDReC).

Previous projects

  • Marsden Fund
    Royal Society of New Zealand: Cows, starlings and Campylobacter in New Zealand: unifying phylogeny, genealogy and epidemiology to gain insight into pathogen evolution, 2009-2012. PI Nigel French (Massey); AIs Adrian Cookson (AgResearch), Paul Fearnhead (Lancaster U), Martin Maiden (U of Oxford), Barbara Holland (U of Tasmania), Patrick Biggs (Massey U) and Phil Carter (ESR).
  • Marsden Fund
    Royal Society of New Zealand: The evolution of multicellularity, 2009-2012. PI Paul Rainey (IDReC).
  • Meat Industry Association (MIA) and MPI-SA
    Epidemiology and control of STEC in cattle production, 2009-2012. PI Nigel French (IDReC).
  • Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment - Science & Innovation (MBIE-SI)
    Improved pathogen control technologies (IMPACT), 2008-2013. PIs Stephen On (ESR, project leader), Gale Brightwell (AgResearch) and Nigel French (IDReC).
  • HRC - HAIFA project