Fowl cholera and porcine respiratory diseases are major threats to the fast growing pig and poultry industries in Australia. Members of the bacterial family Pasteurellaceae are identified among the primary pathogens as well as opportunistic causes of porcine respiratory diseases.

We use whole genome sequencing (WGS) and phylogenomic analysis to investigate outbreak dynamics as well as monitoring and comparing the variations in the virulence factors of outbreak and vaccine strains.

Ben Hayes headshotDr Lida Omaleki

Lida is a veterinarian from Iran. She completed her PhD in veterinary microbiology at the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, The University of Melbourne in 2013. She worked as Research Assistance with QAAFI in 2012. She came back to QAAFI in 2017 as a research fellow

Dr Lida Omaleki, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Animal Science, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation E: l.omaleki@uq.edu.au

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Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation hosts science seminars across the disciplines of animal, horticulture, crop, food and nutritional sciences.

With a range of speakers from Australia and abroad, the series explores how high-impact science will significantly improve the competitiveness and sustainability of the tropical and sub-tropical food, fibre and agribusiness sectors.

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The Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation is a research institute at The University of Queensland supported by the Queensland Government via the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.


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