Established in 2011, the Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre is a multidisciplinary network based at The University of Queensland, and the Queensland Institute of Medical Research.
Dr Nico Petty
Dr. Nico Petty is the Australian Infectious Diseases Research Fellow in the Microbial Genomics research theme.
Using approaches such as genomic epidemiology and comparative genomics, Dr. Petty investigates the evolution and spread of clinically important microbial pathogens, with the aim of developing new strategies for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of infectious diseases.
Her research focuses on the contribution of phages and other mobile genetic elements to the emergence of new pathogens and antibiotic resistance.
Dr. Petty is also interested in the development of new bioinformatics tools to enable easier and quicker analyses of microbial genome data, particularly by the growing number of clinicians and biologists wanting to use new sequencing technologies.