Boyce Lab Microbiology

Associate Professor John Boyce works in Microbiology at Monash University. His lab are engaged in the following research activities:

  • Identification of virulence factors in the Gram-negative bacterial pathogens Pasteurella multocida and Burkholderia pseudomallei
    Analysis of the interaction between cellular autophagy and Burkholderia pseudomallei pathogenesis.
  • Characterisation of the surface components of Pasteurella multocida
  • Identification of vaccine antigens for Pasteurella multocidaDichelobacter nodosusClostridium perfringens andCampylobacter jejuni by high-throughput screening of surface antigens
  • Identification of Porphyromonas gingivalis genes required for iron/haem acquisition and biofilm formationby DNA microarray and directed mutagenesis.
  • Characterization of genes associated with Colistin resistance in Acinetobacter baumannii.

 All of these activities are data intensive, relying on technologies such as gene sequencing and mass spectometry.

This allocation will be used as an archive of the general work done as part of the Victorian Bioinformatics Consortium.