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Ausgem 2 officially launches with $4M funding announcement

Caption: Ausgem's UTS Research Lead Professor Steven Djordjevic with guest The Hon. Rick Colless MLC at the Ausgem 2 launch ...
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Five Ausgem PhD scholarships for 2018

Bacteria don’t recognise country, state or territory borders. The only wall that will protect us from biosecurity threats is one ...
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Substantial ARC funding for Ausgem researchers to tackle oyster diseases

UTS researchers Associate Professor Justin Seymour from the Climate Change Cluster and Dr Maurizio Labbate from the ithree institute have been awarded ...
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Moving from validation to intervention

Over the past three years, the Ausgem collaborative partnership between the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries’ Elizabeth Macarthur ...
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Minister Launches Ausgem

Launched yesterday by NSW Minister for Primary Industries Katrina Hodgkinson, the Australian centre for genomic epidemiological microbiology (Ausgem) is a ...
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Review highlights vital link in transfer of antibiotic resistance between animals, the environment and humans

Research at the ithree institute, UTS provides a route to better detection and tracking of antibiotic resistance, in health and ...
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Moonlighting protein offers potential route to new vaccine against pneumonia in pigs

Breakthrough Australian research could pave the way for the development of a novel vaccine against a type of pneumonia in ...
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New MoU bolsters NSW biosecurity

A new partnership between UTS and the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) will see the university’s expertise in infectious ...
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Defined chromosome structure in the genome-reduced bacterium Mycoplasma pneumoniae

Trussart M, Yus E, Martinez S, Bau D, Tahara YO, Pengo T, Widjaja M, Kretschmer S, Swoger J, Djordjevic S, Turnbull L, Whitchurch C, Miyata M, Marti-Renom MA, Lluch-Senar M, Serrano L. Nat Commun. 2017 Mar 8;8:14665. doi: 10.1038/ncomms14665.

Genomic islands 1 and 2 carry multiple antibiotic resistance genes in Pseudomonas aeruginosa ST235, ST253, ST111 and ST175 and are globally dispersed

Roy Chowdhury P, Scott M, Djordjevic SP. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 2017 Feb 72 (2): 620-622. doi:


Cross reactivity among the swine mycoplasmas as identified by protein microarray

Petersen AC, Oneal DC, Seibel JR, Poel K, Dauma CL, Djordjevic SP, Minion FC. Veterinary Microbiology. 2016 Aug 30;192:204-12. doi: 10.1016/j.vetmic.

The quest for improved reproducibility in MALDI mass spectrometry

O’Rourke MB, Djordjevic SP, Padula MP. Mass Spectrom Rev. 2016 Jul 15. doi: 10.1002/mas.21515.

Genomic Microbial Epidemiology Is Needed to Comprehend the Global Problem of Antibiotic Resistance and to Improve Pathogen Diagnosis

Wyrsch ER, Roy Chowdhury P, Chapman TA, Charles IG, Hammond JM, Djordjevic SP. Front Microbiol. 2016 Jun 15;7:843. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.

Comparative genomic analysis of toxin-negative strains of Clostridium difficile from humans and animals with symptoms of gastrointestinal disease

Roy Chowdhury P, DeMaere M, Chapman T, Worden P, Charles IG, Darling AE, Djordjevic SP. BMC Microbiol. 2016 Mar 16(1):41. doi: 10.1186/s12866-016-0653-3.

Genomic islands 1 and 2 play key roles in the evolution of extensively drug-resistant ST235 isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Roy Chowdhury P, Scott M, Worden P, Huntington P, Hudson B, Karagiannis T, Charles IG, Djordjevic SP. Open Biol. 2016 Mar;6(3). pii: 150175. doi: 10.1098/rsob.150175.

The Role of CD44 and ERM Proteins in Expression and Functionality of P-glycoprotein in Breast Cancer Cells

Pokharel D, Padula MP, Lu JF, Jaiswal R, Djordjevic SP, Bebawy M. Molecules. 2016 Mar 1;21(3):290. doi: 10.3390/molecules21030290.

Post-translational processing targets functionally diverse proteins in Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae

Tacchi JL., Raymond BBA, Haynes PA, Berry IJ, Widjaja M, Bogema DR, Woolley LK, Jenkins C, Minion FC, Padula MP, Djordjevic SP. Open Biology. 2016 Feb;6(2):150210. doi: 10.1098/rsob.150210.

The application of terminomics for the identification of protein start sites and proteoforms in bacteria

Berry IJ, Steele JR, Padula MP, Djordjevic SP. Proteomics. 2016 Jan;16(2):257-72. doi: 10.1002/pmic.201500319.


Ausgem Launch

On December 3 2014, Ausgem was launched by The Hon. Katrina Ann Hodgkinson MP, NSW Minister for Primary Industries ...
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