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Dr

Mark Davies

Senior Research Fellow (Bioinformatics)
Microbiology And Immunology
evolution
pathogenesis
bacterial
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
microbiology
streptococcus pyogenes
humans
animals
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Dr

Mark Davies

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Infectious Disease
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Dr

Mark Davies

 

Mark completed his PhD in 2007 at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Sri Sriprakash focussing on comparative genomics of Streptococcal pathogens.

He then undertook a postdoctoral position at the University of York in the UK where he studied the evolution and functional role of lipopolysaccharide modification systems in Salmonella. In 2009 Mark was awarded an NHMRC overseas postdoctoral training fellow and between 2010 and 2014 he worked between the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK and the University of Queensland under the supervision of Prof Gordon Dougan and Prof Mark Walker where he employed genome sequencing methodologies to examine the genome dynamics of microbial pathogens such as Group A and Group B Streptococcus. Mark was recently recruited to the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Peter Doherty Institute, University of Melbourne, where he is growing his own research themes around the application of genome sequencing to bacterial pathogens. Mark has grown extensive international collaborations and applies bioinformatic tools to examine the evolution of bacterial pathogens with a focus on antimicrobial resistance, virulence and transmission along with examining the genomic epidemiology of bacterial populations within geographical regions such as sub-Saharan Africa and remote populations in the Northern Territory of Australia. Mark's objective is to link bacterial genotype with phenotype with the objective of understanding disease mechanisms along with pathogen emergence and spread.

Projects

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Additional Information

Defining the emergence, initiation, and evolution of invasive Streptococcal infections. (NHMRC overseas postdoctoral training fellowship). 2010-2014.

Identification and characterization of common virulence factors among groups A, C and G streptococci. (NHMRC Dora Lush PhD Scholarship). 2003-2007.

Scholarly Works

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2007

Deans Commendation for outstanding thesis

The University of Queensland

2003

NHMRC Dora Lush PhD Scholarship

NHMRC

2010

CJMARTIN - C.J. Martin Research Fellowship (National Health & Medical Research Council, Australia)


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Awards

Credentials

Positions

Positions


Senior Research Fellow (Bioinformatics)

Microbiology And Immunology

Society For General Microbiology

Society for General Microbiology

American Society For Microbiology

American Society for Microbiology

Education

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

The University of Queensland

Bachelor of Science (honours)

The University of Queensland

Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical and Applied Biotechnology)

Charles Sturt University

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