Australian Laureate Fellowships - Grant ID: FL170100022 [ 2018-01-01 - 2022-12-31 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers: Prof Edward Holmes (Australian Laureate Fellowship)

Brief description Redefining virus ecology and evolution. This project aims to employ novel genomic analyses of viruses from Australian fauna to resolve major questions in RNA virus ecology and evolution, and is expected to reveal the basic processes that shape the virosphere, determine how viruses jump species to emerge and cause disease in new hosts, and how viruses evolve new levels of virulence. The research will provide a new understanding of how viruses evolve and contribute to global ecosystems and develop new bioinformatics tools to identify and analyse highly divergent genome sequences through studying meta-transcriptomic data from diverse animal phyla, from prokaryotes and basal eukaryotes, from iconic native mammalian species and their major invasive pests. The benefits provided will include determining the viromes of native and invasive species and enhancing the efforts to protect iconic Australian species from infectious disease.

Funding Amount $3,402,903

Funding Scheme Australian Laureate Fellowships

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