Symposium 6 - Molecular Epidemiology of HIV and other STI pathogens

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Meeting Room 3

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Deborah Williamson
University of Melbourne, Australia

Bacterial genomics and application to STI epidemiology

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Biography

Associate Professor Deborah Williamson is a Clinical and Public Health Microbiologist, Deputy Director of the Microbiological Diagnostic Unit Public Health Laboratory at the Doherty Institute. Her research group at the Doherty Institute focuses on the application of genomic technologies to public health, with a strong focus on antimicrobial-resistant sexually-transmitted pathogens.
Associate Professor Charlene Kahler
Head Of Division of Infection and Immunity, UWA
UWA

Genomic epidemiology of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in Western Australia: insights into the circulating patterns of multi-drug resistance

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Biography

Associate Professor Charlene Kahler has worked in the field of molecular microbiology over a 30 year career focusing on understanding the pathogenesis of Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Neisseria meningitidis. She is also the Head of Division of Infection and Immunity and the Deputy Director of the Marshall Center in the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Western Australia.
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Dr Allison Castley
Senior Research Scientist
PathWest, Fiona Stanley Hospital

HIV Molecular Epidemiology

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

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Dr Castley is a graduate and doctoral of Murdoch University and is currently a Senior Scientist within the Department of Clinical Immunology at Fiona Stanley Hospital in the Molecular Genetics section. Her research focuses on monocyte immune activation and on HIV Molecular epidemiology in Western Australia. Dr Castley also engaged with other colleagues in Australia to form the Australia Molecular Epidemiology Network (AMEN).
Dr Silvana Gaudieri
Associate Professor
University of Western Australia

Understanding the evolution of HIV using next generation sequencing technologies

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

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Dr Gaudieri is a graduate of UWA and completed her postdoctoral studies in Japan and the UK before returning to Australia to take up a position at UWA. During this time her research work focusses on how the host-viral interaction affects infection outcomes with a focus on HIV and Hepatitis C.
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Mr Aaron Cogle
Executive Director
National Association of People with HIV Australia, NAPWHA

Best Laid Plans: Community Concerns about the use of HIV Molecular Testing

12:15 PM - 12:30 PM

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Aaron has worked in the HIV sector for nearly twenty years in both Australia and the UK. Aaron is a passionate advocate for positive people and is committed to the Greater and Meaningful involvement of people with HIV at all levels of the Australian HIV response. He has a Masters Degree in Corporate Law and has a particular interest is HIV criminalisation and law reform.
Discussion

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12:30 PM - 12:45 PM

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Co-chair

Charlene Kahler
Head Of Division of Infection and Immunity, UWA
UWA

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