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Vijay Laboratory

Disease Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics

Welcome to the Vijay Lab

Our laboratory is focussed on using disease surveillance, next generation sequencing approaches and computational methods in evolutionary biology and epidemiology to study the factors that shape the emergence, evolution, and incidence of rapidly evolving viral pathogens such as influenza and antimicrobial resistance bacteria with a focus on improving control and therapeutic strategies.

Our laboratory is focussed on gut pathogens, particularly those involved in antibiotic-associated diarrhoea, and we examine how these pathogens interact with the host and cause disease using infection models.

We're part of the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, and a member of the Infection and Immunity Program and the Department of Microbiology.

Associate Professor Vijaykrishna Dhanasekaran

My global research connections, partners and funding can be viewed on my Monash Research Profile.

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Our research

We apply phylogenetic methods at the intersection of biomedicine, epidemiology and molecular sequence analysis to understand the factors that determine pathogen diversity. Our research focus is on the collection and integration of pathogen sequence data with clinical, epidemiological and immunological data that are routinely generated through large-scale disease surveillance of infectious pathogens. Our current research interests include the development of universal vaccination approaches against seasonal and pandemic influenza viruses by better understanding the impact of population level immunity on virus evolution, as well as to study the ecology of antimicrobial resistance in bacterial pathogens.

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