Morissey group

Infectious in the immune-compromised

Project leader: Dr Orla Morissey

Phone: +61 3 9076 2631

Email: O.Morrissey@alfred.org.au

Overview

Dr. Orla Morrissey’s research has focused on optimising the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of invasive fungal infections. She has recently completed a randomised controlled trial examining the clinical utility of new diagnostic tests for invasive aspergillosis. This study demonstrated that Aspergillus galactomannan detection and PCR improve our ability to diagnose and treat invasive fungal infections. These findings have recently been accepted for publication in Lancet Infectious Diseases (IF: 17.4) and will significantly change the future management of invasive aspergillosis in the clinical setting.

Information for Students: Research Opportunities

Opportunities exist within our group to pursue BMedSc, Honours and PhD projects.

Please see below for project and contact details, or download the Department of Infectious Diseases Research Project Handout.

Research project: Do Aspergillus fumigatus strains have different levels of virulence or ability to cause invasive infection?

Contact person: Dr Orla Morissey

Phone: +61 3 9076 2631

Email: O.Morrissey@alfred.org.au

Research project: How should we manage Mycobacterium abscessus infection in lung transplant recipients?

Contact person: Dr Orla Morissey

Phone: +61 3 9076 2631

Email: O.Morrissey@alfred.org.au

All other student inquiries:
Please contact Jasminka Sterjovski (Research Manager and Student Co-ordinator)

Email: jasminka.sterjovski@monash.edu.au

Other links:

http://www.med.monash.edu.au/cecs/infectious-diseases/

http://www.alfred.org.au/Department.aspx?ID=383