Prof Julian Rood

Professor
Department of Microbiology
Monash University

+61 3 9902 9157
julian.rood@monash.edu

Research Activities

Functional Biology of Bacterial Pathogens
Molecular analysis of clostridial transposons
The biology of large clostridial plasmids
Regulatory networks in the pathogenic clostridia
The pathogenesis of clostridial infections
Pathogenesis, regulation and genetics of the footrot pathogen, Dichelobacter nodosus

Techniques/Expertise

Molecular genetics of bacterial pathogens
Bacterial toxins
Bacterial genomics
Plasmid biology
Anaerobic bacteriology
Microbial biochemistry
Protein-DNA interactions
Host-pathogen interactions

Collaborations

Dr Michael Hickey, MMC
Dr Bruce McClane, University of Pittsburgh
Dr Francisco Uzal, University of California Davis
Dr Linc Sonenshein, Tufts University
Dr Bruno Dupuy, Institute Pasteur
Dr Alberto Alape-Giron, University of Costa Rica
Dr Filip van Immerseel, Ghent University
Dr Richard Whittington, University of Sydney
Dr J Glenn Songer, University of Arizona
Drs Ian Paulsen & Garry Myers, The Institute for Genomic Research
Dr Rob Moore
Prof Richard Boyd
A/Prof Matthew Wilce
Prof Jamie Rossjohn
Prof James Whisstock, Monash Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Disease Models

Mouse model for clostridial myonecrosis (gas gangrene)

Other Lab Members

Dr. Jackie Cheung
Dr. Vicki Adams
Dr. Meredith Hughes
Dr Dane Parker
Ms. Xiaoyan Han
Ms. Martina Chiarezza
Ms. Sarah Teng
Mr. Anthony Keyburn
Ms. Jenny Parsons
Mr Thomas Hiscox
Ms Radhika Bantwal
Ms. Milena Awad
Ms. Leanne Daniel
Ms. Rachael Poon
Ms. Pauline Howarth
Ms Kate Mackin
Mr Ryan Prendergast
Ms Lauren Stevenson
Dr Dena Lyras
Dr Ruth Kennan
Dr Trudi Bannam

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Upcoming Events

  • Jul 2

    Planetary Health: the 2017 annual meeting of the Australian Society for Microbiology

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  • Aug 10

    Australasian Viral Hepatitis Elimination Conference 2017

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  • Aug 11

    Inaugural National Centre for Infections in Cancer Symposium

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