Dr John Boyce

Senior Lecturer
Department of Microbiology
Monash University

john.boyce@monash.edu

Research Activities

Identification of virulence factors in the Gram-negative bacterial pathogens
Pasteurella multocida, Acinetobacter baumannii and Burkholderia pseudomallei
 Understanding the interaction between cellular autophagy and Burkholderia pseudomallei pathogenesis
Characterisation of the mechanisms of antibiotic resistance in Acinetobacter baumannii Characterisation of the surface components of Pasteurella multocida
Identification of vaccine antigens for Pasteurella multocida, Dichelobacter nodosus, Clostridium perfringens and Campylobacter jejuni by high-throughput screening of surface and secreted antigens
Identification of Porphyromonas gingivalis genes required for iron\haem acquisition and biofilm formation by DNA microarray and directed mutagenesis

Techniques/Expertise

Next generation sequencing technologies, assembly and analysis of short read sequencing data, bioinformatics of bacterial genomes, Real-time RT-PCR, DNA microarrays, proteomics techniques, bacterial mutagenesis, antimicrobial peptide killing assays, carbohydrate (capsule and lps) analyses

Collaborations

Prof Ben Adler
Dr Marina Harper
Prof Rod Devenish
Dr Jian Li
Prof Roger Nation
Dr Rob Moore
Dr Andrew Cox, Institute for Biological Sciences, Ottawa, Canada
Dr Ian Wilkie, Veterinary Pathology and Anatomy, University of Queensland
Dr Pat Blackall, Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, Brisbane
A/Prof Stuart Dashper, School of Dental Science, University of Melbourne

Disease Models

Chicken disease models for Pasteurella multocida (fowl cholera) and Clostridium perfringens (necrotic enteritis) infections
Mouse disease model for Burkholderia pseudomallei (melioidosis) and Acinetobacter baumannii infections

Other Lab Members

Dr. Elizabeth Allwood
Ms. Rebekah Henry
Ms. Marietta John
Ms. Carla Osinski
Ms. Jennifer Moffatt
Ms. June Treerat
Ms. Priyangi Alwis

Other members with similar research interests

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Upcoming Events

  • Feb 2

    Influenza Specialist Group Annual Meeting

    Park Royal Hotel, Melbourne Airport MORE INFO
  • Feb 19

    Lorne Infection and Immunity Conference 2020

    150 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne VIC 3232 MORE INFO
  • Feb 20

    19th International Congress on Infectious Diseases

    Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre MORE INFO