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Join the parasitology research group at The University of Melbourne to work on an Australian Research Council (ARC)-funded international collaborative research project (AU-UK) to undertake field and laboratory work that will result in the taxonomic revision of aquatic snails and their parasites, define the complete genomes of key representative snail genotypes and use transcriptomics to elucidate the molecular interactions between a snail host and a parasite.
PhD students who want to study Snail Taxonomy, Genomics, and Host:Parasite Interactions
The Parasitology Group at the University of Melbourne is recruiting PhD students to investigate the role of snails as vectors of parasites of socioeconomic importance. In Australia, a disease caused by liver flukes causes major economic losses to livestock production. The role of Australian pond snails as intermediate hosts for this parasite is poorly understood and we aim to explore the phylogeography, biology and genomics of these snails.