Alice Michie was a PhD Candidate at the University of Western Australia, within the School of Biomedical Sciences.
Alice has successfully completed her PhD and is currently a Postdoctoral Scientist at NSW Health Pathology.
Alice’s project aims to phylogenetically characterise the mosquito-borne alphaviruses endemic to Western Australia, with a focus on Ross River virus, using next-generation sequencing. The significance of any observed genetic variability, in terms of virulence and human health, will then be investigated.
Project: Phylogenetic and biological characterisation of endemic Western Australian alphaviruses
Associate Professor Allison Imrie (Principal Supervisor)
Clinical Professor David Smith (Co-Supervisor)
Professor John Mackenzie (Co-Supervisor)
Dr Alice Michie has completed her PhD:
Genome-scale phylogenetic and evolutionary analysis of medically important Australian alphaviruses and phenotypic investigation
- Genome sequence analysis of first Ross River virus isolate from Papua New Guinea indicates long-term, local evolution
- Phylogenetic and timescale analysis of Barmah Forest virus as inferred from genome sequence analysis
- Genome-scale phylogeny and evolutionary analysis of Ross River virus reveals periodic sweeps of lineage dominance in Western Australia, 1977-2014