Alice Michie is a PhD Candidate at the University of Western Australia, within the School of Biomedical Sciences. Alice holds a Bachelors in Biomedical Sciences and a Masters of Infectious Diseases (Distinction), both obtained at the University of Western Australia.
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)