Huy Van

Huy Van was an APPRISE Research Fellow. He is a Senior Development Scientist in Global Health Diagnostics at Burnet Institute (as of May 2023). His research experience and interests include development of point-of-care diagnostics and use of monoclonal antibodies to improve processing of blood samples for rapid diagnostic tests.

APPRISE Research Fellowship Project: Cross-species serological reagents

Diagnostic methods based on amplifying viral genetic material only work when animals are still carrying the virus. Huy’s project will develop new methods that do not require the presence of virus but would be able to identify whether an animal has had an infection in the past. This type of blood or serological test would enable researchers to find evidence of past infections across species and make identifying and monitoring zoonotic viruses easier.