Dr Leon Caly is a senior medical scientist at the Virus Identification Laboratory of the Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL). He is a collaborator on a project in the laboratory pillar of APPRISE.
Dr Caly’s research focuses on:
- using next-generation sequencing approaches to identify and classify novel pathogens in “at risk” populations
- analysing viral disease trends retrospectively in discreet populations in Australia
- exploring the effectiveness of current fumigation strategies with regards to viral inactivation.
- Tracking the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia using genomics
- Isolation and rapid sharing of the 2019 novel coronavirus (SARS ‐CoV‐2) from the first patient diagnosed with COVID ‐19 in Australia
- Breadth of concomitant immune responses underpinning viral clearance and patient recovery in a non-severe case of COVID-19
- An emerging human parechovirus type 5 causing sepsis-like illness in infants in Australia
- Evolutionary analysis of human parechovirus type 3 and clinical outcomes of infection during the 2017-18 Australian epidemic