Collaborators

Molecular Genetics Lab (Firth Lab) 

Associate Professor Neville Firth 

The University of Sydney, AU

The Firth Lab leads the world in the study of staphylococcal multiresistance plasmids, having previously provided insight into their replication, transfer, partitioning, resolution, post-segregational killing and regulatory systems, as well as their evolution and mechanisms of resistance gene accretion. The Firth Lab and the Ramsay Lab have been collaborating since 2015 to develop a comprehensive understanding of conjugative DNA-transfer mechanisms in the important multiresistant human pathogen, Staphylococcus aureus. Since 2016 the team has published collaborative primary research in Nucleic Acids Research, Journal of Bacteriology and Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy and invited reviews and book chapters in Current Opinion in Microbiology, Mobile Genetic Elements, Frontiers in Microbiology and ASM Microbiology Spectrum

Shared Students

Dr Karina Yui Eto

Amy Davis

Collaborative Funding

2017 NHMRC Project Grant "Redefining antibiotic resistance plasmid transfer in Staphylococcus aureus" APP1145697. ($735,585) CIA Neville Firth (UoS), CIB Joshua Ramsay (Curtin) and CIC Charles Bond (UWA).

Ronson Lab

Professor Clive Ronson 

University of Otago, NZ

Shared Students

Drew Hall 

Will Jowsey

Calum Morris

Tahlia Bastholm

Collaborative Funding

2017 Royal Society of New Zealand, Marsden Fund. "Silencing unwanted expression in molecular circuits using naturally evolved solutions" ($750,000 NZD)

Centre for Rhizobium Studies 

Murdoch University, AU

Shared Students

Tahlia Bastholm

Dr Timothy Haskett

Collaborative Funding

2019 Grains Research and Development Corporation "Increasing the effectiveness of nitrogen fixation in pulses through improved rhizobial strains in the GRDC Western Region" ($1,980,000). Murdoch University   

Bond Lab

Professor Charlie Bond

The University of Western Australia, AU

The Bond Lab, hosted out of the School of Molecular Sciences at the University of Western Australia, focus on Nucleic acid binding proteins and their three-dimensional structure. With a focus on primarily X-ray crystallographic techniques, as well as synchrotron science, the Bond Lab has collaborated with the Ramsay Lab since 2013 on Staphlococcal and Mesorhizobial DNA-binding and protein-targeting proteins involved in MGE regulation. Other biophysical techniques, such as MST and ITC, are also hosted out of the School of Molecular Sciences.

Shared Students

Drew Hall

Dr Karina Yui Eto 

Callum Verdonk

 

Collaborative Funding

2017 ARC Linkage Infrastructure Equipment and Facilities "From powders to proteins: Improving diffraction science in Western Australia" ($700,000)

2017 NHMRC Project Grant "Redefining antibiotic resistance plasmid transfer in Staphylococcus aureus" APP1145697. ($735,585) CIA Neville Firth (UoS), CIB Joshua Ramsay (Curtin) and CIC Charles Bond (UWA).

 

Professor Geoffrey Coombs

Antimicrobial Resistance Laboratory

Murdoch University and Department of Microbiology, Fiona Stanley Hospital, AU

Shared Students

Riley Murphy

Amy Davis