Use of cytokines to enhance vaccine efficacy in poultry
This report outlines the analysis of the immune response during Marek's disease virus infection and the development of reagents used, and assessed, as potential cytokine therapeutics and vaccine adjuvants.
Further development of a live attenuated vaccine for chicken anaemia virus
This study is a follow up to a previous study on chicken anaemia virus and the improvement of a Live Attenuated Vaccine for the virus.
Determination of the genomic sequence of Mycoplasma gallisepticum
This study follows the University of Melbourne project to sequence the genome of the Mycoplasma gallisepticum disease.This project was undertaken in order to develop a better vaccine against this disease.
Molecular epidemiology of Newcastle disease virus in Australia
This project was undertaken in order to achieve the following goals; to develop a better understanding of the epidemiology of Newcastle disease virus, to determine the cause of virulent outbreaks of the virus, to develop a rapid molecular diagnostic procedures and to develop a better understanding of the mutation rates...
Detection of vvIBDV strains and Australian variants in poultry
This topic of this study is the very virulent infectious bursal disease virus (vvIBDV) and was carried out in order to develop a diagnostic test for potentially infected poultry.
Development of a live attenuated vaccine for chicken anaemia virus
The chicken anaemia virus is associated with increased mortality rates amongst chickens.This study makes considerable progress towards developing a defined attenuated vaccine against the virus.