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Rapid tools for Cryptosporidium infectivity assessment and species identification

Project Number # 4102-13

Development of better tools for rapid identification of Cryptosporidium species and validation of rapid PCR markers for measuring Cryptosporidium infectivity

Project Leader:  Anna Wilson

Cryptosporidium is a pathogen of high priority for the water industry. The current tools for species identification and infectivity assessment are time-consuming; this project will improve methods for identification and infectivity assessment to provide superior turnaround times for results.

Supervisors:  Mr Paul Monis and Dr Brendon King [SA Water Corporation]

Project sponsor:  SA Water Corporation

Anna received first class honours for her project and has been awarded a Graduate position with SA Water commencing 2014.


Anna also won the AWA Hodgson Award and will compete with other state winners for the national award at OzWater14.

 

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