New infections continue to emerge as the result of environmental disruption and increased mobility of the human population.

Recent examples include Hendra virus, dengue, Japanese encephalitis, Murray Valley encephalitis, West Nile like-virus, multi drug-resistant pathogens including tuberculosis, pathogenic E. coli and malaria as well as group A streptococci.

We will combine expertise in classical and new-age diagnostic approaches to develop and apply the novel diagnostic methodologies for rapid detection of new emerging and re-emerging infections.