Dr Matthew Scotch – Use of genetic data in the grey zone: applications for global biosecurity

Event type: 
Event date: 
Tuesday, 2 October 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Berg Family Foundation Seminar Room, Level 6, Wallace Wurth Building, Kensington Campus, UNSW Sydney
Contact for bookings: 
Rata Joseph, +61 (2) 9385 0900 or recpt@kirby.unsw.edu.au
Booking deadline: 
Monday, 1 October 2018 - 10:00am

A catered lunch will be provided at 12:30pm. Please RSVP to recpt@kirby.unsw.edu.au by 10am Monday 1 October.

Kirby Institute Seminar Series presents

Dr Matthew Scotch

Dr Matthew Scotch

Associate Professor, Arizona State University, USA

About your speaker

Dr. Matthew Scotch’s research focuses on the theory and application of phylogeography to study the migration of zoonotic RNA viruses with a particular interest in influenza A viruses. The work in his lab includes the integration, analysis, and presentation of viral genetics for One Health (human and animal) surveillance.


Sequence-informed, real-time surveillance is now recognised as an important extension to the monitoring of rapidly evolving pathogens. This includes viruses occurring naturally in the environment as well as those released through acts of bioterrorism. This presentation will discuss bioinformatics methods that utilise sequence data for surveillance of infectious disease threats.