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Biosecurity

  1. 10 May 2021 - Animals, Food & You

    Protecting Australia’s citrus industry

    University of Melbourne researchers have identified an Australian strain of fungus that causes citrus rot, calling for controls to protect the citrus industry

  2. 12 November 2020 - Science Matters

    An ounce of biosecurity prevention is worth two pounds of cure

    Australia will avoid $A314 billion in damages through the continued operation of its biosecurity systems, new research led by University of Melbourne shows

  3. 5 August 2020 - Science Matters

    Tracking the movement of mosquito stowaways

    Mosquitoes are a challenge to global health, but University of Melbourne genomics research is trying to stop risky species sneaking past Australian biosecurity.

  4. 13 February 2018 - Engineering & Technology

    Forecasting flu outbreaks

    New software, developed by University of Melbourne experts, uses statistical probability to forecast our flu season, but may also help respond to bio-terrorism.

  5. 9 November 2017 - Science Matters

    From racehorses to bananas: The importance of biosecurity

    Australia's biosecurity measures protect us from many diseases, and racehorses here for spring racing are no exception, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  6. 9 August 2016 - Animals, Food & You

    The black spot on Australia’s chilli industry

    The discovery of four new pathogens that lead to a damaging disease in chillies is likely to put Australia's biosecurity measures under the spotlight.

  7. 2 March 2016 - Under the Microscope

    Biosecurity and the beekeeper

    Bees are delicate, central to the crop economy and a sentinel species in the monitoring of biosecurity. They're also fascinating creatures who get a bad rap.