Infectious Diseases

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Brenda Govan

Head, Biomedicine
Centre for Biosecurity in Tropical Infectious Diseases
James Cook University


A/Prof Govan is a member of the Infectious Diseases and Immunopathogenesis research group, where the research interests are focussed on bacterial infections relevant to the tropics. Primary areas of interest are in the disease Q-fever, caused by the bacterium Coxiella burnetii and Daintree ulcer/Buruli ulcer caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans.

Research Interest

Host-pathogen interactions that occur during melioidosis (Burkholderia pseudomallei), The role of wildlife in zoonotic diseases

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