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