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John Coventry

Microbiology and Immunology
Doherty Institute


  Dr John Coventry is the Section Leader, Food Environment and Outbreak Response in the Microbiological Diagnostic Unit (MDU), Public Health laboratory. John completed his PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Melbourne in 1983 and subsequent career experience in applied microbiology was established working in Victorian government and CSIRO science institutes undertaking research and industry extension projects in the agri-food sector. John joined MDU PHL in 2009 and currently leads the team that provides analytical support to the regulatory functions of the Communicable Diseases and Food Regulatory units of the Victorian Department of Health.

Research Interest

    Enteric infections

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