Associate Professor John Thomas

Principal Research Fellow

Centre for Plant Science
Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
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Research Interests

  • Plant viruses
    Associate Professor John Thomas is a plant virologist, based at the Ecosciences Precinct at Dutton Park. His research focuses on the identification and control of plant virus diseases, especially those affecting tropical and sub-tropical crops. These aims are achieved through molecular characterisation of viruses and the development of diagnostic assays, epidemiological studies and collaborations with plant breeders and tissue culture specialists.


  • PhD, The University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science, The University of Sydney


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Book Chapter

  • Gambley, Cherie and Thomas, John (2015). Mealybug Wilt Disease. In Virus Diseases of Tropical and Subtropical Crops (pp. 228-236) Wallingford United Kingdom: CABI.

  • Schwinghamer, M., Thomas, J. and Fletcher, M. J. (2011). Mastreviruses. In Compendium of chickpea and lentil diseases and pests (pp. 86-87) St Paul, MN, USA: APS Press.

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PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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