Dr Megan Vance

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Centre for Horticultural Science
Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
m.vance@uq.edu.au
+61 7 344 32456

Overview

Megan is a molecular biologist who has worked in plant and animal research. She completed her PhD studying gene flow and genetic diversity in plantation eucalypt species at Southern Cross University in 2008. Since then she has worked in livestock vaccine development with the Queensland government, UQ School of Veterinary Science and QAAFI Centre for Animal Science. These projects involved research into development of vaccines for cattle, against the cattle tick and enterohaemorrhagic E. coli. She joined QAAFI Centre for Horticultural Science in 2016 and is currently working on development of diagnostic reagents for detection of Banana bunchy top virus.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Southern Cross University
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science, The University of Queensland

Publications

  • Vance, Megan E. and Thomas, John E. (2019). Development of new diagnostic antibodies for Banana bunchy top virus. Australasian Plant Pathology Society 22nd Biennial Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 26-28 November 2019. Melbourne, Australia:

  • Ngo, Ha, Crew, Kathy S., Vance, Megan, Thomas, John, Nguyen, Son, Duarte, Tania, Coin, Lachlan and Geering, Andrew (2019). New achievements for diagnostics of banana streak virus. Australasian Plant Pathology Society 22nd Biennial Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 26-28 November 2019. Melbourne, Australia:

  • Schibrowski, Meghan L., Barnes, Tamsin S., Wawegama, Nadeeka K., Vance, Megan E., Markham, Philip F., Mansell, Peter D., Marenda, Marc S., Kanci, Anna, Perez-Casal, José, Browning, Glenn F., Gibson, Justine S. and Mahony, Timothy J. (2018). The performance of three immune assays to assess the serological status of cattle experimentally exposed to mycoplasma bovis. Veterinary Sciences , 5 (1) 27, 27. doi: 10.3390/vetsci5010027

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