Associate Professor Ian Mackay

Adjunct Associate Professor

Child Health Research Centre
Faculty of Medicine

Overview

Ian completed his undergraduate studies in Medical Laboratory Science at the Queensland University of Technology. Between 1992 and 2015 Ian’s experiences included that of a Research Assistant, a PhD student and a post-doctoral research group leader at the Queensland Paediatric Infectious Diseases Laboratory within the Sir Albert Sakzewski Virus Research Centre, Queensland Health and The University of Queensland.

In 2015 Ian left research and moved to a Supervising Scientist role in Queensland Health, supporting the detection and characterization of rare and emerging viral threats to public and environmental health.

Ian designs, validates and employs molecular techniques to support clinical and public health needs, helping to discover and characterize known, new, newly identified and rare viruses.

Research Interests

  • Rhinovirus
  • Emerging viruses
  • MERS-CoV
    No active research projects. Interest in tracking its emergence
  • Influenza A(H7N9) virus
    No active research projects. Interest in tracking its emergence
  • Virology communication
    Editor in Chief of Virology Down Under and its associated blog
  • Ebola virus
    No active research projects. Interest in tracking the 2014/2015 epidemic in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
  • Zika virus

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Applied Science, Queensland University of Technology
  • Master of Science, The University of Queensland
  • PhD, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Publications

Featured Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Mackay, Ian M. and Arden, Katherine E. (2014). Rhinoviruses. Viral infections of humans: epidemiology and control. (pp. 675-712) edited by Richard A. Kaslow, Lawrence R. Stanberry and James W. Le Duc. New York, NY United States: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4899-7448-8_29

  • Bialasiewicz, Seweryn, Mackay, Ian M., Whiley, David M. and Sloots, Theo P. (2012). Protocol for the use of enzyme-linked hybridization assays for genital ulcer disease. Diagnosis of sexually transmitted diseases. (pp. 225-233) edited by Colin R. MacKenzie and Birgit Henrich. New York, NY, United States: Humana Press. doi: 10.1007/978-1-61779-937-2_14

  • Arden, Katherine E. and Mackay, Ian M. (2011). Rhinoviruses. eLS. (pp. 1-12) Hoboken, NJ, United States: John Wiley & Sons. doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0000431.pub3

  • Mackay, Ian M. (2010). Haemophilus ducreyi and Klebsiella granulomatis. Haemophilus ducreyi and Klebsiella granulomatis. (pp. 157-160) edited by Schuller, M, Sloots, TP, James, GS, Halliday, CL and Carter, IWJ. BERLIN: SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN. doi: 10.1007/978-90-481-9039-3_16

  • Mackay, Ian M. (2010). Human rhinoviruses. PCR for Clinical Microbiology: An Australian and International Perspective. (pp. 299-301) Dordrecht , Netherlands: Springer Netherlands. doi: 10.1007/978-90-481-9039-3_47

  • Mackay, Ian M. (2010). Polymerase chain reaction and respiratory viruses. The PCR revolution: Basic technologies and applications. (pp. 189-211) edited by Stephen A. Bustin. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press. doi: 10.1017/CBO9780511818974.014

  • Mackay, Ian M., Arden, Katherine E. and Lambert, Stephen B. (2009). Epidemiology. Common Cold. (pp. 77-106) edited by Ronald Eccles and Olaf Weber. Basel Switzerland: Birkhäuser Basel. doi: 10.1007/978-3-7643-9912-2_4

  • Mackay, Ian M., Arden, Katherine and Lambert, Stephen B. (2009). Epidemiology.. Common Cold.. (pp. 77-106) edited by Ronald Eccles and Olaf Weber. Berlin, Germany: Springer Science.

  • Mackay, I. M., Arden, K. E., Nissen, M. D. and Sloots, T. P. (2007). Challenges Facing Real-time PCR Characterization of Acute Respiratory Tract Infections.. Real-Time PCR in Microbiology from Diagnosis to Characterization.. (pp. 269-318) edited by Mackay, I.M.. United Kingdom: Horizon Press - Calister Academic Press.

  • Beld, M. G. H. M., Mackay, I. M., Sloots, T. P. and et. al. (2007). Experts' roundtable: Real time PCR and microbiology. Real-Time PCR in Microbiology From diagnosis to characterization. (pp. 357-444) edited by Ian M. Mackay. Norfolk, United Kingdom: Caister Academic.

  • Mackay I M, Bustin, S. A., Andrade, J. M., Kubista, M and Sloots, T P (2007). Quantification of Microorganisms: not Human, not Simple, not Quick.. Real-Time PCR in Microbiology From Diagnosis to Characterization.. (pp. 133-182) edited by Mackay, I. M.. United Kingdom: Horizon Press - Calister Academic Press.

  • Mackay, I. M., Mackay, J. F., Nissen, M. D. and Sloots, T. P. (2007). Real-time PCR; History and Fluorgenic Chemistries. Real-Time PCR in Microbiology From diagnosis to characterization. (pp. 1-40) edited by Mackay, I. M.. United Kingdom: Horizon Press - Calister Academic Press.

  • Mackay, I. M., Arden, K. E. and Nitsche, A. (2004). Real-time fluorescent PCR techniques to study microbial-host interactions. Methods in Microbiology - Volume 34 - Microbial Imaging. (pp. 255-330) edited by Tor Savidge and Charalabos Pothoulakis. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier Academic Press. doi: 10.1016/S0580-9517(04)34010-9

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Goyal, V., Grimwood, K., Masters, I., Brynes, C., Marchant, J., Morris, P., Ware, R., Van Aspern, P., O'Grady, K., Torzillo, P., McCallum, G., Champion, A., Buntain, H., Mackay, I., Sloots, T., Ungerer, J., Binks, M. and Chang, A. (2018). Amoxycillin-clavulanate vs azithromycin for respiratory exacerbations of bronchiectasis in children: a multi-centre double blind non-inferiority RCT. The Australia & New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science and The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (ANZSRS/TSANZ) Annual Scientific Meeting, Adelaide, SA, Australia, 23–27 March 2018. Richmond, VIC, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia. doi: 10.1111/resp.13267

  • Mccallum, G., Morris, P., Grimwood, K., Maclennan, C., White, A., Sloots, T., Mackay, I, Smith-Vaughan, H., Byrnes, C. and Chang, A. (2015). Improving the Management of Indigenous Children Hospitalised with Bronchiolitis: a Multicenter Rct. The Annual Scientific Meeting for Leaders in Lung Health and Respiratory Science (TSANZSRS), Gold Coast, QLD Australia, 27 March - 1 April 2015. Richmond, VIC Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia. doi: 10.1111/resp.12494_9

  • Teoh, L., Van Asperen, P., Acworth, J., Hurwitz, M., Upham, J., Wang, C., Mackay, I, Sloots, T., Neeman, T. and Chang, A. (2014). Recovery From Acute Asthma Exacerbations in Children: Influence of Viruses, Eczema and Atopy. Annual Scientific Meeting of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand and the Australian and New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science 2014, Adelaide, SA Australia, 4-9 April 2014. Richmond, VIC Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia. doi: 10.1111/resp.12263_4

  • Wurzel, D. F., Marchant, J. M., Mackay, I. M., Wang, C. Y., Sloots, T., Upham, J. W., Yerkovich, S., Masters, B. I. and Chang, A. B. (2013). Further description of protracted bacterial bronchitis (PBB) in children. American Thoracic Society 2013 International Conference, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 17-22 May. New York, NY, United States: American Thoracic Society.

  • Wurzel, D. F., Marchant, J., Mackay, I. M., Wang, C. Y., Sloots, T. P., Upham, J. W., Yerkovich, S., Anderson-James, S., Baker, P. and Chang, A. B. (2013). Nasopharyngeal Aspirate (npa): is the Ideal viral sampling method in children with chronic respiratory symptoms. ATS 2013 International Conference, Philadelphia, PA, United States, 17-22 May 2013. New York, NY, United States: American Thoracic Society.

  • Wurzel, D. F., Marchant, J. M., Mackay, I. M., Wang, C. Y. T., Sloots, T., Upham, J., Yerkovich, S., Clark, J., Masters, I. B. and Chang, A. B. (2013). Protracted bacterial bronchitis in children: results of a large prospective cohort study. Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand and the Australian & New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science 2013 Annual Scientific Meetings, Darwin, NT, Australia, 22-27 March 2013. Richmond, VIC, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. doi: 10.1111/resp.12046

  • Mackay, I. M., McErlean, P., Nissen, M. D. and Sloots, T. P. (2007). The impact of quasispecies on respiratory virus PCR.. IX International Symposium on Respiratory Viral Infections Abstract P20., Hong Kong, March 2007.

  • Sloots, T. P., Mackay, I. M., Jacob, K.C., Bialasiewicz, S. and Nissen, M. D. (2006). A four year study of human metapneumovirus in Australia. Australian Society for Microbiology Annual Scientific Meeting, Gold Coast, Australia,, 2-6 July 2006.

  • McErlean P., Shackelton L., Nissen, M. D., Sloots, T. P. and Mackay, Ian M. (2006). A newly identified human rhinovirus present in young children with bronchiolitis. IX International Symposium on Respiratory Viral Infections, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 3-6 March 2007.

  • Sloots, T. P., McErlean, P., Speicher D. J., Arden, K., Nissen, M. D. and Mackay, I.M. (2006). Evidence of human coronavirus NL63, HKU1 and human bocavirus in Australian children with acute respiratory infection. Australian Society for Microbiology Annual Scientific Meeting, Gold Coast, Australia, 2006.

  • Whiting, P.W., Gowans, E.J., Sloots, T.P., Mackay, I.M., Tillack, S., Harrison, M., Beller, E.M. and Crawford, D.H.G. (2002). The effects of vitamin B12 on hepatitis C virus replication. Digestive Disease Week and the 103rd Annual Meeting of the American Gastroenterological Association. Digestive Disease Week and the 103rd Annual Meeting of the American Gastroenterological Association, San Francisco, CA, United States, 19-22 May 2002. Maryland Heights, MO, United States: W.B. Saunders.

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Note for students: Associate Professor Ian Mackay is not currently available to take on new students.

Current Supervision