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Dr Jake Lacey

Dr Jake Lacey

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Computational Microbiologist, Bioinformatician
Antimicrobial Resistance, Bacterial and Parasitic Infections
Computational Science and Genomics, Indigenous Health, Public Health
The University of Melbourne, Department of Microbiology and Immunology (DMI) , Microbiological Diagnostic Unit (MDU) Public Health Laboratory
Lab Group(s):
Howden Group, Microbiological Diagnostic Unit Public Health Laboratory

Jake Lacey is a bioinformatician and computational microbiologist working within the Microbiological Diagnostic Unit Public Health Laboratory (MDU-PHL). He works on a wide variety of microbial pathogens to track outbreaks and evolution within remote and hospital settings. 

  • Key Achievements
    • Dr Lacey has made notable contributions to his field through his research, as shown with the number of publications he authored in high impact journals.

      He has also been successful in securing a number of Early Career Research (ECR) grants, and his expertise and communication skills have been acknowledged through numerous awards for presentations.

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    Research Groups
    • Howden Group

      Research from Professor Ben Howden’s group uses genomics, molecular biology, epidemiology and clinical studies to address a broad range of issues related to invasive bacterial diseases in humans, especially those caused by staphylococci, enterococci and other antimicrobial-resistant species. Additionally, working closely with scientists in the MDU PHL, they investigate the epidemiology, evolution and spread of bacterial pathogens of public health significance such as Neisseria gonorrhoea, Listeria monocytogenes, Shigella and Salmonella spp., Legionella spp., and carbapenemase-producing gram-negative bacteria.

      Lab Team

      Howden Group

    • Microbiological Diagnostic Unit Public Health Laboratory

      The role of the Microbiological Diagnostic Unit Public Health Laboratory (MDU PHL) is to collaborate with health professionals to provide vital analytic services and technical advice in public health microbiology to inform public health policy and practice.