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Dr Norelle Sherry

Dr Norelle Sherry

Dr Norelle Sherry

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Clinical Microbiologist & Infectious Diseases Physician
Antimicrobial Resistance
Computational Science and Genomics, Public Health, Clinical and health systems research
Department of Microbiology and Immunology (DMI) , Microbiological Diagnostic Unit (MDU) Public Health Laboratory
Lab Group(s):
Howden Group

Norelle is an Infectious Diseases Physician & Clinical Microbiologist, co-appointed at MDU-PHL and Austin Health, with a special interest in antimicrobial resistance (AMR). She is. lead for the Antimicrobal Resistance theme at the Doherty Institute. She is also a clinician-researcher, investigating the use of genomics for surveillance of antimicrobial resistance in multiple different settings, and translation of genomics from the research lab into clinical use.

  • Key Achievements
    • Norelle is the clinical lead of the Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance ‘Controlling Superbugs’ project, applying genomics to hospital infection control for detecting and preventing transmission of multidrug-resistant organisms amongst hospital patients. Awards include NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarship (2015), Austin Medical Research Foundation Research Higher Degree Award (2018), and ASM Microbe Travel Award (2017).

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    Research Groups
    • Howden Group

      Ben Howden’s group’s research 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

      • Director Of Microbiological Diagnostic Unit (MDU) Public Health Laboratory
      • Dr Romain Guerillot
      • Dr Natasha Holmes
      • Dr Anders Gonçalves da Silva
      • Dr Kyra Chua
      • Wei Gao
      • Dr Jason Kwong
      • Sarah Baines
      • Dr Jean Lee
      • Clinical Microbiologist & Infectious Diseases Physician
      • Dr Stefano Giulieri
      • Eloise Alison
      • Dr Andre Mu
        Research Officer
      • Robyn Lee
        Research Fellow
      • Senior Researcher