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Dr Michelle Wille

Dr Michelle Wille's primary research focus is the dynamics of wild bird viruses: the ecology and evolution of influenza A viruses in waterfowl, shorebirds and seabirds, which utilise a range of migratory strategies to disseminate viruses. She is currently working on the dynamics of avian influenza in in Australia and Antarctica through detection, isolation and characterisation of viruses, but also using serology. Beyond influenza A, she is starting to assess viromes in wild birds, with a particular interest in ecological drivers of observed patterns. Current projects are being undertaken in collaboration with Aeron Hurt at WHO Collaborating Centre for Influenza, Marcel Klaassen at Deakin University and Edward Holmes at University of Sydney.

  • Key Achievements
    • Key achievements

      Michelle has been working with influenza A in wild bird systems since 2008 in Canada, Sweden and Australia, with stays at institutions in the USA, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. To date, she has published over 40 publications and have presented at a number of national and international conferences.

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