Tamsyn Stephenson

Tamsyn Stephenson

School of Animal and Veterinary Science, University of Adelaide, South Australia

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Published on Aug 05, 2019

A Message of Thanks

I would like to send out my heartfelt thanks to all of you that pledged to back this koala project. Scientific research into wildlife species is a fabulous area of research that unfortunately is u...

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Published on Aug 01, 2019

Koalas in South Australia

24 hours left to get to target! Here's a few links to the media release and recent media attention has highlighted the important work of an University of Adelaide colleague and collaborators about...

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Published on Jul 06, 2019

More Time!

WDA and Experiment have extended the period of time for the challenge, so that we may have the chance to reach our target. We have another 27 days up our sleeves, so $$ won't leave your pockets un...

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Published on Jun 24, 2019

Onward progress...

DNA extraction is COMPLETE!!! Several PCRs need to be carried out to find out if these koalas are carrying koala retrovirus (KoRV), koala herpesvirus (PhasHV) and/or Chlamydia. We are carrying out ...

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Published on Jun 21, 2019

Host-pathogen-environment

H-P-E Interaction Clinical manifestation of disease is thought to occur when the interaction between the host, the pathogen and the environment are in favour of the disease. Host factors include be...

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Published on Jun 09, 2019

Getting koala DNA for molecular diagnostics

Getting koala DNA for molecular diagnosticsEach koala collected in this study had blood or spleen tissue as well as several swabs taken. From these samples we need to extract the DNA for molecular ...

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