Julian I Rood The Prato Conference on the Pathogenesis of Bacterial Infections of Animals 2016

Julian I Rood

Prof Julian Rood is a Professor and Deputy Head of the Department of Microbiology at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. His research group has focussed on the genetics and pathogenesis of anaerobic bacteria, particularly the pathogenic clostridia. For many years he has worked on antibiotic resistance and toxin plasmids of Clostridium perfringens. This research has involved the analysis of antibiotic resistance determinants and the development of genetic tools for this bacterium. More recently his work has concentrated on the mechanism of conjugation of the paradigm C. perfringens plasmid pCW3. His research group has identified the unique Tcp conjugation locus and analysed the role of each of the tcp genes in the transfer process. He has also studied the functional role and conjugative transfer of the toxin plasmids of C. perfringens

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