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Universities and Research Centers

Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity
The Marie Bashir Institute (MBI) is committed to meeting the challenge of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, by:

  • Leading in cross-disciplinary research into emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases
  • Increasing capacity within Australia and Asia Pacific nations to detect and respond to infectious disease outbreaks in humans and animals
  • Informing and assisting in the development of policies and strategies to prevent, contain and control emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases

Faculty of Agriculture and Environment (FAE) University of Sydney
offers exceptional research and teaching in a diverse area from molecular biology to international policy, food production, carbon cycling, and agricultural sustainability. The faculty’s prestigious international reputation for research excellence is reflected by great success in highly competitive research grants. FAE anticipate and respond to local, national and international needs for new knowledge.

The Center for Produce Safety, USA
in the United States is a Collaborative partnership between PMA, industry and the University of California, Davis, that leverages the combined expertise of industry, government and the scientific and academic communities to provide research needed to fill knowledge gaps on produce safety. Initial funding for the CPS was provided by the Department of Food and Agriculture, the University of California, Produce Marketing Association (PMA) ($2M) and Taylor Farms ($2M). CPS is now recognised globally for its research and practical applications for the fresh produce industry in the USA.

Food Safety Centre, University of Tasmania
The Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) Food Safety Centre, within the University of Tasmania, is internationally recognised for food safety research and training, with a particular emphasis on predictive microbiology and risk assessment for supply chain management. The Australian Commonwealth selected it to host the Australian Food Safety Centre of Excellence. Currently, the Centre directs an ARC Industrial Transformational Research Hub and an Industrial Transformational Training Hub. FSC academic staff have served on the majority of microbial risk assessment panels for WHO-FAO.