Food & Nutrition Security – The Biosecurity, Health, Trade Nexus

13-14 December 2021, Canberra


Dr Stacey Lynch

Senior Research Scientist, Virology Microbiology, Microbial Sciences, Pests and Diseases, Agriculture Victoria Research, Centre for AgriBioscience

Dr Stacey Lynch is a Senior Research Scientist, Agriculture Victoria Research, based at AgriBio, the Centre for AgriBioscience.  Her primary focus is to deliver applied scientific outcomes through viral diagnostics and pathogen surveillance.

Specific diagnostic and surveillance activities include, the development and implementation of in-field molecular methods for African swine fever virus and foot and mouth disease virus, and surveillance activities of avian influenza in wild birds and pathogens in mosquitoes (such as Ross River virus, Murray Valley encephalitis virus and Mycobacterium ulcerans). Key areas of research use genomic tools to enhance traditional significant animal investigations and surveillance programs.

Stacey regularly provides lectures in a range of undergraduate and post-graduate courses through the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences and has co-supervised a number of research students from La Trobe University (School of Applied Systems Biology), The University of Melbourne, The University of Liverpool and the International Livestock and Research Institute, Ethiopia.