Below is a summary of activities completed as part of the 2013-14 round of Laboratory Residentials. Information on the current round of Laboratory Residentials can be found at Current activities.
If you have any questions regarding the Residential program please contact the NPBDN Executive Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or (02) 6272 5639.
|Applicant||Organisation||Host||Summary of residential|
|Jamie Davies||DPIPWE||DPI NSW||Exchange information on Quality Management systems and develop an interlab proficiency testing arrangement. Develop a diagnostic protocol for hazelnut big bud mite. Develop training and proficiency testing tools for honeybee mites.|
|Yu Pei Tan||Qld DAFF||DAFWA||Work with DAFWA on Rice blast, specifically developing molecular techniques and resolving taxonomic issues, updating the NDP.|
|Alistair McTaggart||UQ||NAQS||Participate in a NAQS survey and receive training in Qld flora and exotic plant diseases. Will train NAQS members in molecular techniques.|
|Stacey Anderson||DAFF||ANIC||Two one week visits to receive training in Lepidoptera identification, particularly economic pests.|
|Cameron Brumley||DAFWA||ANIC||Contribute to the curation of aphid collection within ANIC during a two week stay, including making images available through PaDIL.|
|Chris Bloomfield||DPI NSW||DAFF/NAQS||Broaden experience with tropical fruit flies and learn techniques. Exchange experience on quality management systems with NAQS.|
|Rebecca Roach||Qld DAFF||DPI NSW||Improve bacteriology skills and gain experience in additional techniques, together with mentoring experience from NSW staff.|
|Helen De Graaf||SARDI||DPI NSW||Visit Australian Scientific Collection Unit (ASCU) and learn the curation approach and operation system, with a view to implement learnings at Waite Institute and Nematode Collection (WINC).|
|Sue Pederick||SARDI||PFR, NZ||Visit Plant and Food research centres in Auckland and Lincoln to further diagnostic skills and knowledge; update the current SARDI laboratory|