Cameron Clarke Oppy

PhD Student, Department of Biochemistry & Pharmacology and Department Microbiology & Immunology

What does your research focus on and why is it important?

My research focuses on proteins from a bacteria called Coxiella burnetii. This is important because the bacteria causes a disease called Q fever which can be life threatening in humans and is very costly in domesticated animal populations too.

What did you learn from your biggest mistake?

I'm not too sure what my biggest mistake is, but a general lesson I have learnt from my mistakes is that it is important to be meticulous and patient.

How do you see your area of research evolving in the next five years?

I see the research area evolving in the same way several other fields are evolving. The prevalence of computational techniques/machine learning has been increasing for years in biological fields and I definitely think this trend will continue.

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