Molecular biology and food microbiology, especially pertaining to antibiotic resistance and virulence of bacterial pathogens, development of veterinary vaccines against viral and bacterial pathogens.
I was invited to present at the ERHIC II world conference in Nuremberg, Germany, which gathered experts from over 100 countries, in which I was recognised as one of the contributors in the field of antibiotic resistance:
Thi Thu Hao Van, George Moutafis, Taghrid Istivan, Linh Thuoc Tran and Peter J Coloe. Molecular Characterization of Antibiotic Resistance in Selected Enteropathogens Isolated from Raw Food Samples in Vietnam. Ehrlich II – 2nd World Conference on Magic Bullets, October 3-5, 2008.
Currently I am working on a project with Professor Peter Coloe - "Creation of a Salmonella-vectored avian influenza vaccine that protects against bird flu H5N1".
I also supervise research students’ projects on avian virus vaccine development and molecular food microbiology projects, including lactic acid bacteria and antibiotic resistance of food isolates.
- BAppSc Victoria University
- PhD RMIT
- Member of the Australian Society for Microbiology
- Gangadoo, S.,Dinev, I.,Chapman, J.,Hughes, R.,Van, T.,Moore, R.,Stanley, D. (2018). Selenium nanoparticles in poultry feed modify gut microbiota and increase abundance of Faecalibacterium prausnitzii In: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 102, 1455 - 1466
- Shen, S.,Kumar, K.,Stanley, D.,Moore, R.,Van, T.,Wen, S.,Hickey, M.,Wong, C. (2018). Invariant natural killer T cells shape the gut microbiota and regulate neutrophil recruitment and function during intestinal inflammation In: Frontiers in Immunology, 9, 1 - 15
- Van, T.,Anwar, A.,Scott, P.,Moore, R. (2018). Rapid and specific methods to differentiate foodborne pathogens, campylobacter jejuni, campylobacter coli, and the new species causing spotty liver disease in chickens, campylobacter hepaticus In: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease, , 1 - 5
- Baldwin, S.,Hughes, R.,Van, T.,Moore, R.,Stanley, D. (2018). At-hatch administration of probiotic to chickens can introduce beneficial changes in gut microbiota In: PLoS ONE, 13, 1 - 14
- Lacey, J.,Allnutt, T.,Vezina, B.,Van, T.,Stent, T.,Han, X.,Rood, J.,Wade, B.,Keyburn, A.,Seemann, T.,Chen, H.,Haring, V.,Johanesen, P.,Lyras, D.,Moore, R. (2018). Whole genome analysis reveals the diversity and evolutionary relationships between necrotic enteritis-causing strains of Clostridium perfringens In: BMC Genomics, 19, 1 - 22
- Moore, R.,Scott, P.,Anwar, A.,Van, T. (2018). Spotty liver disease In: Proceedings of the 29th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney, Australia, 4 -7 February 2018
- Van, T.,Elshagmani, E.,Gor, M.,Anwar, A.,Scott, P.,Moore, R. (2017). Induction of spotty liver disease in layer hens by infection with Campylobacter hepaticus In: Veterinary Microbiology, 199, 85 - 90
- Huq, M.,Van, T.,Gurtler, V.,Elshagmani, E.,Allemailem, K.,Smooker, P.,Istivan, T. (2017). The ribosomal RNA operon (rrn) of Campylobacter concisus supports molecular typing to genomospecies level In: Gene Reports, 6, 8 - 14
- Van, T.,Gor, M.,Anwar, A.,Scott, P.,Moore, R. (2017). Campylobacter hepaticus, the cause of spotty liver disease in chickens, is present throughout the small intestine and caeca of infected birds In: Veterinary Microbiology, 207, 226 - 230
- Van, T.,Gor, M.,Elshagmani, E.,Scott, P.,Moore, R. (2017). A rapid and specific method for the detection of C. Hepaticus, the agent responsible for spotty liver disease in Australia In: Proceedings of the 28th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney, Australia, 13-15 February 2017
3 PhD Current Supervisions4 PhD Completions and 1 Masters by Research Completions
- Next generation probiotics to enhance the gut health of chickens. Funded by: 095-AgriFutures Australia (Rural Industries R&D Corporation Open Call Research and Development Projects) 2017 from (2018 to 2021)
- Assessment of the use of a natural antibacterial product for reducing harmful bacterial colonisation of chickens; impact on food safety. Funded by: Competitive - Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources from (2018 to 2019)
- Epidemiological investigation of Spotty Liver Disease in chickens to inform disease control. Funded by: PoultryHub Australia from (2018 to 2019)
- Australian Egg - Assessment of feed additives for Spotty Liver Disease control. Funded by: Australian Eggs Limited - Grant from (2017 to 2018)