Professor Michael Kotiw
Professor Michael Kotiw BSc hons PhD MASM is a microbiologist specializing in conventional and molecular research into the microbiology and immunology of veterinary and human infectious diseases. He completed his PhD at the Veterinary Research Institute, Parkville Victoria into the molecular structure of avian Infectious Laryngotracheitis Virus, in which he examined the propensity of the live attenuated ILT SA2 vaccine to revert to virulence. Subsequently, he undertook a position as Deputy Director of Microbiology at Geelong Hospital, Victoria and following as an academic at the University of Southern Queensland. He has won prestigious grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council and recently from Australian Eggs. Currently Professor Kotiw leads a group that is investigating Campylobacter hepaticus- the putative cause of SLD.