Dr Claire Streten appointed Research Fellow for BNA 

Photo courtesy Mr Todd Sinclair, NTGovt.

Dr Claire Streten has won the position of Research Fellow for Bioscience North Australia (BNA) from a strong field of international and national applicants.

Dr Streten is an outstanding researcher with a wide range of research experiences in plant-microbe interactions, genomic analysis, protein expression, community biodiversity analysis and micro-satellite analysis.

She has forged strong links with industry that have resulted in co-authored publications and has recently been invited to present an invited paper at the 2008 International Organisation of Mycoplasmology in Italy.

On March 10, Dr Streten finishes her current postdoctoral position on an ARC grant: 'Engineering and expression of recombinant antibodies that interact with plant pathogenic phytoplasma membrane proteins - a model for phytoplasma disease management'. She commences the research fellow position March 13.

Dr Streten is pictured with the Honourable Paul Henderson who launched BNA in October 2006 and re-visited the BNA labs recently to unveil the Northern Territory Government’s Biological Resources Policy.

BNA is an outcome of the Northern Territory Government and Charles Darwin University partnership agreement and the research fellow position is jointly funded by the Northern Territory Government, the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) and Charles Darwin University.

Dr Streten has a strong commitment to the wider brief of the BNA – fostering collaborative research in molecular ecology.

BNA is extremely fortunate to have attracted Claire to the position and the BNA Advisory Group looks forward to working with her over the next two years.

For more information:
Contact: Associate Professor Karen Gibb, 08 8946 6705