Researcher biography

Annaleise Wilson is a PhD student in the UQ School of Agriculture and Food Sciences. Her PhD project focuses on understanding the molecular basis for survival of Salmonella enterica under environmental stress conditions. Food contamination by Salmonella is an important issue in Australia and internationally due to its widespread public health, environmental and economic impacts. The aim of Annaleise’s PhD research is to provide insights into how to control Salmonella, thereby producing safer foods with longer storage lives.

Annaleise completed her Honours in Science (Microbiology) at the University of the Sunshine Coast in 2018, achieving First Class Honours. The focus of her Honours research was on using genomics to understand antibiotic, heavy metal and biocide resistance in Salmonella. During her undergraduate studies she also undertook a research internship at CSIRO studying antibiotic resistance in Listeria monocytogenes.

Annaleise commenced her PhD in 2018 based externally at the CSIRO Food Safety and Stability Group in Coopers Plains, QLD.

Annaleise’s principal advisor is Dr Mark Turner.