Researcher biography

Dr Maggy Sikulu-Lord leads the Infectious Disease Diagnostics team within the faculty of Medicine at the University of Queensland. Her research focuses on developing novel tools for the diagnosis of vector-borne diseases such as those transmitted by vectors and soil. Her current specialisation involves the development of rapid and non-invasive diagnostic tools based on spectroscopy techniques for this purpose. Dr Sikulu-Lord has received >$4million multi-site, national and international reserach funding in the spectroscopy field as the Chief Investigator to develop rapid diagnostic tools for malaria, arboviruses and neglected tropical diseases for use as a guide in the ellimination of these diseases globally.

Research interests: Development of spectroscopy tools for biosecurity use at ports of entry for rapid detection of exotic insect species or to detect diseases in plants, animals and humans (one health).