Researcher biography

Dr Maggy Sikulu-Lord leads the Infectious Disease Diagnostics team at the School of Public Health , Faculty of Medicine at the University of Queensland. She is a Mid-Career Advance Queensland Industry Research Fellow. Her research focuses on developing novel tools for the diagnosis of vector-borne infectious diseases such as those transmitted by mosquitoes, kissing bugs, Soil and Snails. Her current specialisation involves the development of rapid and non-invasive diagnostic tools based on spectroscopy techniques. Dr Sikulu-Lord has received >$3million 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.