Shrink the lab

How the Lab Without Walls team will shrink their lab-in-a-box for National Science Week 2012

The Road Less Travelled

Lab Without Walls has a team travelling from Broome to Kununurra during National Science Week, taking a molecular field lab with them. They will test mashed mosquitoes for Australian regional arboviruses an soils for the bacterial cause of melioidosis. In doing so, the team will understand how to get PCR methods going to support improvements in regional pathology services.

Around the traps

Lab Without Walls digs the red dirt collecting mosquito traps and testing for arboviruses in the Kimberley

arbovirus onslaught

Murray Virus Encephalitis virus has been a late starter during the 2011 wet season. There have been some serious infections in this arbovirus onslaught.

More mosquito-borne disease

the arbovirus infection unit in our Clinical Tropical Medicine series