Alanna Sorenson is a postdoctoral scientist within the Supramolecular and Synthetic Biology Group in the School of Pharmacy and Molecular Sciences, James Cook University. Alanna undertook her bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science at James Cook University and received her PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from James Cook University.

Her primary research interest is in the development of improved diagnostic tests for infectious diseases, with a particular focus on melioidosis. Alanna’s research also focuses on the use of novel techniques such as differential scanning fluorimetry of GFP-tagged proteins to identify new antibiotics specific for the replicative processes of bacteria.

  • BC2024: Cell Biology (Level 2; TSV)
  • Diagnostic test development
  • Identifying new antibiotics
  • Melioidosis/Burkholderia pseudomallei
  • Q fever/ Coxiella burnetii
  • 2011 to present - Postdoctoral Researcher, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2011 - Contract Researcher, North Queensland Crayfish Farmers Association (Townsville, Tolga)
  • 2007 to 2011 - Doctor of Philosophy, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2010 - Contract Researcher, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2010 - Microbiology Technician, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2009 to 2010 - Technician, TropBio PtyLtd, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2006 to 2010 - Casual Teaching/Marking, James Cook University (Townsville)
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  • 2007 - James Cook University Academic Medal
  • 2011 - Australian College of Tropical Medicine/ Queensland Tropical Health Alliance
  • 2011 - Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • 2007 to 2011 - Australian Society for Microbiology

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 15+ research outputs authored by Dr Alanna Sorenson from 2007 onwards.


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