Detecting emerging viral pathogens in ballast water around the world

With the elevated public attention on the introduction and spread of invasive species due to ballast water discharge, we examine major emerging viral pathogens of human and fish using molecular tools (qPCR and metagenomics approaches). Moreover, the applicability of these approaches is examined to evaluate ballast water quality and standard to protect public health from invasive species.

Associated Project: 
IRT2: Methods for monitoring and diagnosis of environmental pollution