Dr Sharon de Wet

Dr Sharon de Wet is the Senior Veterinary Bacteriologist of the Biosecurity Sciences Laboratory (BSL) for Biosecurity Queensland. Dr de Wet was project leader for development of diagnostic test kits at PANBIO (2002-2004) before she moved on to CSIRO Livestock Industries to develop molecular tools for detection of pathogens on carcasses for the export industry (2004-08). Dr de Wet was introduced to the world of bees in 2008 when she started in her current position at BSL. She was nominated by DEEDI for advanced training on Bee pests and diseases offered by Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF). In 2009 Dr de Wet was awarded a grant to visit the USDA-ARS Bee Research Laboratory, Beltsville, USA; the National Bee Unit, York in the UK and Centro Apicola Regional in Spain. Dr de Wet is currently the principal investigator for a Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) project for training a sniffer dog in detection of American foulbrood in beehives.

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