Dr Andrew Geering
Senior Research Fellow, CPS
|Dr Andrew Geering|
Dr Andrew Geering works to improve food security through providing control options for diseases that affect sub-tropical and tropical horticultural crops such as banana, pineapple, avocado, tomato and other vegetables.
Queensland is uniquely positioned for this type of research as it is one of the few developed countries with a substantial portion of its landmass in the tropics. Dr Geering is internationally renowned for his work on endogenous viruses, which are viruses that exist as integrated forms in the genomes of plants.
He is also interested in pathogen evolution and the interactions of pathogens with their hosts at the molecular level. He seeks to develop novel methods to detect plant pathogens, such as utilising recombinant antibodies in serological assays.
As a side interest, Dr Geering is interested in shorebirds and wetland ecology and is an author of ‘Shorebirds of Australia’.