Dr Benjamin Schwessinger is a Senior Lecturer at the ANU Research School Biology.

He is working on pathogens with a focus on plant-fungal interaction. He has a strong interest in pathogen genomics ranging from Sars-Cov2 to fungi of plants. His main focus is to improve Australian biosecurity.

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Meet the disease detectives tracking down COVID-19

When news broke of Australia’s first cases of COVID-19 in early 2020, biologist Dr Benjamin Schwessinger’s immediate reaction was “I think we can help”.  Schwessinger reached out…

17 November 2021

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