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Dr James Wynne

Senior Research Scientist

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GPO BOX 1538


I am a senior research scientist within the Agriculture and Food (A&F) Business unit, located in Hobart. I am a Target Area Leader for Precision Genome Engineering (Animals) within A&F, and focus area leader for the Resilience Technologies domain in the Immune Resilience Future Science Platform.

At its core my research focuses on mitigating disease and improving welfare and sustainability in animal production systems (both aquaculture and livestock) through the application of novel and innovative approaches. I am a euthanistic and passionate researcher working with motivated teams that spans multiple business units at CSIRO. My research spans basic investigations of the host-pathogen interaction and pathogenesis, to pathogen characterisation and surveillance, and finally the application of therapeutic control strategies to combat infectious diseases. Our team also has a strong focus on the development and application of genome engineering for improved health and welfare of production animals (namely salmonids).

I am an active researcher with strong collaborations and partnerships with both academia and industry. I lead a number of commercial research projects with external clients, as well as horizon three projects within CSIRO.

Current Roles

  • Senior Research Scientist
    Livestock and Aquaculture

Academic Qualifications

  • 2004

    Bachelor of Aquaculture with First Class Honours
    University of Tasmania

  • 2008

    Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
    University of Tasmania

Professional Experiences

  • 2014-2017

    Research Scientist
    CSIRO Health and Biosecurity, Australian Animal Health Laboratory, Geelong

  • 2012-2014

    Post-doctoral Fellow
    CSIRO Animal, Food and Health Sciences, Australian Animal Health Laboratory, Geelong

  • 2009-2012

    Office of Chief Executive (OCE) Post-doctoral Fellow
    CSIRO Livestock Industries, Australian Animal Health Laboratory, Geelong