Dr Julia Grassl
University of Western Australia
Dr Grassl has more than 10 years of hands-on experience in proteomics and mass spectrometry including sample preparation and the challenges associated with the sample types from various organisms. She has worked on a variety of research projects covering social insects (Honey bees and ants), plants, yeast, human and animal serum and tissues. Dr Grassl has worked with the Center of Integrative Bee Research (CIBER) and as a postdoctoral researcher at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology at UWA for more than 7 years. Dr Grassl advanced existing research projects on Nosema apis infection of drones and workers, with special emphasis on Honey bee immunity in worker bees and leaf cutter ants. In 2014 Dr Grassl joined CIBER full time to undertake an ARC Linkage project to study Nosema apis and supervise a number of students and their projects.