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Dr Matthew Perrott

Senior Lecturer

Institute of Vet, Animal and Biomedical Sciences

Biographical Information:

Graduated BVSc Massey (1986), PhD Massey (1999)

Broad clinical and geographic experience with domestic species and wildlife. Trend is toward investigation of infectious and epidemic disease in large populations.

•NZ: Viruses of possums – Ph.D (1995-00)

•UK: Foot and Mouth Disease epidemic (2001)

•USA: Chronic Wasting Disease of deer and elk (2001–06)

•AUST: Infectious diseases of poultry (2007-08)

: Husbandry problems of poultry (2007-08)

•NZ: Diagnostic service support – histology (2008-).

Current teaching portfolio:

  • Histology, histotechnology, immunohistochemistry.
  • Slide-based research methods for post-graduates

Medical laboratory science: Histological technique.

BVSc: Aquaculture and Aquaculture special topic (BVSc 5)

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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 85191
    Location: 7.13, IVABS
    Campus: Turitea

Qualifications

  • BVSc. - Massey University (1986)
  • Ph.D - Massey University (1999)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Current research portfolio:

Studies into oyster herpesvirus 1 (OSHV-1). Identification of a novel nidovirus associated with wobbly possum disease. Current and emerging husbandry challenges and risks for the New Zealand aquaculture industry.

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship, Health and Well-being, Future Food Systems

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences (070000): Aquaculture (070401): Fish Pests and Diseases (070404): Fish Physiology and Genetics (070405): Fisheries Sciences (070400): Veterinary Immunology (070705): Veterinary Pathology (070709): Veterinary Sciences (070700): Veterinary Virology (070712)

Keywords

Slide based technology. Immunohistochemistry.

Possum virology. Infectious agents in populations.  Aquaculture.

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 4
Team Member 1 1

Research Outputs

Journal

De Clercq, A., Perrott, MR., Davie, PS., Preece, MA., Wybourne, B., Ruff, N., . . . Witten, PE. (2017). Vertebral column regionalisation in Chinook salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha. Journal of Anatomy.
[Journal article]Authored by: Davie, P., Perrott, M.
Munday, JS., Perrott, MR., Symonds, JE., Walker, SP., Lovett, B., Preece, MA., . . . Davie, PS. (2016). Unilateral perivertebral fibrosis associated with lordosis, kyphosis and scoliosis (LKS) in farmed Chinook salmon in New Zealand. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 121(3), 211-221
[Journal article]Authored by: Davie, P., Munday, J., Perrott, M.
Giles, J., Perrott, M., Roe, W., & Dunowska, M. (2016). The aetiology of wobbly possum disease: Reproduction of the disease with purified nidovirus. Virology. 491, 20-26
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, M., Perrott, M., Roe, W.
Murphy, S., Perrott, MRF., McVee, J., Read, FL., & Stickin, KA. (2015). Deposition of growth layer groups in dentine tissue of captive common dolphins Delphinus delphis. NAMMCO Scientific Publications. 10, Retrieved from http://septentrio.uit.no/
[Journal article]Authored by: Perrott, M.
Giles, JC., Perrott, MR., & Dunowska, M. (2015). Primary possum macrophage cultures support the growth of a nidovirus associated with wobbly possum disease. Journal of Virological Methods. 222, 66-71
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, M., Perrott, M.
Dunowska, M., Gopakumar, G., Perrott, MR., Kendall, AT., Waropastrakul, S., Hartley, CA., . . . Carslake, HB. (2015). Virological and serological investigation of Equid herpesvirus 1 infection in New Zealand. Veterinary Microbiology. 176(3-4), 219-228
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, M., Perrott, M.
Dunowska, M. (2014). Erratum to Re: Development of real-time reverse transcription PCR assay for detection of a novel nidovirus associated with a neurological disease of the Australian brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) (New Zealand Veterinary Journal, (2013), 61, (289-291)). New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 62(5), 307
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, M., Perrott, M.
Dunowska, M., Zheng, T., Perrott, MR., & Christensen, N. (2013). A survey of avian paramyxovirus type 1 infections among backyard poultry in New Zealand. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 61(6), 316-322
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, M., Perrott, M.
Dunowska, M., Gopakumar, G., & Perrott, MR. (2013). Development of a real-time reverse transcription PCR assay for detection of a novel nidovirus associated with a neurological disease of the Australian brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula). New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 61(5), 286-291
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, M., Perrott, M.
Perrott, MR., Sigurdson, CJ., Mason, GL., & Hoover, EA. (2013). Mucosal transmission and pathogenesis of chronic wasting disease in ferrets. Journal of General Virology. 94(PART2), 432-442
[Journal article]Authored by: Perrott, M.
Perrott, MR., Sigurdson, CJ., Mason, GL., & Hoover, EA. (2012). Evidence for distinct chronic wasting disease (CWD) strains in experimental CWD in ferrets. Journal of General Virology. 93(1), 212-221
[Journal article]Authored by: Perrott, M.
Dunowska, M., Biggs, PJ., Zheng, T., & Perrott, MR. (2012). Identification of a novel nidovirus associated with a neurological disease of the Australian brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula). Veterinary Microbiology. 156(3-4), 418-424
[Journal article]Authored by: Biggs, P., Dunowska, M., Perrott, M.
Jolly, RD., Marshall, NR., Perrott, MR., Dittmer, KE., Hemsley, KM., & Beard, H. (2011). Intracisternal enzyme replacement therapy in lysosomal storage diseases: Routes of absorption into brain. Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology. 37(4), 414-422
[Journal article]Authored by: Dittmer, K., Perrott, M.
Sigurdson, CJ., Mathiason, CK., Perrott, MR., Eliason, GA., Spraker, TR., Glatzel, M., . . . Hoover, EA. (2008). Experimental Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in the Ferret. Journal of Comparative Pathology. 138(4), 189-196
[Journal article]Authored by: Perrott, M.
Kurt, TD., Perrott, MR., Wilusz, CJ., Wilusz, J., Supattapone, S., Telling, GC., . . . Hoover, EA. (2007). Efficient in vitro amplification of chronic wasting disease PrP <sup>RES</sup>. Journal of Virology. 81(17), 9605-9608
[Journal article]Authored by: Perrott, M.
Allen, TE., Sherrill, KJ., Crispell, SM., Perrott, MR., Carlson, JO., & DeMartini, JC. (2002). The jaagsiekte sheep retrovirus envelope gene induces transformation of the avian fibroblast cell line DF-1 but does not require a conserved SH2 binding domain. Journal of General Virology. 83(11), 2733-2742
[Journal article]Authored by: Perrott, M.
Perrott, MRF., & Meers, J. (2000). Routes of transmission of wobbly possum disease. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 48(1), 3-8
[Journal article]Authored by: Perrott, M.
Perrott, MRF., Meers, J., Cooke, MM., & Wilks, CR. (2000). A neurological syndrome in a free-living population of possums (trichosurus vulpecula). New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 48(1), 9-15
[Journal article]Authored by: Perrott, M.
Perrott, MRF., Meers, J., Greening, GE., Farmer, SE., Lugton, IW., & Wilks, CR. (2000). A new papillomavirus of possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) associated with typical wart-like papillomas. Archives of Virology. 145(6), 1247-1255
[Journal article]Authored by: Perrott, M.

Report

Perrott, MRF., Davie, PS., & Munday, JS.(2015). The histology of vertebral deformity in farmed King salmon in New Zealand: Technical Report to the Salmon Improvement Group (SIG)..
[Technical Report]Authored by: Davie, P., Munday, J., Perrott, M.
Davie, PS., Perrott, MR., Symonds, JE., & Walker, S.(2015). Diagnostic method development for vertebral deformity in farmed King salmon in New Zealand. Final report and milestone 17 for the Salmon Improvement group (SIG)..
[Technical Report]Authored by: Davie, P., Perrott, M.Contributed to by: Perrott, M.
Perrott, MRF., Davie, PS., Symonds, JE., & Munday, JS.(2015). Case Definitions for vertebral deformity in farmed king salmon: Final Report and milestone 18 for Salmon Improvement Group (SIG)..
[Technical Report]Authored by: Davie, P., Munday, J., Perrott, M.

Conference

De Clercq, AI., Perrott, MR., Davie, PS., Huysseune, A., & Witten, PE. (2015). Cryptic vertebral column deformities in fast growing larval Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha).. Poster session presented at the meeting of Interdisciplinary Approaches in Fish Skeletal Biology. Tavira, Portugal
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Davie, P., Perrott, M.Contributed to by: Perrott, M.
De Clercq, AI., Huysseune, A., Shkil, FN., Perrott, MR., Davie, PS., Woltmann, I., . . . Witten, PE. (2015, April). Implications of meristic variation in the vertebral column of zebrafish. Presented at Interdisciplinary Approaches to Fish Skeletal Biology. Tavira, Portugal.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Davie, P., Perrott, M.Contributed to by: Perrott, M.
Perrott, MR., Symonds, JE., Walker, SJ., Hely, FS., Wybourne, B., & Davie, PS. (2015, April). Prevalence of skeletal deformity in farmed Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) in New Zealand. Presented at Interdisciplinary Approaches in Fish Skeletal Biology - 4th Meeting. Tavira, Portugal.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Davie, P., Perrott, M.
Dunowska, M., Giles, J., Perrott, M., Hoogendoorn, E., & Gorbalenya, A. (2014). The mystery of a wobbly possum disease: identification of a novel nidovirus with the highly divergent terminal coding regions as the causative agent. Poster session presented at the meeting of 13th International Nidovirus Symposium. Salamanca, Spain
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Dunowska, M., Perrott, M.
Dunowska, M., Giles, J., Perrott, M., Gopakumar, G., & Roe, W. (2013). The enigma of a wobbly possum - update on recent developments. (pp. 28 - 28). , Australasian Virology Society Meeting
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Dunowska, M., Perrott, M., Roe, W.
Laven, LJ., Laven, RA., Perrott, M., Lopez-Villalobos, N., & Parkinson, TJ. (2013). Morphometric analysis of blood vessel architecture in histological sections of the bovine claw - method and preliminary findings. : 17th International Symposium and 9th International Conference on Lameness in Ruminants
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Laven, R., Laven, L., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Parkinson, T., Perrott, M.
Laven, L., Laven, R., Perrott, M., Lopez-Villalobos, N., & Parkinson, T. (2013). Morphometric analysis of blood vessel architecture in histological sections of the bovine claw: Method and preliminary findings. In Proceedings of the 17th International Symposium and 9th International Conference on Lameness in Ruminants: Lameness in Ruminants(pp. 239 - 240). , 17th International Symposium and 9th International Conference on Lameness in Ruminants: Lameness in Ruminants: Past, Present and Future United Kingdom: Bristol Veterinary School, University of Bristol
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Laven, R., Laven, L., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Parkinson, T., Perrott, M.
Laven, L., Laven, R., Perrott, M., Lopez-Villalobos, N., & Parkinson, T. (2013, August). Morphometric analysis of blood vessel architecture in histological sections of the bovine claw: Method and preliminary findings. Presented at 17th International Symposium and 9th International Conference on Lameness in Ruminants: Lameness in Ruminants: Past, Present and Future. Bristol, United Kingdom.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Laven, R., Laven, L., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Parkinson, T., Perrott, M.
Bueno, R., Perrott, M., Dunowska, M., Brosnahan, C., & Johnston, C. (2012). Demonstration of OsHV-1 infection in New Zealand pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas) by In situ Hybridization. , 2nd Molecular Diagnostics Workshop New Zealand: National Centre for Biosecurity and Infectious Diseases
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Dunowska, M., Perrott, M.
Dunowska, M., Biggs, PJ., Perrott, M., Giles, J., & Zheng, T. (2012). What makes the possums wobbly?. In Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences [IVABS] Research Colloquium: Programme and Abstracts(pp. 4 - 4). , Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences [IVABS] Research Colloquium New Zealand: Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences, Massey University
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Biggs, P., Dunowska, M., Perrott, M.
Dunowska, M., Biggs, PJ., & Perrott, M. (2012, September). Genomic characterisation of a new nidovirus associated with a neurological disease of possums. Presented at IX International Congress of Veterinary Virology and joint meeting with the European Society of Clinical Virology [ESVV 2012]: One world, One Health, One Virology. Madrid, Spain.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Biggs, P., Dunowska, M., Perrott, M.
Giles, J., Dunowska, M., & Perrott, M. (2012, October). In-vitro culture o the putative wobbly possum disease virus. Presented at First Infectious Disease Research Centre [IDReC] Science Symposium. Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Dunowska, M., Perrott, M.
Giles, J., Dunowska, M., & Perrott, M. (2012). In-vitro culture of the putative wobbly possum disease virus. In First Infectious Disease Research Centre (IDReC) Science Symposium- Delegate Handbook(pp. 52 - 52). , First Infectious Disease Research Centre (IDReC) Science Symposium Palmerston North, New Zealand: Infectious Disease Research Centre, Massey University
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Dunowska, M., Perrott, M.
Dunowska, M., Biggs, PJ., & Perrott, M. (2012). Genomic characterisation of a new nidovirus associated with a neurological disease of possums. In Final Program and Abstract Book- IX International Congress of Veterinary Virology and joint meeting with the European Society of Clinical Virology (ESVV 2012)(pp. 71 - 71). , IX International Congress of Veterinary Virology and joint meeting with the European Society of Clinical Virology [ESVV 2012]: One world, One Health, One Virology Spain: European Society for Veterinary Virology
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Biggs, P., Dunowska, M., Perrott, M.
Dunowska, M., Biggs, PJ., Zheng, T., & Perrott, MR. (2011). Identification of a novel nidovirus associated with a neurological disease of the Australian brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula). In Veterinary Microbiology
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Biggs, P., Dunowska, M., Perrott, M.
Dunowska, M., Biggs, PJ., Zheng, T., & Perrott, MRF. (2011, December). Indentification of a novel nidovirus associated with a neurological disease of the Australian brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula). Presented at 6th Australasian Virology Society Meeting. Kingscliff, New South Wales, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Biggs, P., Dunowska, M., Perrott, M.
Perrott, M., Dunowska, M., Davie, P., & Johnston, C.(2011, July 5). Development of tissue array based in situ hybridization (ISH) for the detection of viruses in formalin fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) tissue archives. , 1st Fisheries Research and Development Corporation Australasian Aquatic Animal Health Scientific Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Davie, P., Dunowska, M., Perrott, M.
Perrott, M., Sigurdson, C., Mason, G., & Hoover, E. (2009). Evidence for strain-like phenomena in experimental chronic wasting disease (CWD) in ferrets. Poster session presented at the meeting of 5th Australian Virology Group Meeting. Lorne, Victoria, Australia
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Perrott, M.
Perrott, M., Sigurdson, C., Mason, G., & Hoover, E. (2009). Transmission phenomena in a ferret model of chronic wasting disease (CWD). Poster session presented at the meeting of 5th Australian Virology Group Meeting. Lorne, Victoria, Australia
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Perrott, M.

Other

Dunowska, M., Giles, J., Perrott, M., Gopakumar, G., & Roe, W. (2013, November). The enigma of a wobbly possum – an overview of recent developments. In IVABS Research Colloquium. Presented at Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Dunowska, M., Perrott, M., Roe, W.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 1 0
CoSupervisor 1 0

Teaching

Medical laboratory science. Histotechnology

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

CoSupervisor of:

  • Julia Giles - PhD
    Characterization of the Putative Wobbly Possum disease Virus

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