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Associate Professor Magda Dunowska

Team Manager - Academic

Institute of Vet, Animal and Biomedical Sciences

I have a veterinary degree from Warsaw Agricultural University (Poland). Following the PhD in veterinary virology (Massey University), I spent six years in the United States working as a postdoctoral fellow and Infection Control Officer for the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Colorado State University. My research projects focused on infectious agents of veterinary and public health importance and included investigation of causes of equine respiratory disease in New Zealand, determination of the genome sequence of a sheep-associated malignant catarrhal fever virus, investigation of the associations between hospitalisation and antibiotic resistance in commensal Escherichia coli, or microbiological surveys for detection of Salmonella in a veterinary hospital environment. The biosecurity platform of my research also included investigation of the efficacy of selected infection control measures on survival of various bacterial species, comparison of Salmonella genotypes from surveillance samples with those from the outbreaks, or investigation of the role of commensal bacteria in dissemination of the antibiotic resistance traits. Recognition of my research related to infection control and biosecurity resulted in an invitation to contribute to two books in this field. While in the USA I passed Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates qualifying examinations and completed a large animal internship. In 2006 I moved to Australia, where after a short time spent in a general practice, I took up a position of a virology section leader at the State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Melbourne. My role involved overseeing diagnostic virology services, as well as development, validation and implementation of new diagnostic tests. In January 2008 I returned to Massey University to take up a Senior Lectureship in veterinary virology.

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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: +64 6 356 9099 ext 7571
    Location: 8.21, Vet Tower
    Campus: Manawatu

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy in virology - Massey University (2000)
  • Lekarz weterynarii (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) - Warsaw Agricultural University (1994)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

My current research interests fall into two main categories:

Investigation of novel viral agents: The recent projects under this category include investigation of novel equine respiratory viruses using next generation sequencing platform, characterisation of novel animal papillomavirues, and identification of a novel nidovirus in archival tissues from possums affected by a neurological disease termed wobbly possum disease (WPD). The disease was first described in 1995 in a group of captive possums at a research facility in Invermay. It was subsequently observed in free-living possums, and reproduced under experimental conditions. The early stages of the disease are characterised by behavioural changes (loss of appetite, decreased interest in the environment, temperament changes), followed by progressive ataxia. Results of previous investigations suggested that WPD was caused by a transmissible and filterable agent, most likely a virus. However, all efforts to identify this putative etiological agent of WPD using traditional virological methods over the past 15 years had failed. Recently, we have identified novel viral sequences in archival tissues from WPD-affected possums using a combination of next generation sequencing and traditional molecular tools. We demonstrated that high levels of viral RNA were present in multiple tissue types of WPD-affected possums, consistent with the distribution of the histopathological lesions. We also developed methodology to grow the virus an in-vitro,and reproduced the disease experimentally using a purified viral isolate, thus fullfiling Koch’s postulates for causation.

 WPD virus constitutes one of a very few viruses known to infect possums, and the only one so far that is associated with clinical disease. Based on its genomic sequence, the virus was provisionally classified as a nidovirus with closest relationships to the current members of the family Arteriviridae. Identification of a novel virus associated with a neurological disease of possums opens the possibility of its use in the biological control of this species. However, in order to entertain such an idea, a better understanding of the biology and epidemiology of this novel virus is needed. We are currently working on further characterisation of WPD virus.

Investigation of veterinary diseases endemic in New Zealand: These include several projects focused on viruses of different animal species. Examples include molecular characterization of canine parvoviruses and equine herpesviruses in New Zealand, elucidation of host-virus interactions between cats and the feline immunodeficiency virus, a survey of avian paramyxoviruses in New Zealand, investigation of the effects of injection site on development of immunity following vaccination of cats or determination of the in-vitro effects of different lysine/arginine concentrations on replication of feline herpesvirus 1. I also had a small involvement in the research related to pathogens of importance to aquaculture in New Zealand. This is an emerging problem worldwide and I will likely expand my involvement in this area in the future.

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship, Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences (070000):
Biological Sciences (060000): Evolutionary Biology (060300): Host-Parasite Interactions (060307): Microbiology (060500): Virology (060506)

Keywords

All aspects of veterinary virology, including investigation of basic properties of viruses, as well as virus-host interations. Laboratory techniques that I am proficient in include traditional virology techniques (virus growth, purification, titration, electron microscopy, serology) and molecular virology techniques (end-point and quantitative PCR, nucleic acid extraction from a variaty of samples, enzymatic manipulation of DNA and RNA, cloning, blotting, preparation of DIG-labelled probes, immunohistochemistry, in-situ hybridisation and others).

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 2 17
Team Member 0 1

Completed Projects

Project Title: Aetological agent(s) of wobbly possum disease

A novel, fatal neurological disease of the Australian brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) was first identified in 1995 in a research facility and subsequently in free-living possums in New Zealand and termed wobbly possum disease (WPD). Soon after, it was reproduced under experimental conditions in healthy possums by intraperitoneal injection of filtered homogenates of infected tissues and by direct contact with diseased animals. Almost all experimentally infected animals developed severe disease after an incubation of about two weeks. Histologically, the disease is characterised by the presence of inflammation in the brain and several other organs including liver, kidney and spleen. Altogether, the results of previous investigations have suggested that the aetiological agent of WPD is most likely a virus. However, the identity of this putative agent remained unknown. As such, the objective of the study was to identify a candidate WPD virus in archival tissues from WPD-affected possums.
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Date Range: 2008 - 2009

Funding Body: Massey University

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Research Outputs

Journal

Dunowska, M. (2017). What is causing acute haemorrhagic diarrhoea syndrome in dogs?. Veterinary Record. 180(22), 539-541
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, M.
Stasiak, K., Dunowska, M., Hills, SF., & Rola, J. (2017). Genetic characterization of equid herpesvirus type 1 from cases of abortion in Poland. Archives of Virology. 162(8), 2329-2335
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, M., Hills, S.
Gulyaeva, A., Dunowska, M., Hoogendoorn, E., Giles, J., Samborskiy, D., & Gorbalenya, AE. (2017). Domain organization and evolution of the highly divergent 5' coding region of genomes of arteriviruses, including the novel possum nidovirus. Journal of Virology. 91(6)
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, M.
Bueno, R., Perrott, M., Dunowska, M., Brosnahan, C., & Johnston, C. (2016). In situ hybridization and histopathological observations during ostreid herpesvirus-1-associated mortalities in Pacific oysters Crassostrea gigas. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 122(1), 43-55
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, M.
Munday, JS., Vaatstra, BL., Dunowska, M., Laurie, RE., & Hills, S. (2016). Genomic characterization of a novel Epsilonpapillomavirus associated with pigmented papillomas in a red deer (Cervus elaphus). Virus Genes. 52(5), 633-639
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, M., Hills, S., Munday, J.
McFadden, AMJ., Hanlon, D., McKenzie, RK., Gibson, I., Bueno, IM., Pulford, DJ., . . . Mayhew, IG. (2016). The first reported outbreak of equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy in New Zealand. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 64(2), 125-134
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, M.
Munday, JS., Dunowska, M., Laurie, RE., & Hills, S. (2016). Genomic characterisation of canine papillomavirus type 17, a possible rare cause of canine oral squamous cell carcinoma. Veterinary Microbiology. 182, 135-140
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, M., Hills, S., Munday, J.
Kuhn, JH., Lauck, M., Bailey, AL., Shchetinin, AM., Vishnevskaya, TV., Bào, Y., . . . Goldberg, TL. (2016). Reorganization and expansion of the nidoviral family Arteriviridae. Archives of Virology. 161(3), 755-768
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, M.
Dunowska, M. (2016). How common is equine herpesvirus type 1 infection?. Veterinary Record. 178(3), 67-69
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, 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.
Kavianinia, I., Plieger, PG., Cave, NJ., Gopakumar, G., Dunowska, M., Kandile, NG., . . . Harding, DRK. (2016). Design and evaluation of a novel chitosan-based system for colon-specific drug delivery. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. 85, 539-546
[Journal article]Authored by: Cave, N., Dunowska, M., Harding, D., Plieger, P.
Lucas-Roxburgh, R., Benschop, J., Dunowska, M., & Robert Perrott, M. (2015). Prevalence of human papillomaviruses in the mouths of New Zealand women. New Zealand Medical Journal. 128(1422), 45-52
[Journal article]Authored by: Benschop, J., Dunowska, 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.
Ohneiser, SA., Hills, SF., Cave, NJ., Passmore, D., & Dunowska, M. (2015). Canine parvoviruses in New Zealand form a monophyletic group distinct from the viruses circulating in other parts of the world. Veterinary Microbiology. 178(3-4), 190-200
[Journal article]Authored by: Cave, N., Dunowska, M., Hills, S.
Munday, JS., Thomson, N., Dunowska, M., Knight, CG., Laurie, RE., & Hills, S. (2015). Corrigendum to 'Genomic characterisation of the feline sarcoid-associated papillomavirus and proposed classification as Bos taurus papillomavirus type 14' [Vet. Microbiol. 177 (2015) 289-295] DOI: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2015.03.019. Veterinary Microbiology. 180(1-2), 168
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, M., Hills, S., Munday, J., Thomson, N.
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.
Thomson, NA., Dunowska, M., & Munday, JS. (2015). The use of quantitative PCR to detect Felis catus papillomavirus type 2 DNA from a high proportion of queens and their kittens. Veterinary Microbiology. 175(2-4), 211-217
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, M., Munday, J., Thomson, N.
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.
Cave, NJ., Dennis, K., Gopakumar, G., & Dunowska, M. (2014). Effects of physiologic concentrations of <inf>L</inf>-lysine on in vitro replication of feline herpesvirus 1. American Journal of Veterinary Research. 75(6), 572-580
[Journal article]Authored by: Cave, N., Dunowska, M.
Dunowska, M., Hardcastle, MR., & Tonkin, FB. (2014). Identification of the first New Zealand case of equine multinodular pulmonary fibrosis. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 62(4), 226-231
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, M.
Dunowska, M. (2014). A review of equid herpesvirus 1 for the veterinary practitioner. Part A: clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 62(4), 171-178
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, M.
Dunowska, M. (2014). A review of equid herpesvirus 1 for the veterinary practitioner. Part B: pathogenesis and epidemiology. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 62(4), 179-188
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, M.
Dunowska, M., Munday, JS., Laurie, RE., & Hills, SFK. (2014). Genomic characterisation of Felis catus papillomavirus 4, a novel papillomavirus detected in the oral cavity of a domestic cat. Virus Genes. 48(1), 111-119
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, M., Hills, S., Munday, J.
McBrearty, KA., Murray, A., & Dunowska, M. (2013). A survey of respiratory viruses in New Zealand horses. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 61(5), 254-261
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, M., Murray, A.
Knight, CG., Dunowska, M., Munday, JS., Peters-Kennedy, J., & Rosa, BV. (2013). Comparison of the levels of Equus caballus papillomavirus type 2 (EcPV-2) DNA in equine squamous cell carcinomas and non-cancerous tissues using quantitative PCR. Veterinary Microbiology. 166(1-2), 257-262
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, M., Munday, J.
Stickney, AL., Dunowska, M., & Cave, NJ. (2013). Sequence variation of the feline immunodeficiency virus genome and its clinical relevance. Veterinary Record. 172(23), 607-614
[Journal article]Authored by: Cave, N., Dunowska, M.
Munday, JS., Dunowska, M., Hills, SF., & Laurie, RE. (2013). Genomic characterization of Felis catus papillomavirus-3: A novel papillomavirus detected in a feline Bowenoid in situ carcinoma. Veterinary Microbiology. 165(3-4), 319-325
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, M., Hills, S., Munday, J.
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.
McBrearty, K., Murray, A., & Dunowska, M. (2013). A survey of respiratory viruses in New Zealand horses. New Zealand Veterinary Journal.
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, 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.
Dunowska, M. (2011). Equine respiratory viruses- An update. Equine Veterinary Practitioner. 35(1), 11-18
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, M.
Dunowska, M., Howe, L., Hanlon, D., & Stevenson, M. (2011). Kinetics of Equid herpesvirus type 2 infections in a group of Thoroughbred foals. Veterinary Microbiology. 152(1-2), 176-180
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, M., Howe, L.
Dunowska, M., Howe, L., Hanlon, D., & Stevenson, M. (2011). Kinetics of Equid herpesvirus type 2 infections in a group of Thoroughbred foals. VETERINARY MICROBIOLOGY. 152(1-2), 176-180
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, M., Howe, L.
Knight, CG., Munday, JS., Peters, J., & Dunowska, M. (2011). Equine penile squamous cell carcinomas are associated with the presence of equine papillomavirus type 2 dna sequences. Veterinary Pathology. 48(6), 1190-1194
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, M., Munday, J.
Dunowska, M., Howe, L., Hanlon, D., & Stevenson, M. (2011). Kinetics of Equid herpesvirus type 2 infections in a group of Thoroughbred foals. Veterinary Microbiology.
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, M.
East, IJ., Ainsworth, C., Warner, S., Dunowska, M., & Azuolas, JK. (2010). Seroconversion to avian influenza virus in free-range chickens in the Riverland region of Victoria. Australian Veterinary Journal. 88(8), 290-293
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, M.
Munday, JS., Dunowska, M., & De Grey, S. (2009). Detection of two different papillomaviruses within a feline cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma: Case report and review of the literature. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 57(4), 248-251
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, M.
Munday, JS., Dunowska, M., & De Grey, S. (2009). Detection of two different papillomaviruses within a feline cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma: Case report and review of the literature. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 57(4), 248-251
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, M., Munday, J.
Dunowska, M. (2008). Equine Influenza virus. The Equine Veterinary Practitioner. 32(2), 13-19
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, M.
Munday, JS., Willis, KA., Kiupel, M., Hill, FI., & Dunowska, M. (2008). Amplification of three different papillomaviral DNA sequences from a cat with viral plaques. Veterinary Dermatology. 19(6), 400-404
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, M., Munday, J.
Dunowska, M., Morley, PS., Traub-Dargatz, JL., Davis, MA., Patterson, G., Frye, JG., . . . Dargatz, DA. (2007). Comparison of Salmonella enterica serotype Infantis isolates from a veterinary teaching hospital. Journal of Applied Microbiology. 102(6), 1527-1536
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, M.
Traub-Dargatz, JL., Weese, JS., Rousseau, JD., Dunowska, M., Morley, PS., & Dargatz, DA. (2006). Pilot study to evaluate 3 hygiene protocols on the reduction of bacterial load on the hands of veterinary staff performing route equine physical examinations. Canadian Veterinary Journal. 47(7), 671-676
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, M.
Stockton, KA., Morley, PS., Hyatt, DR., Burgess, BA., Patterson, G., Dunowska, M., . . . Lee, DE. (2006). Evaluation of the effects of footwear hygiene protocols on nonspecific bacterial contamination of floor surfaces in an equine hospital. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 228(7), 1068-1073
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, M.
Dunowska, M., Morley, PS., Traub-Dargatz, JL., Hyatt, DR., & Dargatz, DA. (2006). Impact of hospitalization and antimicrobial drug administration on antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of commensal Escherichia coli isolated from the feces of horses. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 228(12), 1909-1917
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, M.
Dunowska, M., Morley, PS., Patterson, G., Hyatt, DR., & Van Metre, DC. (2006). Evaluation of the efficacy of a peroxygen disinfectant-filled footmat for reduction of bacterial load on footwear in a large animal hospital setting. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 228(12), 1935-1939
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, M.
Patterson, G., Morley, PS., Blehm, KD., Lee, DE., & Dunowska, M. (2005). Efficacy of directed misting application of a peroxygen disinfectant for environmental decontamination of a veterinary hospital. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 227(4), 597-602
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, M.
Dunowska, M., Morley, PS., & Hyatt, DR. (2005). The effect of Virkon®S fogging on survival of Salmonella enterica and Staphylococcus aureus on surfaces in a veterinary teaching hospital. Veterinary Microbiology. 105(3-4), 281-289
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, M.
Traub-Dargatz, JL., Dargatz, DA., Morley, PS., & Dunowska, M. (2004). An overview of infection control strategies for equine facilities, with an emphasis on veterinary hospitals. Veterinary Clinics of North America - Equine Practice. 20(3), 507-520
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, M.
Dunowska, M., Wilks, CR., Studdert, MJ., & Meers, J. (2002). Equine respiratory viruses in foals in New Zealand. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 50(4), 140-147
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, M.
Dunowska, M., Wilks, CR., Studdert, MJ., & Meers, J. (2002). Viruses associated with outbreaks of equine respiratory disease in New Zealand. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 50(4), 132-139
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, M.
Dunowska, M., Meers, J., Johnson, RD., & Wilks, CR. (2001). Influence of equine herpesvirus type 2 infection on momocyte chemoattractant protein 1 gene transcription in equine blood mononuclear cells. Research in Veterinary Science. 71(2), 111-113
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, M.
Dunowska, M., Letchworth, GJ., Collins, JK., & DeMartini, JC. (2001). Ovine herpesvirus-2 glycoprotein B sequences from tissues of ruminant malignant catarrhal fever cases and healthy sheep are highly conserved. Journal of General Virology. 82(11), 2785-2790
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, M.
Dunowska, M., Holloway, SA., Wilks, CR., & Meers, J. (2000). Genomic variability of equine herpesvirus-5. Archives of Virology. 145(7), 1359-1371
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, M.
Dunowska, M., Meers, J., & Wilks, CR. (1999). Isolation of equine herpesvirus type 5 in New Zealand. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 47(2), 44-46
[Journal article]Authored by: Dunowska, M.

Book

Dunowska, M. (2011). "Links in the chain" of disease transmission. In L. Caveney, B. Jones, & K. Ellis (Eds.) Veterinary Infection Prevention and Control. (pp. 41 - 62). : Wiley-Blackwell
[Chapter]Authored by: Dunowska, M.
Dunowska, M., Morley, PS., Traub-Dargatz, JL., & VanMetre, DC. (2007). Biosecurity. In Equine Infectious Diseases. (pp. 528 - 539).
[Chapter]Authored by: Dunowska, M.

Conference

Dunowska, M. (2017). Development of ELISA for detection of antibodies to wobbly possum disease virus. Poster session presented at the meeting of XIVth international nidovirus symposium. Kansas City, Missouri
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Dunowska, M.
Dunowska, M. (2017). Humoral responses to non-structural proteins of feline coronavirus in cats with different infection outcomes. Poster session presented at the meeting of XIVth nternational nidovirus symposium. Kansas city missouri
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Dunowska, 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.
Thomson, N., Dunowska, M., & Munday, J. (2013). Early and widespread exposure of kittens to felis domesticus papillomavirus type 2. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australasian Virology Society Meeting. Queenstown, New Zealand
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Dunowska, M., Munday, J., Thomson, N.
Sowman, H., Cave, N., & Dunowska, M. (2013). Pathogens associated with acute infectious canine tracheobronchitis in New Zealand. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australasian virology society meeting. Queenstown, New Zealand
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Cave, N., Dunowska, M.
Knight, C., Dunowska, M., Munday, J., & Peters-Kennedy, J. (2013). Application of a real-time PCR assay to detect equus caballus papillomavirus 2 ( ecpv-2) in normal and neoplastic equine tissues. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australasian virology society meeting. Queenstown, New Zealand
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Dunowska, M., Munday, J.
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.
Dunowska, M., giles, J., Perrott, MR., Hoogendoorn, E., & Gorbalenya, AE. (2013). 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 australasion virology society meeting 2013. Queenstown, New Zealand
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Dunowska, M.
Giles, J., Dunowska, M., & Perrott, M. (2012). In-vitro culture of the putative wobble possum disease virus. Poster session presented at the meeting of 1st Infectious Disease Research Centre (IDReC) Science Symposium. Palmerston North, New Zealand
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Dunowska, M.
Dunowska, M., & Gopakumar, G. (2012, May). Development of a quantitative RT-PCR for detection of the putative wobbly possum disease virus. Presented at 2nd Molecular Diagnostics Workshop. Upper Hutt, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Dunowska, M.
Bueno, R., Perrott, M., Dunowska, M., Brosnahan, C., & Johnston, C. (2012, May). Demonstration of OsHV-1 infection in New Zealand Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas) by In situ hybridization. Presented at 2nd Molecular Diagnostics Workshop. Upper Hutt, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Dunowska, M.
Dunowska, M., & Gopakumar, G.(2012, May 1). Development of a quantitative RT-PCR for detection of the putative wobbly possum disease virus. (pp. Unpaginated). , 2nd Molecular Diagnostics Workshop New Zealand: National Centre for Biosecurity and Infectious Diseases
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Dunowska, 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. (2012, December). What makes the possums wobbly?. Presented at Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences [IVABS] Research Colloquium. Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Dunowska, 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., McBrearty, K., Biggs, PJ., & Murray, A. (2012). Survey of equine respiratory viruses in New Zealand. Poster session presented at the meeting of 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 Poster]Authored by: Biggs, P., Dunowska, M., Murray, A.
Dunowska, M., Knight, C., Munday, J., & Peters-Kennedy, J. (2012). Application of a real-time PCR assay to detect Equus caballus papillomavirus 2 (ECPV-2) in normal and neoplastic equine tissues. Poster session presented at the meeting of 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 Poster]Authored by: Dunowska, M., Munday, J.
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.
Dunowska, M., McBrearty, K., Biggs, PJ., & Murray, A. (2012, October). Survey of equine respiratory viruses in New Zealand. Presented at First Infectious Disease Research Centre (IDReC) Science Symposium. Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Biggs, P., Dunowska, M., Murray, A.
Knight, C., Dunowska, M., Munday, J., & Peters-Kennedy, J. (2012, October). Application of a real-time PCR assay to detect Equus caballus papillomavirus 2 (Ecpv-2) in normal and neoplastic equine tissues. Presented at First Infectious Disease Research Centre (IDReC) Science Symposium. Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Dunowska, M., Munday, J.
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.
Knight, C., Dunowska, M., Munday, J., & Peters-Kennedy, J. (2012). Application of a real-time PCR assay to detect Equus caballus papillomavirus 2 (Ecpv-2) in normal and neoplastic equine tissues. In First Infectious Disease Research Centre (IDReC) Science Symposium- Delegate Handbook(pp. 47 - 47). , First Infectious Disease Research Centre (IDReC) Science Symposium New Zealand: Infectious Disease Research Centre, Massey University
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Dunowska, M., Munday, J.
Dunowska, M., McBrearty, K., Biggs, PJ., & Murray, A. (2012). Survey of equine respiratory viruses in New Zealand. In First Infectious Disease Research Centre (IDReC) Science Symposium- Delegate Handbook(pp. 47 - 47). , First Infectious Disease Research Centre (IDReC) Science Symposium New Zealand: Infectious Disease Research Centre, Massey University
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Biggs, P., Dunowska, M., Murray, A.
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., Knight, C., Munday, J., & Peters-Kennedy, J. (2012). Application of a real-time PCR assay to detect Equus caballus papillomavirus 2 (ECPV-2) in normal and neoplastic equine tissues. 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. 135 - 136). , 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: Veterinary Faculty, Complutense University of Madrid
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Dunowska, M., Munday, J.
Dunowska, M., McBrearty, K., Biggs, PJ., & Murray, A. (2012). Survey of equine respiratory viruses in New Zealand. 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. 156 - 157). , 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: Veterinary Faculty, Complutense University of Madrid
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Biggs, P., Dunowska, M., Murray, A.
Stickney, AL., Cave, NJ., Dunowska, M., & Pernthaner, T.(2011, December 5). The development of an in vitro assy to predict the efficacy of Fel-O-Vax FIV vaccine against different isolates of FIV. (pp. 19 - 19). , IVABS Research Colloquium
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Cave, N., Dunowska, M.
Ohneiser, S., Cave, N., & Dunowska, M.(2011, December 4). Molecular characterisation of canine parvovirus type 2 from New Zealand dogs. (pp. 80 - 80). , 6th Australasian Virology Society Meeting
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Cave, N., Dunowska, M.
Ohneiser, S., Cave, N., & Dunowska, M. (2011). Molecular characterisation of canine parvovirus type 2 from New Zealand dogs. Poster session presented at the meeting of 6th Australasian Virology Society Meeting. Kingscliff, New South Wales, Australia
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Cave, N., Dunowska, 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.
Stickney, AL., Cave, NJ., Dunowska, M., & Pernthaner, T.(2011, June 30). The development of an in vitro assay to predict the efficacy of Fel-O-Vax FIV vaccine against different isolates of FIV. (pp. 6 - 6). , Australian College of Veterinary Scientists Week Conference: Small Animal Medicine and Feline Chapters: Australian College of Veterinary Scientists
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Cave, N., Dunowska, M.
Dunowska, M., Ohneiser, S., & Cave, N. (2010). Subtyping of canine parvovirus (CPV) in New Zealand. In Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences Research Colloquium(pp. 15 - 15). : Massey University
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Cave, N., Dunowska, M.
Ohneiser, S., May, B., & Dunowska, M. (2009). Efficacy of peracetic acid treatment to inactive bovine enterovirus in tissues. In ASM 2009 Perth Program and Abstracts Book(pp. 133 - 133). , 2009 Annual Scientific Meeting & Exhibition of the Australian Society for Microbiology Australia: Cambridge Publishing
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Dunowska, M.
Dunowska, M. (2009). Equine respiratory viruses- Looking for new players. In ASM 2009 Perth Program and Abstracts(pp. 133 - 133). , 2009 Annual Scientific Meeting & Exhibition of the Australian Society for Microbiology Australia: Cambridge Publishing
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Dunowska, M.
Dunowska, M. (2009). Immune responses to viral infection and vaccination. In . Katherine Crosse (Ed.) Proceedings of the Companion Animal Society of the NZVA annual conference. (pp. 111 - 113).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Dunowska, M.
Ohneiser, SA., May, B., & Dunowska, M. (2009). Efficacy of peracetic acid treatment to inactive bovine enterovirus in tissues. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australian Society for Microbiology. Perth, Australia
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Dunowska, M.
Dunowska, M. (2009). Equine respiratory viruses - looking for new players. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australian society for microbiology. Perth, Australia
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Dunowska, M.
Dunowska, M., VanMetre, DC., Patterson, G., Weese, JS., Hyatt, DR., & Morley, PS. (2007). Prevalence of methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (mrsa) in a veterinary teaching hospital. (pp. 161 - 161). , 13th International Symposium, World Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians.: World association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Dunowska, 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.
Dunowska, M., Ohneiser, S., & Cave, N. (2010). Subtyping of canine parvovirus (CPV) in New Zealand. In IVABS Research Colloquium, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Cave, N., Dunowska, M.
Dunowska, M., & McBrearty, K. (2009). Equine respiratory viruses- looking for new players. In IVABS Research Colloquium. Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Dunowska, M.

Consultancy and Languages

Languages

  • English
    Last used: current
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent
  • Polish
    Last used: current
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 2 0
CoSupervisor 2 2

Teaching

Veterinary Virology (227.302)

Veterinary Infectious and Parasitic Diseases 1 (227.216)

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Rudolfo Bueno - PhD
    Development and application of field deployable diagnostic tests to aid rapid differential diagnosis of important infectious animal diseases
  • Julia Giles - PhD
    Characterization of the Putative Wobbly Possum disease Virus

CoSupervisor of:

  • Gauri More - PhD
    Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease in New Zealand
  • Alison Stickney - PhD
    Relevance of the Variability of the Feline Immunodeficiency Virus in regard to Pathogenicity and Vaccination in New Zealand

Completed Doctoral Supervision

CoSupervisor of:

  • 2017 - Neroli Anne Thomson - PhD
    Felis catus Papillomavirus Type 2 Infection and Skin Cancer in Domestic Cats
  • 2016 - Cameron Greig Knight - PhD
    The Association Between Equine Papillomavirus Type 2 and Equine Squamous Cell Carcinoma

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