Available to supervise Higher Degree by Research students

1992 …2020
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Michael holds a PhD in virology and has studied viruses and the innate immune response to virus infections in leading laboratories around the world, e.g. at the Universities of Freiburg and Heidelberg (Germany), the Pasteur Institute in Paris (France), the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla/San Diego (U.S.A), at the Australian National University and Australia's CSIRO. He is interested in interferon-induced proteins, animal models for viral diseases and the replication of RNA viruses (e.g. flavi- and caliciviruses). At the University of Canberra, he teaches immunology and microbiology and chaired the Committee for Ethics in Animal Experimentation. More recently, Michael has published a series of paper in paleontology (in collaboration with CSIRO and/or the Australian Museum, Sydeny).

Research Interests: 

  • Molecular virology and innate immunity
  • Hepatitis viruses (HBV, HCV and HDV; rabbit caliciviruses)
  • Vaccine development and gene delivery
  • Bee microbiome
  • Systematic reviews and meta-analysis
  • Palaeontology


Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Freiburg


External positions

Visiting Scientist, CSIRO Health and Biosecurity Canberra

2014 → …

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Hepacivirus Medicine & Life Sciences
Virus Replication Medicine & Life Sciences
Thogotovirus Medicine & Life Sciences
Antiviral Agents Medicine & Life Sciences
Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus Medicine & Life Sciences
Viruses Medicine & Life Sciences
Interferons Medicine & Life Sciences
RNA Replicase Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2006 2020

Research Output 1992 2019

Calicivirus RNA-Dependent RNA Polymerases: Evolution, Structure, Protein Dynamics, and Function

SMERTINA, E., URAKOVA, N., STRIVE, T. & FRESE, M., Jun 2019, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 10, p. 1-22 22 p., 1280.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
RNA Replicase
Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

Restricted Host Specificity of Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus Is Supported by Challenge Experiments in Immune-compromised Mice (Mus musculus)

Urakova, N., Hall, R., Strive, T. & Frese, M., 1 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 55, 1, p. 218-222 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus
host specificity
Mus musculus
1 Citation (Scopus)

A forewing of the Jurassic dragonfly Austroprotolindenia jurassica Beattie & Nel (Odonata Anisoptera) from the Talbragar Fish Bed, New South Wales, Australia

Nel, A., Frese, M., McLean, G. & Beattie, R., 2 Oct 2017, In : Alcheringa. 41, 4, p. 532-535 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Anisoptera (Odonata)
New South Wales
2 Citations (Scopus)

A Motif in the F Homomorph of Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus Polymerase Is Important for the Subcellular Localisation of the Protein and Its Ability to Induce Redistribution of Golgi Membranes

Urakova, N., Warden, A. C., White, P. A., Strive, T. & Frese, M., 1 Jan 2017, In : Viruses. 9, 8, p. 1-17 17 p., 202.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus
RNA Replicase
Intracellular Membranes