This project allowed Mr Vinh Dang to carry out two research trips in Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL), Geelong, under the joint supervision of Dr Kirsten Benkendorff, Dr Peter Speck and Dr Mark Crane. Both trips lasted for three weeks, the first one in October 2010 and the second one in November 2011.
This provided the opportunity for Mr Dang to work in that high safety standard PC-3 laboratory, where some new techniques were taught (e.g. handling of abalone herpesvirus and other marine viruses, real-time PCR) as well as performed some additional research experiments (e.g. AbHV infection trial, abalone immune response during viral infection, and antiviral assay against marine fish viruses). In The results of these experiments were analysed and written up in manuscript format for publication. In addition, some of the results will be presented at International Abalone Symposium in May 2012 in Hobart.