Mark Mayo

Laboratory project manager and senior researcher

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science, Charles Darwin University, 2002; Associate Diploma of Science, Charles Darwin University, 1996; Diploma of Project Management, BizNorth, 2011.

Location:

Darwin - Royal Darwin Hospital campus

Biography:

Mark Mayo is a Darwin local and graduate of Charles Darwin University. Mark has worked on many research projects during his time at the Menzies School of Health Research from malaria and melioidosis to petrol sniffing and childhood ear diseases.

For over 14 years Mark has been researching melioidosis, a potentially fatal tropical disease found in the tropical areas of Northern Australia. Mark’s research into this disease covers many different aspects, from early detection of the disease in hospital and clinical settings, to understanding the environmental niche of the bacteria and the potential exposure risks to people and animals in an endemic region. 

  1. Price, E. P., Sarovich, D. S., Mayo, M., Tuanyok, A., Drees, K. P., Kaestli, M. et al. (2013). Within-host evolution of Burkholderia pseudomallei over a twelve-year chronic-carriage infection. mBio: In Press.
  2. McRobb E., Kaestli M., Mayo M., Price E.P., Sarovich D.S., Godoy D., et al. (2013). Melioidosis from contaminated bore water and successful UV sterilization. American Journal of Tropical Medicine Hygiene: in press.
  3. Hill A., Mayo M., Kaestli M., Price E., Richardson L., Godoy D., et al. (2013) Melioidosis as a consequence of sporting activity. American Journal of Tropical Medicine Hygiene: in press.
  4. Limmathurotsakul, D., Dance, D. A. B., Wuthiekanun, V., Kaestli, M., Mayo, M., Warner, J. et al. (2013). Systematic review and consensus guidelines for environmental sampling of Burkholderia pseudomalleiPLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 7(3).
  5. Kaestli, M., Schmid, M., Mayo, M., Rothballer, M., Harrington, G., Richardson, L., et al (2012). Out of the ground: Aerial and exotic habitats of the melioidosis bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei in grasses in Australia. Environmental Microbiology, 14(8), 2058-2070.
  6. Richardson, L. J., Kaestli, M., Mayo, M., Bowers, J. R., Tuanyok, A., Schupp, J., et al.  (2012). Towards a rapid molecular diagnostic for melioidosis: Comparison of DNA extraction methods from clinical specimens. Journal of Microbiological Methods, 88(1), 179-181.
  7. Hampton V., Kaestli M, Mayo M., Low Choy J., Harrington G., Richardson L., et al. (2011). Melioidosis in birds in Australia and the potential for dispersal of Burkholderia pseudomallei. Emerging Infectious Disease, 17, 1310-1312.
  8. Mayo M., Kaestli M., Harrington G., Cheng A.C., Ward L., Karp D., et al. (2011) Burkholderia pseudomallei in un-chlorinated domestic bore water in tropical northern Australia.  Emerging Infectious Disease, 17, 1283-1285.
  9. Draper, A. D. K., Mayo, M., Harrington, G., Karp, D., Yinfoo, D., Ward, L., et al. (2010). Association of the melioidosis agent Burkholderia pseudomallei with water parameters in rural water supplies in northern Australia. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 76(15), 5305-5307.
  10. Kaestli, M., Mayo, M., Harrington, G., Ward, L., Watt, F., Hill, J. V., et al. (2009). Landscape changes influence the occurrence of the melioidosis bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei in soil in northern Australia. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 3(1). 
Click here to view more Mark Mayo publications in PubMed.
  1. NMRC Strives to Reduce Risk of Melioidosis Among Deployed Sailors and Marines

    NMRC Strives to Reduce Risk of Melioidosis Among Deployed Sailors and Marines

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    Dr. Kevin Schully, contractor and chief science officer with Naval Medical Research Centerís (NMRC) Austere environments Consortium for Enhanced Sepsis Outcomes Department (ACESO) recently retuned stateside after screening Sailors and Marines deployed to Darwin, Australia, who are at risk of developing melioidosis.

  2. HOT NORTH Visiting Fellow, Arca Testamenti Travels to Darwin

    HOT NORTH Visiting Fellow, Arca Testamenti Travels to Darwin

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    HSP recently partnered with the Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin, Australia to support a HOT NORTH Visiting Fellowship for an exceptional graduate student from Indonesiaís Bogor Agricultural University.

  3. Funding fillip for fever tool - NT News

    Funding fillip for fever tool - NT News

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    DARWINíS Menzies School of Health Research will work with the Telethon Kids Institute to develop a cutting edge diagnostic tool to detect acute rheumatic fever.

  4. Melioidosis study improves patient outcomes

    Melioidosis study improves patient outcomes

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    Melioidosis study improves patient outcomes Our research continued to put Menzies at the centre of better melioidosis patient outcomes through improved diagnosis and treatment. In August 2016, the Menzies melioidosis team contributed to 17 abstracts at...

  5. ABC Catalyst: Melioidosis feature

    ABC Catalyst: Melioidosis feature

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    Life in northern Australia is full of spectacular surprises and natural hazards, some more obvious than others.

  6. The melioidosis files

    The melioidosis files

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    A potentially fatal bacterial disease, lurking in soil.