Mark Mayo

Associate Deputy Director, Indigenous Leadership and Engagement, 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). 
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  1. NT News | Melioidosis death rates drop to 6%

    NT News | Melioidosis death rates drop to 6%

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    THE mortality rate for melioidosis, a soil dwelling disease, has dropped in the last 30 years, while the number of diagnosed cases has increased.

  2. ABC Online | Thirty-year Menzies melioidosis study finds cases are rising but mortality has tumbled

    ABC Online | Thirty-year Menzies melioidosis study finds cases are rising but mortality has tumbled

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    Lead author Bart Currie from the Menzies School of Health Research said the mortality rate for people diagnosed with melioidosis plummeted over the lifetime of the study.

  3. Training centre to boost biomedical workforce

    Training centre to boost biomedical workforce

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    The new Ramaciotti Regional and Remote Health Sciences Training Centre will provide a pathway in the health sector for young NT residents.

  4. Media Release | Opportunities for the next generation of local scientists

    Media Release | Opportunities for the next generation of local scientists

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    A new training centre aimed at developing a sustainable, local biomedical and health sciences workforce has been launched at Menzies School of Health Research.

  5. NT News | $300k raised to assist in bridging gap

    NT News | $300k raised to assist in bridging gap

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    SMALL acts of charity and an AFL legend from the Territory have played a crucial role in raising $300,000 for five new traineeships at a cutting-edge research centre in Darwin.

  6. ABC News | Melioidosis story

    ABC News | Melioidosis story

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    Featuring Menzies' melioidosis experts, Dr Audrey Rachlin and Prof Bart Currie.

  7. CDU Origins Edition 1 2020 | Award secures future of NT biomedical services

    CDU Origins Edition 1 2020 | Award secures future of NT biomedical services

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    Associate Professor Heidi Smith-Vaughan and her Menzies team are using the 2019 biennial Ramaciotti Biomedical Research Award to establish a sustainable centre for excellence focussing on biomedical career entry and progression for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

  8. Healthy Tomorrow | Christmas edition 2019

    Healthy Tomorrow | Christmas edition 2019

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    In this edition, we are proud to present a snapshot of the announcements, awards and events that have occurred over the past few months.

  9. 2019 Ramaciotti AWARD WINNER

    2019 Ramaciotti AWARD WINNER

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    View a short film of the 2019 Ramaciotti BioMedical Research Award recipients.

  10. Ramaciotti Biomedical Award worth $1 million granted to Northern Territory research team

    Ramaciotti Biomedical Award worth $1 million granted to Northern Territory research team

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    The biennial Ramaciotti Biomedical Research Award, worth $1 million, has been granted to a biomedical research team at the Menzies School of Health Research, based in Darwin.

  11. Ramaciotti Foundations recognise strides in Australian-based research

    Ramaciotti Foundations recognise strides in Australian-based research

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    Professor Heidi Smith-Vaughan and her team at Menzies have been awarded the biennial Ramaciotti Biomedical Research Award, worth $1 million.

  12. Tropical disease kills crocodiles in NT

    Tropical disease kills crocodiles in NT

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    A deadly tropical disease that affects humans was responsible for killing two crocodiles near Darwin, flipping previously held beliefs the predators were highly resistant to infection.

  13. ABC Online | Deadly bacteria killed two crocodiles in northern Australia, despite species being highly resistant

    ABC Online | Deadly bacteria killed two crocodiles in northern Australia, despite species being highly resistant

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    Crocodiles may not be as highly resistant to infections as previously thought, as a newly released study shows a deadly bacterium was responsible for killing two saltwater crocs in the Top End.

  14. Deadly bacteria killed two crocodiles in northern Australia

    Deadly bacteria killed two crocodiles in northern Australia

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    The research, from Menzies School of Health Research was published in the Microbial Genomics journal.

  15. Bactérie tueuse de crocodiles identifiée par les chercheurs

    Bactérie tueuse de crocodiles identifiée par les chercheurs

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    Menée par Menzies, la recherche sur la santé (Menzies), l'étude a porté sur la mort de deux crocodiles d'eau salée éclos dans le parc animalier à l'aide du séquençage à haute résolution du génome entier et de la phylogénétique comparative.

  16. Media Release | Crocodile killing bacteria identified by Top End researchers

    Media Release | Crocodile killing bacteria identified by Top End researchers

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    A ground-breaking study by a north Australian research team which identified a deadly bacterium responsible for killing saltwater crocodiles at a Top End Wildlife Park has recently been published in the journal, Microbial Genomics.

  17. Killer disease strikes crocs

    Killer disease strikes crocs

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    Melioidosis is killing Territory crocodiles, according to a paper written by researchers at the Menzies School of Health Research.

  18. Media Alert | Crocodile killing bacteria identified by Top End researchers

    Media Alert | Crocodile killing bacteria identified by Top End researchers

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    A north Australian research team has identified a deadly bacterium responsible for killing saltwater crocodiles at a Top End Wildlife Park.

  19. Source water key to bacterial water safety in remote Northern Australia

    Source water key to bacterial water safety in remote Northern Australia

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    In the new work, Mirjam Kaestli of Charles Darwin University, Australia and colleagues including Menzies School of Health Research sampled water and biofilms from three remote Indigenous communities in Australia’s Northern Territory.

  20. NT News | Local Jobs Fund

    NT News | Local Jobs Fund

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    Applications now open for the Local Jobs Fund - Features Mark Mayo.

  21. 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 Center’s (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.

  22. 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 Indonesia’s Bogor Agricultural University.

  23. Funding fillip for fever tool - NT News

    Funding fillip for fever tool - NT News

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

  24. 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...

  25. 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.

  26. The melioidosis files

    The melioidosis files

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    A potentially fatal bacterial disease, lurking in soil.