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Dr Matthew Knox

Research Technician

School of Veterinary Science

My main area of research expertise is molecular biology of infectious diseases. I have additional research experience in the ecology of New Zealand freshwater, deep-sea and Antarctic soil ecosystems, biogeography of New Zealand fauna and invertebrate (amphipod) taxonomy. 


Contact details

  • Ph: +64 (06) 356 9099 86176
    Location: 2.34, Hopkirk
    Campus: Manawatu

Research Expertise

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Animal Systematics and Taxonomy (060301): Biogeography and Phylogeography (060302): Biological Sciences (060000): Ecology (060200):
Environmental Sciences (050000):
Evolutionary Biology (060300): Freshwater Ecology (060204): Genetics (060400): Population, Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics (060411):
Soil Biology (050303): Soil Sciences (050300)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Team Member 1 0

Current Projects

Project Title: Rutherford Discovery Fellowship - From individuals to populations: multi-scale approaches to pathogen emergence

Date Range: 2018 - 2023

Funding Body: Royal Society of New Zealand

Project Team:

Research Outputs


Knox, MA., Gedye, KR., & Hayman, DTS. (2018). The challenges of analysing highly diverse picobirnavirus sequence data. Viruses. 10(12)
[Journal article]Authored by: Gedye, K., Hayman, D., Knox, M.

Teaching and Supervision

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Co-supervisor 2 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • Paul Ogbuigwe - Doctor of Philosophy
    The role of protozoan genetic diversity in disease in New Zealand
  • Janelle Wierenga - Doctor of Philosophy
    Metagenomic evaluation of zoonotic pathogen transmission in Uganda

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