Agus Sunarto, Dr.

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia

Agus Sunarto, Dr.

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia

Biography

Agus completed his PhD in molecular virology from the University of Queensland and worked for the Indonesian Ministry of Fisheries before joining the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO, Australia). His research focuses on promoting sustainable aquaculture by managing fish viral diseases and protecting aquatic environment thru mitigating invasive species impacts.

Currently, he works in Ken McColl’s lab investigating koi herpesvirus (KHV) as a potential biocontrol agent for carp in Australia and in Tim Doran’s genome engineering lab exploring the application of gene-editing technologies (CRISPR-Cas9) in aquaculture. Agus is developing interest in surveillance systems using next-generation sequencing and in managing tilapia as the aquatic chicken and as an invasive species.