Australian researcher Dr Elizabeth Murchison, of the Cancer Genome Project, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, UK, is working on the genome of the Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumour. The only other transmissible tumour in existence is the Canin Transmissible Venereal Tumour, common in dogs inremote communities, and Dr Murchison is working with AMRRIC to access samples of the dog tumour in the field.
AMRRIC is linked to research projects at the Menzies School of Health Research, University of Queensland, University of Adelaide and Adelaide Zoo, University of New England and James Cook University.
Initial meetings have been held with Charles Darwin University postgraduate students regarding studies on the links between human and dog health.
Flinders University medical students are currently developing areas of focus for a clinical audit project that would align with AMRRIC objectives.
Links between animal health and human health
Links between animal abuse and human abuse
Animal behaviour and training
Program evaluation and policy development and analysis