A/Prof. Beata Ujvari

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Professor, Bioinformatics and Genetic

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Life & Env. Sciences

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Qualifications

Graduate Certificate of Higher Ed. Learning & Teaching, Deakin University, 2019
Doctor of Philosophy, , 2001
Master of Agricultural Science, , 1995

Research interests

Being an evolutionary ecologist, my research focuses on the interaction between organisms and their environment and these effects on organismal fitness.  The particular aim of my research is to explore the significance of genetic and epigenetic organismal responses to both macro- and micro environmental challenges.

Affiliations

Honorary Fellow at the University of Tasmania

Senior Honorary Fellow at the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney

Knowledge areas

Genetics, evolutionary ecology, conservation biology, immunology

Conferences

2019

Plenary speaker to open the Evolutionary Medicine Conference organised by the Hungarian Academy of Science, Budapest, Hungary, Nov.

Invited speaker:

- Annual conference of the Ecological Society of Australia, Nov, Launceston
- The International Society of the Ecology and Evolution Conference, Cambridge, July
- The Research School of Biology Director's seminar, ANU, March
- The Peter MacCullum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, June
- The French Society of Oncology, Paris, March

2018

Invited speaker to deliver an inspirational talk at the Lorentz Center workshop “Understanding Cancer Through Evolutionary Game Theory”, Leiden, Febr.

2015

• Invited speaker: The International Society for Evolution, Medicine, & Public Health Inaugural Meeting, Tempe
• Invited speaker: Cancer & Evolution, Sydney Cancer Network, USyd, Sydney

2014

• Invited speaker: Workshop on diversity in telomere dynamics, Glasgow
• Invited speaker: Australian Telomere and DNA Repair Workshop, Sydney
• Invited speaker: 7th World Cancer Congress, Nanjing, China - declined
• Member of program and organizing committee: Sydney Cancer Conference, Sydney
• Member of program and organizing committee: GSA 2014, Sydney
• Member of program committee: VetSci 2014, Singapore
2013 • Invited speaker: 6th World Cancer Congress 2013, Xi’an, China
• Invited speaker: ComBio2013, Perth
• Member of program committee: VetSci 2013, Singapore
• Oral presentation: GSA 2013, Sydney
• Invited seminar, Deakin University, Geelong
• Invited speaker, Distinguished Visitors Program - Mammals response to change workshop, UNSW, Sydney
• Invited presentation: IBECC, San Francisco, USA
2012
• Invited seminar, Macquarie University, Sydney
• Invited seminar: Early Career Showcase, University of Sydney
• Invited seminar: Australian National University, Canberra
• Invited seminar: SoB, University of Sydney
2011 • Oral presentation, GSA, Melbourne
2010 • Oral presentation: ISBE, Perth

Professional activities

2018 – 2021 Advisory board of the International Society for the Ecology and Evolution of Cancer

2018 – ongoing Victorian Hub leader of The Australian-French Association for Research and Innovation


2018 Symposium and workshop organiser at the Evolution 2018 conference, Montpellier, France


2018 – ongoing Academic mentor in the Vice-Chancellor's Professional Excellence Program, Deakin University


2018 – ongoing Mentor to early career research fellows and academics as part of Deakin Future Leaders Academic Leadership Program


2015 – 2016 Chair of the organizing committee of the Research Fellows’ Days

2015, 2016 School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University


2015 – ongoing Mentor to early career researchers in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences’ mentoring program, Deakin University

2014 – 2017 Representative of the research fellows at the Research and Graduate Studies Committee of the School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University


2012 – 2014 Chair of the Comparative Oncology Special Interest Group, Cancer Research Network, University of Sydney


2013 – 2014 Member of the program committee of the Annual International Conference on Advances in Veterinary Science Research (VetSci 2013, 2014), Singapore


2013 – 2014 Member of the organizing and program committee of the Sydney Cancer Conference, 2014


2013 – 2014 Member of the organizing and program committee of the Genetic Society of AustralAsia Conference, 2014

Media appearances

Media coverage and interviews

Girardeau et al. (2018) Nat. Ecol. Evol., https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-018-0558-7, Altmetrics: 532.

Dawson et al. (2018) Nature Comm. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-05737-w, Altmetrics: 92.

Russell et al (2018) BioEssays, https://doi.org/10.1002/bies.201700146, Altmetrics: 99.

Thomas et al. (2018) PlosBiology, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.2007066, Altmetrics: 72.

Ujvari et al. (2016) Nature Sci. Report, https://www.nature.com/articles/srep25093, Altmetrics: 173.

Thomas et al. (2016) Trends in Cancer, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trecan.2016.06.009, Altmetrics: 209.

Ujvari et al. (2015) PNAS, https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1511706112, Altmetrics: 108.

• “Animal instincts could help in cancer fight, Deakin researcher says” by Dundas, G. Geelong Advertiser, January 2015.

• “Devil cancer invincible” by Elizabeth Lord, Hobart Mercury, 2012

• “Deadly devil disease is here to stay” by Laura Boness, Science Illustrated, 2012

• “Devil’s Contagious Cancer Evolves” by Jesse Jenkins, Biotechniques, 2012

• “Evolving cancer could spare Tassie devils” by Anna Salleh, ABC Science, 2012

• “Tasmanian Devil's Sneaky, Contagious Cancer Evolves” by Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience, 2012

• “Killer Cane Toads”, ABC Television, Nexus, 2003 and National Geographic, 2006

• “Snakes alive!” by Geordie Torr and David Hancock, Australian Geographic, 2004

• “The Great Hungarian Plain”, The Mystique Of The Magyars”; ABC Radio, 2000

Research advertised on public and scientific websites

• “Comparative Oncology Special Interest Group” - http://sydney.edu.au/vetscience/research/comparative-oncology/index.shtml

• “Comparative Oncology SIG (CO-SIG) activities” Cancer Research Network, The University of Sydney, June 2013.

• IBECC2013 Carl Zimmer “The Devil’s Tumor: How Cancer Evolved into a New Form of life” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrGoaTHEoCA

• “Featured CRN member “Cancer Research Network, The University of Sydney, September 2012.

 

• “Infected Tasmanian devils reveal how cancer cells evolve in response to humans” by ScienceDaily (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140218100709.htm)

 

• “Infected Tasmanian devils reveal how cancer cells evolve in response to humans” by ScienceCodex (http://www.sciencecodex.com/infected_tasmanian_devils_reveal_how_cancer_cells_evolve_in_response_to_humans-128069)

 

• “Age and Immune response” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4Vh7IKkXVI&feature=c4-overview&list=UUOuiMut9agh85AHukn-6b7Q

Research groups

http://wildgenesgroup.com/

Awards

2012 Dean’s Discretion Funds (Fac.Vet. Sci. USyd) to attend the National Cancer Institute Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute, USA

2014 Ian Potter Travel Award to attend Workshop on Telomere Dynamics in Glasgow

2015 Building National and International Collaboration Award, SLE, Deakin University

2015 Excellence in Research Award, School of Life and Environmental Sciences (SLE), Deakin University

2016 Australian Academy of Science, France-Australia Science Innovation Collaboration Fellowship (FASIC)

2016 University of Montpellier, International mobility award

2016 Vice-Chancellor’s ‘Highly Commended’ for International Research Engagement

2017 Building National and International Collaboration Award, SEBE, Deakin University

2018 GCEID Professional Development Award

2018 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for outstanding contribution

2019 Prix La Research 2019, La Science en Avance – Coup de Couer, awarded by the journal “La Recherche” for best scientific article of the year

Projects

Visit the following link for detailed info on projects:

http://wildgenesgroup.com/

Publications

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2020

Eco-evolutionary perspectives of the dynamic relationships linking senescence and cancer

J Lematre, S Pavard, M Giraudeau, O Vincze, G Jennings, R Hamede, B Ujvari, F Thomas

(2020), Vol. 34, pp. 141-152, Functional ecology, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Spontaneous activity rates and resting metabolism: support for the allocation model of energy management at the among-individual level

P Biro, F Thomas, B Ujvari, B Adriaenssens, C Beckmann

(2020), Vol. 126, pp. 32-39, Ethology, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

The evolution of resistance and tolerance as cancer defences

Frdric Thomas, Mathieu Giraudeau, Flora Gouzerh, Justine Boutry, Franois Renaud, Pascal Pujol, Aurlie Tasiemski, Florence Bernex, Antonio Maraver, Emilie Bousquet, Laurent Dormont, Jens Osterkamp, Benjamin Roche, R Hamede, Beata Ujvari

(2020), pp. 1-8, Parasitology, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal article

Rare and unique adaptations to cancer in domesticated species: an untapped resource?

Frdric Thomas, Mathieu Giraudeau, Nolwenn Dheilly, Flora Gouzerh, Justine Boutry, Christa Beckmann, Peter Biro, Rodrigo Hamede, Jerome Abadie, Sophie Labrut, Margaux Bieuville, Dorothe Misse, Georgina Bramwell, Aaron Schultz, Guillaume Le Loc?H, Orsolya Vincze, Benjamin Roche, Franois Renaud, Tracey Russell, Beata Ujvari

(2020), pp. 1-10, Evolutionary applications, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Will urbanisation affect the expression level of genes related to cancer of wild great tits?

M Giraudeau, H Watson, D Powell, O Vincze, F Thomas, T Sepp, B Ujvari, G Le Loc'h, C Isaksson

(2020), Vol. 714, pp. 1-6, Science of the total environment, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Global meta-analysis of over 50 years of multidisciplinary and international collaborations on transmissible cancers

A Dujon, G Schofield, G Bramwell, N Raven, R Hamede, F Thomas, B Ujvari

(2020), pp. 1-11, Evolutionary applications, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

The ecology and evolution of wildlife cancers: Applications for management and conservation

R Hamede, R Owen, H Siddle, S Peck, M Jones, A Dujon, M Giraudeau, B Roche, B Ujvari, F Thomas

(2020), pp. 1-14, Evolutionary Applications, Hoboken, N.J., C1

journal article

High numbers of unrelated reproductives in the Australian 'higher' termite Nasutitermes exitiosus (Blattodea: Termitidae)

A Montagu, T Lee, B Ujvari, V McCarl, T Evans, N Lo

(2020), Vol. 67, pp. 281-294, Insectes sociaux, Paris, France, C1

journal article

Transmissible cancers in an evolutionary perspective

A Dujon, R Gatenby, G Bramwell, N MacDonald, E Dohrmann, N Raven, A Schultz, R Hamede, A Grard, M Giraudeau, F Thomas, B Ujvari

(2020), Vol. 23, pp. 1-12, iScience, Cambridge, Mass., C1

journal article

Can energetic capacity help explain why physical activity reduces cancer risk?

P Biro, F Thomas, B Ujvari, C Beckmann

(2020), Trends in cancer, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Predation shapes the impact of cancer on population dynamics and the evolution of cancer resistance

C Perret, C Gidoin, B Ujvari, F Thomas, B Roche

(2020), pp. 1-12, Evolutionary applications, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

The interface between ecology, evolution, and cancer: more than ever a relevant research direction for both oncologists and ecologists

Frederic Thomas, Benjamin Roche, Mathieu Giraudeau, Rodrigo Hamede, Beata Ujvari

(2020), pp. 1-5, Evolutionary applications, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Cancer and mosquitoes - An unsuspected close connection

A Arnal, B Roche, L Gouagna, A Dujon, B Ujvari, V Corbel, F Remoue, A Poinsignon, J Pompon, M Giraudeau, F Simard, D Miss, T Lefvre, F Thomas

(2020), Vol. 743, Science of the Total Environment, C1

journal article
2019

Revealing the origin and evolutionary trajectory of DFTD using genetics and genomics

Belinda Wright, Beata Ujvari, Janine Deakin, Murchison Elisabeth, Kathy Belov

(2019), pp. 31-45, Saving the Tasmanian Devil: recovery through science-based management, Clayton South, Vic., B1

book chapter

Extreme competence: keystone hosts of infections

Lynn Martin, BriAnne Addison, Andrew Bean, Katherine Buchanan, Ondi Crino, Justin Eastwood, Andrew Flies, Rodrigo Hamede, Geoffrey Hill, Marcel Klaassen, Rebecca Koch, Johanne Martens, Constanza Napolitano, Edward Narayan, Lee Peacock, Alison Peel, Anne Peters, Nynke Raven, Alice Risely, Michael Roast, Lee Rollins, Manuel Ruiz-Aravena, Dan Selechnik, Helena Stokes, Beata Ujvari, Laura Grogan

(2019), Vol. 34, pp. 303-314, Trends in ecology & evolution, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Urban environment and cancer in wildlife: Available evidence and future research avenues

T Sepp, B Ujvari, P Ewald, F Thomas, M Giraudeau

(2019), Vol. 286, pp. 1-8, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: biological sciences, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Transmissible cancer and the evolution of sex

F Thomas, T Madsen, M Giraudeau, D Misse, R Hamede, O Vincze, F Renaud, B Roche, B Ujvari

(2019), Vol. 17, pp. 1-9, PLoS biology, San Francisco, Calif., C1

journal article

Obesity paradox in cancer: is bigger really better?

B Ujvari, C Jacqueline, D Misse, V Amar, J Fitzpatrick, G Jennings, C Beckmann, S Rome, P Biro, R Gatenby, J Brown, L Almeida, F Thomas

(2019), Vol. 12, pp. 1092-1095, Evolutionary applications, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Tracing the rise of malignant cell lines: distribution, epidemiology and evolutionary interactions of two transmissible cancers in Tasmanian devils

Samantha James, Geordie Jennings, Young Kwon, Maximilian Stammnitz, Alexandra Fraik, Andrew Storfer, Sebastien Comte, David Pemberton, Samantha Fox, Bill Brown, Ruth Pye, Gregory Woods, Bruce Lyons, Paul Hohenlohe, Hamish McCallum, Hannah Siddle, Frederic Thomas, Beata Ujvari, Elizabeth Murchison, Menna Jones, Rodrigo Hamede

(2019), Vol. 12, pp. 1772-1780, Evolutionary applications, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Multiple paternity and precocial breeding in wild Tasmanian devils, Sarcophilus harrisii (Marsupialia: Dasyuridae)

T Russell, A Lane, J Clarke, C Hogg, K Morris, T Keeley, T Madsen, B Ujvari

(2019), Vol. 128, pp. 201-210, Biological journal of the Linnean Society, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal article

Differences in mutational processes and intra-tumour heterogeneity between organs: The local selective filter hypothesis

Mathieu Giraudeau, Tuul Sepp, Beata Ujvari, Franois Renaud, Aurlie Tasiemski, Benjamin Roche, Jean-Pascal Capp, Frdric Thomas

(2019), Vol. 2019, pp. 139-146, Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health, Oxford, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Metastasis and the evolution of dispersal

Tazzio Tissot, Franois Massol, Beata Ujvari, Catherine Alix-Panabieres, Nicolas Loeuille, Frdric Thomas

(2019), Vol. 286, pp. 1-9, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: biological sciences, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Can postfertile life stages evolve as an anticancer mechanism?

Frdric Thomas, Mathieu Giraudeau, Franois Renaud, Beata Ujvari, Benjamin Roche, Pascal Pujol, Michel Raymond, Jean-Franois Lemaitre, Alexandra Alvergne

(2019), Vol. 17, pp. 1-19, PLOS biology, San Francisco, Calif., C1

journal article
2018

Oncogenesis as a selective force: adaptive evolution in the face of a transmissible cancer

T Russell, T Madsen, F Thomas, N Raven, R Hamede, B Ujvari

(2018), Vol. 40, pp. 1-9, Bioessays, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Cancer is not (only) a senescence problem

F Thomas, F Vavre, T Tissot, M Vittecoq, M Giraudeau, F Bernex, D Misse, F Renaud, N Raven, C Beckmann, R Hamede, P Biro, B Ujvari

(2018), Vol. 4, pp. 169-172, Trends in cancer, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Evolved dependence in response to cancer

F Thomas, I Kareva, N Raven, R Hamede, P Pujol, B Roche, B Ujvari

(2018), Vol. 33, pp. 269-276, Trends in ecology & evolution, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

MHC diversity and female age underpin reproductive success in an Australian icon; the Tasmanian Devil

T Russell, S Lisovski, M Olsson, G Brown, R Spindler, A Lane, T Keeley, C Hibbard, C Hogg, F Thomas, K Belov, B Ujvari, T Madsen

(2018), Vol. 8, pp. 1-8, Scientific reports, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Genetic diversity, inbreeding and cancer

B Ujvari, M Klaassen, N Raven, T Russell, M Vittecoq, R Hamede, F Thomas, T Madsen

(2018), Vol. 285, pp. 1-8, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: biological sciences, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Turning natural adaptations to oncogenic factors into an ally in the war against cancer

M Vittecoq, M Giraudeau, T Sepp, D Marcogliese, M Klaassen, F Renaud, B Ujvari, F Thomas

(2018), Vol. 11, pp. 836-844, Evolutionary applications, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Cross-talk between EGFR and IL-6 drives oncogenic signaling and offers therapeutic opportunities in cancer

K Ray, B Ujvari, V Ramana, J Donald

(2018), Vol. 41, pp. 18-27, Cytokine and growth factor reviews, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Live bird markets in Bangladesh as a potentially important source for avian influenza virus transmission

M Hassan, M Ahasanul Hoque, B Ujvari, M Klaassen

(2018), Vol. 156, pp. 22-27, Preventive veterinary medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Human activities might influence oncogenic processes in wild animal populations

M Giraudeau, T Sepp, B Ujvari, P Ewald, F Thomas

(2018), Vol. 2018, pp. 1-6, Nature ecology & evolution, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Metabolic scope as a proximate constraint on individual behavioral variation: effects on personality, plasticity, and predictability

P Biro, T Garland, C Beckmann, B Ujvari, F Thomas, J Post

(2018), Vol. 192, pp. 142-154, American naturalist, Chicago, Ill., C1

journal article

Social environment mediates cancer progression in Drosophila

Erika Dawson, Tiphaine Bailly, Julie Dos Santos, Cline Moreno, Malle Devilliers, Brigitte Maroni, Cdric Sueur, Andreu Casali, Beata Ujvari, Frederic Thomas, Jacques Montagne, Frederic Mery

(2018), Vol. 9, Nature communications, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Is adaptive therapy natural?

Frdric Thomas, Emmanuel Donnadieu, Guillaume Charriere, Camille Jacqueline, Aurlie Tasiemski, Pascal Pujol, Franois Renaud, Benjamin Roche, Rodrigo Hamede, Joel Brown, Robert Gatenby, Beata Ujvari

(2018), Vol. 16, PLoS biology, San Francisco, Calif., C1

journal article

How is the evolution of tumour resistance at organ-scale impacted by the importance of the organ for fitness?

Cindy Gidoin, Beata Ujvari, Frdric Thomas, Benjamin Roche

(2018), Vol. 18, pp. 1-10, BMC evolutionary biology, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2017

Cancer prevalence and etiology in wild and captive animals

T Madsen, A Arnal, M Vittecoq, F Bernex, J Abadie, S Labrut, D Garcia, D Faugere, K Lemberger, C Beckmann, B Roche, F Thomas, B Ujvari

(2017), pp. 11-11, Ecology and evolution of cancer, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

Transmissible cancer: the evolution of interindividual metastasis

B Ujvari, R Gatenby, F Thomas

(2017), pp. 167-175, Ecology and evolution of cancer, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

Toward an ultimate explanation of intratumor heterogeneity

B Ujvari, F Thomas, C Gidoin, A Tasiemski, P Ewald, B Roche

(2017), pp. 219-222, Ecology and evolution of cancer, Abingdon, Eng., B1

book chapter

Curvilinear telomere length dynamics in a squamate reptile

B Ujvari, P Biro, J Charters, G Brown, K Heasman, C Beckmann, T Madsen

(2017), Vol. 31, pp. 753-759, Functional ecology, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Cancer: a disease at the crossroads of trade-offs

C Jacqueline, P Biro, C Beckmann, A Moller, F Renaud, G Sorci, A Tasiemski, B Ujvari, F Thomas

(2017), Vol. 10, pp. 215-225, Evolutionary applications: evolutionary approaches to environmental, biomedical and socio-economic issues, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Cancer brings forward oviposition in the fly Drosophila melanogaster

A Arnal, C Jacqueline, B Ujvari, L Leger, C Moreno, D Faugere, A Tasiemski, C Boidin-Wichlacz, D Misse, F Renaud, J Montagne, A Casali, B Roche, F Mery, F Thomas

(2017), Vol. 7, pp. 272-276, Ecology and evolution, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Changes in diet associated with cancer: an evolutionary perspective

F Thomas, S Rome, F Mery, E Dawson, J Montagne, P Biro, C Beckmann, F Renaud, R Poulin, M Raymond, B Ujvari

(2017), Vol. 10, pp. 651-657, Evolutionary applications, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Infections and cancer: the "fifty shades of immunity" hypothesis

C Jacqueline, A Tasiemski, G Sorci, B Ujvari, F Maachi, D Miss, F Renaud, P Ewald, F Thomas, B Roche

(2017), Vol. 17, pp. 1-11, BMC Cancer, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Purifying selection and concerted evolution of RNA-sensing toll-like receptors in migratory waders

N Raven, S Lisovski, M Klaassen, N Lo, T Madsen, S Ho, B Ujvari

(2017), Vol. 53, pp. 135-145, Infection, genetics and evolution, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Cancer adaptations: atavism, de novo selection, or something in between?

F Thomas, B Ujvari, F Renaud, M Vincent

(2017), Vol. 39, pp. 1-7, Bioessays, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Gut microbiota of a long-distance migrant demonstrates resistance against environmental microbe incursions

A Risely, D Waite, B Ujvari, M Klaassen, B Hoye

(2017), Vol. 26, pp. 5842-2854, Molecular ecology, London, Eng., C1

journal article

No signs of Na+/K+?ATPase adaptations to an invasive exotic toxic prey in native squamate predators

K Pinch, T Madsen, B Ujvari

(2017), Vol. 42, pp. 929-933, Austral ecology, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

The importance of cancer cells for animal evolutionary ecology

F Thomas, C Jacqueline, T Tissot, M Henard, S Blanchet, G Loot, E Dawson, F Mery, F Renaud, J Montagne, C Beckmann, P Biro, R Hamede, B Ujvari

(2017), Vol. 1, pp. 1592-1595, Nature ecology and evolution, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Active migration is associated with specific and consistent changes to gut microbiota in Calidris shorebirds

A Risely, D Waite, B Ujvari, B Hoye, M Klaassen

(2017), pp. 1-23, Journal of animal ecology, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Ecology and evolution of cancer

B Ujvari, B Roche, F Thomas

(2017), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, A7

edited book
2016

Floods and famine: Climate-induced collapse of a tropical predator-prey community

B Ujvari, G Brown, R Shine, T Madsen

(2016), Vol. 30, pp. 453-458, Functional Ecology, C1

journal article

The guardians of inherited oncogenic vulnerabilities

A Arnal, T Tissot, B Ujvari, L Nunney, E Solary, L Laplane, F Bonhomme, M Vittecoq, A Tasiemski, F Renaud, P Pujol, B Roche, F Thomas

(2016), Vol. 70, pp. 1-6, Evolution, Hoboken, N.J., C1

journal article

The evolutionary ecology of transmissible cancers.

B Ujvari, R Gatenby, F Thomas

(2016), Vol. 39, pp. 293-303, Infection, genetics and evolution, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Host manipulation by cancer cells: Expectations, facts, and therapeutic implications.

T Tissot, A Arnal, C Jacqueline, R Poulin, T Lefvre, F Mery, F Renaud, B Roche, F Massol, M Salzet, P Ewald, A Tasiemski, B Ujvari, F Thomas

(2016), Vol. 38, pp. 276-285, BioEssays, Hoboken, N.J., C1

journal article

Do cell-autonomous and non-cell-autonomous effects drive the structure of tumor ecosystems?

T Tissot, B Ujvari, E Solary, P Lassus, B Roche, F Thomas

(2016), Vol. 1865, pp. 147-154, Biochimica et biophysica acta: international journal of biochemistry and biophysics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Cancer and life-history traits: lessons from host-parasite interactions

B Ujvari, C Beckmann, P Biro, A Arnal, A Tasiemski, F Massol, M Salzet, F Mery, C Boidin-Wichlacz, D Misse, F Renaud, M Vittecoq, T Tissot, B Roche, R Poulin, F Thomas

(2016), Vol. 143, pp. 533-541, Parasitology, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal article

Intrinsic versus Extrinsic Cancer Risks: The Debate Continues

F Thomas, B Roche, B Ujvari

(2016), Vol. 2, pp. 68-69, Trends in cancer, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Immunoglubolin dynamics and cancer prevalence in Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii).

B Ujvari, R Hamede, S Peck, D Pemberton, M Jones, K Belov, T Madsen

(2016), Vol. 6, pp. 1-5, Scientific reports, London, Eng, C1

journal article

Transmissible cancers, are they more common than thought?

B Ujvari, R Gatenby, F Thomas

(2016), Vol. 9, pp. 633-634, Evolutionary Applications, Hoboken, N.J., C1

journal article

Transmissible cancers in an evolutionary context.

B Ujvari, A Papenfuss, K Belov

(2016), Vol. 38, pp. S14-S23, Bioessays, Hoboken, N. J., C1

journal article

Evolutionary Ecology of Organs: A Missing Link in Cancer Development?

F Thomas, R Nesse, R Gatenby, C Gidoin, F Renaud, B Roche, B Ujvari

(2016), Vol. 2, pp. 409-415, Trends in Cancer, C1

journal article
2015

Animal behaviour and cancer

M Vittecoq, H Ducasse, A Arnal, A Mller, B Ujvari, C Jacqueline, T Tissot, D Miss, F Bernex, N Pirot, K Lemberger, J Abadie, S Labrut, F Bonhomme, F Renaud, B Roche, F Thomas

(2015), Vol. 101, pp. 19-26, Animal behaviour, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Bad luck and cancer: Does evolution spin the wheel of fortune?

B Roche, B Ujvari, F Thomas

(2015), Vol. 37, pp. 586-587, BioEssays, Weinheim, Germany, C1

journal article

Evolutionary perspective of cancer: myth, metaphors, and reality

A Arnal, B Ujvari, B Crespi, R Gatenby, T Tissot, M Vittecoq, P Ewald, A Casali, H Ducasse, C Jacqueline, D Miss, F Renaud, B Roche, F Thomas

(2015), Vol. 8, pp. 541-544, Evolutionary applications, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Cancer: an emergent property of disturbed resource-rich environments? Ecology meets personalized medicine

H Ducasse, A Arnal, M Vittecoq, S Daoust, B Ujvari, C Jacqueline, T Tissot, P Ewald, R Gatenby, K King, F Bonhomme, J Brodeur, F Renaud, E Solary, B Roche, F Thomas

(2015), Vol. 8, pp. 527-540, Evolutionary applications, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Characterization of antibody V segment diversity in the Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii)

B Ujvari, K Belov

(2015), Vol. 167, pp. 156-165, Veterinary immunology and immunopathology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Widespread convergence in toxin resistance by predictable molecular evolution

B Ujvari, N Casewell, K Sunagar, K Arbuckle, W Wster, N Lo, D O'Meally, C Beckmann, G King, E Deplazes, T Madsen

(2015), Vol. 112, pp. 11911-11916, National Academy of Sciences. Proceedings, Washington, D.C., C1

journal article

Can Peto's paradox be used as the null hypothesis to identify the role of evolution in natural resistance to cancer? A critical review

H Ducasse, B Ujvari, E Solary, M Vittecoq, A Arnal, F Bernex, N Pirot, D Misse, F Bonhomme, F Renaud, F Thomas, B Roche

(2015), Vol. 15, pp. 1-9, BMC cancer, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Identification, characterisation and expression analysis of natural killer receptor genes in Chlamydia pecorum infected koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus)

K Morris, M Mathew, C Waugh, B Ujvari, P Timms, A Polkinghorne, K Belov

(2015), Vol. 16, pp. 1-11, BMC genomics, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Detection of Aspergillus-specific antibodies by agar gel double immunodiffusion and IgG ELISA in feline upper respiratory tract aspergillosis

V Barrs, B Ujvari, N Dhand, I Peters, J Talbot, L Johnson, F Billen, P Martin, J Beatty, K Belov

(2015), Vol. 203, pp. 285-289, Veterinary journal, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Population demography of frillneck lizards (Chlamydosaurus kingii, Gray 1825) in the wet-dry tropics of Australia

B Ujvari, P Fisher, J Rydell, R Wahlgren, B Wright, T Madsen

(2015), Vol. 40, pp. 60-66, Austral ecology, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

journal article
2014

Anthropogenic selection enhances cancer evolution in Tasmanian devil tumours

B Ujvari, A Pearse, K Swift, P Hodson, B Hua, S Pyecroft, R Taylor, R Hamede, M Jones, K Belov, T Madsen

(2014), Vol. 7, pp. 260-265, Evolutionary Applications, C1-1

journal article

What causes canine sino-nasal aspergillosis? A molecular approach to species identification

J Talbot, L Johnson, P Martin, J Beatty, D Sutton, F Billen, C Halliday, J Gibson, S Kidd, J Steiner, B Ujvari, V Barrs

(2014), Vol. 200, pp. 17-21, Veterinary Journal, C1-1

journal article

Invasive toxic prey may imperil the survival of an iconic giant lizard, the Komodo dragon

B Ujvari, H Mun, A Conigrave, C Ciofi, T Madsen

(2014), Vol. 20, pp. 363-365, Pacific conservation biology, Sydney, N. S. W., C1-1

journal article

Diet fatty acid profile, membrane composition and lifespan: an experimental study using the blowfly (Calliphora stygia)

M Kelly, M Usher, B Ujvari, T Madsen, J Wallman, W Buttemer, A Hulbert

(2014), Vol. 138, pp. 15-25, Mechanisms of ageing and development, Shannon, Ireland, C1-1

journal article
2013

Placental lipoprotein lipase (LPL) gene expression in a placentotrophic lizard, Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii

O Griffith, B Ujvari, K Belov, M Thompson

(2013), Vol. 320, pp. 465-470, Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution, C1-1

journal article

Queensland northern quolls are not immune to cane toad toxin

B Ujvari, M Oakwood, T Madsen

(2013), Vol. 40, pp. 228-231, Wildlife Research, C1-1

journal article

Invader impact clarifies the roles of top-down and bottom-up effects on tropical snake populations

G Brown, B Ujvari, T Madsen, R Shine

(2013), Vol. 27, pp. 351-361, Functional Ecology, C1-1

journal article

Evolution of a contagious cancer: Epigenetic variation in Devil Facial Tumour Disease

B Ujvari, A Pearse, S Peck, C Harmsen, R Taylor, S Pyecroft, T Madsen, A Papenfuss, K Belov

(2013), Vol. 280, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, C1-1

journal article

Identification of natural killer cell receptor genes in the genome of the marsupial Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii)

L Van Der Kraan, E Wong, N Lo, B Ujvari, K Belov

(2013), Vol. 65, pp. 25-35, Immunogenetics, C1-1

journal article

Isolation breeds naivety: Island living robs Australian varanid lizards of toad-toxin immunity via four-base-pair mutation

B Ujvari, H Mun, A Conigrave, A Bray, J Osterkamp, P Halling, T Madsen

(2013), Vol. 67, pp. 289-294, Evolution, C1-1

journal article
2012

New insights into the role of MHC diversity in devil facial tumour disease

A Lane, Y Cheng, B Wright, R Hamede, L Levan, M Jones, B Ujvari, K Belov

(2012), Vol. 7, PLoS ONE, C1-1

journal article

DNA methylation in the termite coptotermes lacteus

N Lo, B Li, B Ujvari

(2012), Vol. 59, pp. 257-261, Insectes Sociaux, C1-1

journal article

Telomere Dynamics and Homeostasis in a Transmissible Cancer

B Ujvari, A Pearse, R Taylor, S Pyecroft, C Flanagan, S Gombert, A Papenfuss, T Madsen, K Belov

(2012), Vol. 7, PLoS ONE, C1-1

journal article
2011

Climate change, multiple paternity and offspring survival in lizards

M Olsson, T Schwartz, E Wapstra, T Uller, B Ujvari, T Madsen, R Shine

(2011), Vol. 65, pp. 3323-3326, Evolution, C1-1

journal article

Major histocompatibility complex (MHC) markers in conservation biology

B Ujvari, K Belov

(2011), Vol. 12, pp. 5168-5186, International Journal of Molecular Sciences, C1-1

journal article

Do natural antibodies compensate for humoral immunosenescence in tropical pythons?

B Ujvari, T Madsen

(2011), Vol. 25, pp. 813-817, Functional Ecology, C1-1

journal article

The potential demise of a population of adders (Vipera berus) in Smygehuk, Sweden

T Madsen, B Ujvari

(2011), Vol. 6, pp. 72-74, Herpetological conservation and biology, Texarkana, Tex., C1-1

journal article

Detecting the impact of invasive species on native fauna: Cane toads (Bufo marinus), frillneck lizards (Chlamydosaurus kingii) and the importance of spatial replication

B Ujvari, R Shine, T Madsen

(2011), Vol. 36, pp. 126-130, Austral Ecology, C1-1

journal article

In hot pursuit: Fluctuating mating system and sexual selection in sand lizards

M Olsson, E Wapstra, T Schwartz, T Madsen, B Ujvari, T Uller

(2011), Vol. 65, pp. 574-583, Evolution, C1-1

journal article

A microsatellite-based test of the reticulitermes speratus genetic caste determination model in coptotermes lacteus

B Ujvari, B Li, T Evans, A King, O Kitade, N Lo

(2011), Vol. 58, pp. 365-370, Insectes Sociaux, C1-1

journal article
2010

Climate-driven impacts of prey abundance on the population structure of a tropical aquatic predator

B Ujvari, S Andersson, G Brown, R Shine, T Madsen

(2010), Vol. 119, pp. 188-196, Oikos, C1-1

journal article
2009

Experimental studies of blowfly (Calliphora stygia) longevity: A little dietary fat is beneficial but too much is detrimental

B Ujvari, J Wallman, T Madsen, M Whelan, A Hulbert

(2009), Vol. 154, pp. 383-388, Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - A Molecular and Integrative Physiology, C1-1

journal article

Short telomeres in hatchling snakes: Erythrocyte telomere dynamics and longevity in tropical pythons

B Ujvari, T Madsen

(2009), Vol. 4, PLoS ONE, C1-1

journal article

Increased mortality of naive varanid lizards after the invasion of non-native cane toads (Bufo marinus)

B Ujvari, T Madsen

(2009), Vol. 4, pp. 248-251, Herpetological Conservation and Biology, C1-1

journal article

Molecular and morphological description of a Hepatozoon species in reptiles and their ticks in the Northern Territory, Australia

I Vilcins, B Ujvari, J Old, E Deane

(2009), Vol. 95, pp. 434-442, Journal of parasitology, Lawrence, Ks., C1-1

journal article
2008

Complete mitochondrial genome of the frillneck lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingii, Reptilia; Agamidae), another squamate with two control regions

B Ujvari, T Madsen

(2008), Vol. 19, pp. 465-470, Mitochondrial DNA, C1-1

journal article

Population genetic structure, gene flow and sex-biased dispersal in frillneck lizards (Chlamydosaurus kingii)

B Ujvari, M Dowton, T Madsen

(2008), Vol. 17, pp. 3557-3564, Molecular Ecology, C1-1

journal article

Population genetic structure, gene flow and sex-biased dispersal in frillneck lizards (Chlamydosaurus kingii)

B Ujvari, M Dowton, T Madsen

(2008), Vol. 17, pp. 3557-3564, Molecular Ecology, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2007

Mitochondrial DNA recombination in a free-ranging Australian lizard

B Ujvari, M Dowton, T Madsen

(2007), Vol. 3, pp. 189-192, Biology letters, London, England, C1-1

journal article

Do 'infectious' prey select for high levels of natural antibodies in tropical pythons?

T Madsen, B Ujvari, K Nandakumar, D Hasselquist, R Holmdahl

(2007), Vol. 21, pp. 271-279, Evolutionary ecology, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article
2006

Size matters: Extraordinary rodent abundance on an Australian tropical flood plain

T Madsen, B Ujvari, R Shine, W Buttemer, M Olsson

(2006), Vol. 31, pp. 361-365, Austral Ecology, C1-1

journal article

MHC class I variation associates with parasite resistance and longevity in tropical pythons

T Madsen, B Ujvari

(2006), Vol. 19, pp. 1973-1978, Journal of evolutionary biology, Chichester, England, C1-1

journal article

Rain, rats and pythons: climate-driven population dynamics of predators and prey in tropical Australia

T Madsen, B Ujvari, R Shine, M Olsson

(2006), Vol. 31, pp. 30-37, Austral ecology, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

journal article

Age, parasites, and condition affect humoral immune response in tropical pythons

B Ujvari, T Madsen

(2006), Vol. 17, pp. 20-24, Behavioral ecology, Cary, NC, C1-1

journal article
2005

Does mate guarding prevent rival mating in snow skinks? A test using AFLP

M Olsson, B Ujvari, E Wapstra, T Madsen, R Shine, S Bensch

(2005), Vol. 61, pp. 389-394, Herpetologica, Lawrence, KS, C1-1

journal article

Costly parasite resistance: a genotype-dependent handicap in sand lizards?

M Olsson, E Wapstra, T Madsen, B Ujvari, C Rugfelt

(2005), Vol. 1, pp. 375-377, Biology letters, London, England, C1-1

journal article

Severe malformation in neonate Vipera ursinii rakosiensis

T Tth, J Gl, B jvri, T Madsen

(2005), Vol. 26, pp. 388-390, Amphibia reptilia, Leiden, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Discrepancy in mitochondrial and nuclear polymorphism in meadow vipers (Vipera ursinii) questions the unambiguous use of mtDNA in conservation studies

B Ujvari, T Madsen, M Olsson

(2005), Vol. 26, pp. 287-292, Amphibia reptilia, Leiden, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

MHC, health, color, and reproductive success in sand lizards

M Olsson, T Madsen, E Wapstra, B Silverin, B Ujvari, H Wittzell

(2005), Vol. 58, pp. 289-294, Behavioral ecology and sociobiology, Heidelberg, Germany, C1-1

journal article

Paternal alleles enhance female reproductive success in tropical pythons

T Madsen, B Ujvari, M Olsson, R Shine

(2005), Vol. 14, pp. 1783-1787, Molecular ecology, Chichester, England, C1-1

journal article

Old pythons stay fit : effects of haematozoan infections on life history traits of a large tropical predator

T Madsen, B Ujvari, M Olsson

(2005), Vol. 142, pp. 407-412, Oecologia, Heidelberg, Germany, C1-1

journal article

The role of Haldane's rule in sex allocation

M Olsson, T Madsen, T Uller, E Wapstra, B Ujvari

(2005), Vol. 59, pp. 221-225, Evolution, Oxford, England, C1-1

journal article
2004

Offspring-driven local dispersal in female sand lizards (Lacerta agilis)

K Ryberg, M Olsson, E Wapstra, T Madsen, S Anderholm, B Ujvari

(2004), Vol. 17, pp. 1215-1220, Journal of evolutionary biology, Chichester, England, C1-1

journal article

Novel genes continue to enhance population growth in adders (Vipera berus)

T Madsen, B Ujvari, M Olsson

(2004), Vol. 120, pp. 145-147, Biological conservation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Haldane rules: costs of outbreeding at production of daughters in sand lizards

M Olsson, B Ujvari, T Madsen, T Uller, E Wapstra

(2004), Vol. 7, pp. 924-928, Ecology letters, Chichester, England, C1-1

journal article

High prevalence of Hepatozoon spp. (Apicomplexa, Hepatozoidae) infection in water pythons (Liasis fuscus) from tropical Australia

B Ujvari, T Madsen, M Olsson

(2004), Vol. 90, pp. 670-672, Journal of parasitology, Lincoln, Nebraska, C1-1

journal article

Fecundity and MHC affects ejaculation tactics and paternity bias in sand lizards

M Olsson, T Madsen, B Ujvari, E Wapstra

(2004), Vol. 58, pp. 906-909, Evolution, Oxford, England, C1-1

journal article
2003

Major histocompatibility complex and mate choice in sand lizards

M Olsson, T Madsen, J Nordby, E Wapstra, B Ujvari, H Wittzell

(2003), Vol. 270, pp. 254-256, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, London, England, C1-1

journal article
2002

Sexual dimorphism in lizard body shape: The roles of sexual selection and fecundity selection

M Olsson, R Shine, E Wapstra, B Ujvari, T Madsen

(2002), Vol. 56, pp. 1538-1541, Evolution, Oxford, England, C1-1

journal article

Low genetic diversity threatens imminent extinction for the Hungarian meadow viper (Vipera ursinii rakosiensis)

B jvri, T Madsen, T Kotenko, M Olsson, R Shine, H Wittzell

(2002), Vol. 105, pp. 127-130, Biological conservation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article
2000

Use of radiotelemetry on snakes: a review

B jvri, Z Korss

(2000), Vol. 46, pp. 115-146, Acta zoologica academiae scientiarum hungaricae, Budapest, Hungary, C1-1

journal article

Life history, population characteristics and conservation of the Hungarian meadow viper (Vipera ursinii rakosiensis)

B jvri, Z Korss, T Pchy

(2000), Vol. 21, pp. 267-278, Amphibia reptilia, Leiden, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Natural selection and the Tasmanian devil

Dr Rodrigo Hamede, A/Prof Beata Ujvari, Prof Frederic Thomas

ARC Linkage - Projects

  • 2020: $30,000
  • 2019: $30,000

Other Public Sector Funding

Genetic analysis for the conservation management of the Eastern Barred Bandicoot and the management of the feral cat population on French Island.

A/Prof Beata Ujvari, Dr Marissa Parrott, Dr Amy Coetse

  • 2019: $29,500

Industry and Other Funding

Understanding the role of migrants in pathogen dispersal: gut microbiome diversity across time and space in a long-distance migrant

Prof Marcel Klaassen, Dr Bethany Hoye, A/Prof Beata Ujvari, Miss Alice Risely

  • 2015: $5,000

Nature's solution, do immunoglobulins fight cancer in Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii)?

A/Prof Beata Ujvari, Dr Rodrigo Hamede, Prof Frederic Thomas, Prof Thomas Madsen

  • 2017: $33,264

Genetic and phenotypic adaptations to a transmissible cancer, the Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumour Disease

A/Prof Beata Ujvari, Ms Nynke Raven

  • 2020: $7,500
  • 2019: $5,100
  • 2017: $5,625

Other Funding Sources

Workshop on diversity in telomere dynamics - Drymen, Scotland 17-20 November 2014

A/Prof Beata Ujvari

  • 2014: $1,200

The enemy within: understanding how cancer shapes life history

A/Prof Beata Ujvari

  • 2016: $4,800

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2018

Yen Ting Wong

Thesis entitled: Study of Inheritance of Alpaca Fibre for Fibre Production Improvement

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Associate Supervisor
2019

Kriti Bimalendu Ray

Thesis entitled: Reporter-gene assays for monoclonal antibodies

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2018

Alice Risely

Thesis entitled: Host-pathogen and host-microbe interactions in migratory animals and their implications for pathogen dispersal

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2017

Mohammad Mahmudul Hassan

Thesis entitled: Who is the culprit: ecology and epidemiology of Avian Influenza at the wildlife-poultry interface in Bangladesh

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences