Mr Brendon Goh

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Veterinary Science
Faculty of Science


Brendon Goh is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Veterinary Science, Faculty of Science. He is currently working as a Postdoctoral Researcher investigating the NHMRC grant "Advancing enhanced biosecurity of major arboviral and other vector-borne diseases in Australia through near infrared spectroscopy technology" under the guidance of Dr. Silvia Ciocchetta. His PhD project is titled "Detection of malaria and arboviruses with spectroscopy and machine learning techniques" investigating the NHMRC grant "Development of instantaneous ultra-sensitive diagnostic tool to guide malaria elimination" under the guidance of Dr. Maggy Lord.

Research Impacts

I am currently researching the use of near-infrared spectroscopy technology coupled with machine learning techniques for the detection of pathogens, including arboviruses (such as dengue, Barmah Forest virus, and Ross River virus), malaria, and other parasites.


  • Doctor of Philosophy of Microbiology, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor (Honours) of Microbiology, The University of Queensland
  • Diploma of Microbiology, Ngee Ann Polytechnic


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Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Goh, Brendon, Visendi, Paul, Ciocchetta, Silvia, Soares, Ricardo, Liu, Wenjun and Lord, Maggy (2022). In vitro detection of dengue 1 virus in human whole blood, plasma, and serum with nearinfrared spectroscopy. American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2022 Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, United States, October 30 - November 3, 2022. Arlington, VA United States: American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

  • Sikulu-Lord, Maggy, Lord, Anton Richard, Goh, Brendon, Travis, Jye, Birrell, Geoffrey W., Chavchich, Marina, Harris, Ivor E., Mcleod-Robertson, Stephen, Kent, Anthony, Vanbreda, Karin and Edstein, Michael D. (2021). The near-infrared spectroscopy technique can non-invasively detect malaria parasites through the skin of mice. ASTMH Annual Meeting, Virtual, 17-21 November 2021. Deerfield, IL, United States: American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.abstract2021