Waite Diagnostics is a business unit within the University of Adelaide, operating in the School of Agriculture, Food & Wine at the Waite Campus. Professor Mike Keller is the Director of Waite Diagnostics.
Waite Diagnostics aims to utilize the best technology from the most recent research for direct application to rapid, sensitive and reliable detection of plant pathogens.
In this way, Waite Diagnostics is able to test for 12 grapevine viruses and phytoplasmas, as well as other pathogens responsible for various crop diseases. The service is offered nationally and internationally with samples being sent from all over Australia, The United States of America, New Zealand, Germany, Argentina and South Africa.
Testing is carried out by Dr Nuredin Habili, an experienced plant virologist, who is also involved in the research and development of these tests. He has over 20 years' experience working with plant viruses.