Amy Paten

Research Scientist

Canberra, ACT

Contact me for

  • Mentoring
  • Sitting on boards or committees
  • Providing an expert opinion
  • Outreach activities
  • Conference presenting
  • Opportunities to collaborate


The environment is under constant pressure from biotic and abiotic stressors, including climate change, chemical contaminants, disease and pathogens, and overuse or mismanagement of natural resources. Understanding and mitigating these multiple threats is vitally important to ensure sustainability and resilience of our natural and managed systems in a rapidly changing world. 

I'm interested in using Systems Biology (integrated multi-omics) to uncover molecular profiles associated with biological stress in different organisms and ecosystems. These unique molecular signatures of stress can be used to understand underlying causal mechanisms, to build models to predict future health trajectories and interventions, and as a diagnostic. 

My current research focuses on nutrition, pesticide and pathogen stress in honeybees.