Sanmarié Schlebusch is an experienced clinical microbiologist recognised for her research, expertise and implementation of innovative technologies for diagnosis of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance. She has been the Director of Microbiology at Mater Pathology in Brisbane for the last 7 years. She has recently been appointed as Staff Specialist at Forensic and Scientific Services, Health Support Queensland. Forensic and Scientific Services is Queensland’s reference laboratory for notifiable conditions and routinely performs whole genome sequencing for disease surveillance, disease outbreaks and research.
Sanmarié is also a Board Director for NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia), and for Women’s Health Queensland. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia, Associate Fellow of the College of Health Services Management, and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Sanmarié is currently undertaking research on the effects of antibiotics on the gut microbiome using metagenomics. She further contributes to translational medicine and research as senior lecturer with the University of Queensland