• 45 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
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PhD Structure Biology (2014), Macquarie University

Dr. Bhumika Shah is a structural biologist with research interests focused on understanding how molecular adaptations translate into ecological success in helpful and harmful microorganisms, by utilising global approaches such as genomics, in combination with molecular biology and biochemistry techniques.

Research interests

Dr Shah's current research investigates marine cyanobacteria, abundant primary producers that underpin the entire oceanic food web. Extensive genomic resources exist for these model organisms, providing a framework to understand how adaptation contributes to their physiology and ecology. Dr Shah's work specifically focusses on the physiological and biochemical interpretation of high-affinity transport proteins that facilitate nutrient assimilation, a protein family that plays key roles in the interaction of the cell with its environment. 

Research Projects available:

  • Discovering nutrient uptake mechanisms of photosynthetic bacteria via recombinant protein characterisation pipeline
  • Gene editing in cyanobacteria using CRISPR methods

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Acinetobacter baumannii Medicine & Life Sciences
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Uridine Diphosphate Medicine & Life Sciences
genomics Agriculture & Biology
Genome Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2017 2017

Research Outputs 2013 2018

  • 45 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 3 Article
  • 1 Meeting abstract

Crystal structure of a UDP-GlcNAc epimerase for surface polysaccharide biosynthesis in Acinetobacter baumannii

Shah, B. S., Ashwood, H. E., Harrop, S. J., Farrugia, D. N., Paulsen, I. T. & Mabbutt, B. C., 19 Jan 2018, In : PLoS ONE. 13, 1, p. 1-19 19 p., e0191610.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Acinetobacter baumannii
Racemases and Epimerases
Uridine Diphosphate
crystal structure
Open Access
Genomic Islands
Acinetobacter baumannii

The complete genome and phenome of a community-acquired Acinetobacter baumannii

Farrugia, D. N., Elbourne, L. D. H., Hassan, K. A., Eijkelkamp, B. A., Tetu, S. G., Brown, M. H., Shah, B. S., Peleg, A. Y., Mabbutt, B. C. & Paulsen, I. T., 19 Mar 2013, In : PLoS ONE. 8, 3, p. 1-13 13 p., e58628.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Acinetobacter baumannii