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Research Fellow

Surgical Infection Research Group

Department of Biomedical Sciences / Department of Clinical Medicine

Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences

Awarded PhD in molecular biology at the University of Sydney in 2005
• 15 years of biology lab experience in translational clinical research
• Ability to work in a busy environment with resources shared between multiple departments and teams
• A flexible, positive, "can do" attitude with a willingness to adapt and learn
• Managing research team, supervising research assistants and over 10 high degree research students
• Liaise with different stakeholders including clinicians, industry partners and collaborators
• Published over 70 scientific research papers and reviewed over 50 scientific research papers
• Presented in over 30 scientific conferences locally and internationally

Current research interests:

  • Characterisation of dry surface biofilms in hospital, aged care centre and home environment
  • Developing new biofilm removal and cleaning validation strategy
  • Efficacy of detergents and disinfectants on dry surface biofilms
  • Determine the efficacy of Mobile Disinfection Unit to inactivate micro-organisms in hospital surface and air environment
  • Sterilisation of orthopaedic and other surgical instruments
  • Bacterial biofilms in medical implants and devices: such as breast implants, dental implants, orthopaedic implants and endoscope tubes
  • Molecular insight of diabetic foot infections
  • Treating bacterial biofilms in chronic wounds
  • Breast implant associated Anaplastic large-cell lymphoma

Education/Academic qualification

Molecular Microbiology, PhD, University of Sydney

Mar 1999Mar 2005

Award Date: 3 Sep 2005

Higher Education, Graduate Certificate, University of Sydney

Feb 2001Dec 2001

Award Date: 1 Dec 2001

Microbiology, Bachelor of Life Science, Fudan University

Sep 1986Jul 1990

Award Date: 15 Jul 1990


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