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Research interests

My research is focussed on the discovery and biosynthesis of natural products or specialised metabolites from various sources, predominantly bacteria and fungi. Although their roles in nature are not always clear, many of these metabolites possess properties which make them suitable candidates for downstream development by the biotech, pharmaceutical, agricultural, water management and food industries. The broad aims of such research are to generate large numbers of natural products with diverse structures and activities for screening, better understand their biosynthesis at the genetics level, and generate greater molecular diversity using genetic techniques.



B.App.Sci. (Hons) W. Sydney, Ph.D Griffith, MRACI CChem


2018-               Research Fellow, Macquarie University

2018-               Snr Research Scientist, Microbial Screening Technologies, Sydney

2017-2017       Research Assistant, Western Sydney University

2016-2017       Research Associate, Fukui Prefectural University, Japan

2007-2017       Research Associate, University of New South Wales

2015-2016       Visiting Scientist, Fukui Prefectural University, Japan

2006-2007       Research Associate, Scripps Inst. of Oceanography, UCSD, USA

2004-2005       Research Assistant, University of Melbourne

2001-2004       Research Intern, University of Arizona, USA

Education/Academic qualification

Marine Natural Products, Ph.D, Chemical Investigations of Australian Marine Sponges, Griffith University

Applied Chemistry, B. App. Sci. (Hons), Univ of Western Sydney Nepean

External positions

Senior Research Scientist, Microbial Screening Technologies Pty Ltd

8 Jan 2018 → …


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