Researcher Profiles

Phoebe Drioli-Phillips

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Phoebe is a provisional candidate in the Doctor of Philosophy, supervised by Associate Professor Amanda LeCouteur and Dr Rebecca Feo. Phoebe's research interests are men's health and health related communications, help-seeking behaviours and health service utilisation.

Dr Nicholas Collins

ARC Senior Research Associate
Faculty of Sciences

My current research focus is the genetics and physiology of heat tolerance in wheat. I also have expertise in cereal tolerance to other abiotic stresses and resistance to viral and fungal diseases.

Mr Patrick Capon

Postgraduate Student
Faculty of Sciences

Patrick completed his Undergraduate degree in Chemistry at the University of Adelaide in 2014. In 2016 he completed his Masters of Philosophy in Chemistry with a Dean's Commendation for research on N-heterocyclic carbenes in metal-organic frameworks under the supervision of Prof. Christopher Sumby. Patrick is currently a PhD candidate with Prof. Andrew Abell, working on combining fluorescent nitrogen-vacancy nanodiamonds with fluorescent sensors for biologically relevant species.

Dr Xiaohui Xing

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Faculty of Sciences

Dr. Xiaohui Xing received his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Food Science at the University of Guelph in 2014 in Ontario, Canada. Xiaohui conducted all his Ph.D. experiments at a federal carbohydrate chemistry research lab of Agriculture Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), advised collaboratively by carbohydrate chemists Prof. Steve W. Cui and Prof. H. Douglas Goff. After his postdoc work with carbohydrate biochemist Prof. Vincent Bulone at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Xiaohui followed Prof.

Carmine Wainman

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

PhD candidate with research interests in the following fields: sedimentology, stratigraphy, palynology, and coal geology.

Ms Aimee Horsfall

Postgraduate Student
Faculty of Sciences

Aimee graduated from a Bachelor of Science (Molecular & Drug Design) in Chemistry at the University of Adelaide in 2015. She then went on to complete a Master of Philosophy in Chemical Science at the University of Adelaide, with a focus on the secondary structure of peptides constrained with a fluorescent linker, under the supervision of Professor Andrew Abell.

Julian Schwerdt

Faculty of Sciences

I'm a computational biologist and began my scientific career as a software developer building biological databases in the UK. I returned to Australia to take up a position at the South Australian Partnership for Advanced Computing (SAPAC) as a Bioinformatics Specialist. This involved a close association with the Australian Centre for Plant Function Genomics (ACPFG) which in turn lead to a Ph.D and post-doctoral position at the ACPFG and the ARC CoE for Plant Cell Walls.

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