Researcher Profiles

Mrs Shanika Amarasinghe

PhD Student
Faculty of Sciences

Shani started her studies as a biology student in Sri Lank, which paved her way to bioinformatics. Currently, she is studying for the PhD in Bioinformatics under the supervision of Dr. Ute Baumann, Dr. Nathan S. Watson-Haigh, Dr. Stuart Roy and Prof. Matthew GIlliham at the University of Adelaide, Australia. Her project mainly focuses on identifying salt tolerant mechanisms in crops (barley). Transcriptomic and network analysis and molecular phylogenetic studies are mainly used in her project. She is expected to complete her PhD by December 2017.

Professor David Lewis

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

As a Chemical Engineer my R&D activities focus on hydrothermal processing of organic feedstocks for the production and commercialisation of sustainable products. I am an experienced Chartered Chemical Engineer with a strong background in leadership and proficient at motivating teams. My industry based career has provided me the opportunity to work in the mining, automation, hospitality and defence industries.

Azmeraw Amare

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Azmeraw T. Amare is a Clinical Epidemiologist and data scientist interested in precision medicine, the pharmacogenomics of antidepressants (SSRIs) & mood stabilizers (lithium), translational medicine and also in global health.

Dr Gudrun Schober

Postdoctoral Fellow
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Dr. Gudrun Schober is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Intestinal Nutrient Sensing Group based at the South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) where she investigates the form and function of the intestinal sweet taste system. This system senses intestinal glucose, and can regulate the control of gut hormones and glucose absorption.

Dr Sally Martin

Post Doctoral - Researcher
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Dr Martin is currently a post-doctoral researcher in the Myeloma Research Laboratory, School of Medical Sciences, University of Adelaide, based at the SAHMRI, Cancer Theme.

Chakkrit Tantithamthavorn

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

He is a lecturer in the School of Computer Science, the University of Adelaide. He was a postdoctoral research fellow at Queen’s University, Canada. He holds one of the most prestigious and selective sources of national funding in Japan, i.e., a JSPS Research Fellowship for Young Researchers and a Grants-in-Aid for JSPS Fellow. He won the "Best Ph.D. Student Award" for his Ph.D. study at Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan. During his Ph.D. study, he also spent two years as a visiting researcher at Queen’s University, Canada.