Andrew Abell

Professor Andrew Abell

Professor

School of Physical Sciences

Faculty of Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD, but is currently at capacity - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Andrew graduated from the University of Adelaide with BSc(Hon) and PhD and then undertook a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Cambridge. He held a professorship at the University of Canterbury before returning to the University of Adelaide in 2007, where he is currently Professor of Chemistry and node director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale Biophotonics. His research interests are concerned with understanding the fundamental link between the chemical structure and shape of key biological molecules and their biological function. While his work is very much driven by fundamental science, he has always had a keen interest in pursuing associated commercial opportunities. The seed for this was sown with a sabbatical leave working as a visiting scientist, consultant and senior Fulbright Fellow with SmithKline Beecham (now GSK) in Philadelphia. In Adelaide he co-founded an Adelaide-based company (Calpain Therapeutics) to develop macrocyclic protease inhibitors as a potential treatment for cataract and other conditions. Past member of ARC College of Experts and Head of School of Chemistry and Physics at the University of Adelaide and also recent recipient of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute Adrien Albert Prize and the Alexander R. Matzuk Prize and Lecture in Drug Discovery (Baylor College of Medicine, Houston).

The focus of our extended group is concerned with the design, synthesis, and exploitation of small molecule enzyme inhibitors and mimics of key biological compounds. These compounds provide a basis of new therapeutics for the treatment of cancer and other diseases, as well as probes to study key metabolic processes such as electron transfer. They can also be attached to surfaces to provide functional materials and biosensors.

Please see our Group webpage: http://physsci.adelaide.edu.au/bomcl/

Please also see the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP): http://cnbp.org.au/

Please also see Calpain Therapeutics: http://www.calpaintherapeutics.com/

Do you want to join our research group?

PhD Scholarships

University scholarships for Australian students are known as Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA). These scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and in designated areas of research strength within the University. If a student does not secure an APA, then the School of Physical Sciences considers the option of divisional scholarships (based on academic merit and budget limits). The University also offers a range of Scholarships for international students.

Application involves filling in the "application form for admission/scholarship".

When applying for domestic scholarships please remember to tick both the APA and Divisional box.  After the closing date, the Graduate Centre will forward your application to the School to consider. If an APA is not awarded then the school will consider offering a divisional scholarship.  Further details can be found at the scholarship websites http://www.adelaide.edu.au/scholarships/

Further information on international PhD scholarships can be found at:  https://www.adelaide.edu.au/graduatecentre/scholarships/research-international/opportunities/

Postdoctoral Positions

Postdoctoral positions arise from time to time, so if you're interested please get in touch and we'll get back to you ASAP.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2014 Adelaide Node Leader Centre for Nanosale BioPhotonics (CNBP)
    2013 - 2014 Head of School of Chemistry and Physics The University of Adelaide
    2011 Chief Scientific Advisor Calpain Therapeutics
    2007 Professor University of Adelaide
    2007 Adjunct Professor University of Canterbury
    2007 Adjunct Professor Lincoln University (New Zealand)
    2001 - 2007 Professor University of Canterbury
    1993 - 1994 Visiting Scientist and Fulbright Scientist SmithKline Beecham
    1985 - 1987 Postdoctoral Fellow University of Cambridge
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2017 Honour Visiting Professor University of Strasbourg
    2013 Award Alexander R. Matzuk Prize and Lecture in Drug Discovery
    2012 Award Adrien Albert Prize
    2011 Award The University of Queensland Business School's Enterprize
    2010 Distinction Adjunct Professor at the University of Canterbury Lincoln University
    2007 Honour Adjunct Professor at the University of Canterbury
    2007 Distinction Fellow of Royal Australian Institute of Chemistry
    2004 Distinction Elected Member of the New Zealand Centre for Molecular Biodiscovery CoRE
    2003 Fellowship University of Canterbury Erskine Fellowship
    2002 Distinction Elected member of the New Zealand MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology CoRE
    2001 Fellowship University of Canterbury Erskine Fellowship
    2000 Honour Elected member of the American Chemical Society
    1998 Award Royal Society of Chemistry Journals Grants for international Authors
    1997 Invitation Invited Editor for JAI Press, London and Connecticut
    1995 Award Easterfield medal
    1995 Distinction Fellow of New Zealand Institute of Chemistry (FNZIC)
    1993 Award Fulbright Fellow
    1993 Distinction 12 month visiting scientist SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals USA
    1985 Research Award George Murray Scholarship
    1981 Award C.S.R. Chemicals Prize

Major recent research grants and funding

  • 1993-1997:  PGSF funding, Synthetic and Natural Products as a Source of Pharmaceuticals ($910,000).
  • 1996-1998:  Three year funding in the inaugural round of the NZ Marsden fund ($59,000).
  • 1998:  The Agriculture and Marketing Research and Development Trust (AGMARDT) funding (PhD fellowship).
  • 1998:  Two year FORST postdoctoral funding ($140,000).
  • 1998:  Royal Society of Chemistry International Authors Travel Grant.
  • 1999-2002:  Chief Investigator A, Royal Society of NZ Marsden award.  Molecular Switches and the Modulation of Chemical Reactivity and Enzyme Action ($323,000).
  • 1999: University of Canterbury Research Grant, The Design and Synthesis of HIV Protease Inhibitors ($28,020).
  • 2001-2003: Chief Investigator A, Royal Society of NZ Marsden award. Design and Synthesis of Shikimate Pathway Inhibitors ($475,000).
  • 2002-2007: Chief Investigator A, FiRST grant. A medical treatment for Cataracts ($2 million over 5 years)
  • 2003-2005: Chief Investigator A, Royal Society of NZ Marsden award. Conformationally constrained and immobilised bioactives ($600,000).
  • 2004-2006: Chief Investigator B, Royal Society of NZ Marsden award. Behaviour, attachment and detachment of algal propagules in turbulent conditions ($700,000).
  • 2006 –2008: Chief Investigator A, Royal Society of NZ Marsden award. ‘To beta or not to beta that is the question’ ($850,000)

Relocated to the University of Adelaide (April 2007)

  • 2007 – 2009: Chief Investigator A, ARC Discovery grant DP077190. Mimicking peptide structure - towards an aqueous environment (A$300,000).
  • 2008 - 2009: Chief Investigator A, ARC International Fellowship grant LX0881950. Conformationally constrained and immobilized beta-peptides (A$119,000).
  • 2008 - 2010: Chief Investigator A, ARC Linkage International grant LX0881949. The synthesis and applications of aqueous metathesis. (A$38,000 over 3 years).
  • 2009: Chief Investigator, ARC Lief grant LE0989336. South Australian Facility for Small and Large Molecule X-ray Diffraction Structure Determination (A$560,000)
  • 2008 - 2009: Chief Investigator, Commercial Accelerator Scheme funding (A$250,000)
  • 2009 - 2010: Chief Investigator NHMRC development grant. Proof of concept studies on a novel antibiotic. (A$195,000).
  • 2009 – 2012: Chief Investigator A, ARC Discovery grant DP0985176. Electron transfer in proteins, a study of mechanism and function. (A$350,000).
  • 2010: Chief Investigator, Cancer Council SA.  Restoration of p53 activity in tumours: A new approach involving the p53 coactivator. (A$90,000).
  • 2010: Chief Investigator, Cancer Council SA. Antagonists of Gankyrin as anti-cancer agents. (A$84,000)
  • 2010: A lead academic for Australian Government HEEF funding to establish a centre for Photonics and Surface Science University of Adelaide (A$28.8 million).
  • 2010-2011: Chief Investigator, International Science Linkages (ISL). Finding new medicines for important infectious diseases. (A$198,581)
  • 2010-2013: Chief Investigator, ARC Super Science fellowship FS100100039. Disruptive approaches to biological sensing. (A$834,000)
  • 2011: Chief Investigator, ARC Lief LE110100169. UV-VIS-IR Spectroscopic Ellipsometers for Advanced Material and Device Characterisation. (A$300,000)
  • 2011: University of Queensland Business School Enterprize award to Calpain Therapeutics ($100,000)
  • 2011-2014: Chief Investigator, Cancer CRC PhD top up scholarship. Proteasomal inhibitors as anti-cancer agents. (A$30,000).
  • 2011-2014: Chief Investigator A. NHMRC Project grant APP1011806. Inhibitors of biotin protein ligase: A new class of antibiotic targetting Staphylococcus aureus. (A$585,000)
  • 2011-2015: Chief Investigator, ARC Linkage LP110200736. Nanosampling sensors for real‑time embryo monitoring (A$420,000)
  • 2012-2016: Chief Investigator A, ARC DP. Defining peptide structure and function: The shape of things to come (A$355,000).
  • 2013-2017: Chief Investigator A, ARC DP130101827. Advancing New Pharmaceuticals (A$360,000)
  • 2013: Chief Investigator A, ARC Lief LE130100168. Adelaide NMR Centre (A$1.250 million)
  • 2014-2017 Chief Investigator A. NHMRC Project grant APP106885. A new class of antibiotic (A$725,000)
  • 2014-2017 Chief Investigator. NHMRC Project grant APP106885. The mechanism of cataract and its prevention. (A$688,000)
  • 2014-2021: Chief Investigator, ARC CE140100003. ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics. (A$40,000,000)
  • 2016: University of Adelaide Beacon Research equipment grant ($100,000)
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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 Principal Supervisor Designer biological molecules Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Nicholas Charles Schumann
    2018 Principal Supervisor Synthesis and activity of biologically active compounds Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Dion Joel Lammas Turner
    2018 Principal Supervisor Discovery of New Antibiotics Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Rouven Becker
    2017 Co-Supervisor Biotinylation of Merochlorin A for Identification of Intracellular Targets and Total Synthesis of Natural Products Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Lauren Ashleigh Marie Murray
    2017 Co-Supervisor Biometric Synthesis of Natural Products and Proposed Biosynthetic Intermediates for use in Enzymatic Studies Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Stefania Sassnink
    2017 Principal Supervisor Peptide Synthesis for Biological Application Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Aimee Jade Horsfall
    2017 Principal Supervisor Design, Synthesis and the Application of an Antimicrobial Peptide Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Yuan Qi Yeoh
    2017 Principal Supervisor Spiropyran-Based Photoswitchable Protease Inhibitors Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Miss Kathryn Angela Palasis
    2017 Co-Supervisor Synthesis and application of novel protein reagents for structure determination. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Katherine Stevens
    2017 Principal Supervisor Enzyme-based therapeutics Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Padraig Lorcan Fyfe
    2017 Principal Supervisor Fluorophore - Nanodiamond Hybrid Sensors Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Patrick Keith Capon
    2017 Co-Supervisor Advanced Photonic Crystals for Efficient Light-Trapping in Photovoltaic and Photocatalytic Devices Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Siew Yee Lim
    2016 Co-Supervisor Characterisation of proteins and protein complexes using MS Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Henry Michael Sanders
    2016 Co-Supervisor Combination of Nanoporous Anodic Alumina Photonic Crystals and Smartphones for Real Time, Off-Site Diagnosis: Enabling Telediagnosis Analytical Tools for Remote Areas Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Suwen Cheryl Law
    2016 Principal Supervisor Taking natures lead in the development of new bioactives Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Aniket Ravindra Kulkarni
    2015 Principal Supervisor New Antibiotics Based on the Inhibition of BPL Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Kwang Jun Lee
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2016 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Harnessing P450 Enzymes as Biocatalysts for Selective C-H Bond Hydroxylation Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Joel Hoong Zhang Lee
    2016 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Inhibition of Serine and Cysteine Proteases by Peptidomimetic Inhibitors Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Nicholas Charles Schumann
    2015 - 2017 Principal Supervisor The Synthesis of Bimane Constrained Peptides and their Fluorescent and Structural Properties Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Aimee Jade Horsfall
    2014 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Utilising CYP199A4 from Rhodopseudomonas Palustris HaA2 for Biocatalysis and Mechanistic Studies Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Rebecca Chao
    2014 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Sensing in Biological Systems Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Georgina Maree Sylvia
    2014 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Targeted Therapies for the Treatment of Solid Cancers Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Alaknanda Alaknanda
    2014 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Design and Synthesis of Protein Chemical Crosslinkers: A Modular Approach Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Kayla Monique Downey
    2014 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Biomimetic Total Synthesis of Natural Products Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Hiu Chun Lam
    2013 - 2017 Co-Supervisor In Vitro and In Vivo Characterization of Staphylococcus Aureus Biotin Protein Ligase Transcriptional Repressor Function Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Jiulia Nurannisa Satiaputra
    2013 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Development of Biotin Protein Ligase Inhibitors as New Antibiotics to Treat Staphylococcus aureus Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Ashleigh Susan Paparella
    2012 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Hydrogen Peroxide Sensing for Reproductive Health Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Malcolm Stuart Purdey
    2012 - 2012 Other Organic Synthesis and Mechanism. Applications of Chemistry in Biology and Medicine. the Pedagogy and History of Organic Chemistry. Collected Works, 1977-2011 Doctor of Science Higher Doctorate Full Time Prof David Edwin Lewis
    2012 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Biomimetic Synthesis of Natural Products via Reactions of Ortho-Quinone Methides Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Justin Thomas James Spence
    2012 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Development of Biotin Protein Ligase Inhibitors from Staphylococcus Aureus as New Antibiotics Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Jiage Feng
    2012 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Biomimetic Synthesis of Meroterpenoid Natural Products Using Dearomatization Strategies Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Henry Patrick Pepper
    2011 - 2018 Principal Supervisor A Study on Side Chain Linked Peptides, Toward the Development of Talin Inhibitors using B3 Integrin Peptide Analogues Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Miss Kelly Lee Keeling
    2011 - 2015 Principal Supervisor PEPTIDOMIMETIC PROTEASE INHIBITORS: ACTIVITY AND MECHANISM OF INHIBITION Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Xiao Zhou Zhang
    2011 - 2015 Principal Supervisor The Effects of Macrocyclic Constraints on Electron Transfer in Peptides Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr John Robert Horsley
    2011 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Photoswitchable Sensors: Reversible Ion Detection using Optical Fibres Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Daniel Brian Stubing
    2011 - 2011 Other Studies in Microwave-Assisted and Green Organic Chemistry Doctor of Science Higher Doctorate Full Time Prof Christopher Roy Strauss
    2009 - 2013 Co-Supervisor Exploring the Structure-Function Relationship of Biotin Protein Ligase from Staphylococcus aureus: Implications for Selective Inhibitor Design Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Tatiana Pereira Soares da Costa
    2009 - 2014 Principal Supervisor A study on the interactions of synthetic IGF-II analogues with the type 1 IGF and insulin receptors Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Miss Jade Misty Cottam
    2008 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Design, synthesis and testing of conformationally constrained peptidomimetics Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Miss Joanna Duncan
    2008 - 2011 Principal Supervisor ß-Strand Mimicry as the Basis for a Universal Approach to Protease Inhibition Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Seth Adam Jones
    2008 - 2012 Principal Supervisor New Peptide based Templates Constrained into a Beta-Strand by Huisgen Cycloaddition Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Ashok Dattatray Pehere
    2008 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Defining Peptide Structure with Metathesis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Krystle Chua
    2007 - 2012 Principal Supervisor Design and Synthesis of Reaction Intermediate Derivatives as Biotin Protein Ligase Inhibitors Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr William Tieu
    2006 - 2010 Co-Supervisor Synthesis of Glutamate Mimics as Neuropathic Pain Modulating Agents Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Nathan Stanley
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Adelaide Postdoctorate Full Time Dr Thomas Avery
    2018 - 2018 External Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Copenhagen Master Full Time Dounia Krouch
    2018 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Adelaide Honours Full Time Bianca Jong
    2018 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Adelaide Honours Full Time Damian Stachura
    2018 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Adelaide Postdoctorate Full Time Dr Kate Wegener
    2017 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Adelaide Honours Full Time Thomas Almond
    2016 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Adelaide Postdoctorate Full Time Dr Malcolm Purdey
    2016 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Adelaide Postdoctorate Full Time Dr Niels Krogsgaard-Larsen
    2016 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Adelaide Honours Full Time Kathryn Palasis
    2016 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Adelaide Postdoctorate Full Time Dr Lina Geng
    2016 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Adelaide Honours Full Time Yuan Qi Yeoh
    2016 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Adelaide Master Full Time Joel Lee
    2016 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Adelaide Honours Full Time Stephen Kirby
    2016 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Adelaide Postdoctorate Full Time Dr Amanpreet Chahal
    2016 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Adelaide Honours Full Time Lauren Murray
    2015 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Adelaide Honours Full Time Aniket Kulkarni
    2015 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Adelaide Postdoctorate Full Time Dr Ashok Pehere
    2015 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Adelaide Honours Full Time Vincent Donohue
    2015 - 2015 Co-Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Adelaide Honours Full Time Irene Willcocks
    2015 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Adelaide Postdoctorate Full Time Dr Nathan Stanley
    2014 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Adelaide Postdoctorate Full Time Dr Beatriz Blanco Rodríguez
    2014 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Adelaide Postdoctorate Full Time Dr Borja Lopez
    2014 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Adelaide Postdoctorate Part Time Dr Kelly Keeling
    2014 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Adelaide Postdoctorate Full Time Dr Victoria Peddie
    2014 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Adelaide Postdoctorate Full Time Dr Michelle Zhang
    2014 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Adelaide Honours Full Time Sarah Clark
    2014 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Adelaide Postdoctorate Full Time Dr John Horsley
    2014 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Adelaide Postdoctorate Full Time Dr Jenny Butler
    2014 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Adelaide Master Full Time Stephen Tulip
    2013 - 2013 External Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Adelaide Honours Full Time David Armstrong
    2013 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Adelaide Honours Full Time Alexandra Marrone
    2013 - 2013 Co-Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Adelaide Honours Full Time Benjamin Keiller
    2012 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Adelaide Postdoctorate Full Time Dr Ondrej Zvarec
    2012 - 2012 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Adelaide Honours Full Time Tim Engler
    2012 - 2012 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Adelaide Honours Full Time Malcolm Purdey
    2012 - 2012 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Adelaide Honours Full Time Ross Tieman
    2012 - 2012 Co-Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Adelaide Honours Full Time Angie Jarrad
    2011 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Adelaide Postdoctorate Full Time Dr William Tieu
    2011 - 2011 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Adelaide Honours Full Time Xiaozhou (Michelle) Zhang
    2010 - 2010 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Adelaide Honours Full Time Jiage Feng
    2010 - 2010 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Adelaide Honours Full Time Daniel Stubing
    2009 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Adelaide Postdoctorate Full Time Dr Denis Scanlon
    2009 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Adelaide Postdoctorate Full Time Dr Jingxian Yu
    2009 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Adelaide Postdoctorate Full Time Dr Sabrina Heng
    2009 - 2009 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Adelaide Honours Full Time Kelly Keeling
    2008 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Adelaide Postdoctorate Full Time Dr Steven Polyak
    2008 - 2009 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Adelaide Postdoctorate Full Time Dr James Gardiner
    2008 - 2008 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Adelaide Honours Full Time Kevin Kuan
    2008 - 2008 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Adelaide Honours Full Time Kim Mitchel
    2007 - 2012 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Doctorate Full Time Joanna Duncan
    2007 - 2011 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Doctorate Full Time Hongyuan Chen
    2007 - 2010 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Doctorate Full Time Blair Stuart
    2007 - 2009 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Adelaide Postdoctorate Full Time Dr Steven Ballet
    2007 - 2009 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Postdoctorate Full Time Dr Shazia Zaman
    2007 - 2008 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Adelaide Postdoctorate Full Time Dr Daniel Sejer Pedersen
    2007 - 2008 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Adelaide Postdoctorate Full Time Dr Markus Pietsch
    2007 - 2008 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Master Full Time Tarek Millar
    2006 - 2010 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Doctorate Full Time Victoria Peddie
    2006 - 2007 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Postdoctorate Full Time Dr Andrew Muscroft-Taylor
    2006 - 2006 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Honours Full Time Blair Stuart
    2006 - 2006 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Honours Full Time Joanna Duncan
    2006 - 2006 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Honours Full Time Victoria Peddie
    2006 - 2006 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Postdoctorate Full Time Dr Shigeru Miyamoto
    2005 - 2007 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Doctorate Full Time Kelly Anderson
    2005 - 2007 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Postdoctorate Full Time Dr Nathan Alexander
    2005 - 2007 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Doctorate Full Time David Pearson
    2005 - 2006 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Master Full Time Mutita Klanchantra
    2005 - 2006 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Postdoctorate Full Time Dr Wilford Lie
    2005 - 2005 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Honours Full Time Aimee Zhang
    2005 - 2005 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Honours Full Time Hongyuan Chen
    2004 - 2008 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Postdoctorate Full Time Dr Matt Jones
    2004 - 2007 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Doctorate Full Time Janna Nikkel
    2004 - 2006 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Doctorate Full Time Mary Gower
    2004 - 2006 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Postdoctorate Full Time Dr Stephen McNabb
    2004 - 2006 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Doctorate Full Time Anna McCarthy
    2004 - 2006 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Doctorate Full Time Nathan Alexander
    2004 - 2005 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Master Full Time Tom Cain
    2004 - 2004 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Honours Full Time David Pearson
    2004 - 2004 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Honours Full Time Seth Jones
    2004 - 2004 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Honours Full Time Kelly Anderson
    2003 - 2007 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Postdoctorate Full Time Dr Paula Brooksby
    2003 - 2006 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Doctorate Full Time Steve Aitken
    2003 - 2006 Co-Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Doctorate Full Time Hannah Lee
    2003 - 2005 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Doctorate Full Time Barbara Thompson
    2003 - 2005 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Doctorate Full Time Andrea Vernall
    2003 - 2005 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Postdoctorate Full Time Dr Christine Le Sann
    2003 - 2005 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Postdoctorate Full Time Dr Axel Neffe
    2003 - 2004 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Postdoctorate Full Time Dr Barbara Thompson
    2003 - 2003 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Honours Full Time Emma Turner
    2003 - 2003 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Honours Full Time Jennifer Gadd
    2003 - 2003 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Honours Full Time Anna McCarthy
    2002 - 2005 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Doctorate Full Time Shazia Zaman
    2002 - 2005 External Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Doctorate Full Time Richard Payne
    2002 - 2004 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Postdoctorate Full Time Dr Florian Graichen
    2002 - 2004 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Doctorate Full Time Karina Brown
    2002 - 2002 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Honours Full Time Matt Rosenberg
    2002 - 2002 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Honours Full Time Janna Nikkel
    2002 - 2002 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Honours Full Time Mary Gower
    2002 - 2002 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Honours Full Time Andrea Vernall
    2002 - 2002 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Honours Full Time Andrea Vernall
    2001 - 2001 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Honours Full Time Hayden Peacock
    2001 - 2001 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Honours Full Time Richard Payne
    2000 - 2003 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Doctorate Full Time James Gardiner
    2000 - 2003 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Doctorate Full Time Derek Martyn
    2000 - 2002 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Doctorate Full Time Kelly Smith
    2000 - 2002 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Doctorate Full Time Emma Turner
    2000 - 2001 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Master Full Time Kristian Giles
    2000 - 2000 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Honours Full Time Karina Brown
    2000 - 2000 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Honours Full Time Jenny Malmström
    1999 - 2001 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Postdoctorate Full Time Dr Mark Humphries
    1999 - 2001 Co-Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Doctorate Full Time Scott Bringans
    1999 - 2001 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Doctorate Full Time Alison Daines
    1999 - 2000 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Master Full Time Tim May
    1999 - 1999 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Honours Full Time Kelly Smith
    1999 - 1999 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Master Full Time James Gardiner
    1999 - 1999 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Honours Full Time Derek Martyn
    1998 - 2001 Co-Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Doctorate Full Time Kristian Giles
    1998 - 2000 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Doctorate Full Time Andrew Harvey
    1998 - 2000 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Doctorate Full Time Barnaby May
    1998 - 1999 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Postdoctorate Full Time Dr Michael Edmonds
    1998 - 1998 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Honours Full Time Alison Daines
    1997 - 1999 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Doctorate Full Time Maureen Price (Ratcliff)
    1997 - 1999 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Doctorate Full Time Brent Nabbs
    1997 - 1999 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Doctorate Full Time Andy Phillips
    1997 - 1997 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Honours Full Time Seung-Joo Lee
    1997 - 1997 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Honours Full Time Elizabeth Reid
    1996 - 1999 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Doctorate Full Time Elizabeth Reid
    1996 - 1996 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Honours Full Time Maureen Price (Ratcliff)
    1996 - 1996 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Honours Full Time Barnaby May
    1996 - 1996 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Honours Full Time Andrew Harvey
    1996 - 1996 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Honours Full Time Andy Phillips
    1995 - 1998 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Doctorate Full Time Michael Moore
    1995 - 1996 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Master Full Time Sangeeta Budia
    1995 - 1996 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Master Full Time Fiona Buchanan
    1995 - 1995 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Honours Full Time Brent Nabbs
    1995 - 1995 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Honours Full Time Blair Henderson
    1995 - 1995 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Honours Full Time James Murphy
    1994 - 1997 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Doctorate Full Time Mark Oldham
    1994 - 1994 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Honours Full Time Michael Moore
    1993 - 1997 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Doctorate Full Time Deborah Hoult
    1993 - 1996 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Doctorate Full Time Glenn Foulds
    1993 - 1993 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Honours Full Time Mark Oldham
    1992 - 1992 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Honours Full Time Glenn Foulds
    1992 - 1992 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Honours Full Time Deborah Hoult
    1990 - 1992 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Doctorate Full Time Chris Litten
    1990 - 1992 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Doctorate Full Time John Trent
    1990 - 1990 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Honours Full Time Jane Taylor
    1989 - 1989 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Honours Full Time Chris Litten
    1988 - 1989 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Master Full Time Kathy Morris
    1988 - 1988 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Honours Full Time Emily Jamieson
    1987 - 1988 Principal Supervisor Biological Chemistry University of Canterbury Postdoctorate Full Time Bruce Clark
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  • Board Memberships

    Date Role Board name Institution name Country
    2015 - ongoing University of Adelaide Academic Board University of Adelaide
    2011 - ongoing Chief Scientific Advisor and co-founder of new company, Calpain Therapeutics
    2011 - ongoing Australian Research Council (ARC) College of Experts
    2006 - ongoing 6th European Union Funding Framework panel (Brussels)
    2005 - ongoing Governing Board of NZ Chemical Genetics consortium
    2005 - ongoing Australasian representative to the advisory group of two PACIFICHEM symposia (Hawaii)
    2005 - ongoing New Zealand (MoRST) sponsored delegation to the Riken Institute Japan
    2001 - ongoing International representative to the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Program Grant Committee (Melbourne Australia)
    2001 - ongoing Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Physical Sciences and Engineering panel
    2000 - ongoing Australasian representative to the advisory group of two PACIFICHEM symposia (Hawaii)
    2000 - ongoing New Zealand representative to the Australian Peptide Association
  • Offices Held

    Date Office Name Institution Country
    2013 - 2014 Head of School of Chemistry and Physics The University of Adelaide Australia
  • Position: Professor
  • Phone: 83135652
  • Email: andrew.abell@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4380
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Badger, floor G
  • Room: G 19
  • Org Unit: Chemistry

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