Professor Andrew Abell
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).
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD, but is currently at capacity — email supervisor to discuss availability.
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?
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 arise from time to time, so if you're interested please get in touch and we'll get back to you ASAP.
- For general postdoctoral scholarships see: Australian Research Council (ARC) and https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/grants-funding
- China - http://www.csc.edu.cn
- Germany - http://www.daad.de
- USA - http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5179&org=OISE&from=fund
- EU residents - http://europa.eu.int/comm/research/fp6/mariecurie-actions/action/fellow_en.html
- Japan - http://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-pd/ab.htm
|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|
|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||Distinction||Fellow of New Zealand Institute of Chemistry (FNZIC)|
|1993||Distinction||12 month visiting scientist SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals USA|
|1985||Research Award||George Murray Scholarship|
|1981||Award||C.S.R. Chemicals Prize|
|2017||Abell, A., & Pehere, A. (2017). The Synthesis of Peptide-Based Macrocycles by Huisgen Cycloaddition. In E. Marsault, & M. Peterson (Eds.), Practical Medicinal Chemistry with Macrocycles Design, Synthesis, and Case Studies (pp. 265-280). John Wiley & Sons.|
|2016||Hudson, I. L., Leemaqz, S. Y., Neffe, A. T., & Abell, A. D. (2016). Classifying calpain inhibitors for the treatment of cataracts: A self organising map (SOM) ANN/KM approach in drug discovery. In S. Shanmuganathan, & S. Samarasinghe (Eds.), Artificial Neural Network Modelling (Vol. 628, 1 ed., pp. 161-212). Switzerland: Springer.
|2013||Abell, A., & Pehere, Ashok D.. (2013). Macrocyclic Protease Inhibitors Constrained into a β-Strand Geometry. In S. Chakraborti, & N. S. Dhalla (Eds.), Proteases in Health and Disease (pp. 181-192). Springer.
|2011||Pedersen, Daniel Sejer., & Abell, A. D. (2011). Huisgen cycloaddition in peptidomimetic chemistry. In Hughes, Andrew B (Ed.), Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins in Organic Chemistry, Protection Reactions, Medicinal Chemistry, Combinatorial Synthesis (Vol. 4, pp. 99-127). Wiley.
|2009||Abell, A. D., & Edmonds, M. (2009). Synthesis using the Wittig and related Phosphorus-, Silicon-, or Sulfur-based reactions.. In V. H. Rawal (Ed.), Science of Synthesis (Vol. 46). Thieme Chemistry.|
|2004||Abell, A., & Edmonds, M. (2004). Wittig and related reactions. In P. J. Murphy (Ed.), Organophosphorus Reagents: A Practical Approach in Chemistry (pp. 99-126). Oxford: Oxford University Press.|
|2004||Edmonds, M., & Abell, A. (2004). The Wittig Reaction. In Takeshi Takeda (Ed.), Modern Carbonyl Olefination: Methods and Applications (1 ed., pp. 1-16). VCH: Wiley.
|1999||Abell, A. D. (1999). Advances in Peptidomimetics and amino acid mimics. In A. D. Abell (Ed.), Peptidomimetics and amino acid mimics (pp. 300 pages). JAI Press,.|
|1997||Abell, A. D. (1997). Advances in Peptidomimetics and amino acid mimics. In A. D. Abell (Ed.), Advances in Peptidomimetics and amino acid mimics (pp. 3002 pages). JAI Press.|
|1997||Abell, A. D. (1997). Advances in Peptidomimetics and amino acid mimics. In A. D. Abell (Ed.), Advances in Peptidomimetics and amino acid mimics (pp. 3002 pages). JAI Press.|
|1995||Abell, A. D., & Taylor, J. M. (1995). Dimethyl bis(methylthio)methylphosphonate. In L. A. Paquette (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis (pp. 2031-2033). John Wiley and Son).|
|1995||Abell, A. D. (1995). Triethyl phosphonoacetate.. In L. A. Paquette (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis (pp. 5116-5118). John Wiley and Son.|
|1995||Abell, A. D., & Taylor, J. M. (1995). Trimethyl phosphonoacetate.. In L. A. Paquette (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis (pp. 5220-5223). John Wiley and Son.|
|1995||Abell, A. D. (1995). Dimethyl methylphosphonate. In L. A. Paquette (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis (pp. 2098-2110). John Wiley and Son.|
|1991||Abell, A. D. (1991). Latent reactivity: The study of enzyme mechanisms and the design of enzyme inactivators. In J. M. Coxon (Ed.), Advances in Detailed Reaction Mechanisms (Vol. 2, pp. 243-278). JAI Press,.|
|2016||Purdey, M., Saini, A., McLennan, H., Pullen, B., Schartner, E., Sutton-McDowall, M., . . . Abell, A. (2016). Biosensors for detecting stress in developing embryos. In M. Hutchinson, & E. Goldys (Eds.), Proceedings: SPIE BioPhotonics Australasia Vol. 10013 (pp. 100130B-1-100130B-6). Adelaide, Australia: SPIE.
|2016||Peddie, V., Heng, S., Mustafa, S., Thomas, J., Hutchinson, M., & Abell, A. (2016). Shapeshifting photoswitchable azobenzene compounds and their biological applications. In M. Hutchinson, & E. Goldys (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering Vol. 10013 (pp. 4 pages). Adelaide, AUSTRALIA: SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING.
|2016||Kumeria, T., Yu, J., Alsawat, M., Kurkuri, M., Santos, A., Abell, A., & Losic, D. (2016). Modulating molecular transport across peptide-modified nanoporous alumina membranes with light. In M. Hutchinson, & E. Goldys (Eds.), Proceedings: SPIE BioPhotonics Australasia Vol. 10013 (pp. 100131W-1-100131W-6). Adelaide, Australia: SPIE.
|2016||Sylvia, G., Heng, S., & Abell, A. (2016). Fluorescence enhancement of photoswitchable metal ion sensors. In M. Hutchinson, & E. Goldys (Eds.), Proceedings: SPIE BioPhotonics Australasia Vol. 10013 (pp. 100131X-1-100131X-9). Adelaide, Australia: SPIE.
|2016||Zhang, P., Ruan, S., Zhang, R., Pullen, B., Zhang, X., Purdey, M., . . . Ruan, Y. (2016). Nitric oxide sensitive optic fiber sensor based on immobilized ruthenium(II) complex. In Optics InfoBase Conference Papers Vol. Part F37-APOS 2016 (pp. 1-3). Online: OSA Publishing.
|2015||Purdey, M., Schartner, E., Monro, T., Aitken, R., Thompson, J., & Abell, A. (2015). Hydrogen peroxide sensing for reproductive health. In ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY Vol. 249 (pp. 1 page). AMER CHEMICAL SOC.|
|2015||Pehere, A., Pietsch, M., Paul, N., Callen, D., Gutschow, M., & Abell, A. (2015). Design, synthesis, and testing of macrocyclic beta-strand as protease inhibitors. In ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY Vol. 249 (pp. 1 page). AMER CHEMICAL SOC.|
|2015||da Costa, T. S., Tieu, W., Abell, A., Polyak, S., & Booker, G. (2015). "Humanised" biotin protein ligase provides clues about inhibitor selectivity. In FEBS JOURNAL Vol. 282 (pp. 143). Berlin, GERMANY: WILEY-BLACKWELL.
|2015||Purdey, M. S., Schartner, E. P., Sutton-McDowall, M. L., Ritter, L. J., Thompson, J. G., Monro, T. M., & Abell, A. D. (2015). Localised hydrogen peroxide sensing for reproductive health. In F. Baldini, J. Homola, & R. A. Lieberman (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE, as published in Optical Sensors Vol. 9506 (pp. 950614-1-950614-10). Prague, Czech Republic: SPIE.
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|2014||Neffe, A., Chua, K., Luetzow, K., Pierce, B., Lendlein, A., & Abell, A. (2014). Crosslinking of gelatin by ring opening metathesis under aqueous conditions - an exploratory study. In A. Lendlein, & M. Behl (Eds.), Polymers for Advanced Technologies Vol. 25 (pp. 1371-1375). Belin, Germany: John Wiley & Sons.
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|2014||Kostecki, R., Heng, S., Ebendorff-Heidepriem, H., Abell, A. D., & Monro, T. M. (2014). Functionalization of exposed core fibers with multiligand binding molecules for fluorescence based ion sensing. In J. M. Lopez-Higuera, J. Jones, M. Lopez-Amo, & J. L. Santos (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering Vol. 9157 (pp. 915788-1-915788-4). Santander, Spain: SPIE.
|2013||Heng, S., Nguyen, M. C., Kostecki, R., Monro, T., & Abell, A. (2013). Nanoliter-scale, regenerable ion sensor: Sensing with surface functionalized microstructured optical fiber. In Optical Sensors 2013 Vol. 8774 (pp. 29493-29504). Prague, Czech Republic: SPIE.
|2013||Zafar, S., Cheema, S., Beh, E., Hudson, I., Hudson, S., & Abell, A. (2013). Linking ordinal log-linear models with Correspondence Analysis: an application to estimating drug-likeness in the drug discovery process. In J. Piantadosi, R. Anderssen, & J. Boland (Eds.), 20TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MODELLING AND SIMULATION (MODSIM2013) (pp. 1945-1951). Adelaide, AUSTRALIA: MODELLING & SIMULATION SOC AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND INC.
|2009||Schartner, E., Pietsch, M., Abell, A., & Monro, T. (2009). A hydrogen peroxide fibre optic dip sensor for aqueous solutions. In Proceedings of the ACOLS ACOFT 09 Conference (pp. 61-62). CDROM: Australian Optical Society.|
|2008||Schartner, E. P., Monro, T. M., Ebendorff-Heidepriem, H., Pietsch, M., Abell, A. D., Hulston, C., & Davis, C. (2008). Fuel degradation sensing using microstructured optical fibres. In Materials Forum Vol. 33 (pp. 267-278).|
|2005||Vernall, A. J., & Abell, A. D. (2005). Cross-metathesis reactions of amino acids. In M. Flegel, M. Fridkin, C. Gilon, & J. Slaninova (Eds.), Peptides 2004, Proceedings (pp. 283-284). Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC: KENES INT.|
|2004||Anderson, K., Gardiner, J., & Abell, A. (2004). Conformationally constrained beta-amino acids. In Peptides 2004 : proceedings of the third international and twenty-eighth European peptide symposium (pp. 409-410). Prague, Czech Republic: KENES INT.|
|2003||Abell, A. (2003). Lectures presented at the 14th international conference on organic synthesis (ICOS-14), Christchurch, New Zealand, 14-18 July 2002: Preface. In Pure and Applied Chemistry Vol. 75.|
|2003||Gower, M., Le Sann, C., & Abell, A. (2003). Synthesis of shikimate pathway inhibitors as potential antimicrobial agents.. In ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY Vol. 226 (pp. U64). NEW YORK, NEW YORK: AMER CHEMICAL SOC.|
|2000||Harvey, A., & Abell, A. (2000). Azobenzene-containing, peptidyl α-ketoesters as photobiological switches of α-chymotrypsin. In Tetrahedron Vol. 56 (pp. 9763-9771). PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD.
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|2015||Kostecki, R., Heng, S., Ebendorff-Heidepriem, H., Abell, A., & Monro, T. (2015). Thin-Film Polymer Functionalization of Optical Fiber Enabling Multiligand Chemosensing. Poster session presented at the meeting of The Materials in Society Lecture Series. Singapore.|
|2012||Keeling, K., Abell, A., Wegner, K., Booker, G., Scanlon, D., & Martin, L. (2012). Targeting protein-protein interactions using small peptides for treatment of disease. Poster session presented at the meeting of JOURNAL OF PEPTIDE SCIENCE. WILEY-BLACKWELL.|
|2015||Wallace, J., Morona, R., Polyak, S., Booker, G., Abell, A., & Wilce, M. (2015). 9108978, Novel Antimicrobial Compounds. United States of America.|
|2006||Abell, A., Neffe, A., Stuart, B., Lee, H., Morton, J., Coxon, J., . . . Aitken, S. (2006). 550631, Compounds and compositions. New Zealand.|
|2006||Abell, A., Neffe, A., Stuart, B., Lee, H., Morton, J., Coxon, J., . . . Aitken, S. (2006). 547303, Calpain inhibitors and compositions. New Zealand.|
|1995||Abell, A. D. (1995). PCT/US95/04599, Diazo-phenanthrenone-based inhibitors of steroid 5-alpha reductase. Abell, A.D., Holt, D.A. International Application No. PCT/US95/04599, 1995..|
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)
|Date||Role||Research Topic||Program||Degree Type||Student Load||Student Name|
|2018||Principal Supervisor||Synthesis and activity of biologically active compounds||Master of Philosophy||Master||Full Time||Mr Dion Joel Lammas Turner|
|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||Full 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||Principal Supervisor||The inhibition of enzymes in therapeutic interest||Master of Philosophy||Master||Full Time||Mr Nicholas Charles Schumann|
|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|
|2014||Principal Supervisor||Sensing of Biological Species||Doctor of Philosophy||Doctorate||Full Time||Georgina Maree Sylvia|
|Date||Role||Research Topic||Program||Degree Type||Student Load||Student Name|
|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 - 2017||Co-Supervisor||Targeted Therapies for the Treatment of Solid Cancers||Doctor of Philosophy||Doctorate||Full Time||Ms 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||Biomimetic Synthesis of Meroterpenoid Natural Products Using Dearomatization Strategies||Doctor of Philosophy||Doctorate||Full Time||Henry Patrick Pepper|
|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||Hydrogen Peroxide Sensing for Reproductive Health||Doctor of Philosophy||Doctorate||Full Time||Dr Malcolm Stuart Purdey|
|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 - 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|
|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 - 2011||Other||Studies in Microwave-Assisted and Green Organic Chemistry||Doctor of Science||Higher Doctorate||Full Time||Prof Christopher Roy Strauss|
|2011 - 2017||Principal Supervisor||Photoswitchable Sensors: Reversible Ion Detection using Optical Fibres||Doctor of Philosophy||Doctorate||Full Time||Mr Daniel Brian Stubing|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|2008 - 2013||Principal Supervisor||Design, synthesis and testing of conformationally constrained peptidomimetics||Doctor of Philosophy||Doctorate||Part Time||Miss Joanna Duncan|
|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||Mr Nathan Stanley|
|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|
|2013 - 2014||Head of School of Chemistry and Physics||The University of Adelaide||Australia|