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Dr Bart Eijkelkamp

Bart Eijkelkamp
Research Fellow
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Sciences

Dr Bart Eijkelkamp completed his Master's degree in Biomolecular Sciences at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in 2007. In the following year he commenced his PhD at Flinders University, investigating the antimicrobial resistance and virulence features of Acinetobacter baumannii, a highly significant human bacterial pathogen. Upon completion of his PhD in 2012, Dr Eijkelkamp took up a position as a post-doctoral researcher in the Research Centre for Infectious Diseases at the University of Adelaide. Here, he continued his research into the resistance and virulence features of major bacterial pathogens, with a strong focus on the role of metal ions and host lipids on bacterial fitness.

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Dr Bart Eijkelkamp

Dr Bart Eijkelkamp completed his Master's degree in Biomolecular Sciences at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in 2007. In the following year he commenced his PhD at Flinders University, investigating the antimicrobial resistance and virulence features of Acinetobacter baumannii, a highly significant human bacterial pathogen. Upon completion of his PhD in 2012, Dr Eijkelkamp took up a position as a post-doctoral researcher in the Research Centre for Infectious Diseases at the University of Adelaide. Here, he continued his research into the resistance and virulence features of major bacterial pathogens, with a strong focus on the role of metal ions and host lipids on bacterial fitness.

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) — email supervisor to discuss availability.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2018 UofA Beacon Research Fellow University of Adelaide
2012 - 2017 Post-Doctoral Researcher University of Adelaide
2011 - 2012 Research Assistant Flinders University
2005 - 2005 Research Assistant National Institute for Public Health and the Environment

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
2016 Fellowship University of Adelaide Beacon Research Fellowship University of Adelaide Australia
2016 Award Adelaide Protein Group Early Career Researcher Award Adelaide Protein Group Australia
2015 Award Daniel Walker Medal for ECR Research Excellence University of Adelaide Australia 1000
2015 Award CASS foundation travel award CASS foundation Australia
2015 Award UK Biochemical Society Travel Award UK Biochemical Society United Kingdom
2015 Award Faculty of Sciences ECR International Conference Travel Award University of Adelaide Australia
2009 Award ASM BD Student Award Australian Society for Microbiology Australia

Language Competencies

Language Competency
Dutch; Flemish Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2008 - 2012 Flinders University Australia PhD
2005 - 2007 Vrije Universiteit The Netherlands Msc
2000 - 2005 Saxion University of Applied Sciences Netherlands BSc

Research Interests

Journals

Year Citation
2018 Satiaputra, J., Eijkelkamp, B., McDevitt, C., Shearwin, K., Booker, G., & Polyak, S. (2018). Biotin-mediated growth and gene expression in Staphylococcus aureus is highly responsive to environmental biotin. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 102(8), 3793-3803.
DOI
2018 Eijkelkamp, B., Begg, S., Pederick, V., Trapetti, C., Gregory, M., Whittall, J., . . . McDevitt, C. (2018). Arachidonic acid stress impacts pneumococcal fatty acid homeostasis. Frontiers in Microbiology, 9(MAY), 813-1-813-12.
DOI
2017 Hassan, K., Pederick, V., Elbourne, L., Paulsen, I., Paton, J., McDevitt, C., & Eijkelkamp, B. (2017). Zinc stress induces copper depletion in Acinetobacter baumannii. BMC Microbiology, 17(1), 59-1-59-15.
DOI Scopus4 WoS4 Europe PMC3
2017 Martin, J., Edmonds, K., Bruce, K., Campanello, G., Eijkelkamp, B., Brazel, E., . . . Giedroc, D. (2017). The zinc efflux activator SczA protects Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 2 D39 from intracellular zinc toxicity. Molecular Microbiology, 104(4), 636-651.
DOI Scopus6 WoS5 Europe PMC5
2016 Eijkelkamp, B., Pederick, V., Plumptre, C., Harvey, R., Hughes, C., Paton, J., & McDevitt, C. (2016). The First Histidine Triad Motif of PhtD Is Critical for Zinc Homeostasis in Streptococcus pneumoniae. Infection and Immunity, 84(2), 407-415.
DOI Scopus8 WoS8 Europe PMC6
2016 Heng, S., McDevitt, C., Kostecki, R., Morey, J., Eijkelkamp, B., Ebendorff-Heidepriem, H., . . . Abell, A. (2016). Microstructured optical fiber-based biosensors: reversible and nanoliter-scale measurement of zinc ions. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 8(20), 12727-12732.
DOI Scopus9 WoS9 Europe PMC4
2015 Eijkelkamp, B., McDevitt, C., & Kitten, T. (2015). Manganese uptake and streptococcal virulence. Biometals, 28(3), 491-508.
DOI Scopus16 WoS15 Europe PMC10
2015 Begg, S., Eijkelkamp, B., Luo, Z., Couñago, R., Morey, J., Maher, M., . . . McDevitt, C. (2015). Dysregulation of transition metal ion homeostasis is the molecular basis for cadmium toxicity in Streptococcus pneumoniae. Nature Communications, 6(6418), 6418-1-6418-11.
DOI Scopus38 WoS36 Europe PMC21
2015 Giles, S., Stroeher, U., Eijkelkamp, B., & Brown, M. (2015). Identification of genes essential for pellicle formation in Acinetobacter baumannii. BMC Microbiology, 15(1), 116-1-116-14.
DOI Scopus18 WoS17 Europe PMC17
2015 Pederick, V., Eijkelkamp, B., Begg, S., Ween, M., McAllister, L., Paton, J., & McDevitt, C. (2015). ZnuA and zinc homeostasis in pseudomonas aeruginosa. Scientific Reports, 5(1), 13139-1-13139-14.
DOI Scopus23 WoS23 Europe PMC20
2014 Eijkelkamp, B., Morey, J., Ween, M., Ong, C., McEwan, A., Paton, J., & McDevitt, C. (2014). Extracellular zinc competitively inhibits manganese uptake and compromises oxidative stress management in Streptococcus pneumoniae. PLoS One, 9(2), e89427-1-e89427-11.
DOI Scopus42 WoS41 Europe PMC30
2014 Eijkelkamp, B., Stroeher, U., Hassan, K., Paulsen, I., & Brown, M. (2014). Comparative analysis of surface-exposed virulence factors of Acinetobacter baumannii. BMC Genomics, 15(1), 1020-1-1020-12.
DOI Scopus35 WoS35 Europe PMC30
2014 Pederick, V., Eijkelkamp, B., Ween, M., Begg, S., Paton, J., & McDevitt, C. (2014). Acquisition and role of molybdate in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 80(21), 6843-6852.
DOI Scopus13 WoS11 Europe PMC11
2014 Plumptre, C., Hughes, C., Harvey, R., Eijkelkamp, B., McDevitt, C., & Paton, J. (2014). Overlapping functionality of the Pht proteins in zinc homeostasis of Streptococcus pneumoniae. Infection and Immunity, 82(10), 4315-4324.
DOI Scopus14 WoS11 Europe PMC10
2014 Plumptre, C., Eijkelkamp, B., Morey, J., Behr, F., Couñago, R., Ogunniyi, A., . . . McDevitt, C. (2014). AdcA and AdcAII employ distinct zinc acquisition mechanisms and contribute additively to zinc homeostasis in Streptococcus pneumoniae. Molecular Microbiology, 91(4), 834-851.
DOI Scopus37 WoS35 Europe PMC29
2013 Hassan, K., Jackson, S., Penesyan, A., Patching, S., Tetu, S., Eijkelkamp, B., . . . Paulsen, I. (2013). Transcriptomic and biochemical analyses identify a family of chlorhexidine efflux proteins. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110(50), 20254-20259.
DOI Scopus46 WoS45 Europe PMC38
2013 Farrugia, D., Elbourne, L., Hassan, K., Eijkelkamp, B., Tetu, S., Brown, M., . . . Paulsen, I. (2013). The complete genome and phenome of a community-acquired acinetobacter baumannii. PLoS One, 8(3), e58628-1-e58628-13.
DOI Scopus35 WoS33 Europe PMC27
2013 Eijkelkamp, B., Stroeher, U., Hassan, K., Elbourne, L., Paulsen, I., & Brown, M. (2013). H-NS plays a role in expression of Acinetobacter baumannii virulence features. Infection and Immunity, 81(7), 2574-2583.
DOI Scopus39 WoS36 Europe PMC31
2011 Eijkelkamp, B., Stroeher, U., Hassan, K., Papadimitrious, M., Paulsen, I., & Brown, M. (2011). Adherence and motility characteristics of clinical Acinetobacter baumannii isolates. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 323(1), 44-51.
DOI Scopus65 WoS59 Europe PMC46
2011 Eijkelkamp, B., Hassan, K., Paulsen, I., & Brown, M. (2011). Development of a high-throughput cloning strategy for characterization of acinetobacter baumannii drug transporter proteins. Journal of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology, 20(4), 211-219.
DOI Scopus5 WoS4 Europe PMC4
2011 Hassan, K., Brzoska, A., Wilson, N., Eijkelkamp, B., Brown, M., & Paulsen, I. (2011). Roles of DHA2 family transporters in drug resistance and iron homeostasis in Acinetobacter spp.. Journal of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology, 20(2), 116-124.
DOI Scopus14 WoS15 Europe PMC11
2011 Eijkelkamp, B., Hassan, K., Paulsen, I., & Brown, M. (2011). Investigation of the human pathogen Acinetobacter baumannii under iron limiting conditions. BMC Genomics, 12(1), 126-1-126-14.
DOI Scopus89 WoS83 Europe PMC72
2008 Palstra, R., Simonis, M., Klous, P., Brasset, E., Eijkelkamp, B., & de Laat, W. (2008). Maintenane of long-ranage DNA interactions after inhibition of ongoing RNA polymerase II transcription. PLoS ONE, 3(2), 12 pages.
DOI Scopus87 WoS83 Europe PMC74
2006 Huijsdens, X., Van Santen-Verheuvel, M., Spalburg, E., Heck, M., Pluister, G., Eijkelkamp, B., . . . Wannet, W. (2006). Multiple cases of familial transmission of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 44(8), 2994-2996.
DOI Scopus92 WoS82 Europe PMC63

Book Chapters

Year Citation
2013 Eijkelkamp, B. A., Hassan, K. A., Paulsen, I. T., & Brown, M. H. (2013). The role of efflux pumps in the nosocomial pathogens Staphylococcus aureus and Acinetobacter baumannii. In E. W. Yu, Q. Zhang, & M. H. Brown (Eds.), Microbial Efflux Pumps Current Research (pp. 123-142). United Kingdom: Horizon Scientific Press.

Conference Items

Year Citation
2016 Pederick, V. G., Eijkelkamp, B. A., Plumptre, C. D., Harvey, R. M., Hughes, C. E., Morey, J. R., . . . McDevitt, C. A. (2016). The role of Pht proteins in pneumococcal zinc acquisition. Poster session presented at the meeting of BioMetals 2016. Dresden, Germany.
2015 Pederick, V. G., Eijkelkamp, B. A., Begg, S. L., Ween, M. P., McAllister, L. J., Paton, J. C., & McDevitt, C. A. (2015). ZnuA and zinc homeostasis in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Poster session presented at the meeting of Abstract of BacPath 13: Molecular Analysis of Bacterial Pathogens Conference 2015. Phillip Island, VIC: BacPath & ASN Events.
2015 Pederick, V. G., Begg, S. L., eijkelkamp, B. A., ween, M. P., Paton, J. C., & McDevitt, C. A. (2015). Metal uptake transporters – a microbial Achilles heel. Poster session presented at the meeting of An exchange workshop on antimicrobial resistance. UniSA.
2013 Pederick, V. G., Eijkelkamp, B. A., Ween, M. P., Begg, S. L., Paton, J. C., & McDevitt, C. A. (2013). The role of molybdenum in Pseudomonas aeruginosa persistence. Poster session presented at the meeting of School of Molecular and Biomedical Sciences 3-Minute Thesis competition.
University of Adelaide
Beacon Research Fellowship: Defining the role of zinc at the host-pathogen interface (2017)
 
Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation
CIA Grant: Optimal dietary metal ion uptake and its role in protection against childhood bacterial disease (2016) $35,000
University of Adelaide
  • Supervisor PPRII Research Review (2017 present)
  • Supervisor Biology 1: Human Perspectives: Small Group Discovery Experiences (2014 present)
Flinders University
  • Demonstrator 3rd year Advanced microbiology (2008 – 2012)
  • Demonstrator 3rd year Gene to genome (2008 – 2012)

Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2017 Co-Supervisor Metal Ion Homeostasis in Acinetobacter baumannii Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Saleh Fahad S Alquethamy
Position
Research Fellow
Phone
83134671
Fax
8313 4362
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Molecular Life Sciences, floor 4
Room Number
4 14
Org Unit
Molecular and Biomedical Science

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