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 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 on bacterial fitness.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2012 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 Amount
2016 Fellowship University of Adelaide Beacon Research Fellowship University of Adelaide
2016 Award Adelaide Protein Group Early Career Researcher Award Adelaide Protein Group
2015 Award Daniel Walker Medal for ECR Research Excellence University of Adelaide 1000
2015 Award Faculty of Sciences ECR International Conference Travel Award University of Adelaide
2015 Award CASS foundation travel award CASS foundation
2015 Award UK Biochemical Society Travel Award UK Biochemical Society
2009 Award ASM BD Student Award Australian Society for Microbiology

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

Bacteriology, Genomics, Medical Bacteriology, Receptors and Membrane Biology, Transition Metal Chemistry

Journals

Year Citation
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.
10.1186/s12866-017-0965-y
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.
10.1111/mmi.13654
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.
10.1021/acsami.6b03565
2015 Eijkelkamp, B., Pederick, V., Plumptre, C., Harvey, R., Hughes, C., Paton, J. & McDevitt, C. (2015). The first histidine triad motif of PhtD is critical for zinc homeostasis in Streptococcus pneumoniae. A. Camilli (Ed.). Infection and Immunity, 84, 2, 407-415.
10.1128/IAI.01082-15
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.
10.1038/ncomms7418
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.
10.1186/s12866-015-0440-6
2015 Eijkelkamp, B., McDevitt, C. & Kitten, T. (2015). Manganese uptake and streptococcal virulence. Biometals, 28, 3, 491-508.
10.1007/s10534-015-9826-z
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.
10.1038/srep13139
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.
10.1371/journal.pone.0089427
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.
10.1128/IAI.02155-14
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.
10.1186/1471-2164-15-1020
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.
10.1111/mmi.12504
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.
10.1128/aem.02465-14
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. V. de Crécy-Lagard (Ed.). PLoS One, 8, 3, e58628-1-e58628-13.
10.1371/journal.pone.0058628
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.
10.1073/pnas.1317052110
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.
10.1128/IAI.00065-13
2011 Eijkelkamp, B., Stroeher, U., Hassan, K., Papadimitrious, M., Paulsen, I. & Brown, M. (2011). Adherence and motility characteristics of clinical Acinetobacter baumannii isolates. R. Lo (Ed.). FEMS Microbiology Letters, 323, 1, 44-51.
10.1111/j.1574-6968.2011.02362.x
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.
10.1186/1471-2164-12-126
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.
10.1159/000325367
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.
10.1159/000329836
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. L. Tora (Ed.). PLoS ONE, 3, 2, -.
10.1371/journal.pone.0001661
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.
10.1128/JCM.00846-06

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. 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. BacPath 13: Molecular Analysis of Bacterial Pathogens Conference 2015. Phillip Island, VIC.
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. 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. 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)
Position
Research Fellow
Phone
83134671
Fax
8313 4362
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Molecular Life Sciences
Room Number
4 14
Org Unit
Molecular and Cellular Biology

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