School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Sciences
We know that most sites of the body that were thought to be sterile actually harbour low numbers of microorganisms. These sites, also know as low microbial biomass environments are highly prone to background levels of DNA from reagents, equipment, and even on surfaces and in the air. When this background level of DNA has been accounted for, we can start to better understand the change in microbial structure of human low microbial biomass environments when we are exposed to different outside environments, disease, and medical treatment.
Date Position Institution name 2020 Research Assistant University of Adelaide 2018 - 2020 Practical Demonstrator, School of Biological Sciences University of Adelaide 2012 - 2018 Retail Assistant Gawler South Bakery 2005 - 2016 Retail Assistant Adelaide Road Newsagency
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2019 Award Global Learning Travel Grant Global Learning Application System Australia $500 2018 Achievement Industry Mentoring Network in STEM Mentee Industry Mentoring Network in STEM Australia — 2018 Award Global Learning Travel Grant Global Learning Australia $500 2017 Scholarship Research Training Stipend The University of Adelaide Australia — 2016 Scholarship Summer Research Scholarship The University of Adelaide Australia —
Date Institution name Country Title 2017 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia PhD Candidate 2016 - 2016 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science 2013 - 2015 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Science
Date Title Institution name Country 2016 First Aid Certificate (including Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Basic Emergency Life Support) First Aid Training Adelaide CBD Australia
Year Citation 2018 Selway, C., Collins, C., Penttila, I., Fink, N., & Weyrich, L. (2018). Disturbed Pre-term Oral Microbiota is Restored to Resemble Full-term Infants. Poster session presented at the meeting of International Association for Dental Research. London, England: J Dent Res.
Year Citation 2020 Mills, J. G., Bissett, A., Gellie, N., Lowe, A., Selway, C., Thomas, T., . . . Breed, M. (2020). Revegetation of urban green space rewilds soil microbiotas with implications for human health and urban design.
Year Citation — Selway, C. (n.d.). Microbial_Transfer_To_Humans_Selway2020.txt [Computer Software].
Year Citation — Weyrich, L., Farrer, A., Philipona, R. E., Handsley-Davis, M., Martinez, L. A., Young, J., . . . Breen, J. (n.d.). Laboratory contamination over time during low-biomass sample analysis.
Date Topic Location Name 2018 - 2018 Preterm oral and lung microbiota University of Adelaide Nicholette Bakaj 2018 - 2018 Practical Demonstrating of Fundamental Laboratory Skills School of Biological Sciences, The University of Adelaide 2nd year Molecular Biology Students
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2017 - 2017 Member School of Biological Sciences Postgraduate Symposium Committee The University of Adelaide Australia
Date Role Membership Country 2019 - ongoing Member Australian Society for Microbiology Australia 2019 - ongoing Member American Society for Microbiology United States 2018 - ongoing Member The International Association for Dental Research United States 2017 - 2018 Member Australian Society for Microbiology Australia
Date Title Engagement Type Institution Country 2019 - 2019 Microbes and Us Public Community Engagement Gladstone High School —
Date Event Name Event Type Institution Country 2017 - 2017 School of Biological Sciences Symposium Symposium The University of Adelaide Australia
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