Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Physical Sciences
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology
Damian graduated from a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (Double) at the University of Adelaide in 2017. He then went on to complete a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Chemistry at the University of Adelaide in 2018, with a focus on the development of potential new antibiotics for the treatment of bacterial infections, under the supervision of Professor Andrew Abell, with his thesis titled "Novel 1,4-Triazole-Di-Phenylmethyl Inhibitors of Staphylococcus aureus Biotin Protein Ligase". Damian is now currently undertaking his PhD in Medicinal Chemistry at The University of Adelaide, under the supervision of Professor Andrew Abell and Dr Thomas Avery. His work is currently focused on further developing new antibiotics to combat pathogenic bacteria. He is also a member of the Institute for Photonics & Advanced Sensing (IPAS) and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale Biophotonics (CNBP).
My research area explores the development of small molecules that inhibit enzymes associated with pathogenic bacteria. Majority of my work focuses on the design, synthesis and characterization of such molecules, with the intended goal of developing highly potent and selective inhibitors of the target enzyme.
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak and understand spoken Polish Can read, speak and understand spoken
Date Institution name Country Title 2019 The University of Adelaide Australia PhD 2018 - 2018 The University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Science (Honours) 2015 - 2017 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Science
Damian has demonstrated 1st, 2nd year and 3rd year chemistry practicals at The University of Adelaide.
Date Role Membership Country 2018 - ongoing Member Center for Nanoscale Biophotonics Australia 2018 - ongoing Member Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing Australia
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