Damian Stachura

Mr Damian Stachura

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

Postgraduate Student

School of Physical Sciences

Faculty of Sciences


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.

Damian has demonstrated 1st and 2nd year chemistry practicals at The University of Adelaide.

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  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2018 - ongoing Member Center for Nanoscale Biophotonics Australia
    2018 - ongoing Member Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing Australia
  • Position: Postgraduate Student
  • Email: damian.stachura@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4380
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Badger, floor G
  • Room: G 06
  • Org Unit: Chemistry

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