Malcolm Purdey

Malcolm Purdey

School of Physical Sciences

Faculty of Sciences

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


Malcolm completed his Undergraduate degree in Chemistry and Pharmacology at the University of Adelaide in 2010. In 2011 he received First Class Honours in Chemistry for research on short peptide strands for inhibition of amyloid fibril formation under the supervision of Prof. John Carver and Prof. Andrew Abell. Malcolm continued with Prof. Andrew Abell in his PhD, working on fluorescent sensors for hydrogen peroxide in reproductive health. His current research is focused on the detection of reactive oxygen species (such as hydrogen peroxide) for improved health outcomes in IVF and cardio vascular health.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2015 Research Associate University of Adelaide
    2015 ARC Research Associate ARC Centre for Nanoscale Biophotonics (CNBP), South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2016 Award Fresh Science Finalist Science In Public Australia
    2015 Award Best Student Paper 2015 ARC Centre for Nanoscale Biophotonics Australia
    2014 Award IPAS Student Presentation Prize for Disciplinary talk, 2014 Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS), University of Adelaide Australia
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2012 - 2015 University of Adelaide Australia PhD in Chemistry
    University of Adelaide Australia BSc (Hons.)

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