Dr Malcolm Purdey

Malcolm Purdey
ARC Research Associate
School of Physical Sciences
Faculty of Sciences

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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Dr Malcolm Purdey

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.

Appointments

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

Awards and Achievements

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

Education

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

Journals

Date Citation
2016 Schartner,E, Henderson,M, Purdey,M, Dhatrak,D, Monro,T, Gill,P, Callen,D, 2016, Cancer detection in human tissue samples using a fiber-tip pH probe, Cancer Res, 76, 23, 6795-6801 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-16-1285
2016 Zuber,A, Purdey,M, Schartner,E, Forbes,C, Van Der Hoek,B, Giles,D, Abell,A, Monro,T, Ebendorff-Heidepriem,H, 2016, Detection of gold nanoparticles with different sizes using absorption and fluorescence based method, Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical, 227, 117-127 10.1016/j.snb.2015.12.044
2016 Sutton-McDowall,M, Wu,L, Purdey,M, Abell,A, Goldys,E, MacMillan,K, Thompson,J, Robker,R, 2016, Non-esterified fatty acid-induced endoplasmic reticulum stress in cattle cumulus oocyte complexes alters cell metabolism and developmental competence, Biology of Reproduction, 94, 1, 23 -1-23 -9 10.1095/biolreprod.115.131862
2015 Purdey,M, Connaughton,H, Whiting,S, Schartner,E, Monro,T, Thompson,J, John Aitken,R, Abell,A, 2015, Boronate probes for the detection of hydrogen peroxide release from human spermatozoa, Free Radical Biology & Medicine, 81, 69-76 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2015.01.015
2015 Purdey,M, Thompson,J, Monro,T, Abell,A, Schartner,E, 2015, A dual sensor for pH and hydrogen peroxide using polymer-coated optical fibre tips, Sensors, 15, 12, 31904-31913 10.3390/s151229893
2015 Sutton-McDowall,M, Purdey,M, Brown,H, Abell,A, Mottershead,D, Cetica,P, Dalvit,G, Goldys,E, Gilchrist,R, Gardner,D et al, 2015, Redox and anti-oxidant state within cattle oocytes following in vitro maturation with bone morphogenetic protein 15 and follicle stimulating hormone, Molecular Reproduction and Development, 82, 4, 281-294 10.1002/mrd.22470

Conference Papers

Date Citation
2016 Purdey,M, Saini,A, McLennan,H, Pullen,B, Schartner,E, Sutton-McDowall,M, Thompson,J, Monro,T, Nicholls,S, Abell,A et al, 2016, Biosensors for detecting stress in developing embryos, SPIE BioPhotonics Australasia Conference, Adelaide, Australia 10.1117/12.2244645
2016 Zhang,P, Ruan,S, Zhang,R, Pullen,B, Zhang,X, Purdey,M, Ebendorff-Heidepriem,H, Abell,A, Ding,L, Tang,M et al, 2016, Nitric oxide sensitive optic fiber sensor based on immobilized ruthenium(II) complex, Asia-Pacific Optical Sensors Conference, APOS 2016, Shanghai, China 10.1364/APOS.2016.W3A.5
2015 Purdey,MS, Schartner,EP, Sutton-McDowall,ML, Ritter,LJ, Thompson,JG, Monro,TM, Abell,AD, 2015, Localised hydrogen peroxide sensing for reproductive health, SPIE Optics + Optoelectronics, Prague, Czech Republic 10.1117/12.2178680

Committee Memberships

Date Role Committee Institution Country
2015 - 2016 Representative Executive Management Committee ARC Centre for Nanoscale Biophotonics (CNBP) Australia
Position
ARC Research Associate
Phone
83132390
Campus
North Terrace
Building
The Braggs
Room Number
1 Pod
Org Unit
Chemistry

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