Researcher biography

  • NMR-based Metabolomics and Analytical Systems Biology Using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and other biochemical and biophysical techniques to understand how external triggers, such as drugs, illness, mutations etc., influence and change the metabolism of a subject. Pushing the boundaries of NMR-based metabolomics by integrating the technique with genomic and proteomic methods and by expanding the toolbox of computational methods to analyse metabolomic data.
  • Metabolic Regulation: Characterising the role of the enzyme dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase in metabolic regulation.
  • Clinical diagnosis: Applying NMR-based metabolomics to improve the understanding of metabolism in health and disease and to improve diagnosis. Projects include: (1) development of obesity and related diseases, (2) diagnosis of prostate cancer, (3) investigating dietary intervention in epilepsy.
  • Environmental Research The application of NMR-based metabolomics and systems biology in environmental research, specifically food security and livestock science.

Find out more information on how to apply for a Research Higher Degree (MPhil or PhD) with the Centre. For all enquiries regarding research supervision, please contact  rhd@cai.uq.edu.au.