Monthly Archives: October 2017

New CNBP researcher at MQ University

6 October 2017:

CNBP welcomes its newest postdoctoral researcher to the team – Dr Jared Campbell who has just relocated to Sydney’s Macquarie University from the University of Adelaide.

The move will see Jared work closely with Centre Deputy Director Prof Ewa Goldys where he will be focused on using hyperspectral microscopy to research the effect of increasing age on the intracellular characteristics of mesenchymal stem cells – specifically their metabolic state as indicated by NAD+, as well as interventions which can ameliorate or reverse these effects.

Jared did his PhD at the University of Adelaide where he studied the interaction between metabolism and pluripotency in in vitro cultured embryos as well as the effect of improved metabolic control on the health of subsequently derived embryonic stem cells.

He then did a post-doc at the Joanna Briggs Institute where he applied systematic review and meta-analysis methodologies to investigate the impact of obesity on male fertility and the effect of AMPK activation on human health and lifespans.

Jared’s experience includes the investigation of intracellular signalling pathways, confocal microscopy, embryology, stem cell culture, epidemiology and meta-analysis.

He has also successfully supervised six masters and one PhD student to the completion of their projects.

A big welcome to ‘Team CNBP’ Jared!

Antibiotic research featured by the NHMRC

4 October 2017:

With only two new antibiotic classes being discovered and developed in the last 50 years, Professor Andrew Abell, CNBP Chief Investigator and his team at the University of Adelaide have been featured on the NHMRC website as one of the ‘ten best’ research stories of the year.

Prof Abell and team are going back to the fundamentals of chemical science in an attempt to develop a new class of antibiotics.

Motivated by a desire to understand the molecular basis of key biological processes, Professor Abell is exploring small molecules that selectively bind to bacterial proteins, as a potential mechanism for limiting bacterial survival.

Read the full story of Prof Abell’s antibiotic focused research here!