Professor Robert Speight

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Faculty of Science,
School of Biology & Environmental Science


Personal details

Positions

Head of School, Biology and Environmental Science
Faculty of Science,
School of Biology & Environmental Science
Professor (Microbial Biotechnology)
Faculty of Science,
School of Biology & Environmental Science

Keywords

Enzyme engineering and optimisation, Protein production, Microbial Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Synthetic Biology

Discipline

Industrial Biotechnology, Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Microbiology

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Qualifications

  • PhD (University of Cambridge)
  • Chemistry (Imperial College, London)

Professional memberships and associations


  • Vice President - Synthetic Biology Australasia

Teaching

Study Area Coordinator: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Process) Teaching:

  • Applications in Biotechnology (BVB328)
  • Microbiology and the Environment (BVB305)
  • Forensic Biology and Analytical Toxicology (CVB225)

Research project supervision:

  • Integrative Biology (BVB304)
  • Honours
  • MPhil
  • PhD

Experience

Selected publications

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Selected research projects

Projects listed above are funded by Australian Competitive Grants. Projects funded from other sources are not listed due to confidentiality agreements.

Supervision

Current supervisions

  • Multistep Continuous Biocatalytic Cascades
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Mark Harrison
  • Development of a novel biocatalytic process for the production of codeine fromthebaine
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr James Strong
  • Development of a Novel Sustainability-Based Multicriteria Decision-Making Approach for Organic Waste Processing Technolgies in the Meat Industry
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Ian O'Hara, Dr Kate Helmstedt
  • Bacillus Species as Potential Probiotics for Poultry: Role of Xylanase Production
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Leigh Gebbie
  • Development of a Framework to Characterise and evolve Riboswitches
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Alex Beliaev, Dr James Strong
  • Understanding the relationship between sequence and substrate specificity for proteases with keratin hydrolysis activity: bioinformatics and biochemical characterisation
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Mark Harrison