Just published communication in RSC Advances.
A new study published from the Mawson Institute and the Wark at UniSA and QUT reveals how a straightforward plasma deposition of an inexpensive compound leads to effective antibacterial surfaces.
Chlorinated surfaces rapidly kill Staphylococcus epidermidis on contact. The action occurs rapidly and there is little difference if the prepared surface is dry, wet or washed.
Read more about this research here.
30 years on, Ghostbusters is still a fantastic movie.
My inspiration for the logo was Candida albicans stained by Calcofluor white: a fluorescent stain for chitin.
I’m pleased to announce that I will be leading research on antifungal surfaces under MSIG: The Mycology / Surface Interface Group.
More information on MSIG and other research can be found on the Mawson Institute Web Page. In particular, Group Leader web pages have now been updated. Please click here or the image below to go to the Coad Laboratories page.
NB. Updated 8/5/17. Removed old links to now missing web pages. Please see “Contact Info” for the latest information.
Please follow this link for the job description and application for a Research Associate (Biomaterials Biology) at the University of South Australia, Adelaide.
In short, the position is part time, 0.7 full-time equivalent, for 3 years.
Just published in RSC Advances, a new paper from work I did with Johan Linden, Mikael Larsson, Bill Skinner, and Magnus Nyden:
Polyethyleneimine for copper absorption: kinetics, selectivity and efficiency in artificial seawater
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Link to paper in RSC Advances
The surprising result was that a simple, industrial polymer was so effective at first binding metal ions but then, over time, having a greater affinity only for copper leaving the film to be enriched only in this metal.
Thus, copper can be scavenged selectively from low concentration seawater solutions. This has implications for removal of toxic copper from marinas — an environmental problem caused by leaching of copper from antifouling marine coatings.