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Researcher: Nichols, DS (Dr David Nichols)

Fields of Research

Bacteriology
Analytical Biochemistry
Microbiology
Microbial Ecology
Analytical Spectrometry
Aquaculture
Phylogeny and Comparative Analysis
Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Industrial Biotechnology
Horticultural Crop Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)
Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Nephrology and Urology
Medical Biotechnology
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Plant Physiology
Separation Science
Flow Analysis
Allergy
Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Manufacturing Safety and Quality
Plant Cell and Molecular Biology
Medical and Health Sciences
Fish Physiology and Genetics
Crop and Pasture Improvement (Selection and Breeding)
Theory and Design of Materials
Environmental Chemistry (incl. Atmospheric Chemistry)
Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety
Preventive Medicine
Invasive Species Ecology
Plant Pathology
Environmental Monitoring
Wildlife and Habitat Management
Food Processing
Agricultural Land Management
Soil Biology
Gene Expression (incl. Microarray and other genome-wide approaches)
Instrumental Methods (excl. Immunological and Bioassay Methods)
Evolutionary Biology
Soil Sciences
Environmental Technologies
Medicinal and Biomolecular Chemistry

Research Objectives

Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Land and Water Management
Food Safety
Vegetables
Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of environments
Beef Cattle
Health
Skeletal System and Disorders (incl. Arthritis)
Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
Fisheries - Aquaculture
Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
Substance Abuse
Dairy Cattle
Diagnostic Methods
Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Immune System and Allergy
Cotton
Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Environments (excl. Urban and Industrial Use)
Hardwood Plantations
Coastal and Estuarine Water Management
Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water for Urban and Industrial Use
Industrial Crops
Health Protection and/or Disaster Response
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Health System Performance (incl. Effectiveness of Interventions)
Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species at Regional or Larger Scales
Mental Health
Rice
Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Barley
Urogenital System and Disorders
Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Soils
Health Related to Ageing
Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Forest and Woodlands Environments
Women's Health
Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Forest and Woodlands Environments
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Natural Hazards in Marine Environments
Industrial Chemicals and Related Products

Career Best Publications

Abscisic acid controlled sex before transpiration in vascular plants; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Application of an assay for 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanol (NNAL) in urine for the assessment of tobacco-related harm; Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
Auxin biosynthesis: are the indole-3-acetic acid and phenylacetic acid biosynthesis pathways mirror images?; Plant Physiology
Cold Adaptation in the Antarctic Archaeon, Methanococcoides burtonii, Involves Membrane Lipid Unsaturation; Journal of Bacteriology
Determination of tributyltin in marine sediment and waters by pressurised solvent extraction and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry; Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
Developments with Antarctic microorganisms: culture collections, bioactivity screening, taxonomy, PUFA production and cold-adapted enzymes; Current Opinions in Biotechnology
Diversity and association of psychrophilic bacteria in Antarctic Sea ice; Applied & Environmental Microbiology
Polyunsaturated fatty acids in marine bacteria - a dogma rewritten; Microbiology
Prokaryotes and the input of polyunsaturated fatty acids to the marine food web
Real-time mass spectrometry monitoring of oak wood toasting: elucidating aroma development relevant to oak-aged wine quality; Scientific Reports

Research Publications

Aequorivita gen. nov., a member of the family Flavobacteriaceae isolated from terrestrial and marine Antarctic habitats; International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Sphingomonas alaskensis Strain AFO1, an Abundant Oligotrophic Ultramicrobacterium from the North Pacific; Applied and Environmental Microbiology
A new N-C-31/9 polyene hydrocarbon from Antarctic bacteria; F E M S Microbiology Letters
A role for the cell membrane in the survival of foodborne pathogens under lethal stress conditions; 2004 Australian Society for Microbiology National Conference
Abscisic acid controlled sex before transpiration in vascular plants; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Adventures into the world of Antarctic Actinobacteria; Australian Society for Microbiology 2005 Conference
Antarctic bacteria - A new source of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids; Eighth Australian Food Microbiology Conference, 8-10 February 1995
Application of an assay for 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanol (NNAL) in urine for the assessment of tobacco-related harm; Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
Assessment of Envi-Carb as a passive sampler binding phase for acid herbicides without pH adjustment; Chemosphere
Auxin biosynthesis: are the indole-3-acetic acid and phenylacetic acid biosynthesis pathways mirror images?; Plant Physiology
Bacterial induction of settlement and metamorphosis in marine invertebrates; 8th International Coral Reef Symposium
Bacterial induction of settlement and metamorphosis in marine invertebrates; 8th International Coral Reef Symposium
Bacterial Production of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Marine Food Webs - A New Challenge for Microbial Ecology; Microbiology Australia, The Millennium for Microbiology
Biodiversity and biodiscovery of Antarctic Actinobacteria; Australian Society of Microbiology Conference
Biodiversity and ecophysiology of bacteria associated with Antarctic Sea ice; Antarctic Science
Biodiversity and Ecophysiology of sea ice bacteria; AMSA '96 10-13 July 1996
Biomarker techniques to screen for bacteria that produce polyunsaturated fatty acids; Journal of Microbiological Methods
Bioprospecting and biotechnology in Antarctica; The Antarctic: Past, Present and Future
Bronchopulmonary pharmacokinetics of (R)- salbutamol and (S)-salbutamol enantiomers in pulmonary epithelial lining fluid and lung tissue of horses; British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
Case Studies of Biotechnology Opportunities in Antarctica; Looking South - Managing Technology, Opportunities and the Global Enviroment
Chemical and Physical Properties of Lipids; Chemical and Functional Properties of Food Lipids
Cold Adaptation in the Antarctic Archaeon, Methanococcoides burtonii, Involves Membrane Lipid Unsaturation; Journal of Bacteriology
Colwellia demingiae sp. nov., Colwellia hornerae sp. nov., Colwellia rossensis sp. nov. and Colwellia psychrotropica sp. nov.: psychrophilic Antarctic species with the ability to synthesize docosahexaenoic acid (22 : 6 omega 3); International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology
Determination of nicotine in cartridge-based electronic cigarettes; Analytical Letters
Determination of tributyltin in marine sediment and waters by pressurised solvent extraction and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry; Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
Developments with Antarctic microorganisms: culture collections, bioactivity screening, taxonomy, PUFA production and cold-adapted enzymes; Current Opinions in Biotechnology
Developments with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid oils in Australia.; Fourth International Marine Biotechnology Conference
Diversity and association of psychrophilic bacteria in Antarctic Sea ice; Applied & Environmental Microbiology
Ecology and physiology of psychrophilic bacteria from Antarctic saline lakes and sea ice
Ecology of Bacteria and Fungi in Foods - Influence of Available Water
Effect of Temperature and Salinity Stress on Growth and Lipid Composition of Shewanella gelidimarina; Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Enantioselective bronchopulmonary pharmacokinetics of salbutamol in horses; 2016 ACVIM Forum
Enantioselective disposition of (R)-salmeterol and (S)-salmeterol in urine following inhaled dosing and application to doping control; Drug Testing and Analysis
Enrichment of Rotifers Brachionus plicatilis with Eicosapentaenoic Acid and Docosahexaenoic Acid Produced by Bacteria; Journal of World Aquaculture Society
Enrichment of the rotifer Brachionus plicatilis fed an Antarctic bacterium containing polyunsaturated fatty acids; Aquaculture
Evidence that auxin is required for normal seed size and starch synthesis in Pea; New Phytologist
Factors influencing the quality of Myrmecia pilosula (Jack Jumper) ant venom for use in in vitro and in vivo diagnoses of allergen sensitization and in allergen immunotherapy; Clinical and experimental allergy
Factors influencing the quality of Myrmecia pilosula (Jack Jumper) ant venom for use in in vitro and in vivo diagnosis of allergen sensitization and in allergen immunotherapy; Clinical & Experimental Allergy
Fatty acid adaptation in an Antarctic bacterium - Changes in primer utilization; Microbiology
First Words: Guest Editorial; Microbiology Australia
From non-targeted metabolomics to quantitative analysis of uremic compounds in chronic kidney disease; The Australian & New Zealand Metabolomics Conference (ANZMET)
Genetic techniques: PCR, NASBA, hybridisation and microarrays; Detecting Pathogens in Food
Improved Detection of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids as Phenacyl Esters by HPLC-MS-MS; IVth International Symposium on the Interface between Analytical Chemistry and Microbiology
Improved detection of polyunsaturated fatty acids as phenacyl esters using liquid chromatography-ion trap mass spectrometry; Journal of Microbiological Methods
Linking auxin with photosynthetic rate via leaf venation; Plant Physiology
Lipids of the tail gland, body and muzzle fur of the Red Fox, Vulpes Vulpes; Lipids
Marine microheterotrophs as alternative sources of polyunsaturated fatt acids in aquaculture feeds; Marine biopress engineering
Marine microheterotrophs as alternative sources of polyunsaturated fatty acdis in aquaculture feeds; Marine Bioprocess Engineering International Symposium
Marine microheterotrophs as alternative sources of polyunsaturated fatty acids in aquaculture feeds; Invited symposium lecture at Australian Society of Microbiology Annual Scientific Meeting
Marine Psychrophilic Bacteria from Antarctic Sea Ice -Diversity and Unique Lipid Compositions; 5th United Kingdom Extremeophile Network meeting
Marine Psychrophilic Bacteria from Antarctic Sea Ice -Diversity and Unique Lipid Compositions; 5th United Kingdom Extremeophile Network meeting
Metabolomes of Potato Root Exudates: Compounds That Stimulate Resting Spore Germination of the Soil-Borne Pathogen Spongospora subterranea; Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Microbial Ecology of Bacteria and Fungi - Influence of Temperature
Novel bacteria as alternate sources of polyunsaturated fatty acids for use in acquaculture and other industries; Marine Microorganisms for Industry Conference
Novel bacteria as alternate sources of polyunsaturated fatty acids in aquaculture; 6th International Tasmanian Aquaculture Exchange
Novel members of the family Flavobacteriaceae from Antarctic maritime habitats including Subsaximicrobium wynnwilliamsii gen. nov., sp. nov., Subsaximicrobium saxinquilinus sp. nov., Lacinutrix copepodicola gen. nov., sp. nov., and novel species of the genera Bizionia, Gelidibacter and Gillisia; International Journal of Systematic & Evolutionary Microbiology
Physicochemical Parameters for Growth of the Sea Ice Bacteria Glaciecola punicea ACAM 611T and Gelidibacter sp. Strain IC158; Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Physiology of Psychrophilic Bacteria from Antarctic Sea Ice
Pigment depletion in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) starved at high temperature: effect of dietary carotenoid type and vitamin E level; 17th International Symposium on Feeding and Nutrition of Fish
Polyunsaturated fatty acids and a novel C31:9 polyene, from sea ice microbial communities; Division of Environmental Chemsitry, 212 th ACS National Meeting
Polyunsaturated fatty acids from Antarctic sea ice microalgae and bacteria; 13th Conference of the Australasian Society for Phycology and Aquatic Botany
Polyunsaturated fatty acids from sea ice algae and bacteria; Australasian Society for Phycology and Aquatic Botany
Polyunsaturated fatty acids from sea ice algae and bacteria; Australasian Society for Phycology and Aquatic Botany
Polyunsaturated fatty acids from sea ice microbial communities; Pacific Oils 2000
Polyunsaturated fatty acids from Sea Ice Microbiota; Australian Organic Geochemistry Conference 2-4 October 1996
Polyunsaturated fatty acids from sea-ice microbial communities; Third International Symposium on the Interface between Analytical Chemistry and Microbiology: Analytical Chemistry in Environmental Microbiology, March 12-15, 1995
Polyunsaturated fatty acids from sea-ice microbiota; Australian Marine Science Association, July 3-6, 1995
Polyunsaturated fatty acids in marine bacteria - a dogma rewritten; Microbiology
Polyunsaturated fatty acids in the psychrophilic bacterium Shewanella gelidimarina ACAM 456(T): molecular species analysis of major phospholipids and biosynthesis of eicosapentaenoic acid; Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Lipids & Lipid Metabolism
Potato root exudates stimulate zoospore release of Spongospora subterranea; 8th Australasian Soilborne Diseases Symposium 2014
Potato root exudation and release of Spongospora subterranea resting spore germination stimulants are affected by plant and environmental conditions; Journal of Phytopathology
Principles of lipid analysis; Chemical and Functional Properties of Food Lipids
Principles of Lipid Analysis; Chemical and Functional Properties of Food Lipids
Production of eicosapentaenoic and arachidonic acids by an Antarctic bacterium-response to growth temperature; FEMS Microbiology Letters
Prokaryotes and the input of polyunsaturated fatty acids to the marine food web
Psychrobacter glacincola sp. nov., a halotolerant, psychrophilic bacterium isolated from Antarctic sea ice; Sytematic and Applied Microbiology
Psychroflexus torquis gen. nov., sp. nov., a psychrophilic species from Antarctic sea ice, and reclassification of Flavobacterium gondwanense (Dobson et al. 1993) as Psychroflexus gondwanense gen. nov., comb. nov; Microbiology
Quantitative Microbiology: A Basis for Food Safety; Emerging Infectious Diseases
Real-time mass spectrometry monitoring of oak wood toasting: elucidating aroma development relevant to oak-aged wine quality; Scientific Reports
Sea Ice Microbial Communities - A Unique Environment for Bacterial Production of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids; IVth International Symposium on the Interface between Analytical Chemistry and Microbiology
Selection of SPE cartridge for automated solid-phase extraction of pesticides from water followed by liquid chromatography-tamdem mass spectrometry; Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
Shewanella gelidimarina sp. nov. and Shewanella frigidimarina sp. nov., novel Antarctic species with the ability to produce eicosapentaenoic acid (20:5 omega 3) and grow anaerobically by dissimilatory Fe(III) reduction; International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology
Speciation of polyunsaturated fatty acids in the phospholipids of an Antarctic bacterium by fast atom bombardment tandem mass spectrometry; Australian and New Zealand Society for Mass Spectrometry
Strategies for Identifying New Antimicrobial Targets; Microbiology Australia
The Australian Collection of Antarctic Microorganisms (ACAM): an increasing demand for a new resource; Chemistry in Australia
The Growth of Prokaryotes in Antarctic Sea Ice: Implications for Ancient Ice Communities; Life in Ancient Ice
The nomenclature and structure of lipids; Chemical and Functional Properties of Food Lipids
The Nomenclature, Structure, and Properties of Food Lipids; Chemical and Functional Properties of Food Lipids
The Physiology of Psychrophilic Bacteria from Antarctic Sea Ice
The role of temperature and maternal ration in embryo survival: using the dumpling squid Euprymna tasmanica as a model; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Triacylglycerol estolides, a new class of mammalian lipids, in the paracloacal gland of the brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula); Lipids
Tryptophan metabolism in chronic kidney disease is related to the inflammation marker neopterin and to neuropsychological measures; ANZSN 51st Annual Scientific Meeting 2015
Tryptophan metabolism, its relation to inflammation and stress markers and association with psychological and cognitive functioning: Tasmanian Chronic Kidney Disease pilot study; BMC Nephrology
Unsaturated diether lipids in the psychrotrophic archaeon Halorubrum lacusprofundi; Systematic and Applied Microbiology
Variation of Branched-Chain Fatty Acids Marks the Normal Physiological Range for Growth in Listeria monocytogenes; Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Waterlogging tolerance in barley is associated with faster aerenchyma formation in adventitious roots; Plant and Soil

Research Projects

Biodiversity and ecophysiology of Antarctic sea-ice bacteria.; Antarctic Science Advisory Committee (ASAC)
Conversion of Branched-Chain Amino Acids to Fatty Acids: Understanding the Mechanism of Cold Tolerance in Foodborne Bacilli for Future Antimicrobials; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Development of Mutants from Antarctic Bacteria that produce polyunsaturated fatty acid; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Enantioselective pharmacokinetics of formoterol and application to doping control; World Anti-Doping Agency (WAA)
Genetics of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in Prokaryotes; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Perturbations in Membrane Composition Define the Normal Physiological Range for Growth of Bacteria; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Enzymes From Antarctic Bacteria; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Safeguarding The Young and Elderly - Design of an Anti-Listeria Biocide for Food Processing Environments; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Stasis and Inactivation of Bacterial Pathogens on Meat and Meat Products; Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)
The Characterisation of Actinobacteria Biodiversity from Tasmanian Cave Microhabitats; Environment Australia (EA)
The Characterisation of Actinobacteria Biodiversity from Tasmanian Cave Microhabitats; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
The Ecophysiology of Psychrophilic Bacteria from Antarctic Sea-Ice.; Australian Research Council (ARC)
A pilot study to test an asbestos risk ratings tool adapted from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) UK and assessment of alternative

Research Candidate Supervision

Biodiscovery and Biodiversity of Antarctic Bacteria
Fermentation Studies on Biofuel Production
Microbial Diversity in Tasmanian Caves
Microbial ecology of foods
Molecular genetics of polyunsaturated fatty acid biosynthesis in marine bacteria