John Downes - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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John Downes

PhD Griff., Dip.Clin Biochem. Griff., BSc Griff.

  • Associate Lecturer, Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP)
Sunshine Coast

John originally studied environmental science with particular focus on environmental chemistry and later studied clinical biochemistry, and then undertook a PhD examining the enzymological basis for protection against ultraviolet-induced damage in the eye. He has then since held post-doctoral research positions at Griffith University, the Queensland Institute of Medical Research and the University of QLD, covering the fields of enzymology, microbiology, molecular genetics and biochemistry. He has had a number of publications in International and peer-reviewed journals in microbiology, biochemistry and enzymology and is now concentrating on teaching.


Teaching areas

  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Mathematics

John Downes specialist areas of knowledge include enzymology, microbiology, molecular genetics and biochemistry

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