John received a Bachelor of Science with honours in 2007 (biochemistry) and a Doctor of Philosophy (analytical biochemistry) in 2012 from The University of Melbourne. John completed his PhD under supervision from Professor Peter Ebeling and his post-doctoral research to-date with Professor David Gardner at The University of Melbourne. John has worked for several years in full-time, casual and consultancy roles for Metabolomics Australia, based at the University's Bio21 Institute. John's major research interests involve using metabolomics techniques for clinical biomarker discovery in the following areas - 1. Metabolic effects of exercise and fatigue; 2. Clinical biomarker discovery for metabolic diseases; 3. Clinical biomarker discovery for predicting pregnancy outcomes through Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) and In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF); 4. Effects of culture media conditions on embryo and stem cell metabolism; 5. Effects of gut microflora on human metabolism; 6. Methods development of sample preparation and analytical techniques used for small molecule isolation, identification and quantification; 7. Application of bioinformatics methodologies and statistical analysis of metabolomics data; 8. DOHaD and metabolism. John has mentored and co-supervised several post-graduate research students, and has lectured and tutored metabolomics at The University of Melbourne from 2009-2013.
Analytical Biochemistry (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, Mass Spectrometry, Chromatography)
Biostatistics and Bioinformatics (Metabolomics)
Metabolism and Metabolomics (Exercise Physiology, Reproductive Biology, General Metabolism)