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Overview

Current Work

Dr Matthew Sullivan is a Molecular Microbiologist interested in mechanisms of virulence and pathogenesis in Escherichia coli and Streptococcus agalactiae. As a Senior Research Fellow in the Infection & Immunity group at Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Dr Sullivan leads a team of researchers that examine interactions between bacterial pathogens and the host within the group of Prof Glen Ulett

Dr Sullivan also holds interests in understanding how bacterial metabolic processes contributes significantly to the biogeochemical cycling of sulphur and nitrogen in the environment. Dr Sullivan was instrumental in characterising the transcriptional control of key enzymes within environmentally-relevant bacterial metabolic pathways that make major contributions to global N and S cycles.
 

News

Country Affiliations

  • Australia
  • United Kingdom

Research Publications and Outputs

Recent Publications

Publications: 24 (Other: 24)

Funded Griffith Research

Engagement and Impact

Learning and Teaching

Contribution to Learning and Teaching

Guest Lecturer in Microbiology for the School of Medicine and the School of Medical Science  

Current and Past Courses

  • Fundamentals of Microbiology (2003MSC)
    Teacher, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Microbiology (2007MSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Medicine 1 (1001MED_Y1)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Cells, Tissues & Regulation (1014MSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Cells. Tissues & Regulation (1014MSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Cells. Tissues & Regulation (1014MSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Medicine 1 (8001MED_Y1)
    Teacher, In Person, In Field, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Fundamentals of Microbiology (2003MSC)
    Teacher, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2019.
  • Fundamentals of Microbiology (2003MSC)
    Teacher, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Cells. Tissues & Regulation (1014MSC)
    Teacher, Mixed Mode, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Medicine 1 (8001MED_Y1)
    Teacher, In Person, In Field, Other Campus, Semester 1, 2016.

Research by Higher Degree Supervision or Scholarship

Background

Education and Training

  • BScHons Bachelor Of Science With Honours, University of East Anglia 2004 - 2007
  • PhD Doctor of Philosophy, University of East Anglia 2007 - 2011

Awards and Honours

  • Best Poster - Streptococcal Infections 2017, Lancefield Symposium on Streptococci and Streptococcal Diseases 2017 - 2017
  • Young Scientist Travel Award, ESCMID 2017 - 2017
  • PhD Scholarship, Natural Environment Research Council (NERC, UK) 2007 - 2011

Professional experience

  • Assistant Chair, Project Grant Review Panel, National Health and Medical Research Council 2018 - 2018

Internal service roles

  • ECR Representative, Research Committee, School of Medical Science 2014 - 2018

Professional memberships

  • Professional Member, MASM, Australian Society of Microbiology 2019 -
  • Professional Member, Australian Society of Microbiology 2018 - 2019
  • Young Scientist Member, European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) 2017 -
  • Full Member, Microbiology Society 2015 -
  • ASM Postdoctoral Member, American Society of Microbiology 2015 -
  • MHIQ Staff member, Menzies Health Institute Queensland 2016 - 2017
  • Student Member, Microbiology Society UK 2009 - 2011
  • Postdoctoral Member, Microbiology Society, UK 2015 - 2017

Government representation roles

  • Assistant Chair, Grant Review Panel, National Health and Medical Research Council 2018 - 2018
  • External Assessor, Project Grants, National Health and Medical Research Council 2018 - 2018