Dr Angel Rea

Casual Professional Research

College of Science and Engineering

+61 8 82012679
place Bedford Park (2005)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Maria Angelica "Angel" Rea is a Research Associate in the College of Science and Engineering at Flinders University. Her current research focuses on the environmental radiological impact assessment of natural radiaoactive material on flora and fauna in Australian arid zones. A database of concentration ratios and environmental media concentration limits will be determined to assess the impact to the surrounding flora and fauna. She is also doing research work on the transformation of gold particles and biogeochemical processes including mineralisation and microbial community composition. She can perform bioinformatics analysis of 16S rRNA data. She is also competent in the use and application of scanning electron microscopy and laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry and single particle ICP-MS on various biological, ecotoxicological and radiological applications.


Ph.D. in Sciences, University of Adelaide (Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence 2018)

MSc. in Biological Sciences, University of Santo Tomas (Cum Laude 2014)

BSc. in Biology for Teachers, Philippine Normal University (Cum Laude 2009)

Honours, awards and grants

Australian Synchrotron Access Program (Oct 2017) Gold transport in the regolith - Constraining speciation and kinetics

Postgraduate Studentship (November 2014 - present), CSIRO Land & Water

Adelaide Scholarship International (ASI) grant (November 2014 - May 2018), University of Adelaide, South Australia

Best Student Oral Presentation (1st Place) at the 8th International Congress on Systematics and Ecology of Myxomycetes, Changchun China (11-15 August 2014)

Best Poster Presentation at the 49th BIOTA Annual National Convention and Scientific Session, Baguio City, Philippines

DOST-NSC Graduate Scholarship Grant (June 2013- March 2014), Department of Science and Technology - National Science Consortium, Philippines

COS-Laurel Award (2008), An Academic Proficiency Award with the Highest GPA given by the College of Science, Philippine Normal University, Manila, Philippines

Teaching interests


Molecular biology & microbiology

Microbial ecology

Genetics & evolution

Microscopy and microanaytical methods

Supervisory interests
Environmental science
Molecular Biology
Expert for media contact
Molecular biology
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Media expertise
  • Microbiology
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