Dr Bart Eijkelkamp

Lecturer

College of Science and Engineering

place Biological Sciences
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dr Bart Eijkelkamp completed his Master's degree in Biomolecular Sciences at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in 2007. In the following year he commenced his PhD at Flinders University, investigating the antimicrobial resistance and virulence features of Acinetobacter baumannii, a highly significant human bacterial pathogen. Upon completion of his PhD in 2012, Dr Eijkelkamp took up a position as a post-doctoral researcher in the Research Centre for Infectious Diseases at the University of Adelaide. He continued his research into the resistance and virulence features of major bacterial pathogens, with a strong focus on the role of metal ions and host lipids on bacterial fitness. Whilst at the University of Adelaide, Dr Eijkelkamp was awarded a Beacon Research Fellowship which allowed him to establish his own research group. In 2019, he returned to Flinders University where he continued as a Lecturer in Microbiology and research group leader. The Eijkelkamp Laboratory examines how the host nutritional status affects bacteria during infection.

Qualifications

PhD Molecular Microbiology - Flinders University 2012

MSc Molecular Biosciences - Vrije Univesiteit Amsterdam 2008

BSc Medical Microbiology - Saxion Hogeschool Enschede 2006

Honours, awards and grants

Research Grants/Fellowships:

  • Australian Research Council

CIC Discovery Project DP210100553 - Bacterial polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon transport and degradation (2021 - 2023) $642,521

  • National Health and Medical Research Council

CIA Project Grant 1159752 - A molecular balancing act: Understanding metal ion homeostasis in A. baumannii during infection (2019 - 2021) $642,521

  • Flinders University

COVID-19 Urgent Research Scheme - Limiting the impact of underlying respiratory conditions to reduce COVID-19 death rates (2020) $43,610

Microbial Imaging Unit - Flow Cytometry ($70,000)

  • University of Adelaide

Beacon Research Fellowship - Defining the role of zinc at the host-pathogen interface (2018 - 2021) $670,000

  • Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation

CIA Grant - Optimal dietary metal ion uptake and its role in protection against childhood bacterial disease (2016) $35,000

Awards:

  • Early Career Researcher Award, Adelaide Protein Group (2016) $1,500
  • Daniel Walker Medal for ECR Research Excellence, University of Adelaide (2015) $1,000
  • BD Student Award, Australian Society of Microbiology (2010) $1,500

Travel Grants:

  • Hospital Research Foundation Travel Grant (2019) $4,000
  • CASS Foundation Travel Award (2015) $3,250
  • Faculty of Sciences ECR International Conference Travel Scheme (2015) $2,000
  • UK Biochemical Society Travel Award (2015) $1,000
  • Flinders University Research Student Conference Travel Grant (2009) $2,800
  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Travel Grant (2007) $640
  • The Netherlands Cancer Council Travel Award (2007) $3,500

Scholarships:

  • Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (2008-2012) 

School of Biological Sciences, Flinders University $70,000

Teaching interests
  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell biology
  • Biochmistry
  • Immunology
Topic lecturer
BIOL3772 Integrating Molecular Biosciences
BIOL3782 Advanced Microbiology: Microbial Ecology and Infectious Disease
BIOL2772 Molecular Biology
BIOL2771 Biochemistry
BIOL3761 Foundations in Microbiology
Supervisory interests
Acinetobacter baumannii
Antibiotic resistance
Childhood nutrition
Infectious diseases
Membranes
Metals
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: Membranes (1)
Associate supervisor: Membranes (1), Infectious Diseases (3)
Expert for media contact
Microbiology
Infectious Diseases
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Media expertise
  • Microbiology
Interests
  • Infectious Diseases

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