Dr Bart Eijkelkamp

Senior 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 Research Academic in Microbiology. The Eijkelkamp Laboratory (www.EijkelkampLab.com) examines how the host nutritional status affects bacteria during infection.


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) $416,025

  • 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

Microbial Imaging Unit - Microbial Microscopy; Olympus BX53 (2021) $45,000

Microbial Imaging Unit - Flow Cytometry for Microbial Analyses; AB Attune NxT (2020) $70,000

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

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


  • 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


  • Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (2008-2012)

School of Biological Sciences, Flinders University $70,000

Key responsibilities

Lecturer in molecular biology, research group leader (www.EijkelkampLab.com) and research section lead (Molecular Sciences and Technology; https://www.flinders.edu.au/college-science-engineering/who-we-are/molecular-science-technology)

Teaching interests
  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Immunology
Topic coordinator
BIOL3761 Foundations in Microbiology
BIOL7710 Honours Critical Reading
Topic lecturer
BIOL3772 Integrating Molecular Biosciences
BIOL3782 Advanced Microbiology: Microbial Ecology and Infectious Disease
BIOL2772 Molecular Biology
BIOL2771 Biochemistry
BIOL3761 Foundations in Microbiology
BIOL7710 Honours Critical Reading
BTEC1001 Introduction to Biotechnology
Supervisory interests
Acinetobacter baumannii
Antibiotic resistance
Childhood nutrition
Infectious diseases
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Microbial Membranes (3), Nutritional infection biology (1)
Associate supervisor: Membranes (1), Infectious Diseases (3)
Higher degree by research student achievements
Maoge (Lawrence) Zang

Best Molecular Science & Technolgy HDR Student Presentation - NOV 2021

Maoge (Lawrence) Zang

ASM Nancy Millis Award - APR 2020

Alice Ascari

Best Molecular Science & Technolgy HDR Student Presentation - OCT 2022

Alice Ascari

Best Student Poster - Australian Lipids Meeting - JUL 2022

Alice Ascari

Adelaide Protein Group People's Choice Award - AUG 2022

Maoge (Lawrence) Zang

Student Presentation Award - BacPath - JUL 2022

Jack Waters

Best Molecular Science & Technolgy HDR Student Poster Presentation - OCT 2022

Brynley Davies

Best Molecular Science & Technolgy HDR Student Presentation - OCT 2023

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