Emeritus Professor David Catcheside

Emeritus Professor

College of Science and Engineering

place Biological Sciences (339/341)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Emeritus Professor with full academic status.

I joined Flinders in 1971 to develop teaching in Microbiology in the School of Biological Sciences and later nurtured the Bachelor of Biotechnology Honours Degree. I also taught topics in Genetics, Molecular Biology and The Biology of Fungi. I was head of Biological Sciences 1982-4 and 2005-7. Retiring in 2007, I remain active researching in Genetics, Forensic Science and Fungal Biology and supervising Honours and PhD students.

BSc (special Hons), University of London
ARCS, Imperial College, London
PhD, University of Birmingham
Honours, awards and grants

Forbes Memorial Medal and prize
Conservation Medal, Field Naturalists Society of South Australia, Jointly with PS Catcheside

Patron, Australasian Mycological Society, Jointly with PS Catcheside

Key responsibilities

Research, higher degree supervision

Teaching interests

Mycology, microbial genetics

Supervisory interests
Antibiotic discovery
Molecular genetics of recombination
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Antibiotic discovery (1)
Principal supervisor: Bioconversion of coal (1), Genetics of recombination (3), Directed evolution (2)
Associate supervisor: Biochemical genetics (3), Forensic profiling of soil (1), Button mushroom production (1)
  • Bioconversion of coal
  • Biology of Fungi
  • Molecular Genetics, recombination