Emeritus Professor Peter Mackenzie

Emeritus Professor

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Flinders Medical Centre (6D:310.1)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Professor Mackenzie was awarded a PhD from the University of Sydney (Biochemistry Department, 1976). He held post doctoral positions at the University of Kuopio, Finland (Physiology Department, 1976-1980), National Institutes of Health, Maryland, USA (NICHD, 1980-1987) before returning to Flinders University (Clinical Pharmacology) in 1987 as a NHMRC Research Fellow. He is currently Emeritus Professor in the Department.

B.SC (hons 1)
Honours, awards and grants
  • Awarded Fogarty International Fellowship for postdoctoral studies at the National Institutes of Health USA (1980-1983) appointed visiting associate in 1983 and visiting scientist in 1986.
  • Awarded NHMRC Fellowship (1987), SRF (1991), PRF (1994), SPRF (2000).
  • Awarded UICC International Cancer Research Fellowship (1993).
  • Elected ASCEPT visitor to the British Toxicological Society, 2000.
  • Honoured as the 11th Dr Chiravat Sodavongvivad Memorial Lecturer to the Thai Pharmacological Society, Chiangmai, Thailand in 2004.
  • Awarded the Asia/Pacific Scientific Achievement Award for 2006 from the International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics, 2006.
  • Awarded the MICHAEL RAND MEDAL for 2009 by ASCEPT.
Key responsibilities
  • Research only
  • Honours and Postgraduate research supervision
Supervisory interests
Drug metabolising enzymes, cytochrome P450 and UDP-glucuronosyltransferase
Gene expression
MicroRNA-regulated gene expression
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Molecular Pharmacology (3)
Associate supervisor: Molecular Pharmacology (2)
Principal supervisor: Molecular Pharmacology (6)
Associate supervisor: Molecular Pharmacology (10)