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Prof

Malcolm McConville

Professorial Fellow
Biochemistry And Molecular Biology
analytical biochemistry
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
animals
biochemistry & molecular biology
humans
molecular sequence data
mice
microbiology
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Prof

Malcolm McConville

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Molecular parasitology and microbiology
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Prof

Malcolm McConville

 

Malcolm McConville obtained his PhD from Melbourne University and subsequently developed a strong interest in molecular microbiology and parasitology durig post-docs at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and at the University of Dundee, Scotland. He returned to Australia as a member of the Department of Biochemistry, University of Melbourne in 1994.

Malcolm McConville’s research focuses on understanding molecular processes in a number of parasitic protozoa (Leishmania spp, Plasmodium falciparum, Toxoplasma gondii) and bacterial (Mycobacteria spp) pathogens that are the cause of a range of devastating diseases in humans. His group has played a central role in defining the composition of the complex surface coats and cell walls of these organisms and characterizing the role(s) of specific surface components in virulence. More recently he has been involved in developing advanced metabolite profiling techniques using mass spectrometry and NMR to identify metabolic processes that are activated during infection and are potential drug targets. This work has resulted in more than 235 research publications in high-impact journals, regular invitations (4-8/yr) to speak at national and international scientific meetings and project grant funding from both national (NHMRC, ARC) and international (World Health Organization, Wellcome Trust, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the National Institutes of Health) funding bodies. He is on the editorial board of five journals (Molecular Microbiology, Glycobiology, International Journal of Parasitology, The Biochemical Journal and the BMC Biology) and is a regular member of NHMRC Project Grant peer review committees. He has been actively involved in the development of the Postgraduate Programs in the Department of Biochemistry (PhD and BSc(Hons)) and has supervised 20 PhD students and 30 BSc Hons students. He served as interim Director, Bio21 Institute, University of Melbourne (2015-2017) and is currently Associate Director for Platforms and Infrastructure. He is also National Convenor for the NCRIS funded Metabolomics Australia network, and one of the Academic Leads for the University of Melbourne hub.

Projects

Displaying the 61 most recent projects by Malcolm McConville.

61

Projects

Project Types


48

Research Grant


11

Research Contracts


2

Internal Research Grant


Scholarly Works

Displaying the 278 most recent scholarly works by Malcolm McConville.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2013

National Health and Medical Research Council - 10 of the Best

2012

Australian Society of Parasitology

2001

Howard Hughes International Scholar

2019

NHMRCF - NHMRC Fellowship


2014

NHMRCF - NHMRC Fellowship


2009

NHMRCF - NHMRC Fellowship


2004

NHMRCF - NHMRC Fellowship


1999

NHMRCF - NHMRC Fellowship


8

Awards

Credentials

Positions


Professorial Fellow

Biochemistry And Molecular Biology

Themis User (Supervisor)

Biosciences

Themis User (Supervisor) Bio21

Bio21 Institute

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Science

University of Melbourne