Barbara Chang

Professor, BSc Adel., PhD Monash, FASM

  • The University of Western Australia (M504), 35 Stirling Highway, Room 1.5A, L Block, QEII Medical Centre

    6009 Perth


  • 1324 Citations
  • 21 h-Index
1992 …2020
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Personal profile


Professor Barbara Chang completed a Bachelor of Science with Honours at The University of Adelaide. Her PhD from Monash University focussed on the genetics of outer membrane proteins in the bacterial pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa. She then undertook a post doctoral fellowship at the University of Calgary in Canada, working with Dr Bill Costerton on Pseudomonas biofilms before moving to The University of Western Australia. She is currently the Director of the Master of Infectious Diseases course in the School of Biomedical Sciences.

Teaching overview

Dr Chang teaches in:
SCIE1106 Molecular Biology of the Cell
IMED2001 Body Defences
MICR2208 Introductory Microbiology
MICR2209 General and Applied Microbiology
MICR3330 Bacteria and Bacterial Diseases
MICR5831 Molecular and Cellular Microbiology
MICR5832 Diagnostic Medical Microbiology
MICR5833 Antimicrobial Agents
MICR5836 Public and Environmental Health Microbiology


The biology and genetics of bacteriophages, and their use as biocontrol agents in human disease

Molecular studies and whole genome sequencing of bacterial pathogens including Aeromonas hydrophila, Clostridium difficile and Moraxella catarrhalis

Identification of novel anti-quorum-sensing agents from marine bacteria with potential use in bacterial biocontrol

Bacterial endosymbionts of the house dust mite, and their role in lytic enzyme production


  • Bacteria—genetics
  • Bacteria—growth
  • Bacteria—pathogenesis
  • Molecular biology
  • Viruses—bacteriophages

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Clostridium difficile Medicine & Life Sciences
Bacteriophages Medicine & Life Sciences
Western Australia Medicine & Life Sciences
Ribotyping Medicine & Life Sciences
Aeromonas Medicine & Life Sciences
Moraxella (Branhamella) catarrhalis Medicine & Life Sciences
Pyroglyphidae Medicine & Life Sciences
Streptococcus agalactiae Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 1992 2019

Western Australia
Streptococcus agalactiae
Prenatal Diagnosis
Daucus carota
Open Access
Western Australia
Streptococcus agalactiae
Infant, Newborn, Diseases
1 Citation (Scopus)

In silico, in vitro and in vivo analysis of putative virulence factors identified in large clostridial toxin-negative, binary toxin- producing C. difficile strains

Androga, G. O., Knight, D. R., Hutton, M. L., Mileto, S. J., James, M. L., Evans, C., Lyras, D., Chang, B. J., Foster, N. F. & Riley, T. V., 1 Aug 2019, In : Anaerobe. 102083.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Clostridium difficile
Virulence Factors
Computer Simulation
1 Citation (Scopus)
Clostridium difficile
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Virulence Factors
Clostridium Infections

Projects 1997 2020