• The University of Western Australia (M313), 35 Stirling Highway, Room 417, Bayliss Building, Perth campus

    6009 Perth


  • 3359 Citations
  • 30 h-Index
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Personal profile


Dr Gavin Flematti completed his undergraduate and PhD studies at UWA, followed by post-doctoral studies and a prestigious Australian Future Fellowship award at UWA. He currently holds a teaching and research position in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UWA.

Funding overview

ARC Discovery Grants
ARC Linkage Grant
ARC Future Fellowship

Current projects


Dr Kingsley Dixon, Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Dr David Merritt, Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Dr Jason Stephens, Kings Park and Botanic Garden
A/Prof Emilio Ghisalberti, Chemistry UWA
Prof Steven Smith, UWA
Dr David Nelson, University of Georgia, USA
A/Prof Rob Trengove, Murdoch University

Teaching overview

CHEM2001 Core Chemical Concepts and Techniques
CHEM2003 Chemical Synthesis
MSCI4006 Advanced Techniques in Molecular Sciences


Natural Products and Chemical Ecology

The primary research interest in the Flematti Lab is the isolation and identification of bioactive natural products. The specific activity of these compounds ranges from antibacterial and anticancer activity, through to organism defence and chemical communication. As well as traditional natural product extraction and isolation, we make use of sophisticated analytical instruments including HPLC, GC-MS, HPLC-MS and more recently GC-EAD/MS, to aid in the detection and isolation of bioactive compounds, which are characterised using NMR spectroscopy and high resolution MS techniques. Depending on the structure and function, interesting compounds are confirmed through chemical synthesis.


  • Natural products and chemical ecology

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Research Output 2001 2019

  • 3359 Citations
  • 30 h-Index
  • 89 Article
  • 4 Review article
  • 3 Chapter
  • 1 Conference paper
1 Citation (Scopus)
Biological Assay

Albanitriles A-G: Antiprotozoal Polyacetylene Nitriles from a Mycale Marine Sponge

Sala, S., Fromont, J., Gomez, O., Vuong, D., Lacey, E. & Flematti, G. R., 2019, In : Journal of Natural Products. 82, 12, p. 3450-3455 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bearings (structural)
Giardia lamblia
Western Australia

Investigation of an Unusual Crystal Habit of Hydrochlorothiazide Reveals Large Polar Enantiopure Domains and a Possible Crystal Nucleation Mechanism

Thomas, S. P., Grosjean, A., Flematti, G. R., Karton, A., Sobolev, A. N., Edwards, A. J., Piltz, R. O., Iversen, B. B., Koutsantonis, G. A. & Spackman, M. A., 22 Jul 2019, In : Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 58, 30, p. 10255-10259 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Volatiles from Merino fleece evoke antennal and behavioural responses in the Australian sheep blow fly Lucilia cuprina

Yan, G., Liu, S., Schlink, A. C., Flematti, G. R., Brodie, B. S., Bohman, B., Greeff, J. C., Vercoe, P. E., Hu, J. & Martin, G. B., 1 Dec 2019, In : Medical and Veterinary Entomology. 33, 4, p. 491-497 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lucilia sericata
Lucilia cuprina

Projects 2007 2020