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.
ARC Discovery Grants
ARC Linkage Grant
ARC Future Fellowship
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
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.