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

    6009 Perth


  • 3660 Citations
  • 32 h-Index

Research output per year

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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.

Research expertise keywords

  • Natural products and chemical ecology

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Research Output

  • 3660 Citations
  • 32 h-Index
  • 91 Article
  • 4 Review article
  • 3 Chapter
  • 1 Conference paper

Divergent receptor proteins confer responses to different karrikins in two ephemeral weeds

Sun, K., Yao, J., Scaffidi, A., Melville, K., Davies, S., Bond, C., Smith, S. M., Flematti, G. & Waters, M., 1 Dec 2020, In : Nature Communications. 11, 1, 1264.

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Open Access
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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
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    Albanitriles A-G: Antiprotozoal Polyacetylene Nitriles from a Mycale Marine Sponge

    Sala, S., Fromont, J., Gomez, O., Vuong, D., Lacey, E. & Flematti, G. R., 27 Dec 2019, In : Journal of Natural Products. 82, 12, p. 3450-3455 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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