• Dr. Simon Corrie

    NEL Lab Head

    BE(Chem), PhD (Chem)

    2002 - 06: PhD, University of Queensland

    2007 - 09: AAA Postdoctoral Fellow, U Washington

    2009 - 12: QLD Smart Futures Fellow, UQ

    2013 - 15: ARC DECRA Fellow, UQ

    2016 - : Senior Lecturer, Monash University


    e: simon.corrie@monash.edu


    I'm thrilled to have launched the NEL at Monash University in 2016. My passion is in designing new tools for measuring and monitoring dynamic biological processes, focusing on unique problems that are yet to be solved. After completing my undergraduate training in chemical engineering I switched to physical chemistry for my PhD - always with a focus on designing bioassays and devices. I moved to Seattle to develop rapid genotyping assays for DNA methylation analysis and HPV genotyping (Prof Nancy Kiviat). I then moved back to Australia and spent the next 6 years working on "wearable immunoassays" for selectively capturing circulating disease proteins via the skin (Prof Mark Kendall). My PhD advisor once told me to look at where the field is going, and go another way! If you are looking for a unique challenge, and you are interested in working at the interface between engineering, materials science and molecular biology, then consider joining us as a student (undergraduate, intern, Honours, Masters, PhD) or postdoc.

  • The NEL Team

    Kye Robinson

    PhD student (Corrie, Thurecht (UQ))

    Kye is a chemist developing silica nanoparticles for applications in real-time molecular sensing. He also uses his chemistry prowess to make some of the most mouthwatering cakes......

    Jiaul Islam

    PhD Student (Corrie, Jones (UQ), MAHLER (UQ))

    Jiaul is a biochemist focused on engineered antibody fragments for real-time protein detection. He'd like to see the Australian cricket team play Bangladesh in a test series again.....

    Daniel Bobo

    MD/PHD student (thurecht (UQ), corrie)

    Daniel is a medical student in the UQ/Ochsner cohort, starting an intercalated PhD project in January 2016, with Kris Thurecht (UQ) and Simon Corrie. His project will focus on understanding how nanoparticles behave in cerebrospinal fluid and brain tissue. He will be busy.... but fashionable

    Imanda Jayawardena

    PhD student (Grøndahl (UQ), corrie)

    Imanda started her PhD in 2016 with Lisbeth Grøndahl (UQ) and Simon Corrie on rapid and equipment-free protein detection based on immunodiffusion assays.

    Julia Walker

    PhD student (Corrie)

    Julia started her PhD in August 2016 with to work on novel signal transduction approaches for in vivo nanosensors. She brings a unique perspective to the group, with her background in both chemistry and architecture.

    Vidhishri Kesarwani

    PhD student (Corrie, Traven)

    Vidhishri started her PhD in August 2016 to start a new collaboration between NEL and Ana Traven's Fungal Pathogen lab at Monash. She is currently investigating how differences in nanoparticle properties (size, shape, coatings) affect interactions with fungal pathogens.

    Gabriel Tai Hyunh

    PhD student (Corrie, Meagher, Frith)

    Gabriel started his PhD in March 2017, focussing on incorporating nanosensors into 3D-printed cell culture scaffolds, to enable spatio-temporal monitoring of key metabolites.

    Edward Henderson

    PhD student (Corrie, Plebanski)

    Ed started his PhD in March 2018. His PhD will be focussed on developing protein nanosensors for in vivo monitoring of ovarian cancer

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