Dr Mark Blaskovich

IMB Fellow

Institute for Molecular Bioscience
+61 7 334 62994



  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), VIC.(BC)
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Wat.


  • Kavanagh, Angela, Ramu, Soumya, Gong, Yujing, Cooper, Matthew A. and Blaskovich, Mark A. T. (2019) Effects of microplate type and broth additives on microdilution MIC susceptibility assays. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 63 1: . doi:10.1128/aac.01760-18

  • Stone, M. Rhia L., Masi, Muriel, Phetsang, Wanida, Pagès, Jean-Marie, Cooper, Matthew A. and Blaskovich, Mark A. T. (2019) Fluoroquinolone-derived fluorescent probes for studies of bacterial penetration and efflux. MedChemComm, 10 6: 901-906. doi:10.1039/c9md00124g

  • Blaskovich, Mark A.T. (2019) The diminished antimicrobial pipeline. Microbiology Australia, 40 2: 92-96. doi:10.1071/MA19025

  • Blaskovich, Mark A. T., Pitt, Miranda E., Elliott, Alysha G. and Cooper, Matthew A. (2018) Can octapeptin antibiotics combat extensively drug-resistant (XDR) bacteria?. Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy, 16 6: 485-499. doi:10.1080/14787210.2018.1483240

  • Blaskovich, Mark A. T. (2018) The fight against antimicrobial resistance is confounded by a global increase in antibiotic usage. ACS Infectious Diseases, 4 6: 868-870. doi:10.1021/acsinfecdis.8b00109

  • Stone, M Rhia L., Butler, Mark S., Phetsang, Wanida, Cooper, Matthew A. and Blaskovich, Mark A. T. (2018) Fluorescent Antibiotics: New Research Tools to Fight Antibiotic Resistance. Trends in Biotechnology, 36 5: 523-536. doi:10.1016/j.tibtech.2018.01.004

  • Velkov, Tony, Gallardo-Godoy, Alejandra, Swarbrick, James D., Blaskovich, Mark A. T., Elliott, Alysha G., Han, Meiling, Thompson, Philip E., Roberts, Kade D., Huang, Johnny X., Becker, Bernd, Butler, Mark S., Lash, Lawrence H., Henriques, Sónia Troeira, Nation, Roger L., Sivanesan, Sivashangarie, Sani, Marc-Antoine, Separovic, Frances, Mertens, Haydyn, Bulach, Dieter, Seemann, Torsten, Owen, Jeremy, Li, Jian and Cooper, Matthew A. (2018) Structure, Function, and Biosynthetic Origin of Octapeptin Antibiotics Active against Extensively Drug-Resistant Gram-Negative Bacteria. Cell Chemical Biology, 25 4: 380-391.e5. doi:10.1016/j.chembiol.2018.01.005

  • Blaskovich, Mark A. T., Hansford, Karl A., Butler, Mark S., Jia, ZhiGuang, Mark, Alan E. and Cooper, Matthew A. (2018) Developments in Glycopeptide Antibiotics. ACS Infectious Diseases, 4 5: 715-735. doi:10.1021/acsinfecdis.7b00258

  • Blaskovich, Mark A T, Hansford, Karl A., Gong, Yujing, Butler, Mark S., Muldoon, Craig, Huang, Johnny X., Ramu, Soumya, Silva, Alberto B., Cheng, Mu, Kavanagh, Angela M., Ziora, Zyta, Premraj, Rajaratnam, Lindahl, Fredrik, Bradford, Tanya A., Lee, June C., Karoli, Tomislav, Pelingon, Ruby, Edwards, David J., Amado, Maite, Elliott, Alysha G, Phetsang, Wanida, Daud, Noor Huda, Deecke, Johan E, Sidjabat, Hanna E, Ramaologa, Sefetogi, Zuegg, Johannes, Betley, Jason R, Beevers, Andrew P G, Smith, Richard A G, Roberts, Jason A, Paterson, David L. and Cooper, Matthew A. (2018) Protein-inspired antibiotics active against vancomycin- and daptomycin-resistant bacteria. Nature Communications, 9 1: 22. doi:10.1038/s41467-017-02123-w

  • Blaskovich, Mark A. T. (2016) Unusual amino acids in medicinal chemistry. Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 59 24: 10807-10836. doi:10.1021/acs.jmedchem.6b00319

  • Butler, Mark S., Blaskovich, Mark A. T. and Cooper, Matthew A. (2016) Antibiotics in the clinical pipeline at the end of 2015. The Journal of Antibiotics, 70 1: 1-22. doi:10.1038/ja.2016.72

  • Phetsang, Wanida, Pelingon, Ruby, Butler, Mark S., KC, Sanjaya, Pitt, Miranda, Kaeslin, Geraldine, Cooper, Matthew A. and Blaskovich, Mark A. T. (2016) Fluorescent trimethoprim conjugate probes to assess drug accumulation in wild type and mutant Escherichia coli. ACS Infectious Diseases, 2 10: 688-701. doi:10.1021/acsinfecdis.6b00080

  • Blaskovich, Mark A. T., Zuegg, Johannes, Elliott, Alysha G. and Cooper, Matthew (2015) Helping chemists discover new antibiotics. ACS Infectious Diseases, 1 7: 285-287. doi:10.1021/acsinfecdis.5b00044

  • Phetsang, Wanida, Blaskovich, Mark A. T., Butler, Mark S., Huang, Johnny Xiao, Zuegg, Johannes, Mamidyala, Sreeman K., Ramu, Soumya, Kavanagh, Angela M. and Cooper, Matthew A. (2014) An azido-oxazolidinone antibiotic for live bacterial cell imaging and generation of antibiotic variants. Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry, 22 16: 4490-4498. doi:10.1016/j.bmc.2014.05.054

  • Blaskovich, Mark A Handbook on syntheses of amino acids : General routes for the syntheses of amino acids First ed. New York , NY, U.S.A.: Oxford University Press; American Chemical Society, 2010.

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