Associate Professor Simon Phipps

ARC Future Fellow

School of Biomedical Sciences
Faculty of Medicine
s.phipps@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 52785

Overview

Associate Professor Phipps obtained a BSc (Hons) in Pharmacology from the University of Bath (1996), and a PhD in Immunopathology from Imperial College London (2002). He undertook a post-doctoral fellowship at the John Curtin School of Medical Research, ANU before moving to the University of Newcastle (2004). Dr. Phipps joined the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Queensland in 2010, and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2015.

Research Interests

  • Asthma and respiratory diseases
    Dr. Phipps’ research program employs both in vitro and in vivo model systems to elucidate the relationship between innate pattern recognition receptors (PRR) and the programming of aberrant immunologic processes that underlie the development of distinct endophenotypes of asthma, emphysema and virus-associated bronchiolitis.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Bath

Publications

  • Ferreira, Manuel A. R., Jansen, Rick, Willemsen, Gonneke, Penninx, Brenda, Bain, Lisa M., Vicente, Cristina T., Revez, Joana A., Matheson, Melanie C., Hui, Jennie, Tung, Joyce Y., Baltic, Svetlana, Le Souef, Peter, Montgomery, Grant W., Martin, Nicholas G., Robertson, Colin F., James, Alan, Thompson, Philip J., Boomsma, Dorret I., Hopper, John L., Hinds, David A., Werder, Rhiannon B. and Phipps, Simon (2017) Gene-based analysis of regulatory variants identifies 4 putative novel asthma risk genes related to nucleotide synthesis and signaling. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 139 4: 1148-1157. doi:10.1016/j.jaci.2016.07.017

  • Lynch, Jason P., Sikder, Al Amin, Curren, Bodie F., Werder, Rhiannon B., Simpson, Jennifer, Cuiv, Paraic O., Dennis, Paul G., Everard, Mark L. and Phipps, Simon (2017) The influence of the microbiome on early-life severe viral lower respiratory infections and asthma-food for thought?. Frontiers in Immunology, 8 FEB: . doi:10.3389/fimmu.2017.00156

  • Arikkatt, Jaisy, Ullah, Md Ashik, Short, Kirsty Renfree, Zhang, Vivian, Gan, Wan Jun, Loh, Zhixuan, Werder, Rhiannon B., Simpson, Jennifer, Sly, Peter D., Mazzone, Stuart B., Spann, Kirsten M., Ferreira, Manuel A R., Upham, John W., Sukkar, Maria B. and Phipps, Simon (2017) RAGE deficiency predisposes mice to virus-induced paucigranulocytic asthma. eLife, 6 . doi:10.7554/eLife.21199

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Available Projects

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Completed Supervision

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.