Dr Nick West

Senior Lecturer

School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
Faculty of Science
n.west@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 54093

Overview

Dr West is a molecular microbiologist, expert in bacterial pathogenesis. He is Head of “Tuberculosis Research” in the School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, University of Queensland. Dr West has a particular interest in drug development for TB. His research utilises modern molecular technologies to identify the genetic requirements for Mycobacterium tuberculosis to cause Tuberculosis (TB) with these genetic discoveries translated into novel antibiotic therapies. Research within his group falls largely into one of the following three themes: essential gene identification, understanding latency and targeted drug development.

Dr West conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Oxford and Imperial College London. Returning to Australia in 2004, he spent several years at Sydney’s Centenary Institute as an Associate Faculty member before relocating to University of Queensland in 2012. In addition to drug development, Dr West’s research portfolio includes programmes of vaccine and diagnostic development and testing.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Wollongong

Publications

  • Tran, Anh T., Watson, Emma E., Pujari, Venugopal, Conroy, Trent, Dowman, Luke J., Giltrap, Andrew M., Pang, Angel, Wong, Weng Ruh, Linington, Roger G., Mahapatra, Sebabrata , Saunders, Jessica, Charman, Susan A., West, Nicholas P., Bugg, Timothy D. H., Tod, Julie, Dowson, Christopher G., Roper, David I., Crick, Dean C., Britton, Warwick J. and Payne, Richard J. (2017) Sansanmycin natural product analogues as potent and selective anti-mycobacterials that inhibit lipid I biosynthesis. Nature Communications, 8 . doi:10.1038/ncomms14414

  • Rivera-Hernandez, Tania, Pandey, Manisha, Henningham, Anna, Cole, Jason, Choudhury, Biswa, Cork, Amanda J., Gillen, Christine M., Ghaffar, Khairunnisa Abdul, West, Nicholas P., Silvestri, Guido, Good, Michael F., Moyle, Peter M., Toth, Istvan, Nizet, Victor, Batzloff, Michael R. and Walker, Mark J. (2016) Differing efficacies of lead Group A Streptococcal vaccine candidates and full-length M protein in cutaneous and invasive disease models. mBio, 7 3: e00618-16.1-e00618-16.9. doi:10.1128/mBio.00618-16

  • Lonhienne, Thierry, Nouwens, Amanda, Williams, Craig M., Fraser, James A., Lee, Yu-Ting, West, Nicholas P. and Guddat, Luke W. (2016) Commercial Herbicides Can Trigger the Oxidative Inactivation of Acetohydroxyacid Synthase. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 55 13: 4247-4251. doi:10.1002/anie.201511985

View all Publications

Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • (2016) Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

View all Supervision

Publications

Journal Article

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

Completed Supervision

  • (2016) Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor