Professor Gary Schenk


School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
Faculty of Science


Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
+61 7 336 54144


Research Interests

  • Application of enzyme-driven processes in the bioeconomy
    I am interested in discovering and engineering enzymes for applications in biomanufacturing and bioremediation


  • DipChem, Berne
  • Phd, The University of Queensland


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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Book Chapter

  • Mitić, Nataša, Miraula, Manfredi, Selleck, Christopher, Hadler, Kieran S., Uribe, Elena, Pedroso, M. M. and Schenk, G. (2014). Catalytic mechanisms of metallohydrolases containing two metal ions. Metal-containing enzymes. (pp. 49-81) edited by Christo Z. Christov. Waltham, MA, United States: Academic Press. doi: 10.1016/bs.apcsb.2014.07.002

  • Smith, Sarah J., Hadler, Kieran S., Schenk, Gerhard, Hanson, Graeme R. and Mitic, Nataša (2010). Manganese Metalloproteins. Metals in Biology: Applications of High-Resolution EPR to Metalloenzymes. (pp. 273-341) edited by Graeme Hanson and Lawrence Berliner. New York, USA: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4419-1139-1_9

  • Mitić, Nataša, Schenk, Gerhard and Hanson, Graeme R. (2009). Binuclear non-heme iron enzymes. High resolution EPR: applications to metalloenzymes and metals in medicine. (pp. 269-395) edited by Graeme Hanson and Lawrence Berliner. New York, NY, United States: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-0-387-84856-3_7

  • Solomon, E. I., Neidig, M. L. and Schenk, G. (2004). Magnetic circular dichroism of paramagnetic species. Comprehensive coordination chemistry II: From biology to nanotechnology. (pp. 339-349) edited by J. A. McCleverty and T. J.Meyer. Oxford, U.K.: Elsevier/Pergamon. doi: 10.1016/B0-08-043748-6/01216-0

  • Candy, Judith, Nixon, Peter, England, Renee, Schenk, Gerhard, Koga, J. and Duggleby, Ronald (1996). Site-directed mutagenesis of E50, F496 and H113 in Zymomonas mobilis decarboxylase. Biochemistry and physiology of thiamin diphosphate enzymes . (pp. 82-102) Prien, Germany: A. and C. Intemann, Wissenschaftlicher .

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

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Completed Supervision