Professor James De Voss

Acting Head of School

School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
Faculty of Science
j.devoss@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 53825

Overview

James De Voss received a B. Sc (Hons) in Chemistry and a University Medal from the University of Queensland in 1984. He was a Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 scholar at Cambridge University, where he worked on the biosynthesis of Vitamin B12 with Prof. Sir Alan Battersby. A postdoctoral fellowship, again from the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, allowed him to work with Prof. Craig Townsend at Johns Hopkins University on the mechanism of DNA cleavage caused by the enediyne antibiotic calicheamicin. He was then introduced to the cytochromes P450 by Prof. Paul Ortiz de Montellano with whom he worked while at the University of California, San Francisco. Since returning to the University of Queensland to take up an academic appointment, initially as a Senior lecturer and subsequently as a Reader and then a Professor, he has continued his interest in problems at the interface of chemistry and biology and currently works with a range of bacterial, insect and mammalian P450s, as well as on the biogenesis of insect pheromones and phytochemistry of herbal medicines.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), The University of Queensland

Publications

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Supervision

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Harbort, Joshua S., De Voss, James J., Stok, Jeanette E., Bell, Stephen G. and Harmer, Jeffrey R. (2017). CW and pulse EPR of cytochrome P450 to determine structure and function. In Graeme Hanson and Lawrence Berliner (Ed.), Future directions in metalloprotein and metalloenzyme research (pp. 103-142) New York, NY, United States: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-59100-1_5

  • Stok, Jeanette E., Slessor, Kate E., Farlow, Anthony J., Hawkes, David B. and De Voss, James J. (2015). Cytochrome P450cin (CYP176A1). In Eugene G. Hrycay and Stelvio M. Bandiera (Ed.), Monooxygenase, Peroxidase and Peroxygenase Properties and Mechanisms of Cytochrome P450 (pp. 319-339) New York, NY United States: Springer New York LLC. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-16009-2_12

  • Challinor, Victoria L. and de Voss, James J. (2013). Plant steroidal saponins: A focus on open-chain glycosides. In Kishan Gopal Ramawat and Jean-Michel Mérillon (Ed.), Natural Products: Phytochemistry, Botany and Metabolism of Alkaloids, Phenolics and Terpenes (pp. 3225-3250) Berlin, Germany: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-22144-6_139

  • De Voss, J. and Cryle, M. (2007). Carbon-Carbon Bond Cleavage by P450 Systems. In A. Sigel, H. Sigel and R. Sigel (Ed.), The Ubiquitous Roles of Cytochrome P450 Proteins: Metal Ions in Life Sciences, Volume 3 (pp. 397-435) United Kingdom: Wiley & Sons.

  • Ortiz de Montellano, P.R. and De Voss, J. J. (2005). Substrate oxidation by cytochrome P450 enzymes. In P. Ortiz de Montellano (Ed.), Cytochrome P450: Structure, Mechanism and Biochemistry 3rd ed. (pp. 183-245) New York: Kluwer/Plenum. doi:10.1007/0-387-27447-2_6

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Completed Supervision