based in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Auckland.

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Mr. Raphael Bang

Research interests

  • Metabolomics
  • Industrial microbiology
  • Natural products research
  • Biotechnology
  • Data Science

Background

2014 – 2015 – MSc Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Thesis title: “Mass-Spectrometry based metabolomic analysis of bovine milk for mastitis
biomarker discovery”
2013 – 2014 – Postgraduate Diploma in Science, University of Auckland, New Zealand
2010 – 2013 – BSc Biomedical Sciences, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Specialization in Immunology and Microbiology

Current research

Investigating plant and fungus derived antimicrobials for aerosol application
For thousands of years, plants and microorganisms have served as a rich source of bioactive compounds and hold enormous potential for use in many industries. While natural product discovery efforts have significantly dwindled due to advancements in high-throughput synthetic chemistry, bioactives from nature remain as an attractive source of novel compounds with a wide range of application. In collaboration with Ecomist, my research aims to investigate antimicrobial compounds derived from natural sources with the prospective application as aerosols for air sanitization.

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