Doctor Jo-Anne Chuck

Doctor Jo-Anne Chuck

Dap - Bsc & Bsc (adv),
Science (sosh)

Senior Lecturer,
Science (sosh)

Biography

I completed my undergraduate and postgraduate training at the University of New South Wales in 1992 in the area of the biosynthesis of natural products in bacteria. From late 1992-1995, I worked on fatty acid biosynthesis in bacteria and plants at the Carlsberg Laboratory, Copenhagen Denmark. In 1996-1997 I moved to the laboratory of David Cane at Brown University, Rhode Island USA, working on the polyketide synthase involved in the biosynthesis of the antibiotic erythromycin. After returning to Australia, I began working on the polyketide synthase synthesising the antifungal drug Amphotericin B in collaboration with Kevin Barrow?s research group at UNSW. I am currently working at the University of Western Sydney, (Parramatta campus) where my group is interested in the regulation and biochemistry of bioactive compounds.

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Qualifications

  • PhD University of New South Wales
  • BSc University of New South Wales

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Science (sosh)
  • Science (sosh)

Contact

Email: J.Chuck@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9685 9906
Mobile:
Location: EHa.1.05
Parramatta
Website:

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Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Millar, T., Knighton, R. and Chuck, J. (2015), 'Using biotinylated proteins to demonstrate immunodetection of antigens via western blotting, dot blots and immunohistochemistry', Detection of Blotted Proteins: Methods and Protocols, Humana Press 9781493927173.

Journal Articles

  • Chuck, J. and Old, J. (2014), 'Education of undergraduate Animal Science and Zoology students in professional practice : can we ensure ethical compliance and educational outcomes?', Australian Zoologist, vol 37, no 2 , pp 193 - 200.
  • Grosas, A., Raju, S., Schuett, B., Chuck, J. and Millar, T. (2014), '[In Press] Determining if active learning through a formative assessment process translates to better performance in summative assessment', Studies in Higher Education, .
  • Herok, G., Chuck, J. and Millar, T. (2013), 'Teaching and evaluating graduate attributes in science based disciplines', Creative Education, vol 4, no 7A2 , pp 42 - 49.
  • Millar, T., Knighton, R. and Chuck, J. (2012), 'The use of biotin to demonstrate immunohistochemistry, western blotting, and dot blots in university practical classes', Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, vol 40, no 4 , pp 246 - 253.
  • Chuck, J. (2011), 'Hypothetical biotechnology companies : a role-playing student centered activity for undergraduate science students', Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, vol 39, no 2 , pp 173 - 179.
  • Peirera, T., Nikodinovic, J., Nakazono, C., Dennis, G., Barrow, K. and Chuck, J. (2008), 'Community structure and antibiotic production of Streptomyces nodosus bioreactors cultured in liquid environments', Microbial Biotechnology, vol 1, no 5 , pp 373 - 381.
  • Chuck, J., Dunn, C., Facultad, F., Nakazono, C., Nikodinovic, J. and Barrow, K. (2006), 'Amplification of DNA Encoding Entire Type I Polyketide Synthase Domains and Linkers from Streptomyces Species', Current Microbiology, vol 53, no 2 , pp 89 - 94.
  • Pereira, T., Millar, T. and Chuck, J. (2005), 'Viability analysis of alginate encapsulated micro-organisms using fluorescent stains.', Journal of Microencapsulation, vol 22, no 7 , pp 787 - 792.
  • Chuck, J. and Young, L. (2004), 'A cohort driven assessment task for scientific report writing', Journal of Science Education and Technology, vol 13 , pp 367 - 376.
  • Nikodinovic, J., Barrow, K. and Chuck, J. (2003), 'High yield preparation of genomic DNA from Streptomyces', Biotechniques, vol 35 , pp 932 - 934.
  • Nikodinovic, J., Barrow, K. and Chuck, J. (2003), 'High Frequency transformation of the Amphotericin producting bacterium Streptomyces nodosus', Journal of Microbiological Methods, vol 55 , pp 273 - 277.

Conference Papers

  • Van Der Sterren, M., Dennis, G., Chuck, J. and Rahman, A. (2010), 'Rainwater tank water quality testing in Western Sydney Australia', World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2010, Providence.

Research

Previous Projects

Title: The identification of proteins and genes involved in the biosynthesis of the antifungal drug Amphotericin B
Years: 2000-01-01 - 2000-12-31
ID: P0011214
Western Researchers: Jo-Anne Chuck
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
Title: Characterization of the life cycle of the bacterium Streptomyces nodosus; a producer of the antifungal drug amphotericin B
Years: 2005-12-21 - 2006-12-20
ID: P0014975
Western Researchers: Jo-Anne Chuck
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
Title: Development and implementation of MathBench for Australian universities to improve quantitative skills of science and mathematics students [via Deakin Uni]
Years: 2013-12-19 - 2016-04-30
ID: P00022340
Western Researchers: Jo-Anne Chuck and Leanne Rylands
Funding:
  • Department of Education and Training (ACRG)
Title: Investigation of antibiotic properties of Tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii) pouch lipid secretions
Years: 2006-12-20 - 2008-06-30
ID: P0015429
Western Researchers: Julie Old and Jo-Anne Chuck
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
Title: Circular Dichroism - Measuring molecular interactions and dynamics in biological chemistry [via Macquarie Uni]- RIEF: R00107905
Years: 2001-01-01 - 2001-12-31
ID: P0013590
Western Researchers: Janice Aldrich-Wright, Stuart Hazell and Jo-Anne Chuck
Funding:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Title: Providing WIL across complex interconnected science degrees
Years: 2016-02-19 - 2017-07-18
ID: P00023479
Western Researchers: Jo-Anne Chuck, Christopher Jones and Thomas Millar
Funding:
  • Office of the Chief Scientist
Title: Material Transfer Agreement - Memorandum of Understanding with Kosan Biosciences Inc
Years: 2001-07-26 - 2003-12-31
ID: P0013464
Western Researchers: Jo-Anne Chuck
Funding:
  • Kosan Biosciences Incorporated
Title: The screening of environmental soil and sediment samples for diversity of polyketide synthase domains for use in genetic engineering
Years: 2000-01-01 - 2001-12-31
ID: P0012944
Western Researchers: Jo-Anne Chuck
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney

Supervision

Doctor Chuck is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Title: Characterisation of Biosynthetic Gene Clusters within Cyanobacteria
Field of Research:

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