Professor Michael Jonathan Davies
B16 The Heart Research Institute
Michael Davies was awarded his B.Sc. and D.Phil. degrees from University of York, UK. He completed a post-doctoral position at Brunel University, before returning to the University of York as a staff member. In 1995 he moved to the Heart Research Institute, Sydney, Australia, where he is now Deputy Director and a Professor at the University of Sydney.
Prof. Davies' research interests lie in the mechanisms of protein modification by reactive species (radicals, two-electron oxidants, glycation reactions), the biological consequences of such reactions, and the development of methods to quantify protein damage in disease. He also has interests in EPR spectroscopy for the detection of transient radicals, the kinetics of oxidant reactions, extracellular matrix damage and the development of antioxidants.
Current national competitive grants*
Mechanisms and consequences of damage to arterial extracellular matrix induced by reactive nitrogen species
Davies M, Whitelock J
Heart Foundation of Australia Grant-in-Aid ($130,000 over 2 years)
Mechanisms and consequences of myeloperoxidase-mediated damage to glycosaminoglycans, proteins and proteoglycans
ARC Discovery Project ($868,000 over 5 years)
* Grants administered through the University of Sydney