Associate Professor Paul Witting

Associate Professor Discipline of Pathology
Pathology, School of Medical Sciences

D06 - Blackburn Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

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Curriculum vitae

Biographical details

Dr Paul Witting is an Associate Professor in the Discipline of Pathology at The University of Sydney and a career biomedical researcher. He has held ARC (2003-2007) and National Heart Foundation Fellowships (1999-2001) that financed post-doctoral terms at the ANZAC Research Institute and University of British Columbia (Canada), respectively. He has a proven track record in the field of bio-medical chemistry publishing 93 peer-reviewed papers (mean impact factor (IF) ~4.9 with >90% appearing in international journals); 6-book chapters; 10-invited review articles and one International Patent. Publications by Witting and his co-workers have been acknowledged with 2144 citations (mean citation/publication ~23 yielding an H-index ~31). He has been awarded ~A$7.2 Million in competitive funding from agencies including the ARC, NHF, Wellcome Trust, NHMRC Equipment Grants, The Ramaciotti, Bushell and CASS Foundations, Eli Lilly Diabetes Foundation, Servier International, Diabetes Australia Research Trust and the University of Sydney Strategic Development Grants Scheme.

Research interests

Dr Witting's research interest is in exploring the relationship between oxidative stress and the evolution of tissue damage in the acute setting of stroke and myocardial infarct. He is also collaborating with clinicians in the Concord Hospital Burns Unit as he examines the relationship between severe burn, muscle myolysis and acute renal failure.

Teaching areas

Teaching Portfolio includes USydMP (Block 8 and 9); Bachelor of Medical Science (2nd year), Cell Pathology (3rd Year; CPAT3202/3201) and in the Surgical Pathology component of a Masters in Surgery.

Current national competitive grants*


The mode of action of the haem protein neuroglobin in protecting nerve cells
Witting P
Australian Research Council / Discovery Project ($265,000 over 3 years)

* Grants administered through the University of Sydney

PhD and Masters' project opportunities

Assessing changes to myocardial proteins subsequent to experimental heart attack   +

+ indicates the opportunity is full and unavailable.

International links

New Zealand. (Otago University (Dunedin)) Seleno-organic compounds as antioxidants.
Canada. (The University of British Columbia) Collaborative work with Professor A. Grant Mauk.