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Professor Andrew Clayton

Professor, Bio-Photonics
Ph.D., The University of Melbourne, Australia


Prof. Andrew Clayton, Professor of Biophotonics at the Swinburne University of Technology, Victoria, Australia undertook his Ph.D. studies in physical chemistry at the University of Melbourne (Prof. Ken Ghiggino) then spent time as ARC research fellow in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department studying biophysics (Prof. Bill Sawyer). He pursued further postdoctoral studies at the Max-Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Goettingen (Dr. Thomas Jovin) as Human Frontier Science Program Fellow before returning to Melbourne initially as HFSP fellow (Prof. Tony Burgess) then NHMRC RD Wright Fellow and Head of the Cell Biophysics Laboratory at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research.

He was recruited to the Centre for Micro-Photonics at Swinburne in late 2009 to lead the biophotonics research program. He was promoted to full Professor of Biophotonics in 2018.

His present research focuses on understanding the wiring diagram of living cells by measuring macromolecular interactions and dynamics with multidimensional microscopy. His research achievements have been recognized with several awards including Young Fluorescence Investigator 2007 from the US Biophysical Society.

Research interests

Biophotonics; Cell Biophysics

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.


Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Biological Physics - 510501
  • Atomic, Molecular And Optical Physics - 510200

Teaching areas

Biophotonics;Medical Biophysics;Physics


  • 2007, International, Young Fluorescence Investigator, Biophysical Society (US)
  • 2004, National, NHMRC RD Wright CDA, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
  • 2002, International, Human Frontier Science Program Long-Term Fellow, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
  • 2000, International, Human Frontier Science Program Long-Term Fellow, Max-Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
  • 2000, International, Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, Max-Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
  • 1997, National, ARC APD Fellowship, The University of Melbourne
  • 1992, National, Melbourne University Post-Graduate Scholarship, The University of Melbourne


Also published as: Clayton, Andrew; Clayton, A.; Clayton, A. H. A.; Clayton, Andrew H. A.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2021: Multiplexed surface signals to inhibit mixed bacterial biofilm formation *; ARC Discovery Projects Scheme
  • 2018: Spectroscopy and Theoretical Study of a Potent Anticancer Drug (Student Award) *; Excellerate Australia
  • 2015: Novel Dual Domain Targeting Strategies against ErbB Receptors *; NHMRC Project Grants
  • 2014: Surface and Colloid Characterisation Facility *; ARC Linkage Infrastructure Equipment and Facilities Scheme - For funding commencing in 2014
  • 2009: Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research funds *; Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Funds
  • 2007: Single Molecule Cell Biology (Signalling dynamics in living cells) *; NHMRC Project Grants

* Chief Investigator

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