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Professor Enzo Palombo

Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology


Received PhD from La Trobe University studying the genetics of bacterial conjugation. Spent 10 years at the Royal Children's Hospital investigating the genetic epidemiology of gastroenteritis viruses, particularly rotavirus and astrovirus. Research interests include food microbiology, identification of bio-active compounds from medicinal plants, fungi and biowaste, environmental microbiology, nanotechnology and virology. Involved in teaching in the areas of microbiology, biotechnology, biochemistry and molecular biology. Member of the Australian Society for Microbiology; served on Victorian Branch committee (1996-2014). Member of Dairy Industry Association of Australia. Member of AusBiotech.

Research interests

Microbiology, Infectious diseases, Food health and safety

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

  • Physical Chemistry (incl. Structural) - 030600
  • Bacteriology - 060501


Also published as: Palombo, Enzo; Palombo, E.; Palombo, E. A.; Palombo, Enzo A.
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