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Assoc Prof Cenk Suphioglu
Economic cost and burden of allergy is significant worldwide, which can be difficult to manage and can
prove fatal. The focus of my NeuroAllergy Research Laboratory (NARL) is to study the environmental
and molecular biology of allergens and the allergic reaction, and identify novel inhibitors for allergy
prevention and treatment. In addition, we study the importance of omega-3 fatty acids in human neuronal
cell survival to develop novel intervention strategies for neurodegenerative diseases.
CareerDeakin University (2006-present)
Monash University (1998-2006)
The University of Melbourne (1990-1998)
Key publicationsSuphioglu C. (2012) Coffee anyone? Are you at risk of allergy? International Archives of Alllergy and Immunology 159(3), 213-5.
Sadli N, Ackland ML, De Mel D, Sinclair AJ, Suphioglu C. (2012) Effects of zinc and DHA on the epigenetic regulation of human neuronal cells. Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry 29(1-2), 87-98.
de Leon MP, Glaspole IN, Drew AC, Rolland JM, O'Hehir RE, Suphioglu C. (2003) Immunological analysis of allergenic cross-reactivity between peanut and tree nuts. Clinical and Experimental Allergy 33(9), 1273-80.
Sutherland MF, O'Hehir RE, Czarny D, Suphioglu C. (1999) Macadamia nut anaphylaxis: demonstration of specific IgE reactivity and partial cross-reactivity with hazelnut. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 104, 889-90.
Suphioglu C, Singh MB, Taylor PE, Bellomo R, Holmes P, Puy R, Knox RB. (1992) Mechanism of grass pollen-induced asthma The Lancet 339, 569-72.
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Professional activitiesReviewer, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI); Clinical and Experimental Allergy (CEA)
Assessor, NHMRC and ARC Grants
Member, American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI); European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI)
Full Member, Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA); Australasian Society for Immunology (ASI)
Member, Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR)
Related linksThunderstorm asthma ABC Catalyst TV interview (14 April 2011)
Peanut allergy Deakin interview (01 March 2010)
www.deakin.edu.au/scitech/abou t/news/archive/2010/index.php# peanuts
Peanut allergy ABC National Radio interview (10 February 2010)
PhD studentsStudent nameThesis title
Nayyar Ahmed (current)Characterisation of a novel IL-4 receptor antagonist for allergy treatment Damitha De Mel (current)Omega 3 fatty acids and zinc in neuronal cell homeostatis and survival Chamika De Silva (current)Cloning, expression and characterisation of novel chicken egg yolk allergens Pathum Dhanapala (current)Production and characterization of hypoallergenic chicken eggs (with Prof Tim Doran from the Poultry CRC/AAHL/CSIRO) Dwan Price (current)Molecular and immunological analysis of food allergens Justin Read (current)Human β-secretase (BACE1) as a novel Alzheimer’s disease (AD) intervention target Nadia Sadli (past)Completed May 2012 - Currently Research Fellow, Murdoch Children's Research Institute *PhD Projects Available*Please email: email@example.com
Honours studentsStudent nameThesis title Kevin McEwen (2013)Proteomic and molecular analysis of cultured human neuronal cells in response to omega 3 fatty acids and zinc Naved Samadi (2013)Inhibitors of human Apolipoprotein ε4 (ApoE4) as a potential target for the cure of Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease Trent Willson (2013)Identification and characterisation of a synthetic peptide inhibitor of human deacetylase 6 (HDAC6), a novel treatment target for neurodegenerative diseases *Honours Projects Available*Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Medical Microbiology and Immunology