Dr Dan Dias

Senior Lecturer in Analytical Biochemistry

Dr Dan Dias is a Senior Lecturer in Analytical Biochemistry within the CASS Food Research Centre and the newly established Australian Research Council – Industrial Transformation Training Centre (HyTech), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Faculty of Health, Deakin University. He has over 15 years of experience in analytical biochemistry, metabolomics and natural product chemistry.

Dr Dias has focused on the application of hyphenated separation technologies to multidisciplinary fields ranging from: analytical wine chemistry, micro and macro algae, food ripening, age-related macular degeneration, ecology, coral bleaching, food technologies, cheese flavour and quality, Diabetes Mellitus, herbal medicine and transgenic Buffalo grasses.

His current research focuses on producing indigo in heterologous model systems; identifying bioactive natural products from endophytes; applying metabolomics to assess the impact of Polyphenol Rich Sugarcane Extracts (PRSE) on inflammatory cell signalling pathways and identifying anti-diabetic natural products from evidence-based medicinal plants.

In 2019 he was awarded the inaugural International Metabolomics Society President’s Award in recognition encompassing scientific excellence, impact in teaching and service in the community. To date, Dr Dias has co-edited 1 book, authored several book chapters, 60+ peer-reviewed journal articles with 5500+ citatations and a current h-index = 31 and has recently been appointed the Editor in Chief for the journal Plant Methods.