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Philip has extensive qualifications in science - BSc Hons (W.Aust), MSc (W.Aust), PhD (Curtin) and education - DipEd (Murd.) and GDipAppSc (W.Aust.C.A.E.).

Most of his studies have involved chemistry of one sort of another. His BSc Hons degree involved organic chemistry of natural products (Towards the total synthesis of ß-vetivone: a bicyclic spiro-sesquiterpenoid). His MSc was in organometallic chemistry (metal-ion template synthesis of macrocyclic ligands with As and S donor atoms) and his PhD was an advanced study in natural product chemistry and biological activity of plant secondary metabolites (Scaevola spinescens - an Aboriginal medicinal plant).

Dr Kerr has over 70 publications in peer reviewed and professional journals, and is a member of numerous professional societies and is on editorial boards and review panels of several journals. He is the Australasian representative of the International Council for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants.

His research interests lie in the field of biologically active natural products and include

  • Functional food chemistry and nutriceutical activity of grains and pulses.
  • The phytochemistry of Australian native plants (especially Goodeniaceae)
  • Traditional Australian Aboriginal Medicines
  • Ethnopharmacology and ethnoveterinary medicine
  • The role of periphyton in environmental bioremediation
  • Allelopathy and chemical ecology
  • Plant products as potential agents for the treatment of cancer, diabetes and serotonin-related disorders.

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Research Output 1987 2019

Functional sustainability of nutrient accumulation by periphytic biofilm under temperature fluctuations

Sun, R., Xu, Y., Wu, Y., Tang, J., Esquivel-Elizondo, S., Kerr, P. G., Staddon, P. L. & Liu, J., 22 Aug 2019, In : Environmental Technology (United Kingdom).

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biofilms
Nutrients
biofilm
Sustainable development
sustainability
10 Citations (Scopus)

Functional sustainability of periphytic biofilms in organic matter and Cu2+ removal during prolonged exposure to TiO2 nanoparticles

Liu, J., Tang, J., Wan, J., Wu, C., Graham, B., Kerr, P. G. & Wu, Y., 15 May 2019, In : Journal of Hazardous Materials. 370, p. 4-12 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biofilms
Biological materials
Nanoparticles
biofilm
Sustainable development
7 Citations (Scopus)

Distinguishing the roles of different extracellular polymeric substance fractions of a periphytic biofilm in defending against Fe2O3 nanoparticle toxicity

Tang, J., Zhu, N., Zhu, Y., Kerr, P. & Wu, Y., Jun 2017, In : Environmental Science: Nano. 4, 8, p. 1682-1691 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biofilms
biofilm
Toxicity
Nanoparticles
toxicity
8 Citations (Scopus)
12 Downloads (Pure)

Olive (Olea europaea L.) biophenols: A nutriceutical against Oxidative Stress in SH-SY5Y Cells

Omar, S. H., Kerr, P. G., Scott, C. J., Hamlin, A. S. & Obied, H. K., Nov 2017, In : Molecules. 22, 11, p. 1-20 20 p., 1858.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Oxidative stress
Olea
Dietary Supplements
Oxidative Stress
Scavenging

Activities 1996 2018

Science (Organisational unit)

Philip Kerr (Member)
20182020

Activity: Membership Advisory panel/policy group/boardAcademic

Professor at Institute of Soil Science

Philip Kerr (Participant)
2014 → …

Activity: Academic EngagementExternal research and teaching

V World Conference on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

Philip Kerr (Organiser)
2014 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConferenceIndustry

International Society for Ethnopharmacology (ISE) (External organisation)

Philip Kerr (Member)
2014 → …

Activity: Membership Membership of networks of excellenceIndustry

Senior Research and Academic Advisor

Philip Kerr (Participant)
2014 → …

Activity: Academic EngagementExternal research and teaching