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A/PROF Jonathan Oakhill


  • Energy Metabolism (Kinases)


Selected publications


Education and training

  • Biochem, King's College London 2002
  • Mol Cell Biol, University of Bath 1998

Awards and honors

  • Fellow of the Australian Research Council, 2014


Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Sedentary lifestyles and consumption of high energy foods has led to dramatic increases in the incidence of obesity-related metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, placing enormous financial and medical burden on the Australian economy. An attractive drug target to treat these diseases is AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) which functions as both a cellular fuel gauge and co-ordinator of whole-body metabolism. Building on recent breakthroughs made at St. Vincent's Institute, my research produces innovative research into novel mechanisms that control AMPK. These discoveries will greatly increase our understanding of AMPK regulation by cellular processes, and aid the design of more effective AMPK drugs.