Professor George L. Mendz

Head of Research
Domain Chair, Basic and Clinical Sciences
Coordinator for the Master of Medicine / Surgery

Email: george.mendz@nd.edu.au
Phone: 02 8204 4260

Biography
Professor George L. Mendz has an MSc from the University of Barcelona (Spain), and a PhD from the University of NSW. He has been Lecturer at the College of Natural Sciences, the University of Puerto Rico (San Juan); Research Associate at the School of Chemistry and the Department of Biochemistry, the University of Sydney; ARC Senior Research Fellow and Associate Professor at the School of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, the University of NSW; Associate Professor at the Department of Bacteriology, the University of Bordeaux II; and Associate Professor at the School of Medical Sciences, the University of NSW.
Teaching Areas
For over 30 years he has participated in the education of university students provided by special centres dedicated to foster interdisciplinary interests in various fields of knowledge, and to awaken social responsibilities. He has taken part in the management of halls of residence and university colleges in Spain, Puerto Rico and Australia.
Research Expertise and Supervision
More recently, he had acquired expertise in global analyses involving proteomics and transcriptomics by investigating microorganism responses to stress, as well as in bacterial genome sequencing and the application of metagenomics to characterise bacterial populations.

 

Research and engagement

Books
Together with Dr Harry Mobley, and Dr Stuart Hazell, he was commissioned by the American Society for Microbiology to produce a book entitled "Helicobacter pylori: Physiology and Genetics", which appeared in May, 2001 and includes authors from more than 20 countries.
Journal Articles and Proceedings
He is an author of over 130 publications in the areas of structural and metabolic biochemistry, and bacterial physiology, genetics, genomics and bioinformatics. He has been invited to write reviews for high impact journals such as Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews, Trends in Microbiology, Antioxidants and Redox Signalling, and Expert Reviews of Anti-infective Therapy, as well as for various other journals.
Conference Papers
Recognition of our contributions to the field of microbial physiology, genetics, pathogenicity and interactions with the host are invitations to present our work at conferences in Australia and overseas. He has presented 100 communications at 55 international meetings, and 72 papers at 50 national conferences.
Professional Affiliations
Professor George L. Mendz has an MSc from the University of Barcelona (Spain), and a PhD from the University of NSW. He has been Lecturer at the College of Natural Sciences, the University of Puerto Rico (San Juan); Research Associate at the School of Chemistry and the Department of Biochemistry, the University of Sydney; ARC Senior Research Fellow and Associate Professor at the School of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, the University of NSW; Associate Professor at the Department of Bacteriology, the University of Bordeaux II; and Associate Professor at the School of Medical Sciences, the University of NSW.