Associate Professor Peter Speck

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Research Biography

After completion of a PhD in latency of herpes simplex virus, at the University of Adelaide, I undertook post-doctoral fellowships at the University of Cambridge and at Northwestern University in Chicago.   In 2001 I returned to Australia to continue herpesvirus-related research at the Inst. of Medical and Veterinary Science, Adelaide.   In July 2007 I accepted an offer to move to Flinders University.

Research Interests

Bacteria are becoming resistant to antibiotics. A strong potential alternative is bacteriophages -"phages" -viruses that infect bacteria. In collaboration with US/Australian company AmpliPhi Biosciences, I am pursuing the use of phages as a treatment for bacterial infections in a number of important medical settings:

-chronic rhinosinusitis: a human trial of this technology commenced in January 2016, in collaboration with ENT surgeon/scientist Prof. PJ Wormald

-diabetic foot ulcer infections

-nasal Staphylococcus aureus decolonization.

I collaborate with the US Army Medical Research Materiel Command to introduce phages into their Combat Wound Infection Control Program.

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Research Areas

  • Medical biosciences

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  • Lytic activity of phages against bacterial pathogens infecting diabetic foot ulcers

    Kifelew, L. G., Warner, M. S., Morales, S., Gordon, D. L., Thomas, N., Mitchell, J. G. & Speck, P. G., 12 Feb 2024, In: Scientific Reports. 14, 1, 9 p., 3515.

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  • Inactivation of human coronaviruses using an automated room disinfection device

    Lundquist, N. A., Kifelew, L. G., Elmas, S., Jia, Z., Speck, P. G. & Chalker, J. M., 16 Nov 2023, In: Scientific Reports. 13, 1, 10 p., 20048.

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  • Statement in Support of: “Virology under the Microscope—a Call for Rational Discourse”

    Speck, P., Mackenzie, J., Bull, R. A., Slobedman, B., Drummer, H., Fraser, J., Herrero, L., Helbig, K., Londrigan, S., Moseley, G., Prow, N., Hansman, G., Edwards, R., Ahlenstiel, C., Abendroth, A., Tscharke, D., Hobson-Peters, J., Kriiger-Loterio, R., Parry, R., Marsh, G., & 100 othersHarding, E., Jacques, D. A., Gartner, M. J., Lee, W. S., McAuley, J., Vaz, P., Sainsbury, F., Tate, M. D., Sinclair, J., Imrie, A., Rawlinson, S., Harman, A., Carr, J. M., Monson, E. A., Hibma, M., Mahony, T. J., Tu, T., Center, R. J., Shrestha, L. B., Hall, R., Warner, M., Ward, V., Anderson, D. E., Eyre, N. S., Netzler, N. E., Peel, A. J., Revill, P., Beard, M., Legione, A. R., Spencer, A. J., Idris, A., Forwood, J., Sarker, S., Purcell, D. F. J., Bartlett, N., Deerain, J. M., Brew, B. J., Asgari, S., Farrell, H., Khromykh, A., Tuipulotu, D. E., Anderson, D., Mese, S., Tayyar, Y., Edenborough, K., Uddin, J. M., Hussain, A., Daymond, C. J. I., Agius, J., Johnson, K. N., Shirmast, P., Abedinzadeshahri, M., MacDiarmid, R., Ashley, C. L., Laws, J., Furfaro, L. L., Burton, T. D., Johnson, S. M. R., Telikani, Z., Petrone, M., Roby, J. A., Samer, C., Suhrbier, A., Van Der Kamp, A., Cunningham, A., Donato, C., Mahar, J., Black, W. D., Vasudevan, S., Lenchine, R., Spann, K., Rawle, D. J., Rudd, P., Neil, J., Kingston, R., Newsome, T. P., Kim, K. W., Mak, J., Lowry, K., Bryant, N., Meers, J., Roberts, J. A., McMillan, N., Labzin, L. I., Slonchak, A., Hugo, L. E., Henzeler, B., Newton, N. D., David, C. T., Reading, P. C., Esneau, C., Briody, T., Nasr, N., McNeale, D., McSharry, B., Fakhri, O., Horsburgh, B. A., Logan, G., Howley, P. & Young, P., May 2023, In: mSphere. 8, 3, p. e00165-23 3 p., e00165-23.

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  • Statement in Support of: “Virology under the Microscope-a Call for Rational Discourse”

    Speck, P., Mackenzie, J., Bull, R. A., Slobedman, B., Drummer, H., Fraser, J., Herrero, L., Helbig, K., Londrigan, S., Moseley, G., Prow, N., Hansman, G., Edwards, R., Ahlenstiel, C., Abendroth, A., Tscharke, D., Hobson-Peters, J., Kriiger-Loterio, R., Parry, R., Marsh, G., & 100 othersHarding, E., Jacques, D. A., Gartner, M. J., Lee, W. S., McAuley, J., Vaz, P., Sainsbury, F., Tate, M. D., Sinclair, J., Imrie, A., Rawlinson, S., Harman, A., Carr, J. M., Monson, E. A., Hibma, M., Mahony, T. J., Tu, T., Center, R. J., Shrestha, L. B., Hall, R., Warner, M., Ward, V., Anderson, D. E., Eyre, N. S., Netzler, N. E., Peel, A. J., Revill, P., Beard, M., Legione, A. R., Spencer, A. J., Idris, A., Forwood, J., Sarker, S., Purcell, D. F. J., Bartlett, N., Deerain, J. M., Brew, B. J., Asgari, S., Farrell, H., Khromykh, A., Tuipulotu, D. E., Anderson, D., Mese, S., Tayyar, Y., Edenborough, K., Uddin, J. M., Hussain, A., Daymond, C. J. I., Agius, J., Johnson, K. N., Shirmast, P., Abedinzadeshahri, M., MacDiarmid, R., Ashley, C. L., Laws, J., Furfaro, L. L., Burton, T. D., Johnson, S. M. R., Telikani, Z., Petrone, M., Roby, J. A., Samer, C., Suhrbier, A., Van Der Kamp, A., Cunningham, A., Donato, C., Mahar, J., Black, W. D., Vasudevan, S., Lenchine, R., Spann, K., Rawle, D. J., Rudd, P., Neil, J., Kingston, R., Newsome, T. P., Kim, K. W., Mak, J., Lowry, K., Bryant, N., Meers, J., Roberts, J. A., McMillan, N., Labzin, L. I., Slonchak, A., Hugo, L. E., Henzeler, B., Newton, N. D., David, C. T., Reading, P. C., Esneau, C., Briody, T., Nasr, N., McNeale, D., McSharry, B., Fakhri, O., Horsburgh, B. A., Logan, G., Howley, P. & Young, P., May 2023, In: Journal of Virology. 97, 5, 3 p.

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  • Statement in Support of: "Virology under the Microscope—a Call for Rational Discourse”

    Speck, P., Mackenzie, J., Bull, R. A., Slobedman, B., Drummer, H., Fraser, J., Herrero, L., Helbig, K., Londrigan, S., Moseley, G., Prow, N., Hansman, G., Edwards, R., Ahlenstiel, C., Abendroth, A., Tscharke, D., Hobson-Peters, J., Kriiger-Loterio, R., Parry, R., Marsh, G., & 100 othersHarding, E., Jacques, D. A., Gartner, M. J., Lee, W. S., McAuley, J., Vaz, P., Sainsbury, F., Tate, M. D., Sinclair, J., Imrie, A., Rawlinson, S., Harman, A., Carr, J. M., Monson, E. A., Hibma, M., Mahony, T. J., Tu, T., Center, R. J., Shrestha, L. B., Hall, R., Warner, M., Ward, V., Anderson, D. E., Eyre, N. S., Netzler, N. E., Peel, A. J., Revill, P., Beard, M., Legione, A. R., Spencer, A. J., Idris, A., Forwood, J., Sarker, S., Purcell, D. F. J., Bartlett, N., Deerain, J. M., Brew, B. J., Asgari, S., Farrell, H., Khromykh, A., Tuipulotu, D. E., Anderson, D., Mese, S., Tayyar, Y., Edenborough, K., Uddin, J. M., Hussain, A., Daymond, C. J. I., Agius, J., Johnson, K. N., Shirmast, P., Abedinzadeshahri, M., MacDiarmid, R., Ashley, C. L., Laws, J., Furfaro, L. L., Burton, T. D., Johnson, S. M. R., Telikani, Z., Petrone, M., Roby, J. A., Samer, C., Suhrbier, A., Van Der Kamp, A., Cunningham, A., Donato, C., Mahar, J., Black, W. D., Vasudevan, S., Lenchine, R., Spann, K., Rawle, D. J., Rudd, P., Neil, J., Kingston, R., Newsome, T. P., Kim, K. W., Mak, J., Lowry, K., Bryant, N., Meers, J., Roberts, J. A., McMillan, N., Labzin, L. I., Slonchak, A., Hugo, L. E., Henzeler, B., Newton, N. D., David, C. T., Reading, P. C., Esneau, C., Briody, T., Nasr, N., McNeale, D., McSharry, B., Fakhri, O., Horsburgh, B. A., Logan, G., Howley, P. & Young, P., Jun 2023, In: mBio. 14, 3, p. 1-3 3 p.

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