Faculty of Science and Technology

Sandeman, Mark (Prof)

Email: mark.sandeman@federation.edu.au  Professor Mark Sandeman

Room: Y116 (Mt Helen) / 3W204 (Gippsland)

Phone: 5327 9253

Biography

Mark completed his PhD at ANU in 1980 on an Australian Wool Corporation scholarship studying parasitic diseases in sheep. He then took up a CSIRO postdoctoral fellowship studying immunity in animal models of human disease at Michigan State University. He returned to Australia as a postdoctoral fellow in the School of Agriculture at La Trobe University in 1982, was appointed Lecturer in 1988, Senior Lecturer in 1990 then Reader/Associate Professor in 1996. He became Head of the Department of Agricultural Sciences in 1998 and Professor in 2009. He was also Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Science, Technology and Engineering from 2007 until leaving to take the position of Head of the School of Applied Science and Engineering at Monash University, Gippsland campus in 2010. Mark has had a strong interest in the animal and veterinary sciences in both his teaching and research career. He co-ordinated the Gippsland Regional Plan priority to establish a new Centre for Sustainable Industries in the region and took an active role in planning for transition to a more energy efficient and carbon neutral economy in Gippsland. Since the amalgamation of the Gippsland campus with the new Federation University and the formation of the Faculty of Science and Technology, he has led a process of review and renewal in the School of Applied and Biomedical Sciences. Early 2015 he took on the Executive Dean's role as a new challenge and Mark is now working to bring the Faculty together around co-operative teaching and active research programs.

Research and supervision interests

Mark's major research interests centre around parasitic diseases and the adaptations of parasites to invade and live in a host as well as the host's responses to the parasite. The outputs from this research have included new drugs/parasiticides, vaccine development and diagnsotic assays.

Most recently his work has included analysis of iron binding proteins in mites and gastrointestinal nematodes; studies of the production of autoantibodies against host proteins in pigs during mange infections; differential analysis of RNA expression during the first hours of establishment of blowfly larvae on sheep skin.

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy: Australian National University 1980

Bachelor of Science (Hons): Australian National University 1977

Teaching commitment

Gippsland Co-ordinator for BTH1802 Fundamentals of Biotechnology

Teaching into BIO1711 Vertebrate Biology; BIO2710 Animal Management and Disease

Community service

Member of a range of committees in Gippsland to support the Regional Plan including lead the establishment of a Centre for Sustainable Industries; develop a Gippsland Food Plan; assist with the development and implementation of the Low Carbon Growth Plan for Gippsland.

Activities

Manuscript refereeing

Specialist editor

International Journal for Parasitology

Postgraduate research supervisions

Current supervision

Program of study: (Doctorate by research)

  • Thesis title: An investigation of Type-1 and Type-2 immune responses in nematode resistant sheep .
  • Supervisors: Sandeman, M (Joint-co), Piedrafita, D (Joint)

Program of study: (Doctorate by research)

  • Thesis title: Cellular recruitment and antigen trafficking in response to vaccine adjuvants
  • Supervisors: Piedrafita, D (Joint-co), Law, H (Joint), Mosse, J (Associate), Sandeman, M (Associate)

Program of study: (Doctorate by research)

  • Thesis title: Exploring the use of dye-sensitisation by visible light and the lotus effect as new approaches to self-cleaning textiles
  • Supervisors: Sandeman, M (Joint-co), Langford, S (Joint)

Program of study: (Doctorate by research)

  • Thesis title: Immune responses to vaccine adjuvants
  • Supervisors: Piedrafita, D (Main), Beddoe, T (Associate), Sandeman, M (Associate)

Program of study: (Doctorate by research)

  • Thesis title: The role of parasite proteases in infection and disease
  • Supervisors: Greenhill, A (Main), Piedrafita, D (Associate), Sandeman, M (Associate)

Completed supervision

Student: Ma'Ayeh, S

  • Thesis title: Molecular and cellular interactions of four Giardia duodenalis isolates with the murine intestinal epithelial cell line IEC-6 in vitro. (PHD) 2013
  • Supervisors: Brook-Carter, P (Main), Sandeman, M (Associate)

Publications

Journal articles

Flanagan, K.L., Morton, J.M., Sandeman, R.M., 2013, Prevalence of infestation with gastrointestinal nematodes in pony club horses in Victoria, Australian Veterinary Journal [E], vol 91, issue 6, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd, United Kingdom, pp. 241-245.

Smith, J., Colditz, I., Piper, L., Sandeman, R., Dominik, S., 2008, Genetic resistance to growth of Lucilia cuprina larvae in Merino sheep, Animal Production Science [P], vol 48, CSIRO Publishing, Australia, pp. 1210-1216.

Richards, K., Cotton, S., Sandeman, R., 2008, The use of detector dogs in the diagnosis of nematode infections in sheep feces, Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research [P], vol 3, Elsevier Inc, United States, pp. 25-31.

Duncan, A., Ren, H., Bound, F., Tully, J., Chandler, D., Sandeman, R., 2006, Assessment of novel inhibitors of Helicoverpa aminopeptidases as anti-insect agents, Pest Management Science [P], vol 62, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, United Kingdom, pp. 1098-1108.

Zalunardo, M., Cargill, C., Sandeman, R., 2006, Identification of auto-antigens in skin scrapings from scabies-infected pigs, International Journal for Parasitology [P], vol 36, Elsevier Ltd, United Kingdom, pp. 1133-1141.

Piedrafita, D., Parsons, J.C., Sandeman, R., Wood, P., Estuningsih, S., Partoutomo, S., Spithill, T.W., 2001, Antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity to newly excysted juvenile Fasciola hepatica in vitro is mediated by reactive nitrogen intermediates, Parasite Immunology, vol 23, issue 9, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford England, pp. 473-482.

Piedrafita, D., Spithill, T.W., Dalton, J.P., Brindley, P.J., Sandeman, M.R., Wood, P.R., Parsons, J.C., 2000, Juvenile Fasciola hepatica are resistant to killing in vitro by free radicals compared with larvae of Schistosoma mansoni, Parasite Immunology, vol 22 issue 6, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford UK, pp. 287-295.

Wilson, L.R., Good, R.T., Panaccio, M., Wijffels, G.L., Sandeman, R.M., Spithill, T.W., 1998, Fasciola hepatica : Characterization and cloning of the major cathespin B protease secreted by newly excysten juvenile liver fluke, Experimental Parasitology, vol 88, Academic Press, San Diego California USA, pp. 85-94.

Conference proceedings

Richards, K., McDonagh, M., Sandeman, R., 2010, Differential production of excreted and secreted proteins by first instar L. Cuprina, ICOPA X11; Conference Abstracts International Congress of Parasitology, 15 August 2010 to 20 August 2010, ICOPA, Australia, p. 575.

Duong, M., Grant, W., Sandeman, R., 2010, Identification of gene expression in sheep blowfly, Lucilia Cuprina, larvae during establishment on the skin, ICOPA X11; Conference Abstracts International Congress of Parasitology, 15 August 2010 to 20 August 2010, ICOPA, Australia, p. 734.

Toet, H., Holt, D., Walton, S., Grant, W., Sandeman, R., 2010, Iron-binding proteins of the mite Sarcoptes Scabiei and their implication in infection, ICOPA X11; Conference Abstracts International Congress of Parasitology, 15 August 2010 to 20 August 2010, ICOPA, Australia, p. 1225.

Ritchie, W., Grant, W., Zawadzki, J., Sandeman, R., 2010, Isolation of Haemonchus Contortus Glutathione S-transferase genes, ICOPA X11; Conference Abstracts International Congress of Parasitology, 15 August 2010 to 20 August 2010, ICOPA, Australia, p. 1285.

Other

Ritchie, W., Grant, W., Zawadzki, J., Sandeman, R., 2011, Haemonchus contortus glutathione S-transferases as candidate for an ELISA coproantigen diagnostic, Poster Abstract, Lotsa Print, Cairns Qld Australia.

Toet, H., Grant, W., Sandeman, R., 2011, Iron-binding proteins of the mite Sarcoptes scabiei and their cross-reactivity with host proteins, Poster Abstract, Lotsa Print, Cairns Qld Australia.