Philip E. Taylor

Deakin University, Australia


Philip E. Taylor received his B.S. degree (with Honors) from La Trobe University, Australia, in 1982, and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Melbourne in 2000. He first worked as an electron microscopist in oral medicine and surgery, School of Dentistry, University of Melbourne in 1984. From 1986 to 1997, he served as a Professional Officer in the School of Botany, University of Melbourne, where he worked for the Pollen Allergen Research Group. In 1997, as part of his Ph.D. studies, he researched the cytogenetics of pollen allergens at the John Innes Center, Norwich, UK. From 2000 to 2006, he assumed the post of the James G. Boswell Postdoctoral Research Scholar in chemical engineering at the California Institute of Technology, USA, where he researched the aerobiology of pollen and fungal allergens. He constructed a wind tunnel and an environmental chamber for measuring the emission of pollen and spores, and associated micron-sized fragments, from plants and fungi. He also analyzed the allergen content of atmospheric samples in comparison with allergy patient data. Currently, he works as a Research Fellow in the Molecular and Medical Sciences Special Research Center at Deakin University, Australia. His current research interests include automation of the microscopic identification of pollen, development of a gold standard for measuring the allergen content of the atmosphere, and studies investigating the link between pollen and asthma, such as thunderstorm asthma phenomena.

Biography Updated on 25 November 2010

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