Dr. Sandip Kamath is an NHMRC Research Fellow at the Molecular Allergy Research Laboratory in the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine at James Cook University, Townsville. He is part of the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine based at James Cook University and the Centre for Food and Allergy Research (CFAR) based at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute in Melbourne.

Dr. Kamath graduated in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Mumbai, India and moved to Australia in 2006 to undertake postgraduate studies at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. After a one year stint as a Research Assistant at Monash University and The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, he moved to James Cook University, Townsville, Australia where he completed his Doctoral degree under the supervision of Prof. Andreas Lopata. His Doctoral thesis focused on the identification and characterisation of major shellfish allergens for development of novel allergy diagnostics. In 2015, Dr. Kamath undertook the position of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine.

Dr Kamath's research focuses on the characterisation of allergenic proteins from different food and inhalant sources and their interaction with the human immune system through IgE antibodies. His research implements state-of-the-art proteomic and molecular cloning techniques to elucidate specific antigenic regions of allergenic proteins, with an aim to design and generate hypoallergenic constructs for potential therapeutic applications. His broader research interests include paediatric food allergy diagnostics, occupational allergy and development of novel immunotherapeutics for food allergy.

Dr Kamath takes a very keen interest in spreading awareness on the dangers of food allergy in adults and children. He was the national winner of the FameLab - Talking Science platform in 2015 and represented Australia against 26 countries at the Cheltenham Science festival in the UK. In 2017, he was awarded the QLD Tall Poppy Award for his efforts in science communication. In 2018, Dr Kamath contributed to a TedX video called Food Allergy - Playing a Game of Chances, to highlight the dangers of triggering allergic reactions and to showcase his research.

Dr Kamath also plays a role as the Associate Editor of Frontiers in Immunology: Vaccines and Molecular Therapeutics specialty

  • Science Communication
  • Allergy Diagnostics
  • Immunotherapy
  • Proteomics
  • 2017 to present - NHMRC Peter Doherty Early Career Research Fellow, Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine, James Cook University (Townsville, Australia)
  • 2015 to 2016 - Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine, James Cook University (Townsville, Australia)
  • 2011 to 2015 - PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology, James Cook University (Townsville, Australia)
  • 2009 to 2010 - Research Assistant, Monash University and The Alfred Hospital (Melbourne, Australia)
  • 2006 to 2008 - Masters in Biotechnology, RMIT University (Melbourne, Australia)
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  • 2017 - Queensland Young Tall Poppy Science Award
  • 2015 - Rising Stars of Queensland Science
  • 2015 - Australian Winner of the FameLab International-Talking Science Award
  • 2012 - Winner of the 3MT Thesis Competition, James Cook University
  • 2017 to 2020 - NHMRC Peter Doherty Early Career Research Fellowship
  • 2013 - Centre for Food and Allergy Research (CFAR)
  • 2012 - European Associaton of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (EAACI)
  • 2012 - Australasian Society for Immunology (ASI)
  • 2011 - Australian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)
  • 2008 - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

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National Health & Medical Research Council - Early Career Fellowship - Peter Doherty Biomedical Fellowship

Hypoallergenic proteins as novel immunotherapeutic candidates for food allergy

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$318,768 over 4 years
This research will analyse the potential of hypoallergenic derivatives of two major food allergens as novel immunotherapeutic candidates. The outcomes of this project will directly address an issue of significant importance to human health, and open key avenues for research and development of advanced immunotherapeutics for paediatric food allergy.
Sandip Kamath (Australian Institute of Tropical Health & Medicine)
Immunotherapy; Paediatrics; Black Tiger Prawn; Penaeus monodon; Food Allergy; Proteomics

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  • Profiling and identifying clinically cross-reactive allergens in shellfish and dust mite-sensitised patients. (PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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