Please note this is a PhD candidate thesis review seminar.

Wastewater-based epidemiology has traditionally focussed on monitoring drug consumption in populations. In this project, we expanded this methodology to measure aspects of histamine burden as well as food consumption. We also found relationships between the consumption of different food components and drugs with social, economic and demographic properties in the Australian population. Come along to find out more.

Phil Choi is a PhD student developing methods to measure and understand aspects of population health based on chemicals present in wastewater. He is particularly interested in measuring pharmaceuticals such as antidepressants, as well as endogenous biomarkers which reflect upon the food consumed and stress experienced by individuals in a population. Phil draws upon his passion for mass spectrometry and his background in biochemistry and molecular biology to tackle his research questions.


PACE Building, 20 Cornwall Street, Woolloongabba
Interaction Space (Room 4002)