BSc(Hons) (West Aust), MSc (West Aust), DipEd (Murdoch), GradDipAppSci (WAustCAE), PhD (Curtin)
Philip is a native of Perth, WA. After completing undergraduate studies (BSc Hons - organic chemistry) and graduate studies (MSc) in organometallic chemistry at UWA, he taught high school science, human biology, chemistry and computing for around 12 years, during which time a DipEd (Murd.) and GDipAppSc (WAustCAE) in computer studies were obtained. He studied the chemistry and bioactivity of a West Australian native plant with an anecdotal reputation as a cancer treatment. He was awarded a PhD from the School of Pharmacy at Curtin University in Perth.
He joined CSU in November 1998 as lecturer in medicinal chemistry.
His research interests lie principally in the field of biologically active natural products and include
Career highlights include:
Wu Y, Hu Z, Yang L, Graham B & Kerr PG (2011). The removal of nutrients from non-point source wastewater by a hybrid bioreactor. Bioresource Technology, 102(3), 2419-2426.
Wu Y, Hu Z, Kerr PG & Yang L (2011). A multi-level bioreactor to remove organic matter and metals, together with its associated bacterial diversity. Bioresource Technology, 102(2), 736-741.
Yan R, Wu Y, Yang L, Fang Y & Kerr PG (2011). Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi controls cyanobacterial blooms and benefits the aquatic ecosystem. Fresenius' Environmental Bulletin, 20(1), 18-25.
Kerr PG (2010). Bioprospecting in Australia – sound biopractice or biopiracy? Social Alternatives, 29(3), 44-48.
Donfack JH, Simo CCF, Ngameni B, Tchana AN, Kerr PG, Finzi PV, Vidari G, Giardina S, Buonocore D, Ngadjui BT, Moundipa PF & Marzatico F (2010). Antihepatotoxic and antioxidant activities of methanol extract and isolated compounds from Ficus chlamydocarpa. Natural Product Communications, 5(10), 1607-1612.