Mr Dane Lyddiard

Lecturer in Biomedical Science , Microbiology - School of Science and Technology

Dane Lyddiard

Phone: +61 2 6773 4050



Originally studying in the fields of Indigenous and public health, I have worked in diverse positions from education and community development, to health coaching, and even English language teaching. More recently I returned to study my long-time interest, microbiology, at UNE while working in the microbiology department of a pathology laboratory. I am currently undertaking a PhD project which combines microbiology, botany and chemistry in an attempt to uncover new antibacterial compounds.


Bachelor of Health Science in Indigenous Health Studies (with distinction), University of Wollongong
Master of Public Health (with distinction), University of Wollongong
Bachelor of Science (Microbiology; Botany); Honours (First Class), University of New England

Teaching Areas

Microbiology, forensic science and biotechnology.

Research Interests

Antibacterial compound discovery in plants.


Selected Recent Publications:

Lyddiard, D., Ozga, T. and Greatrex, B. W., Diterpene and flavonoid constituents of the newly identified Australian species, Diterpene and flavonoid constituents of the newly identified Australian species Olearia fulgens. Phytochemistry Letters, 39, 19-24, doi:10.1016/j.phytol.2020.06.008, 2020.

Lyddiard, D. and Greatrex, B. W., Enlisting plants in the battle for new antibacterial compounds. Microbiology Australia, 40, 169-172, doi:10.1071/MA19050, 2019.

Lyddiard, D. and Greatrex, B. W., Serrulatic acid diastereomers identified from an antibacterial survey of Eremophila. Fitoterapia, 126, 29-34. doi:10.1016/j.fitote.2017.11.013, 2018.

Sadgrove, N. J., Klepp, J., Legendre, S. V. A. M., Lyddiard, D., Sumby, C. J. and Greatrex, B. W., Revision of the Phytochemistry of Eremophila sturtii and E. mitchellii. Journal of Natural Products, 81(2), 405-409. doi:10.1021/acs.jnatprod.7b00616, 2018.

Lyddiard, D., Jones, G. L. and Greatrex, B. W., Keeping it simple: lessons from the golden era of antibiotic discovery. FEMS Microbiol Lett, 363(8). doi:10.1093/femsle/fnw084, 2016.


Active member of the Australian Society for Microbiology

Related Links

Eremophila Phytochemical Database:

Streaked Images Microbiology Media Library: