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Dr Adam Rose studied Exercise Science at Griffith University. He went on to complete an Honours degree and PhD at Deakin University with Prof. Mark Hargreaves studying exercise metabolism, biochemistry and skeletal muscle signalling. He conducted his junior post-doctoral training with Prof. Erik Richter at Copenhagen University continuing on studies of skeletal muscle signalling, adaptation and metabolism. He then joined Prof. Stephan Herzig at the German Cancer Research Center as a Senior Scientist and subsequent Sub-Group Leader studying liver metabolic-hormonal signalling and systemic metabolic control in health and disease. He joined Monash University in August 2017 as a Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Nutrient Metabolism and Signalling Laboratory within the Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology as part of the Biomedicine Discovery Institute Metabolism, Diabetes and Obesity Program.

Research interests

In general, we adopt an integrated systems approach to further the understanding of adaptive/maladaptive metabolism and the molecular mechanisms involved therein, with the eventual aim to discover new therapies for diseases with a metabolic basis such as obesity, diabetes, and perhaps cancer. Our particular interest lies in the complex interaction between nutrients, hormones, and signalling pathways which connect these to ultimately coordinate systemic metabolic control. Our particular projects aim to further understand:

1. Nutrient-hormonal-signalling nodes controlling metabolic homeostasis
2. Stress-signalling pathways in adaptive metabolic control
3. Inter-organ metabolic cross-talk in health and disease

Supervision interests

We are continually seeking motivated and talented people to join our group to synergise with the team to make new and exciting discoveries in metabolism. For unsolicited applications email:

PhD Scholarship opportunities
Multiple projects available. We attempt to tailor the project to the student after presentation of the research topic backgrounds and ideas. We typically conduct whole animal metabolic physiology as well as cell/tissue culture using genetic and viral-transduction approaches to conduct gain-and loss-of-function experiments.

Candidate requirements
Candidates with a background in physiology or biochemistry/molecular biology with a strong interest in our topic are encouraged to apply. Candidates with, or in the process of completing, an experimental background in Physiology or Biochemistry/Molecular Biology should have H1 honours degree or equivalent. Students intending to apply for competitive scholarships /fellowships should contact Dr. Rose directly.

One PhD scholarship position is currently available.

Honours project opportunities

2017 Honours Booklet

To apply, please ensure to include with your application:
• A cover letter including a brief outline detailing your intestest and suitability
• A detailed CV/resume including academic transcripts
• Names and contact details of two referees

Email all applications to

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research area keywords

  • metabolism
  • stress signalling
  • nutrition
  • exercise
  • hormones
  • obesity
  • adaptation
  • diabetes
  • liver
  • muscle

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