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Bayden is the Director for the Centre of Biospectosocpy and works in the School of Chemistry at Monash University.

Bayden's research areas of interest are: A chemical change must precede or accompany any morphological or symptomatic manifestation associated with disease progression, environmental perturbation or therapeutic treatment.

Vibrational spectroscopy is sensitive to detecting chemical changes and in combination with artificial intelligent systems represents a fundamental new approach to analysing single molecules, subcellular structures, cells, tissues, entire organisms and ultimately ecological systems.

My research is aimed at transforming state-of-the-art infrared-based technology to a new point-of-care diagnostic capability for real world medical devices that can instantaneously diagnose several major debilitating diseases, at a fraction of current costs and with unprecedented levels of sensitivity and speed. The objective is to empower both minimally trained community workers from remote villages in developing counties to first world general medical practitioners, with the ability to immediately diagnose and treat a range of infectious diseases.  Delivery of this new disruptive technology will transform diagnosis enabling improved treatment and better patient management and has applications in blood storage, biosecurity, pharmaceutical monitoring and defense. My other areas of interest include FT-IR microspectroscopy and FT-IR imaging of cells and tissues and developing applications for cancer diagnosis, histocompatibility testing, oocyte development, stem cell research and algae research. I also have a strong interest in applying multivariate statistics and neural network architectures to the analysis of FT-IR and Raman spectra of bio-samples with the aim of developing new diagnostic algorithms.

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Projects 2000 2021

Research Output 1996 2019

Influence of DFT functionals and solvation models on the prediction of far-Infrared spectra of Pt-based anticancer drugs: why do different complexes require different levels of theory?

Gwee, E. S. H., Seeger, Z. L., Appadoo, D. R. T., Wood, B. R. & Izgorodina, E. I., Mar 2019, In : ACS Omega. 4, 3, p. 5254-5269 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Amyloid-beta-dependent phosphorylation of collapsin response mediator protein-2 dissociates kinesin in Alzheimer's disease

Mokhtar, S. H., Kim, M. J., Magee, K. A., Aui, P. M., Thomas, S., Bakhuraysah, M. M., Alrehaili, A. A., Lee, J. Y., Steer, D. L., Kenny, R., McLean, C., Azari, M. F., Birpanagos, A., Lipiec, E., Heraud, P., Wood, B. & Petratos, S., 19 Jun 2018, In : Neural Regeneration Research. 13, 6, p. 1066-1080 15 p., 29926835.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Application of vibrational spectroscopy and imaging to point-of-care medicine: a review

Pahlow, S., Weber, K., Popp, J., Wood, B. R., Kochan, K., Rüther, A., Perez-Guaita, D., Heraud, P., Stone, N., Dudgeon, A., Gardner, B., Reddy, R., Mayerich, D. & Bhargava, R., 1 Sep 2018, In : Applied Spectroscopy. 72, S1, p. 52-84 33 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Assessment of discriminant models in infrared imaging using constrained repeated random sampling - Cross validation

Perez Guaita, D., Kuligowski, J., Lendl, B., Wood, B. R. & Quintás, G., 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Analytica Chimica Acta. 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

ATR-FTIR spectroscopy shows changes in ovarian cancer cells after incubation with novel organoamidoplatinum(ii) complexes

Al-Jorani, K., Ruether, A., Haputhanthri, R., Deacon, G. B., Li, H. L., Cullinane, C. & Wood, B. R., 21 Dec 2018, In : Analyst. 143, 24, p. 6087-6094 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access


Doreen Clark Medal

Bayden Wood (Recipient), 15 Dec 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2012 2012

  • 1 Contribution to workshop, seminar, course

SPEC 2012

Bayden Wood (Organiser)
11 Nov 201215 Nov 2012

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course