Peta Clode

BSc PhD La Trobe, Associate Professor

  • Room 1.81, CMCA@Physics, Physics

    6009 Crawley


  • M010, Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation & Analysis, Physics

    6009 Crawley


  • The University of Western Australia (M010), 35 Stirling Highway, Room 1.81, Physics Building, Perth campus

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile

Current projects

Vectors of parasites in Australian wildlife
Nutrient dynamics in the rhizosphere
Ca and P sensitivity in crop and native plants
Salinity tolerance in important crops


PhD La Trobe 2002 (APA Scholarship)
Lecturer UWA 2003-2007
Senior Lecturer UWA 2007-2015
Associate Professor UWA 2015 - current

Future research

Contact me for possible student projects currently available!


GEOS5507 Analytical Techniques for the Geosciences
SCIE5516 Materials Characterisation for Bioengineering Applications
MSCI4006 Advanced Techniques in Molecular Sciences
SEM&M Training Course (CMCA) Co-ordinator
TEM&M Training Course (CMCA)
TEM Bio-sample Preparation Workshops (CMCA) Co-ordinator
SEM Bio-sample Preparation Workshops (CMCA) Co-ordinator

Roles and responsibilities

Platform Leader: Biosciences Electron Microscopy, CMCA

Deputy Director, Microscopy Australia (WA Node)

Member: National Education Committee, Microscopy Australia

Representative: CryOz (WA)

Various biological systems (plant, animal, microbial)
Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry
Electron microscopy
Cell and tissue imaging
Biological microanalysis (EDS element analysis)

Research interests

Metals in biology
Biomineralisation / calcification
Cell structure-function relationships
Element and nutrient acquisition strategies
Symbiotic, parasitic, diseased systems

Research expertise keywords

  • Cellular imaging
  • Biomineralisation
  • Nutrient and ion transport
  • Symbioses
  • Structure–function relationships in biological tissues
  • Marine biology
  • Parasitology

Industry keywords

  • Agriculture and Food
  • Oceans
  • Bioengineering


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