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Dr Mitchell Nye-Wood

Research Assistant

Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5561
Mobile: 0410 188 463
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO19.384  

Postdoctoral Research Assistant: Mitch is the Research Assistant for the Proteomics Laboratory Group in the School of Science. He also uses LC-MS to conduct proteomics research on food and agricultural samples and to support the wider goals of his lab group.


Mitchell joined the newly formed Proteomics laboratory group in February 2019. He completed his PhD in Physiology in 2018, studying the ageing process in the lens of the eye. His thesis used mass spectrometry and MRI to demonstrate an age-related barrier to antioxidant transport that enables the protein modifications that cause cataracts. He now applies his mass spectrometry knowledge to food and agricultural samples, maintaining instrumentation, supervising PhD students, and leading research into barley proteins and their relevance to the biochemistry of beer.

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Australasian Proteomics Society

Awards and Recognition

  • 2019: Travel grant to attend and present a speech at the 18th annual Human Proteomic Organisation World Congress.
  • 2018: Best Elevator Pitch at annual SUMMIT competition ($1000 grant) | FMHS Post-Doctoral Society, University of Auckland.
  • 2018: International Travel Grant to speak and be a session moderator (USD$1000) | Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • 2017: Funded for “The Presbyopia Study” ($125 000) | School of Medical Sciences Foundation, University of Auckland

Research Areas and Interests

  • Proteomics
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Liquid Chromatography
  • Barley
  • Beer
  • Lens
  • Optometry


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Physiology, New Zealand, 2018.
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) with First Class Honours, New Zealand, 2013.


Recent Research Grants

  • Sensient Technologies: Cyclotide identification and quantitation,  Sensient Technologies Europe GmbH,  Grant,  2021,  $25,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Anderson, D., Nye-Wood, M., Rose, K., Donaldson, P., Grey, A., Schey, K., (2020), MALDI imaging mass spectrometry of β- and γ-crystallins in the ocular lens. Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 55(4), article number e4473, DOI: 10.1002/jms.4473.
  • Tanner, G., Juhasz, A., Florides, CG., Nye-Wood, M., Békés, F., Colgrave, M., Russell, AK., Hardy, MY., Tye-Din, JA., (2019), Preparation and characterization of avenin-enriched oat protein by chill precipitation for feeding trials in celiac disease. Frontiers in Nutrition, 6(15 October 2019), article no.162, DOI: 10.3389/fnut.2019.00162.
  • Nye-Wood, M., Spraggins, J., Caprioli, R., Schey, K., Donaldson, PJ., Grey, AC., (2017), Spatial distributions of glutathione and its endogenous conjugates in normal bovine lens and a model of lens aging. Experimental Eye Research, 154(1 January 2017), 70-78, DOI:
  • Lim, JC., Vaghefi, E., Li, B., Nye-Wood, M., Donaldson, PJ., (2016), Characterization of the effects of hyperbaric oxygen on the biochemical and optical properties of the bovine lens. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 57(4), 1961-1973, DOI: 10.1167/iovs.16-19142.
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