Mr Lewis Adler


Senior Technical Officer

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My role facilitates research capability for a wide range of small molecule mass spectrometry analysis and characterisation within the Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre. 

As part of this my research interests stretch across many diverse areas of Science but predominantly focus on metabolomic profiling and stable isotope geochemistry.  I also support many different forms of chromatography, enabling GC, HPLC, AF4 and GPC analysis within MWAC. 

Research interests

Metabolomic Profiling

My interests involve development of analytical methods to improve microbial metabolic profiling, including the analysis of soil bacteria and fungal metabolites involved in bio-remediation by GC/MS.

Stable Isotope Geochemistry

My interests involve the analysis of inorganic carbonate samples by IRMS.  Examples of samples analysed include speleothems and coral, for paleoclimatology studies, and bone or teeth for paleontological studies.



Conference Papers

Madayag E; Graham I; Quan H; Worland R; Adler L; Dietz C, 2021, 'Mineralization, Alteration Assemblages and Stable Isotopes of the Intermediate-Sulfidation Epithermal Strauss Deposit, Drake Goldfield, North-Eastern NSW, Australia', in The 2nd International Electronic Conference on Mineral Science, MDPI, pp. 27 - 27, presented at IECMS 2021, 01 March 2021 - 15 March 2021,
Lim WW; Bucknall MP; Adler L; McKenzie DR; Suaning GJ, 2015, 'On the use of test gases of various radii to investigate molecular sieving in leak channels', in On the use of test gases of various radii to investigate molecular sieving in leak channels, IEEE, Milan, Italy, pp. 813 - 816, presented at 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, Milan, Italy, 25 August 2015 - 29 August 2015,
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Conference Presentations

Markowska M; Baker A; Andersen M; Cuthbert M; Rau G; Jex C; Graham P; Rutlidge H; Hua Q; Mariethoz G; Marjo C; treble P; Adler L, 2015, 'Cave stalagmites as recorders of past recharge frequency and changes in aridity', presented at Australian Groundwater Conference, Canberra, 03 November 2015 - 05 November 2015

Journal articles

Tadros CV; Markowska M; Treble PC; Baker A; Frisia S; Adler L; Drysdale RN, 2022, 'Recharge variability in Australia's southeast alpine region derived from cave monitoring and modern stalagmite δ18O records', Quaternary Science Reviews, vol. 295, pp. 107742 - 107742,
Mesaglio TP; Schilling HT; Adler L; Ahyong ST; Maslen B; Suthers IM, 2021, 'The ecology of Lepas-based biofouling communities on moored and drifting objects, with applications for marine forensic science', Marine Biology, vol. 168,
Wolff JO; von Byern J; Piorkowski D; Fang J; Wang X; Adler L; Thomas DS; Hook JM; Blamires SJ, 2021, 'Adhesive Droplets of Glowworm Snares (Keroplatidae: Arachnocampa spp.) Are a Complex Mix of Organic Compounds', FRONTIERS IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING-SWITZERLAND, vol. 7,
Quan H; Graham I; Worland R; French D; Adler L; Dietz C; Greig A, 2021, 'Mineralization, Alteration Assemblages, Geochemistry and Stable Isotopes of the Intermediate-Sulfidation Epithermal Kylo Deposit, Drake Goldfield, North-Eastern NSW, Australia: Evidence for a Significant Magmatic Fluid Component', The 2nd International Electronic Conference on Mineral Science, vol. 6, pp. 20 - 20,
Markowska M; Cuthbert MO; Baker A; Treble PC; Andersen MS; Adler L; Griffiths A; Frisia S, 2020, 'Modern speleothem oxygen isotope hydroclimate records in water-limited SE Australia', Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, vol. 270, pp. 431 - 448,
Zhang C; Sirijovski N; Adler L; Ferrari BC, 2020, 'Corrigendum to “Exophiala macquariensis sp. nov., a cold adapted black yeast species recovered from a hydrocarbon contaminated sub-antarctic soil” [Fungal Biol. 123 (2) (2019) 151–158] (Fungal Biology (2019) 123(2) (151–158), (S1878614618302149), (10.1016/j.funbio.2018.11.011))', Fungal Biology, vol. 124, pp. 981,
Goh H; Shahidan S; Saidin M; Curnoe D; Mendoza R; Adler L; Saw CY; Eng KK; Bujeng V; Narayanen S, 2019, 'Revisiting the 3000-year-old Neolithic burial ground of Gua Harimau, West Malaysia', Archaeological Research in Asia,
Curnoe D; Aubert M; Zhao J-X; Fan M; Wu Y; Baker A; Goh HM; Sun X-F; Mendoza R; Adler L; Ma S; Kinsey L; Ji X, 2019, 'Implications of multi-modal age distributions in Pleistocene cave deposits: A case study of Maludong palaeoathropological locality, southern China', Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports,
Zhang C; Sirijovski N; Adler L; Ferrari BC, 2019, 'Exophiala macquariensis sp. nov., a cold adapted black yeast species recovered from a hydrocarbon contaminated sub-Antarctic soil', Fungal Biology, vol. 123, pp. 151 - 158,
Pudasaini S; Wilkins D; Adler L; Hince G; Spedding T; King C; Ferrari B, 2019, 'Characterization of polar metabolites and evaluation of their potential toxicity in hydrocarbon contaminated Antarctic soil elutriates', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 689, pp. 390 - 397,
Wasinger VC; Curnoe D; Bustamante S; Mendoza R; Shoocongdej R; Adler L; Baker A; Chintakanon K; Boel C; Tacon PSC, 2019, 'Analysis of the Preserved Amino Acid Bias in Peptide Profiles of Iron Age Teeth from a Tropical Environment Enable Sexing of Individuals Using Amelogenin MRM', Proteomics, vol. 19, pp. e1800341,
Wylde Z; Adler L; Crean A; Bonduriansky R, 2019, 'Perceived dominance status affects chemical signalling in the neriid fly Telostylinus angusticollis', Animal Behaviour, vol. 158, pp. 161 - 174,
Yeung T; Kwan M; Adler L; Mills TJ; Neilan BA; Conibeer G; Patterson R, 2017, 'Increased methane production in cyanobacteria and methanogenic microbe co-cultures', Bioresource Technology, vol. 243, pp. 686 - 692,
Ma J; Adler L; Srzednicki G; Arcot J, 2017, 'Quantitative determination of non-starch polysaccharides in foods using Gas Chromatography with flame ionization detection', Food Chemistry, vol. 220, pp. 100 - 107,
Chen WF; Koshy P; Adler L; Sorrell CC, 2017, 'Photocatalytic activity of V-doped TiO2 thin films for the degradation of methylene blue and rhodamine B dye solutions', Journal of the Australian Ceramic Society, vol. 53, pp. 569 - 576,
Ji X; Curnoe D; Taçon PSC; Zhende B; Ren L; Mendoza R; Tong H; Ge J; Deng C; Adler L; Baker A; Du B, 2016, 'Cave use and palaeoecology at Maludong (Red Deer Cave), Yunnan, China', Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, vol. 8, pp. 277 - 283,
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