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Dr Andrzej Januszewski

Senior Research Fellow

Dr Andrzej Januszewski is a Senior Research Fellow interested in the role of oxidation and advanced glycation end products (AGEs) in the development and progression of diabetes complications. He is a general practitioner, has obtained his medical degree from Wroclaw Medical University, Poland in 1993 and completed his PhD in 1997. In 2000 Andrzej was awarded the Fulbright Commission fellowship and he worked at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of the University of South Carolina in the laboratory of Prof. John Baynes until 2003.

Andrzej developed a variety of methods to quantify oxidized lipid decomposition products in people and animal models of diabetes. In 2003 he moved to Australia and worked at the University of Melbourne's Department of Medicine, in the laboratory of Prof Alicia Jenkins. He continued to research in this field with a focus on the chronic complications of diabetes in larger cohorts of patients (FIELD, DCCT). He has been able to recruit and evaluate adults with Type 1 diabetes using the non-invasive assessment of vascular health and tissue AGEs and analyse of a wide range of inflammatory and oxidative stress biomarkers.

Andrzej joined the CTC in 2012, setting up the biomarkers analytical laboratory in the Medical Foundation building. His primary field of expertise is in gas chromatography and mass spectrometry using chemical and electron ionisation with various derivatisation techniques, usage of HPLC, spectrophotometry and spectrofluorometry techniques in quantification of proteins/peptides and fluorophores.


  • Protein glycation
  • Oxidative stress
  • Inflammation
  • Diabetes mellitus

Committee Memberships:

  • Polskie Towarzystwo Lekarskie (Polish Medical Association)
  • Polska Akademia Medycyny Rodzinnej (Polish Academy of Family Medicine)
  • Kolegium Lekarzy Rodzinnych (Polish College of Family Physicians)
  • Australian Atherosclerosis Society
  • International Maillard Reaction Society
  • Australian Diabetes Society
  • European Association for the Study of Diabetes


View Andrzej's publications.