Professor Dee Carter
University of Sydney
Dee Carter is Professor of Microbiology at the University of Sydney. She has a BSc (Hons) from the University of Otago, New Zealand and a PhD from Imperial College, London, UK. She has been running an independent laboratory at the University of Sydney since 1995.
Dee conducts research on fungal pathogens and on the development of novel antifungal therapies, in particular using natural products to enhance conventional treatments. She has been researching the antimicrobial properties of honey since 2000.
Dee oversees the NSW Bushfire Recovery Project for the Apiary Industry, and is undertaking research on Honey as an Antimicrobial, where her team is looking at the antifungal properties of NSW honey and the relationship between antimicrobial honey and hive and ecosystem health.