Ms Illa Tea

PhD (Toulouse, France)
Visiting Fellow
ANU College of Science
T: + 61261253457

Areas of expertise

  • Analytical Chemistry 0301
  • Biochemistry And Cell Biology 0601

Research interests

Illa’s research interests are focused on understanding of the isotope effects that can occur with metabolic changes in cancer diseases. This multidisciplinary research exploits the stable isotopes in natural abundance and metabolomics approaches, by using spectroscopic techniques, such as Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (IRMS), GC-MS and NMR.


Illa Tea received her Diploma of Physical Chemistry from the University of Nantes-France. In 2004, she was awarded her PhD from the Institut Polytechnique de Toulouse-France. She held postdoctoral studies at the University of Calgary-Canada, Faculty of Medicine. Since 2005, she has held positions at the University of Nantes, as a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Analytical Chemistry. She is currently on sabbatical as a Visiting Research Fellow at the John Curtin School of Medical Research.

Researcher's projects

2015-18  PLAISIR Pays de la Loire Association for International Structure on “Isotopomic Research” French Regional International Strategy Grant[1].  Associate member, 308 260 €

2015   Canberra Hospital Private Practice Fund, 13C and 15N natural isotope abundance: a simple, inexpensive biomarker of primary and metastatic tumours from breast cancer. J Dahlstrom, I Tea, AC Blackburn. Co-Investigator (CI), $9,600

[1] The French national territory is divided into regions (Régions) which propose calls  to enhance international collaboration networks

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