Noelia Roman

Academic Lead, Division of Student Success

B Med App Biotech, B Biotech (Med) (Hons 1), PhD, GCULT

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Noelia completed a PhD in Protein Biochemistry and has extensive experience teaching with a particular focus on First Year subjects. Noelia has coordinated various subjects across various year levels in medical Science and led the work place learning component of the course.

During her teaching time Noelia helped lead a full course redesign and has been actively involved in various scholarly activities across the university with extensive project management experience. Noelia has presented at various national and internal conferences and has been the recipient of various internal teaching awards including the Charles Sturt Executive Dean’s Teaching Award.


Kalle, W., Roman, N., & Vanniasinkam, T. (2021). Delivering a Microbiology Subject in a Novel Intensive Course Model. Paper presented at Virtual ASM EduCon 2020.

Jagga, B., Edwards, M., Pagin, M., Wagstaff, K. M., Aragão, D., Roman, N., Nanson, J. D., Raidal, S. R., Dominado, N., Stewart, M., Jans, D. A., Hime, G. R., Nicolis, S. K., Basler, C. F., & Forwood, J. K. (2021). Structural basis for nuclear import selectivity of pioneer transcription factor SOX2. Nature Communications, 12(1), 1-11. [28].

Kalle, W., & Roman, N. (2020). A new flexible student centred innovative Medical Science Pathology Course. Abstract from 2020 Charles Sturt EdX Learning and Teaching Conference, Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia.

Kalle, W., & Roman, N. (2020). Molecular pathology integration and delivery in an innovative Medical Laboratory Science course. Abstract from Human Genetics Society of Australasia Virtual Conference 2020.

Roman, N., & Kalle, W. (2020). The road to flexible delivery of an accredited medical laboratory science degree. Abstract from 45th International Conference on Improving University Teaching (IUT), 2020, Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

Yang, S. N. Y., Atkinson, S. C., Fraser, J. E., Wang, C., Maher, B., Roman, N., Forwood, J. K., Wagstaff, K. M., Borg, N. A., & Jans, D. A. (2019). Novel flavivirus antiviral that targets the host nuclear transport importin α/β1 heterodimer. Cells, 8(3), [281].

Roman, N., & Webster, L. (2018). Online teaching innovations to improve student preparedness for intensive on-campus residential schools. Paper presented at Improving University Teaching Conference 2018, Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia.

Roman, N. (2017). Structural Determination of Protein Complexes in Nucleocytoplasmic Transport. Charles Sturt University.

Swarbrick, C. M. D., Roman, N., Cowieson, N., Patterson, E. I., Nanson, J., Siponen, M. I., Berglund, H., Lehtiö, L., & Forwood, J. K. (2014). Structural basis for regulation of the human acetyl-CoA thioesterase 12 and interactions with the steroidogenic acute regulatory protein-related lipid transfer (START) domain. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 289(35), 24263-24274.

Srivastava, P., Khandokar, Y. B., Swarbrick, C. M. D., Roman, N., Himiari, Z., Sarker, S., Raidal, S. R., & Forwood, J. K. (2014). Structural characterization of a Gcn5-related N-acetyltransferase from Staphylococcus aureus. PLoS One, 9(8), 1-5. [ e102348].

Khandokar, Y., Roman, N., Smith, K., Srivastava, P., & Forwood, J. (2014). Expression, purification, crystallization and preliminary X-ray analysis of the PaaI-like thioesterase SAV0944 from Staphylococcus aureus. Acta Crystallographica Section F:Structural Biology Communications, 70(2), 244-247.

Roman, N., Christie, M., Swarbrick, C., Kobe, B., & Forwood, J. (2013). Structural characterisation of the nuclear import receptor importin alpha in complex with the bipartite NLS of Prp20. PLoS One, 8(12), 1-6.

Patterson, E., Swarbrick, C., Roman, N., Forwood, J., & Raidal, S. (2013). Differential expression of two isolates of beak and feather disease virus capsid protein in Escherichia coli. Journal of Virological Methods, 189(1), 118-124.

Swarbrick, C., Forwood, J., & Roman, N. (2011). Role of ACOT7 in Arachidonic Acid Production and Inflammation. In A. Nagal (Ed.), Inflammatory Diseases: A Modern Perspective (10 ed., pp. 203-218). InTech.

Kirkby, B., Roman, N., Kobe, B., Kellie, S., & Forwood, J. (2010). Functional and structural properties of mammalian acyl-coenzyme A thioesterases. Progress in Lipid Research, 49(4), 366-377.

Roman, N., Kirkby, B., Marfori, M., Kobe, B., & Forwood, J. (2009). Crystallization of the flexible nuclear import receptor importin-ß in the unliganded state. Acta Crystallographica Section F:Structural Biology Communications, 65(6), 625-628.