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Faculty of Engineering
Department of Chemical Engineering
[ Australian Science at Work Entry ]

Higher Degree Projects and Theses
Coalescence phenomena in emulsion systems
Chief Researcher: Goodall D (PhD)
Sponsor: Food Science Australia
Duration: Completion March 1998
Descriptor: FOOD CHEMISTRY, ADDITIVES
Field of Research: 070204 Heat and Mass Transfer Operations


Use of surfactants to enhance the selectivity of supereritical extraction processes
Chief Researcher: Hutton B (PhD)
Sponsor: Food Science Australia
Duration: Completion March 1998
Descriptor: FOOD CHEMISTRY; ADDITIVES
Field of Research: 070204 Heat and Mass Transfer Operations


An electrophoretic study of food emulsions
Chief Researcher: Jayme L (PhD)
Sponsor: Tridan-Albright & Wilson
Duration: Completion 2001
Descriptor: ADDITIVES; EMULSIFIERS
Field of Research: 070204 Heat and Mass Transfer Operations


Cleaning and storage of ultrafiltration membranes
Chief Researcher: Lawrence N (PhD)
Sponsor: Dairy Research and Development Corporation
Duration: Completion July 1998
Descriptor: FOOD PROCESSING - DAIRY
Field of Research: 070204 Heat and Mass Transfer Operations


Production of pharmaceutically active peptides in rooty plant tissue
Chief Researcher: Mahon J (MEngSc)
Duration: Completion February 1999
Descriptor: ADDITIVES; EMULSIFIERS
Field of Research: 070204 Heat and Mass Transfer Operations


Stabilisation mechanisms of finely divided particulate suspensions
Chief Researcher: Rodd A (PhD)
Sponsor: Australian Dairy Industry
Duration: Completion 2000
Descriptor: FOOD PROCESSING - DAIRY
Field of Research: 070204 Heat and Mass Transfer Operations

 

Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department of Public Health and Community Medicine

Diets of smokers and non-smokers
Chief Researchers: Peach Prof H and Bath N
Sponsor: Smoking and Health Foundation
Duration: Completion December 1998
Descriptors: BEVERAGES - ALCOHOLIC; PUBLIC HEALTH - NUTRITION
Field of Research: 100804 Nutrition


Effect of changing polyunsaturated/saturated fatty acid ratio of diet on plasma lipids of smokers and non-smokers
Chief Researchers: Peach Prof H and Bath N
Sponsor: Smoking and Health Foundation
Duration: Completion December 1998
Descriptors: BEVERAGES - ALCOHOLIC; PUBLIC HEALTH - NUTRITION
Field of Research: 100804 Nutrition


A randomised controlled trial of effect of fish consumption on cardiovascular disease risk factors
Chief Researchers: Peach Prof H and Bath N
Sponsor: Public Health Research and Development
Committee, NHMRC
Duration: Completion December 1998
Descriptors: BEVERAGES - ALCOHOLIC; PUBLIC HEALTH - NUTRITION
Field of Research: 100804 Nutrition


Diets of rural Victorians
Chief Researchers: Peach Prof H and Bath N
Duration: Completion December 1998
Descriptors: BEVERAGES -ALCOHOLIC; PUBLIC HEALTH - NUTRITION
Field of Research: 100804 Nutrition

 

Russell Grimwade School of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
[ Australian Science at Work Entry ]

Molecular genetics of lactic acid synthesis in lactic acid bacteria used in food fermentations
Chief Researcher: Boyee Dr J
Current Status: In progress
Descriptor: FOOD BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY - MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Field of Research: 080299 Genetics, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology n.e.c.


The role of adventitious microorganisms in the development of cheese flavour
Chief Researcher: Chandry Dr S
Sponsors: Dairy Research and Development Corporation; Food Science Australia
Current Status: In progress
Descriptor: FOOD PROCESSING - DAIRY PRODUCTS Field of Research: 080299 Genetics, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology n.e.c.


Role of starter culture peptidase enzymes in the development of cheese flavour
Chief Researcher: Davidson Dr B E
Sponsor: Dairy Research and Development Corporation
Current Status: In progress
Descriptor: FOOD PROCESSING - DAIRY PRODUCTS Field of Research: 080299 Genetics, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology n.e.c.


Species identification in the genus Lactobacillus
Chief Researcher: Davidson Dr B E
Sponsors: Dairy Research and Development Corporation; Food Science Australia
Current Status: In progress
Descriptor: FOOD PROCESSING - DAIRY PRODUCTS
Field of Research: 080299 Genetics, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology n.e.c.


Development of the bacteriocin piscicolin 126 as a novel food preservative
Chief Researcher: Harmark Dr K
Sponsor: CRC for International Food Manufacture and Packaging Science
Current Status: In progress
Descriptor: FOOD BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY- MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Field of Research: 080299 Genetics, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology n.e.c.


Genetics of cheese flavour development
Chief Researcher: Hillier Dr A J
Sponsors: Dairy Research and Development Corporation; Food Science Australia
Current Status: In progress
Descriptor: FOOD PROCESSING - DAIRY PRODUCTS
Field of Research: 080299 Genetics, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology n.e.c.


Development of novel techniques for the detection of Aeromonas spp. in fresh cut vegetables
Chief Researcher: Prasad S
Sponsor: CRC for International Food Manufacture and Packaging Science
Current Status: In progress
Descriptor: FOOD BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY - MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Field of Research: 080299 Genetics, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology n.e.c.


Genetic regulation of the biosynthesis of the bacteriocin piscicolin 126
Chief Researcher: Sellick M (BSc Hons)
Current Status: In progress
Descriptor: FOOD BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY- MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Field of Research: 080299 Genetics, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology n.e.c.

Higher Degree Projects and Theses


Role of starter culture sulphur-metabolizing enzymes in the development of cheese flavour
Chief Researcher: Dobric N (PhD)
Sponsor: Australian Starter Culture Research Centre Current Status: In progress
Descriptor: FOOD PROCESSING - DAIRY PRODUCTS
Field of Research: 080299 Genetics, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology n.e.c.


Genetics of the induction of synthesis of the bacteriocin piscicolin 126
Chief Researcher: Fitzgerald A (PhD)
Current Status: In progress
Descriptor: FOOD BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY- MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Field of Research: 080299 Genetics, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology n.e.c.


Structure and function of bacteriocins
Chief Researcher: Gibbs G (PhD)
Sponsor: CRC for International Food Manufacture and Packaging Science
Current Status: In progress
Descriptor: FOOD BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY- MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Field of Research: 080299 Genetics, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology n.e.c.


Molecular biology and identification of lytic bacteriophage infecting the cheese starter bacterium Lactococcus lactis
Chief Researcher: Kotsonis S (PhD)
Sponsor: Australian Starter Culture Centre Current Status: In progress
Descriptor: FOOD PROCESSING - DAIRY PRODUCTS
Field of Research: 080299 Genetics, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology n.e.c.


Molecular biology of temperate bacteriophage in the cheese starter bacterium Lactococcus lactis
Chief Researcher: Mahanivong C (PhD)
Sponsor: Food Science Australia
Current Status: In progress
Descriptor: FOOD BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY - MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Field of Research: 080299 Genetics, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology n.e.c.

 

Faculty of Science
Department of Genetics
[ Australian Science at Work Entry ]

Heavy metal detoxification mechanisms in plants
Chief Researcher: Cobbett Dr C S
Current Status/Duration: Ongoing, completion date 2001
Descriptors: AGRICULTURE - AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRY, GENETIC ENGINEERING; FOOD BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY - MOLECULAR BIOLOGY; NUTRITIONAL PROPERTIES
Field of Research: 080299 Genetics, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology n.e.c.


Characterisation of genes involved in the recycling of the cell wall sugars, arabinose and galactose, in plants
Chief Researcher: Cobbett Dr C S
Current Status/Duration: Ongoing, completion date 2001
Descriptors: AGRICULTURE - AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS, BY-PRODUCTS, FEEDSTUFFS, FODDER; FOOD BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY - MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Field of Research: 080299 Genetics, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology n.e.c.


Molecular Genetics of Filamentous Fungi
Chief Researcher: Hynes Prof M
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: FERMENTATION; MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Field of Research: 080299 Genetics, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology n.e.c.

 

Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences
[ Australian Science at Work Entry ]

Role of Omega-3 fatty acids for normal retinal development
Chief Researcher: Vingrys Dr A J
Sponsors: Grains Research and Development Corporation; Meadow Lea Foods; Wyeth-Ayerst
Current Status: Ongoing
Fields of Research: 100804 Nutrition
089902 Cell Structure and Membrane Biology

 

School of Botany
[ Australian Science at Work Entry ]

Production of secondary metabolises by plant cells in culture
Chief Researchers: Bacic Prof A and Sommer-Knudsen Dr J
Sponsor: CRC for Industrial Plant Biopolymers
Current Status: Ongoing until March 1999
Fields of Research: 080299 Genetics, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology n.e.c.
060399 Industrial Biotechnology and Food Sciences n.e.c.


Structure - Function analysis of active emulsifiers using carbohydrate and protein chemistry: Genetic "tailoring'of functional properties
Chief Researchers: Clarke Prof A, Bacie Prof A,
Schultz Dr C, Shiao-Lim Mau Dr and Webster J
Sponsor: CRC for Industrial Plant Biopolymers
Current Status: Ongoing until March 1999
Fields of Research: 080299 Genetics, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology n.e.c.
089902 Cell Structure and Membrane Biology
060399 Industrial Biotechnology and Food Sciences n.e.c.


Development of opportunities for producing agars and carrageenans from Australian red algae
Chief Researcher: Ming-Long Liao Dr
Sponsor: CRC for Industrial Plant Biopolymers
Current Status: Ongoing until March 1999
Fields of Research: 089999 Biological Sciences n.e.e
060399 Industrial Biotechnology and Food Sciences n.e.c.


Fungal diseases of canola and mustard
Chief Researcher: Howlett Dr B
Sponsor: Grains Research and Development Corporation
Current Status: Ongoing
Field of Research: 090205 Plant Protection (Pests and Pathogens)

Higher Degree Projects and Theses


Novel protein emulsifiers for the food industry: molecular characterisation of functional domains
Chief Researcher: Poon S (PhD)
Sponsor: Food Science Australia
Current Status/Duration: Ongoing until March 1999
Fields of Research: 030104 Colloid and Surface Chemistry
080102 Biochemistry of Proteins and Peptides
060399 Industrial Blotechnology and Food Sciences n.e.c.

 

Institute of Land and Food Resources
Department of Animal Production
[ Australian Science at Work Entry ]

Improved prediction of nutritional effects on composition and functionality of milk from pasture based dairy systems. (Feed supplements and their effects on productivity and product quality)
Chief Researcher: Egan Prof A R
Sponsors: Dairy Research and Development Corporation; Agriculture and Food Initiative DNRE
Duration: Completion June 2000
Descfiptor: AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS - BY-PRODUCTS; NUTRITION - DIET'S
Field of Research: 089999 Biological Sciences n.e.c.


Evaluation of factors affecting the efficiency of conversion of nutrients to meat
Chief Researcher: Egan Prof A R
Sponsor: Meat Research Corporation
Current Status: Completed November 1997
Descriptor: AGRICULTURE -AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRY
Field of Research: 089999 Biological Sciences n.e.c.

 

Department of Crop Production
[ Australian Science at Work Entry ]

Higher Degree Projects and Theses
Chickpea improvement through tissue culture techniques
Chief Researcher: Croser J (PhD)
Sponsor: Agriculture Victoria
Duration: 1995-1998
Field of Research: 090204 Plant Breeding


The potential of synthetic hexaploids for improving the yield potential of wheat
Chief Researcher: Gororo N (PhD)
Sponsor: Grains Research and Development Corporation
Duration: 1995-1998
Field of Research: 090204 Plant Breeding


Starch and protein deposition in noodle quality wheats; response to agronomic management and environment
Chief Researcher: Jones B (PhD)
Sponsor: Agriculture Victoria
Duration: 1997-2000
Field of Research: 090299 Crop and Pasture Production n.e.c.


Molecular markers for shatter resistance in canola
Chief Researcher: Mongkolporn 0 (PhD)
Sponsor: OPRS, MRS
Duration: 1995-1998
Field of Research: 090204 Plant Breeding


Environmental and agronomic factors affecting production of premium quality brassicas
Chief Researcher: Semmel F (MAppSc)
Sponsor: AFI
Current Status: Completed
Field of Research: 090299 Crop and Pasture Production n.e.c.


Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) for south eastern Australian farming systems
Chief Researcher: McCormick K (MAppSc Ag)
Sponsor: Revell Seeds Pty Ltd
Duration: Completion April 2000
Descriptor: AGRICULTURE -AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS; CROP AND PASTURE PRODUCTION
Fields of Research: 090204 Plant Breeding
090299 Crop and Pasture Production n.e.c.

 

Department of Food Science and Agribusiness
[ Australian Science at Work Entry ]

Higher Degree Projects and Theses
Microbiological control for the safe production of
low-salt cheese

Chief Researcher: Bechaz S (MSc)
Sponsor: Dairy Research and Development Corporation
Duration: Completion 1998
Descriptor: FOOD PROCESSING - DAIRY PRODUCTS
Field of Research: 060303 Safety and Quality


Novel antimicrobial systems and delivery (bactoriocins, oils, biofilms, enzymes)
Chief Researcher: Carmichael 1 (PhD)
Sponsor: CRC for International Food Manufacture and Packaging Science
Duration: Completion 1999
Descriptor: FOOD PROCESSING - VEGETABLE
PRODUCTS
Field of Research: 060302 Packaging, Storage and Transportation


Studies on chemical, enzymatic and physical characteristics of reconstituted UHT milk; effect of raw milk and powder storage
Chief Researcher: Celestino E L (PhD)
Sponsor: AIDAB (AusAID)
Current Status: Completion conferred May 1997
Descriptor: FOOD PROCESSING - DAIRY PRODUCTS
Field of Research: 060303 Safety and Quality


Effect of raw milk handling on lipolysis in milk and dairy products
Chief Researcher: Fitzpatrick K (MSc)
Sponsor: Bonlac Foods
Duration: Completion 2000
Descriptor: FOOD PROCESSING - DAIRY PRODUCTS
Field of Research: 060305 Food Processing


Non-conventional disinfection techniques for processed food
Chief Researcher: Gopal A (PhD)
Sponsor: CRC for International Food Manufacture and Packaging Science
Duration: Completion 2000
Descriptor: FOOD PROCESSING - PRESERVATION
Field of Research: 060303 Safety and Quality


The effect of modified atmosphere on the growth and survival of spoilage microorganisma on fresh vegetables
Chief Researcher: Gozukara Y (MSc)
Sponsor: CRC for International Food Manufacture and Packaging Science
Duration: Completion 1999
Descriptor: FOOD PROCESSING - VEGETABLES
Field of Research: 060303 Safety and Quality


Identification and characterisation of bacteriophages of Lactobacillus acidophilus and Lactobacillus casei
Chief Researcher: Joseph P (MSc)
Duration: Completion 1999
Descriptor: FOOD PROCESSING - DAIRY PRODUCTS
Field of Research: 080399 Microbiology n.e.c.


Characterisation, fouling and cleaning of ultrafiltration membranes used in the dairy industry
Chief Researcher: Lawrence N (PhD)
Sponsor: Dairy Research and Development Corporation
Duration: Completion May 1998
Descriptor: FOOD PROCESSING - DAIRY PRODUCTS
Field of Research: 060305 Food Processing


Characterisation of antimicrobial peptides derived from milk proteins
Chief Researcher: McCann K (MSc)
Sponsor: Dairy Research and Development Corporation
Duration: Completion 2000
Descriptor: FOOD PROCESSING - DAIRY PRODUCTS
Field of Research: 080102 Biochemistry of Proteins and Peptides


Biochemical and physiological changes of fresh produce as affected by handling and storage
Chief Researcher: Masih L (PhD)
Sponsor: CRC for International Food Manufacture and Packaging Science
Duration: Completion 2000
Field of Research: 060303 Safety and Quality


Non-phage inhibition of cheese starter cultures
Chief Researcher: Packham W (MSc)
Sponsor: Australian Starter Culture Research Centre
Duration: Completion 2000
Descriptor: FOOD PROCESSING - DAIRY PRODUCTS
Field of Research: 080399 Microbiology n.e.c.


Melt behaviour of mozzarella cheese
Chief Researcher: Rowney M (PhD)
Sponsor: Dairy Research and Development Corporation
Duration: Completion 1999
Descriptor: FOOD PROCESSING - DAIRY PRODUCTS
Field of Research: 060305 Food Processing


Physical chemical properties of sheep's milk
Chief Researcher: Willman N (MSc)
Duration: Completion 2000
Descriptor: FOOD PROCESSING - DAIRY PRODUCTS
Field of Research: 060303 Safety and Quality

 

Joint Centre for Crop Improvement
[ Australian Science at Work Entry ]

Higher Degree Projects and Theses
Transformation of barley
Chief Researcher: Singh R (PhD) University of Adelaide
Sponsor: Grains Research and Development Corporation
Duration: 1991-1997
Field of Research: 090204 Plant Breeding


Transformation of wheat
Chief Researcher: Sterle S (PhD) University of Adelaide
Sponsor: Grains Research and Development Corporation
Duration: 1991-1998
Field of Research: 090204 Plant Breeding

 


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