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Researcher: Ross, T (Associate Professor Tom Ross)

Fields of Research

Bacteriology
Microbiology
Food Packaging, Preservation and Safety
Microbial Ecology
Food Processing
Manufacturing Safety and Quality
Food Sciences
Infectious Agents
Microbial Genetics
Public Health and Health Services
Proteomics and Intermolecular Interactions (excl. Medical Proteomics)
Stochastic Analysis and Modelling
Receptors and Membrane Biology
Control Systems, Robotics and Automation
Virology
Industrial Microbiology (incl. Biofeedstocks)
Post Harvest Horticultural Technologies (incl. Transportation and Storage)
Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Gene Expression (incl. Microarray and other genome-wide approaches)
Food Engineering
Horticultural Crop Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)
Analytical Biochemistry
Ecological Physiology
Cell Metabolism
Interorganisational Information Systems and Web Services
Astrobiology
Animal Protection (Pests and Pathogens)
Crop and Pasture Improvement (Selection and Breeding)
Fisheries Sciences
Cell Development, Proliferation and Death
Phycology (incl. Marine Grasses)
Biological Physics
Horticultural Production
Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics
Fish Pests and Diseases
Metals and Alloy Materials
Manufacturing Engineering
Environmental Impact Assessment
Information Systems Management
Systems Biology
Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Higher Education
Innovation and Technology Management
Epidemiology
Veterinary Microbiology (excl. Virology)
Biological Adaptation
Medical Virology
Aquaculture
Manufacturing Processes and Technologies (excl. Textiles)
CAD/CAM Systems
Financial Mathematics
Industrial Biotechnology
Global Change Biology
Fermentation
Medical Biotechnology
Biological Oceanography
Medicinal and Biomolecular Chemistry
Environmental Technologies

Research Objectives

Food Safety
Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Processed Food Products and Beverages (excl. Dairy Products)
Processed Meat Products
Dairy Products
Carcass Meat (incl. Fish and Seafood)
Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Fisheries - Aquaculture
Aquaculture Oysters
Processed Fish and Seafood Products
Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Beef Cattle
Fisheries - Wild Caught
Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Vegetables
Processed Milk and Cream (incl. Powder, Evaporated and Condensed)
Livestock Product Traceability and Quality Assurance
Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Land and Water Management
Information Processing Services (incl. Data Entry and Capture)
Health
Horticultural Crops
Fresh Fruit and Vegetables (Post Harvest)
Environmentally Sustainable Commercial Services and Tourism
Primary Animal Products
Cheese
Pome Fruit, Pip Fruit
Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
Communication Networks and Services
Dairy Cattle
Sheep - Meat
Unprocessed or Minimally Processed Fish
Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences
Barley
Urban and Industrial Water Management
Environmental Health
Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change
Endocrine Organs and Diseases (excl. Diabetes)
Infectious Diseases
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Health System Performance (incl. Effectiveness of Interventions)
Human Pharmaceutical Treatments (e.g. Antibiotics)
School/Institution Policies and Development
Processed Fruit and Vegetable Products (incl. Fruit Juices)
Technological and Organisational Innovation
Expanding Knowledge in the Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Environmentally Sustainable Plant Production
Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales
Grain Legumes
Education and Training Systems
Human Biological Preventatives (e.g. Vaccines)
Wheat
Education and Training
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
Animal Protection Chemicals
Berry Fruit (excl. Kiwifruit)

Career Best Publications

Growth limits of Listeria monocytogenes as a function of temperature, pH, NaCl, and lactic acid; Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Predictive microbiology: towards the interface and beyond; International Journal of Food Microbiology
Predictive modelling of the growth and survival of Listeria in fishery products; International Journal of Food Microbiology
Risk assessment of Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat foods - Technical Report; Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
The effect of abrupt shifts in temperature on the lag phase duration of Escherichia coli and Klebsiella oxytoca; International Journal of Food Microbiology

Research Publications

Listeria monocytogenes in Australian ready-to-eat meats: risks and controls; Food Australia
Escherichia coli and Salmonella enterica Are Protected against Acetic Acid, but Not Hydrochloric Acid, by Hypertonicity; Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Geobacillus spp. are thermophilic gram-positive endospore-forming bacteria capable of forming biofilms, and are encountered in a wide range of environments; The Australian Society for Microbiology Annual Scientific Meeting
Listeria monocytogenes: illuminating adaptation with proteomics; Microbiology Australia
A mechanism for the limitation of microbial growth by temperature and water activity; ISOPOW 7 International Symposium on Water Management in the Design and Distribution of Quality Foods
A novel non-invasive microelectrode technique and its application to membrane transport activity measurements of Thraustochytrium sp.; The Millennium for Microbiology
A probabilistic analysis of Clostridium perfringens growth during food service operations; International Journal of Food Microbiology
A process risk model for the shelf life of Atlantic salmon fillets; International Journal of Food Microbiology
A risk microbiological profile of the Australian red meat industry: Risk ratings of hazard-product pairings; International Journal of Food Microbiology
A risk profile of the Australian red meat industry: hazard identification; Food Australia
A role for the cell membrane in the survival of foodborne pathogens under lethal stress conditions; 2004 Australian Society for Microbiology National Conference
A semi-quantitative seafood safety risk assessment; International Journal of Food Microbiology
A simple, spreadsheet-based, food safety risk assessment tool; International Journal of Food Microbiology
A survey of Australian oysters for the presence of human noroviruses; Food Microbiology
A time-course study of genomic analysis on the responding of Listeria monocytogenes to Low pH and Low aw; 74th World Congress of Food Science and Technology
A time-course study of genomic analysis on the responding of Listeria monocytogenes to Low pH and Low aw; AIFST
A time-course study of genomic analysis on the responding of listeria monocytogenes to Low pH and Low aw; ISME 12
Acid and NaCl limits to growth of Listeria monocytogenes and influence of sequence of inimical acid and NaC1 levels of inactivation kinetics; Journal of Food Protection
Acid habituation of Escherichia coli and the potential role of cyclopropane fatty acids in low pH tolerance; International Journal of Food Microbiology
An unusual pattern of bacterial attrition noted when highly concentrated inocula of E. coli O111:H- are introduced into Nutrient Broth (NB); Vero Toxigenic Ecoli Conference 2003
Applicability of a model for non-pathogenic Escherichia coli for predicting the growth of pathogenic Escherichia coli; Journal of Applied Microbiology
Application of Network science to analyse the proteome of Escherichia coli during the lag phase under acid stress; 6th International Conference on Predictive Modelling in Foods
Application of risk assessment in the fish industry - FAO Fisheries Technical Paper No 442; Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Application of the food safety objective approach to leafy green risks; Annual Meeting of the International Association for Food Protection
Assessment of a Theoretical Model for the Effects of Temperature on Bacterial Growth Rate; PREDICTIVE MICROBIOLOGY APPLIED TO CHILLED FOOD PRESERVATION
Assuring Safety of Seafood—Risk Assessment; Seafood Processing: Technology, Quality and Safety
Bacterial attachment to immobilized extracellular matrix proteins in vitro; International Journal of Food Microbiology
Bacterial Attachment to Muscle Extracellular Matrix Proteins; 14th Australian Food Microbiology Conference 2nd IAFP Asia Pacific Symposium on Food Safety
Behaviour of Listeria monocytogenes under combined chilling processes; Letters in Applied Microbiology
Cell yield of Escherichia coli due to water activity; ISOPOW 7 International Symposium on Water Management in the Design and Distribution of Quality Foods
Challenge testing of microbiological safety of raw milk cheeses: the challenge trial toolkit
Characterisation of Listeria monocytogenes strains recovered as persistent and sporadic food factory contaminants subjected to non-lethal stress; Ecohealth 2011
Characterisation of the transcriptomes of genetically diverse Listeria monocytogenes exposed to hyperosmotic and low temperature conditions reveal global stress-adaptation mechanisms; PLoS One
Characterising Bacterial Lag Time Reponses; The Millennium for Microbiology
Characterization of Hazards in Seafoods; Assessment and Management of Seafood Safety and Quality: Current Practices and Emerging Issues
Choosing probability distributions for modelling generation time variability; Journal of Applied Bacteriology
Combined effect of chilling and desiccation on survival of Escherichia coli suggests a transient loss of culturability; International Journal of Food Microbiology
Combined Effects of Chilling and Desiccation on Survival of Escherichia coli (Final Report August 2005)
Combining microbial growth models with near real-time temperature monitoring technologies to estimate the shelf life and safety of foods during processing and distribution; Australia-China Food Safety Workshop
Comparative risk analysis; Animal Waste, Water Quality and Human Health
Connecting Science With Technology to Improve Microbial Food Safety Management
Contemporary formulation and distribution practices for cold-filled acid products: Australian industry survey and modelling of published pathogen inactivation data; Journal of Food Protection
Core microbial communities of VP Australian red meat: spatial and temporal dynamics during storage at different temperatures; Microbial Spoilers in Food
Cultivaton based analyses ; International Union of Microbiological Societies
Culture-dependent and culture-independent assessment of spoilage community growth on VP lamb meat from packaging to past end of shelf-life; Food Microbiology
Cultured C2C12 cell lines as a model for assessment of bacterial attachment to bovine primary muscle cells; Meat Science
Cyclopropane fatty acids (CFA) improve Escherichia coli survival in acidified minimal media by reducing membrane permeability to H+ and increasing H+ extrusion; XII International Congress of Bacteriology and Applied Microbiology (IUMS 2008)
Cyclopropane fatty acids improve Escherichia coli survival in acidified minimal media by reducing membrane permeability to H+ and enhanced ability to extrude H+; Research in Microbiology
Defining environmentally persistent Listeria monocytogenes strains; ISME
Defining persistent Listeria monocytogenes strains; ASM
Development and evaluation of a predictive model for the effect of temperature and water activity on the growth rate of Vibrio parahaemolyticus; International Journal of Food Microbiology
Development of Pseudomonas Predictor; Australian Journal of Dairy Technology
Development of a High Pressure Processing Inactivation Model for Hepatitis A Virus; Journal of Food Protection
Development of a predictive model to describe the effects of temperature and water activity on the growth of spoilage pseudomonads; International Journal of Food Microbiology
Development of a Risk Profiling Tool for Australian Food Business Sectors
Development of growth limits (growth/no growth interface) modelling and its application to predictive food microbiology
Development of models to determine non-thermal inactivation of bacteria in cheese; The Australian Society for Microbiology Annual Scientific Meeting
Differential gene expression of Listeria monocytogenes during high hydrostatic pressure processing; Microbiology
Differentiation of the effects of lethal pH and water activity: food safety implications; Letters in Applied Microbiology
Distributions of Relative Lag Times and their Utility; International Conference on Predictive Modelling in Foods
Ecology of Bacteria and Fungi in Foods - Influence of Available Water
Ecophysiology of food-borne pathogens: Essential knowledge to improve food safety; International Journal of Food Microbiology
Effect of pH, salt and chemical rinse on bacterial attachment to meat extracellular matrix proteins; FoodMicro 2012
Effect of pH, salt and chemical rinses on bacterial attachment to extracellular matrix proteins; Food Microbiology
Effect of Potassium Lactate and Potassium Lactate-Sodium Diacetate Blend on Listeria monocytogenes Growth in Modified Atmosphere Packaged Sliced Ham; Journal of Food Protection
Effect of relative inoculum concentration on Listeria monocytogenes growth in co-culture; International Journal of Food Microbiology
Effect of suspension media on nonthermal inactivation of Escherichia coli; Letters in Applied Microbiology
Effect of temperature on bacterial attachment to muscle extracellular matrix proteins; International Congress of The Malaysian Society for Microbiology 2011
Effects of chilling on the survival of Escherichia coli on carcasses
Effects of parameterization on the performance of empirical models used in 'predictive microbiology'; Food Microbiology
Effects of sequences of NaC1 and acid treatments on survival of L. monocytogenes; FoodMicro 2006
Eijkman-Ingram Award
Elongation Factor EF-G as an Indicator of Cell Viability; 94th Annual Meeting IAFP 2007
Ensuring safety of leafy green salad vegetables: how much decontamination is needed?; International Nonthermal Food Processing Workshop - FIESTA 2012
Evaluation of thermal inactivation of Escherichia coli using microelectrode ion flux measurements with osmotic stress; Letters in Applied Microbiology
Exposure assessment of microbiological hazards in food
FAO Expert Consultation on the Trade Impact of Listeria in Fish Products
Final optical density and growth rate; effects of temperature and NaCl differ from acidity; International Journal of Food Microbiology
Food poisoning rates in Australia: an alternative view; Food Australia
Food Safety Implications of Changed Salmon Slaughter and Processing Technologies
Food safety objectives for bagged, leafy green vegetables
Functional genomics of osmotic adjustment in microorganisms: An integrated approach; 11th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology
Genetic Responses of Listeria monocytogenes Exposed to Hydrostatic Pressure Processing; 20th Annual International ICFMH Symposium
Global genome response of Escherichia coli O157:H7 Sakai during dynamic changes in growth kinetics induced by an abrupt downshift in water activity; PLoS One
Global genome response of Escherichia coli O157:H7 Sakai during dynamic changes in growth kinetics induced by an abrupt temperature downshift; PLoS One
Growth limits of Listeria monocytogenes as a function of temperature, pH, NaCl, and lactic acid; Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Guidelines for experimental design protocol and validation procedure for the measurement of heat resistance of microorganisms in milk; International Journal of Food Microbiology
GWFL - Nebulous [Milestone 6a]
Human enteric viruses in Australian bivalve molluscan shellfish; 9th International Conference on Molluscan Shellfish Safety
Identifying and quantifying risks in the food production chain; Food Australia
Inactivation kinetics of Vibrio parahaemolyticus on sand shrimp (Metapenaeus ensis) by cinnamaldehyde at 4°C; Journal of Food Quality
Inactivation of Escherichia coli M23 by combined osmotic and acid challenges; 20th International ICFMH Symposium
Inactivation of Escherichia coli M23 by Combined Osmotic and Acid Challenges; 20th Annual International ICFMH Symposium
Inactivation of hepatitis A virus, poliovirus and a norovirus surrogate by high pressure processing; Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies
Indices for performance evaluation of predictive models in food microbiology; Journal of Applied Bacteriology
Induction and Manipulation of Bacterial Lag Times; International Conference on Predictive Modelling in Foods
Influence of storage temperature on bacterial communities in live Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas); Australian Society for Microbiology (ASM) Annual Scientific Meeting
Information systems in food safety management; International Journal of Food Microbiology
Integrated transcriptomic and proteomic analysis of the physiological response of Escherichia coli O157:H7 Sakai to steady-state conditions of cold and water activity stress; Molecular and Cellular Proteomics
Inter-strain inhibitory activity within the bacterial community of Australian vacuum-packaged beef Australian vacuum-packaged beef is recognised for its exceptionally long shelf-life; The Australian Society for Microbiology Annual Scientific Meeting
Investigating the commonality of growth rates of domains Bacteria and Archaea; International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA) Conference
Investigation of the Listeria monocytogenes Scott A acid tolerance response and associated physiological and phenotypic features via whole proteome analysis; Journal of Proteome Research
Ion Flux Profiles and Ultradian Oscillatory Activity Associated with Cell Cycle of Thraustochytrium Sp.; Com Bio 2000
Ion selective microelectrode flux measurements in microbiological research; IXth International Congress of Bacteriology and Applied Microbiology
Ion transport and osmotic adjustment in Escherichia coli in response to ionic and non-ionic osmotica; Environmental Microbiology
Ionic homeostasis and osmoregulation in bacterial cells; 14th International Workshop on Plant Membrane Biology
Ionic homeostasis in E. coli in response to osmotic challenge: Stress specific regulation; FoodMicro 2006
Listeria monocytogenes genetic responses related to acid pH habituation and resistance to organic acids; Australian Society of Microbiology (ASM)
Loss of Culturability in E. coli Populations in Broth Culture Subjected To Fluctuating Temperatue And Osmotic Conditions Relevant To Australian Carcase Chilling Processes; Food Micro 2008
Measurements of net fluxes and extracellular changes of H+, Ca2+, K+, and NH4+ in Escherichia coli using ion-selective microelectrodes; Journal of Microbiological Methods
Measurements of net fluxes and extracellular concentration changes of H+ and Ca2+ of Escherichia coli in batch and film cultures using non-invasive ion-selective microelectrodes; The Millennium for Microbiology
Mechanistic modelling of pathogen stress response; Understanding Pathogen Behaviour : Virulence, Stress Response and Resistance
Membrane transport activity and ultradian ion flux oscillations associated with cell cycle of Thraustochytrium sp; Australian Journal of Plant Physiology
Microbial and Sensorial Analysis of Chilled Vacuum Packed Cold Smoked Salmon Treated with Different Anti-Listerial Compounds; 6th World Congress on Seafood Safety, Quality and Trade
Microbial Ecology in Food Safety Risk Assessment; Microbial Risk Analysis of Foods
Microbial Ecology of Bacteria and Fungi - Influence of Temperature
Microbial food safety assurance; Food Australia
Microbial interactions, communication and signalling (C); Food Micro 2006
Microbiological and sensory assessment of Mussels stored under modified atmosphere packaging
Microbiological criteria and microbiological risk assessment; Microbiological risk assessment in food processing
Microbiological Risk Assessment of Fisheries Products; Workshop on Risk Assessment of Fishery Products,
Microbiological validation and verification of chilling regimes (Klebsiella oxytoca model development and evaluation)
Microelectrode Ion Flux Estimation (MIFE) technique in microbiology - A cutting edge approach to study bacterial stress responses; Microbiology Australia
Microorganisms in Foods 8: Use of Data for Assessing Process Control and Product Acceptance; Springer
Modeling Microbial Growth Within Food Safety Risk Assessments; Risk Analysis
Modelling Vibrio parahaemolyticus growth in Australian oysters; 2009 Seafood CRC Student Retreat
Modelling Vibrio parahaemolyticus growth in Australian oysters
Modelling of the ecology of Listeria monocytogenes in foods; The Australian Society for Microbiology Annual Scientific Meeting
Modelling the bacterial growth/no growth interface; Letters in Applied Microbiology
Modelling the combined effect of salt, sorbic acid and nisin on the probability of growth of Clostridium sporogenes in high moisture processed cheese analogue; International Dairy Journal
Modelling the combined effects of salt, sorbic acid and nisin on the probability of growth of Clostridium sporogenes in a controlled environment (nutrient broth); Food Control
Modelling the combined temperature and salt (NaCl) limits for growth of a pathogenic Escherichia coli strain using nonlinear logistic regression; International Journal of Food Microbiology
Modelling the effects of temperature, water activity, pH and lactic acid concentration on the growth rate of Escherichia coli; International Journal of Food Microbiology
Modelling the growth limits (growth/no growth interface) of Escherichia coli as a function of temperature, pH, lactic acid concentration, and water activity; Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Modelling the Growth Rate of Escherichia coli as a Function of pH and Lactic Acid Concentration; Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Molecular analysis of the bacterial communities in the live Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas) and the influence of postharvest temperature on its structure; Journal of Applied Microbiology
MudPIT analysis of alkaline tolerance by Listeria monocytogenes strains recovered as persistent food factory contaminants; Food Microbiology
MudPIT analysis of alkaline tolerance by Listeria monocytogenes strains recovered as persistent food factory contaminants; AIFST Food Science Summer School
MuDPIT based proteomic analysis of alkaline adapted, environmentally persistent Listeria monocytogenes strains; 11th International Symposium on the Genetics of Indusrial Microorganisms 2010
MuDPIT based proteomic analysis of alkaline adapted, environmentally persistent Listeria monocytogenes strains; Australian Society for Microbiology Annual Scientific Meeting and Exhibition
MudPIT profiling reveals a link between anaerobic metabolism and the alkaline adaptive response of Listeria monocytogenes EGD-e; PLoS One
New insights into the ecology and activity of Listeria monocytogene utilising high throughput proteomics; Australian Society for Microbiology Annual Scientific Meeting and Exhibition 2010
New Strategies to Address Listeria Risk
Non-invasive microelectrode ion flux measurements to study adaptive responses of microorganisms to the environment; FEMS Microbiology Reviews
Non-invasive microelectrode ion flux measurements to study bacterial adaptive responses to environment; BioMicro World 2005
Non-thermal antilisterial treatments for cold smoked fish; 12th Australian Food Microbiology Conference
Non-thermal antilisterial treatments for cold smoked fish; 5th Pacific Fisheries Technologists Conference
Non-thermal death of Escherichia coli; Annual Scientific Meeting and Exhibition of the Australian Society for Microbiology
Nonthermal death of Escherichia coli; International Journal of Food Microbiology
Oscillatory activity and ion flux profiles associated with growth and nutritional status of the marine eukaryote Thraustochytrium sp.; The Millennium for Microbiology
Peer Review of: 'Scoping Study on Food Risk Profiling'
Performance evaluation of a model describing the effects of temperature, water activity, pH and lactic acid concentration on the growth of Escherichia coli; International Journal of Food Microbiology
Persistent phenotypes in Listeria monocytogenes revealed by a higher throughput proteomics approach; 1st International One Health Congress
Physicochemical Parameters for Growth of the Sea Ice Bacteria Glaciecola punicea ACAM 611T and Gelidibacter sp. Strain IC158; Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Physiological aspects of Listeria monocytogenes during inactivation accelerated by mild temperatures and otherwise non-growth permissive acidic and hyperosmotic conditions; International Journal of Food Microbiology
Physiological response of Escherichia coli O157:H7 Sakai to dynamic changes in temperature and water activity as experienced during carcass chilling; Molecular and Cellular Proteomics
Potential for growth of E. coli in aerobic compost extract; Compost Science & Utilization
Power with Precision: 2nd International Conference on Predictive Microbiology; 2nd International Conference on Predictive Microbiology
Predicting Escherichia coli inactivation in uncooked comminuted fermented meat products
Predicting growth and growth boundary of Listeria monocytogenes - an international validation study with focus on processed and ready-to-eat meat and seafood; 6th International Conference on Predictive Modelling in Foods
Predicting growth rates and growth boundary of Listeria monocytogenes - An international validation study with focus on processed and ready-to-eat meat and seafood; International Journal of Food Microbiology
Predictive Microbiology & HACCP; HACCP in Meat Poultry & Fish Processing
Predictive Microbiology : Theory and Application; John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Predictive Microbiology and Food Safety
Predictive Microbiology for the Meat Industry
Predictive microbiology theory and application: is it all about rates?; Food Control
Predictive microbiology, theory and application: is it all about rates?; 7th International Conference on Predictive Microbiology of Foods (7ICPMF)
Predictive Microbiology: past, present and future; In: Modelling microorganisms in food
Predictive microbiology: providing a knowledge-based framework for change management; International Journal of Food Microbiology
Predictive microbiology: towards the interface and beyond; International Journal of Food Microbiology
Predictive modelling of the growth and survival of Listeria in fishery products; International Journal of Food Microbiology
Predictive modelling of the microbial quantity and safety of meats; PREDICTIVE MICROBIOLOGY APPLIED TO CHILLED FOOD PRESERVATION
Predictive Models Evaluation
Predictive models for the effect of storage temperature on Vibrio parahaemolyticus viability and counts of total viable bacteria in Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas); Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Preliminary stochastic model for managing Vibrio parahaemolyticus and total viable bacterial counts in a Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas) supply chain; Journal of Food Protection
PRMS.021a Predictive model for the inactivation of E. coli in uncooked comminuted fermented meat products
PRMS.071A MLAL - Understand the Limits and Basis of Growth Prevention of Listeria Monocytogenes in Processed Meats by Weak Acid Salts
Problems and Solutions in the Application of Predictive Microbiology; Seafood Safety, Processing, and Biotechnology
Protein thermodynamics can be predicted directly from biological growth rates; PLoS One
Proteome level responses of Listeria monocytogenes ScottA within a simulated fermentation system; International Union of Microbiological Societies 2011
Proteomic analysis of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in response to steady-state conditions of cold and water activity stress; Genetics of Industrial Microorganisms 2010
Proteomic response of Escherichia coli O157:H7 to steady-state conditions of cold and water activity stress; 22nd International ICFMH Symposium, Food Micro 2010
Proteomic response of Escherichia coli O157:H7 to simultaneous abrupt downshifts in temperature and water activity; The Australian Society for Microbiology Annual Scientific Meeting 2012
Quality assurance of specialty cheeses; Annual Scientific Meeting & Exhibition of the Australian Society for Microbiology
Quantification of the Relative Effects of Temperature, pH, and Water Activity on Inactivation of Escherichia coli in Fermented Meat by Meta-Analysis; Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Quantifying the hurdle concept by modelling the bacterial growth /no growth interface; International Journal of Food Microbiology
Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment and the Australian Dairy Industry
Quantitative microbial risk assessment of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in uncooked Whiteleg shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) in Thailand; International Association for Food Protection European Symposium
Quantitative Microbiology: A Basis for Food Safety; Emerging Infectious Diseases
Quantitative risk assessment of Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat meats in Australia; International Journal of Food Microbiology
Quantitative Risk Assessment of pathogenic Vibrio parahaemolyticus in Thai pacific white prawns; 2009 Society for Risk Analysis Annual Meeting
Rates of food poisoning in Australia; Medical Journal of Australia
Raw milk a risky business - Lab seeks clues to safer cheese
Relating microbiological criteria to food safey objectives and performance objectives; Food Control
Responses of Listeria monocytogenes to acid stress and glucose availability monitored by measurements of intracellular pH and viable counts; International Journal of Food Microbiology
Responses of Listeria monocytogenes to Acid Stress and Glucose Availability Revealed by a Novel Combination of Fluorescence Microscopy and Microelectrode Ion-Selective Techniques; Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Risk assessment and pathogen management; Foodborne Pathogens, Hazards, risk analysis and control
Risk assessment and pathogen management; Foodborne Pathogens : Hazards, Risk Analysis and Control
Risk assessment of Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat foods - Interpretative Summary; Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Risk assessment of Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat foods - Technical Report; Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Risk Characterization of Histamine Poisoning from traditional Thai fish sauce in Thailand; 2009 Society for Risk Analysis Annual Meeting
Risk characterization of microbiological hazards in food
Salt, Alone or in Combination with Sucrose, Can Improve the Survival of Escherichia coli O157 (SERL 2) in Model Acidic Sauces; Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Secondary Models; CRC Series in Contemporary Food Science - Modeling Microbial Responses in Food
Shelf Life of Australian Red Meat; Meat and Livestock Australia
Shelf life of Australian red meat; Meat & Livestock Australia
Shelf life prediction: status and future possibilities; International Journal of Food Microbiology
Statistics of Sampling for Microbiological Testing of Foodborne Pathogens; Rapid Detection, Characterization, and Enumeration of Foodborne Pathogens
Stochastic Model for Safety and Qaulity Management in the Pacific Oyster Supply Chain; 14th Australian Food Microbiology Conference 2nd IAFP Asia Pacific Symposium on Food Safety
Stochastic modelling of environmental survival of E. coli and changes in risk to public health; 1st International One Health Congress
Stringent control of alkaline adaptation in Listeria monocytogenes strains recovered as endemic and transient food factory contaminants revealed using 'shot-gun' proteomics; Australian Society for Microbiology (ASM) Annual Scientific Meeting
Superoxide production by marine microalgae: II. Towards understanding ecological consequences and possible functions; Marine Biology: international journal on life in oceans and coastal waters
Temperature Function Integration: Devices and aproaches in the Meat Industry
Temperature governs the inactivation rate of vegetative bacteria under growth-preventing conditions; International Journal of Food Microbiology
Temperature is the main factor governing the rate of non-thermal inactivation of vegetative bacteria; 5th International Conference on Predictive Modelling in Foods
Temperature is the main factor governing the rate of vegetative bacteria inactivation; 40th Anniversary AIFST Convention
Temperature is the main factor governing the rate of vegetative bacteria inactivation; Australian Society for Microbiology Annual General Meeting
The 'nuts and bolts' of quantitative risk assessment; Quality Quarterly
The biokinetic spectrum for temperature; PLoS One
The biokinetic spectrum for temperature: astrobiological significance; 2016 Australasian Astrobiology Meeting
The Cold Chain for domestic red meat: key issues for quality assurance
The ComBase initiative; Microbiology Australia
The effect of abrupt osmotic shifts on the lag phase duration of foodborne bacteria; International Journal of Food Microbiology
The effect of abrupt osmotic shifts on the lag phase duration of physiologically distinct populations of Salmonella typhimurium; International Journal of Food Microbiology
The effect of abrupt shifts in temperature on the lag phase duration of Escherichia coli and Klebsiella oxytoca; International Journal of Food Microbiology
The future of predictive microbiology; 5th International Conference on Predictive Modelling in Foods
The future of predictive microbiology: Strategic research, innovative applications and great expectations; International Journal of Food Microbiology
The importance of Vibrio bacteria on shellfish; Actual Overview of Shellfish Sanitary Control
The Influence of Non-lethal Temperature on the Rate of Inactivation of Vegetable Bacteria in Inimical Environments may be Independent of Bacterial Species ; Food Protection Annual Meeting
The influence of non-lethal temperature on the rate of inactivation of vegetative bacteria in inimical environments may be independent of bacterial species; Food Microbiology
The maximum growth rate of life on Earth; International Journal of Astrobiology
The protein landscape of Listeria monocytogenes ScottA within its supraoptimal temperature growth range reveals a weakness to oxidative stress; 5th Congress of European Microbiologists (FEMS 2013)
The way forward with predictive microbiology in the dairy industry; Australian Journal of Dairy Technology
Thermal inactivation of Salmonella enterica sub-species enterica in Sweetened Condensed Milk
Thermal inactivation of Salmonella spp. in pork burger patties; International Journal of Food Microbiology
Transcriptomic and Phenotypic Responses of Listeria monocytogenes Strains Possessing Different Growth Efficiencies under Acidic Conditions; Applied & Environmental Microbiology
Understanding the recent listeria-linked cheese recall
Unifying temperature effects on the growth rate of bacteria and the stability of globular proteins; Journal of Theoretical Biology
Universality of thermodynamic constants governing biological growth rates; PLoS One
Update of Listeria and Lisateriosis: epidemiology and physiology; Australian Veterinary Poulty Association Meeting
Use of bacteriophages as biocontrol agents to control Salmonella associated with seed sprouts; International Journal of Food Microbiology
Use of Predictive Microbiology in the Australian Meat Industry; Food Micro 2006
User Experiences with 'Risk Ranger' - A Published Semi-Quantitative Risk Assessment Tool; Annual Meeting of the International Association for Food Protection
Using a quantitative risk assessment to mitigate risk of Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat meats in Australia; Food Control
Using predictive microbiology to benefit the Australian meat industry; Case studies in food safety and authenticity : Lessons from real-life situations
Utility of gel-free, label-free shotgun proteomics approaches to investigate microorganisms; Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
Validating and comparing predictive models; International Journal of Food Microbiology
Validation of a Vibrio parahaemolyticus predictive model in different species of Australian oysters; Vibrios In The Environment 2010
Validation of a model describing the effects of temperature and water activity on the growth of psychrotrophic pseudomonads; International Journal of Food Microbiology
Variability in biofilm production by Listeria monocytogenes correlated to strain origin and growth conditions; International Journal of Food Microbiology
Variation of Branched-Chain Fatty Acids Marks the Normal Physiological Range for Growth in Listeria monocytogenes; Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Viability of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in Australian Pacific Oysters; 7th International Conference Molluscan Shellfish Society
Viable count estimates of lag time responses for Salmonella typhimurium M48 subjected to abrupt osmotic shifts; International Journal of Food Microbiology

Research Projects

DPIV - Australian Food Safety Centre of Excellence; Department of Primary Industries Victoria (DPIV)
Application of Stochastic (Probability) Modelling Techniques to Describe the Microbiology of a Salmonid Processing Operation; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Innovative Horticultural Products: Adding value to horticulture value ; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Australian Food Safety Centre of Excellence; National Food Industry Strategy (NFIS)
Bacterial Physiology relevant to Meat Microbiological Quality ; Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)
Combined effects of chilling and desiccation on survival of Escherichia coli; Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)
DAL - Australian Food Safety Centre of Excellence; Dairy Australia Limited (DAL)
Development of a Risk Profiling Tool for Australian Food Business Sectors; Department of Health and Ageing (DHA)
Development of kinetic and probability models to describe microbial behaviour under severely growth limiting conditions; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Development of Prediction Methods for Physical & Microbiological Changes During Food Processing; Australian Research Council (ARC)
DHAC - Australian Food Safety Centre of Excellence; Department of Health and Ageing (DHA)
Do Cyclopropane Fatty Acids Affect Transmembrane Hydrogen Ion Flux and explain Acid Resistance Variability in Escherichia Coli?; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Does Cycling Between Growth-permissive and Growth-preventive Environments Accelerate Bacterial Death Through Free Radical Bursts?; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Does the 'Programmed Cell Death' Hypothesis Explain the Death of Food-borne Pathogenic Bacteria at Non-Lethal Temperature?'; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
DPIWE - Australian Food Safety Centre of Excellence; Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment (DPIPWE)
Effects of Chilling on the Survival of Escherichia coli on Carcasses; Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)
Efficacy of Mic-Stab in Controlling Listeria Monocytogenes in Processed Meat Products; Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)
Exposure Assessment of Listeria monocytogens in ready to eat food; World Health Organisation (WHO)
Factory Epidemiology of Listeria and Spoilage Bacteria, Including Investigation of Treatment Options; George Weston Foods Limited (GWFL)
FIG Scheme; Tassal Ltd (Tassal)
Food Safety Objectives for Bagged, Leafy Green Vegetables; Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)
Food safety Risk Assessment for the Australian Grains Industry; Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC)
Food Safety Risk Assessment of the Australian Dairy Industry; Dairy Australia Limited (DAL)
FSA Topup APA - Bittencourt; Food Science Australia (FSA)
GRDC - Australian Food Safety Centre of Excellence; Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC)
High Pressure Processing - Student project; Food Science Australia (FSA)
Human Enteric Viruses in Australian Bivalve Molluscan Shellfish (Felicity Brake scholarship); Australian Seafood Cooperative Research Centre (ASCRC)
Inhibition of the Growth of Listeria Monocytogenes in Ham-based Smallgoods by Addition of Sodium Lactates and Di-acetates Blends ; Fibrisol/Purac (FiP)
Integrated Electrophysiology and Molecular Biology to Understand the Role of Cell Membranes in Bacterial Responses to Chill and Osmotic Stress; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Investigation of Incidence, Variability and Potential for Growth of Bacillus Cereus-like Organisms on Product and Associated Material; Houstons Farm (HF)
Methodologies for the Implementation of Micro Mobile Information Systems in the Cold Chain and the Resulting Implications of Time Temperature Logging for Models of Microbial Growth; Australian Seafood Cooperative Research Centre (ASCRC)
Milk Cooling Model; Dairy Australia Limited (DAL)
Milk Cooling Model Validation; Dairy Australia Limited (DAL)
MINTRAC Scholarship Top-up; Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)
MLAL - Australian Food Safety Centre of Excellence; Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)
Modelling Growth Prevention of Listeria Monocytogenes by Weak Acid Salts and Nisin; Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)
Modelling non-thermal death of verotoxigenic Escherichia coli; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Modelling the growth, survival and death of Vibrio parahaemolyticus; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Nebulous (GWF); George Weston Foods Limited (GWFL)
Participation of Mr Sven Rasmussen in Training Course: ; Dairy Australia Limited (DAL)
Perturbations in Membrane Composition Define the Normal Physiological Range for Growth of Bacteria; Australian Research Council (ARC)
PHASE 1 CoolFish - Traceability and Product Sensor Technologies to Manage Seafood Cool Chains; Australian Seafood Cooperative Research Centre (ASCRC)
Philip Gurman PhD Scholarship - Pork Food Safety Project; Australian Pork Limited (APL)
Practical Control of Listeria monocytogenes in the meat industry; Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)
Predictive Models to Inform Regulatory Decision-making; Department of Health and Human Services Victoria (DHHS Vic)
Principal research organisation in microbial ecology and physiology; Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)
Quantitative Modelling for Enterohaemorraghic Escherichia Coli, Campylobacter, Salmonella and Listeria Monocytogenes in Raw Cow Milk; Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ)
RIRDC - Australian Food Safety Centre of Excellence; AgriFutures (AgFut)
Risk Profiling Framework for Australian Food Business Sectors; Department of Health and Ageing (DHA)
Robustness of Predictive Models for Listeria Growth and Inactivation in Ready to Eat Meat and Poultry Products; United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Spoilage Mechanisms for Fresh Cut Salad Mixes; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
SSAL - Australian Food Centre of Excellence; Seafood Services Australia Limited (SSAL)
Stasis and Inactivation of Bacterial Pathogens on Meat and Meat Products; Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)
Steady-State Modelling: A Decision-Support Tool to Predict and Manage Dairy Operation Outcomes; Gardiner Foundation (GF)
Sub Program 2 - Risk Characterisation; Meat Research Corporation (MRC)
Survival of Bacterial Pathogens in Raw Milk Roquefort-Style cheeses; Grandvewe Pty Ltd (GPL)
Thermal Inactivation: Salmonella in Condensed Milk; Cadbury Schweppes plc (CS)
Understand the Limits and Basis of Growth Prevention of Listeria Monocytogenes in Processed Meats by Weak Acid Salts; Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)
Understanding Spore Forming Bacteria in Australian Dairy Products; Gardiner Foundation (GF)
Universal thermodynamic limits to bacterial growth rate; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Validation of the 'Food Spoilage Predictor' (Pseudomonas spp. Spoilage) Model in Red Meat; Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)
Antilisterial efficiacy of Novagard LM 1000
Appropriate Duration OS Short Shelf-Life Food with Respect to Listeria Monocytogenes Growth
ARMCANZ MSC Risk Management Workshop
Assessment of Risk of Listeria.Monocytogenes on Fresh Cut Salads
Challenge Trials - Listeria
Cherry Post Harvest Report 2011
Development and evaluation of modelling tools for validating the safety of cheese maturation processes
Development of a Challenge Trial Toolkit for Validation of Raw Milk Cheese Processes
Development of Decision Support Software for Safety Assessment of Raw Milk Cheeses
Development of innovative integrated processing and packaging systems for the maufacture of foods
Development of PCR-based methods for differentiation of faecal Escherichia coli in water
DHHS Environmental Health Officer Training
DHHS Environmental Health Officer Training 2014
E'coli inactivation in uncooked fermented meat products
Food Safety Risk Assessment Project
Food Safety Risk Assessment Training - Fiji
For the provision of literature search strategies and data for selected risk statements within FSANZ's imported food review
Growth Potential of L.Monocytogenes on Bagged Fresh-Cut Spinach
Investigation of Variation of Salt Content in Smoked Product
Listeria Challenge Study in Fresh Bagged Salads: COLES
MAP mussel shelf life
Modelling Carcase Chilling
Practical Application of Predictive Microbiology in the Domestic Meat Sector
Practical Control of Listeria Monocytogenes Panel Participation
Practical Control of Listeria Monocytogenes Panel Participation 2010 to 2011
Preparation of Predictive Microbiology for the Meat Industry Monograph
Production practice review and refinement
Quantitative Modelling for E. coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Listeria monocytogenes in Camembert and Feta
Quantitative Modelling for E.coli etc in a Hard and Semi Hard Cheese
Review of Environmental Sources of Food-Borne Pathogens
Review of Non-thermal Death of Pathogens in Salami
Review of Seafood Risk Assessment
Risk Assessment Case Study: Listeria in Processed Meats
Risk Assessment in Seafood
Risk assessment Listeria monocytogenes
Risk Assessment of Sheep and Goat Milk in NSW
Risk Framework Extension
Scientific Risk Management Panel - Food Safety Program 2006-2009
Scientific Risk Management Panel - Food Safety Program 2010 - 2013
Scientific Risk Management Panel Participation - Food Safety Program 2009-2010
Scoping study on Food safety risk profiling
Shelf life extension of salmon products - literature review
Smallgoods Food Safety Expert Panel
Stochastic Model for B. Cereus Risk in Heat Treated Foods
Stochastic model of B. cereus survival and growth in food processing
Survey of Campylobacter spp. prevalence and levels on retail poultry in Tasmania
Tasmanian Caviar Shelf Life and Spoilage Assessment
Temperate History Data Analysis
Through-chain risk profile for the Australian red meat industry
Understanding the Gaps A Food Safety Literature Review Understanding the Gaps A Food Safety Literature Review

Research Candidate Supervision

A New Model for Innovation in Food Safety
A novel application of mife in microbiology
Analysis of factors influencing Microbial loads of diced Veal.
Characterisation of Salt and Cold Stress Response Mechanisms in Listeria monocytogenes as Revealed by Whole Genome Microarray Analysis
Development of a High Pressure Processing Inactivation Model for Hepatitis A Virus and its Application in Shellfish Processing
Effects of Cold Temperature and Water Activity Stress on the Physiology of Escherichia coli in relation to Carcasses
Examination of the Potential Utility of Steady-State Modelling for Microbial Food Safety Risk Assessments
Food Allergen Protein Measurement
Food safety risk assessment for the Australian Dairy Industry
Heat Stress Responses in Food-borne Pathogens Listeria monocytogenes and E. coli Dissected Using High-throughput Proteomics
Human Enteric Viruses in Australian Bivalve Molluscan Shellfish
Incompatible Solutes and E.Coli - Potential to Limit Enteric Growth on Carcasses
Interactions of Bacterial Spoilage Communities in Vacuum-packaged Beef
Investigation of the ecology and physiology of psychrotrophic, pathogenic, bacteria
Kinetic and Physiological Responses of Listeria monocytogenes to Novel Non-Thermal Inactivation Treatments and their Application to Minimally Processed Seafood.
Kinetics and mechanisms of the Low-pH-induced inactivation of Escherichia coli
Listeria Monocytogenes and Australian Smallgoods- Detection and Control
Low Water Activity-Induced Inactivation of Escherichia coli- Kinetics, Processes and Applications
Methodologies for the Implementation of Micro Mobile Information Systems in the Cold Chain and the REsulting Implications of Time Temperature Logging for Models of Microbial Growth
Microbial ecology of foods
Non-thermal Inactivation of Escherichia coli under conditions relevant to the production of uncooked comminuted fermented meats
Non-thermal Inactivation of Vegetative Bacteria- Kinetics, Methods and Mechanisms
Osmolyte Protection of Escherichia coli and Salmonella enterica against Inactivation by Acetic Acid
Physiology and Modelling of Escherichia coli Growth Inhibition due to pH, Organic Acids Temperature and Water Activity
Physiology of microorganisms in response to temperature and water activity
Predictive model development and lag phase characterisation for applications in the meat industry
Protecting the Safety and Quality of Live Oysters through the Integration of Predictive Microbiology in Cold Supply Chain
Quantitative Microbial Process Model to Estimate the Risk of Salmonellosis from Consuming Pork and Pork Products
Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment of Vibrio Parahaemolyticus in Prawns in International Trade With Emphasis on Inactivation During Processing
Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment on the risk of listeriosis posed by locally manufactured cheese products
Quantitive Measurement of Factors Influencing Bacterial Attachment to Meat Surfaces
Reduction of Pathogenic Escherichia coli on Red Meat Carcasses by Antimicrobial Interventions
Risk Assessment of Histamine in Fishery Products
Standardised Production of Aerobic Compost Extract for Disease Management in Sustainable Viticulture
Studies on the Biology of Environmentally Persistent Listeria Monocytogenes Strains
The effects of temperature and water activity on Escherichia coli in relation to beef
The Kinetics and Mechanisms of Non-thermal Inactivation of L. monocytogenes and E. coli in Raw Milk Cheeses
The Molecular and Physiological Basis of Acid Stress Responses in Enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli 0111-H-
The occurrence of Listeria monocytogenes in aquaculture environments.
Understanding and exploiting the physiology of E. coli under combined chill and osmotic stress
Understanding Spore-forming Bacteria in Australian Dairy Products