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Researcher: Mellefont, LA (Dr Lyndal Mellefont)

Fields of Research

Bacteriology
Food Packaging, Preservation and Safety
Microbiology
Microbial Ecology
Food Sciences
Infectious Agents
Industrial Microbiology (incl. Biofeedstocks)
Public Health and Health Services
Food Processing
Stochastic Analysis and Modelling
Higher Education
Industrial Biotechnology
Microbial Genetics
Information Systems Management
Manufacturing Safety and Quality
Food Chemistry and Molecular Gastronomy (excl. Wine)
Proteomics and Intermolecular Interactions (excl. Medical Proteomics)

Research Objectives

Food Safety
Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Carcass Meat (incl. Fish and Seafood)
Processed Food Products and Beverages (excl. Dairy Products)
Health
Processed Meat Products
Vegetables
Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Pedagogy
Processed Fish and Seafood Products
Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Processed Milk and Cream (incl. Powder, Evaporated and Condensed)
Information Processing Services (incl. Data Entry and Capture)
School/Institution Policies and Development
Fresh Fruit and Vegetables (Post Harvest)
Education and Training Systems
Education and Training

Career Best Publications

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
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
Viable count estimates of lag time responses for Salmonella typhimurium M48 subjected to abrupt osmotic shifts; International Journal of Food Microbiology

Research Publications

Listeria monocytogenes in Australian ready-to-eat meats: risks and controls; Food Australia
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
Characterising Bacterial Lag Time Reponses; The Millennium for Microbiology
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)
Development of models to determine non-thermal inactivation of bacteria in cheese; The Australian Society for Microbiology Annual Scientific Meeting
Distributions of Relative Lag Times and their Utility; International Conference on Predictive Modelling in Foods
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
Elongation Factor EF-G as an Indicator of Cell Viability; 94th Annual Meeting IAFP 2007
Induction and Manipulation of Bacterial Lag Times; International Conference on Predictive Modelling in Foods
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
Microbial interactions, communication and signalling (C); Food Micro 2006
Microbiological and sensory assessment of Mussels stored under modified atmosphere packaging
Modelling of the ecology of Listeria monocytogenes in foods; The Australian Society for Microbiology Annual Scientific Meeting
Modelling the effects of temperature, water activity, pH and lactic acid concentration on the growth rate of Escherichia coli; International Journal of Food 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
Occurrence of Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat smoked products of Atlantic salmon farmed in Tasmania, Australia; Making the Most of the Catch. An International Post-Harvest Seafood Symposium
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
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: past, present and future; In: Modelling microorganisms in food
Predictive model development and lag phase characterisation for applications in the meat industry
Student perceptions of ‘flipped’ microbiology laboratory classes; International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education
Temperature is the main factor governing the rate of vegetative bacteria inactivation; Australian Society for Microbiology Annual General Meeting
Temperature is the main factor governing the rate of vegetative bacteria inactivation; 40th Anniversary AIFST Convention
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 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
Use of Predictive Microbiology in the Australian Meat Industry; Food Micro 2006
Using Echo360 Personal Capture software to create a ‘flipped’ classroom for Microbiology laboratory classes; ASCILITE 2014
Viable count estimates of lag time responses for Salmonella typhimurium M48 subjected to abrupt osmotic shifts; International Journal of Food Microbiology

Research Projects

Combined effects of chilling and desiccation on survival of Escherichia coli; Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)
Inhibition of the Growth of Listeria Monocytogenes in Ham-based Smallgoods by Addition of Sodium Lactates and Di-acetates Blends ; Fibrisol/Purac (FiP)
Modelling Growth Prevention of Listeria Monocytogenes by Weak Acid Salts and Nisin; Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)
Principal research organisation in microbial ecology and physiology; Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)
Antilisterial efficiacy of Novagard LM 1000
Challenge Trials - Listeria
Development and evaluation of modelling tools for validating the safety of cheese maturation processes
DHHS Environmental Health Officer Training
DHHS Environmental Health Officer Training 2014
Growth Potential of L.Monocytogenes on Bagged Fresh-Cut Spinach
Listeria Challenge Study in Fresh Bagged Salads: COLES
MAP mussel shelf life
Stochastic Model for B. Cereus Risk in Heat Treated Foods
Survey of Campylobacter spp. prevalence and levels on retail poultry in Tasmania

Research Candidate Supervision

Analysis of factors influencing Microbial loads of diced Veal.
Food Allergen Protein Measurement
Incompatible Solutes and E.Coli - Potential to Limit Enteric Growth on Carcasses
Listeria Monocytogenes and Australian Smallgoods- Detection and Control
Non-thermal Inactivation of Vegetative Bacteria- Kinetics, Methods and Mechanisms
Reduction of Pathogenic Escherichia coli on Red Meat Carcasses by Antimicrobial Interventions
Understanding Spore-forming Bacteria in Australian Dairy Products