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Researcher: Lewis, TE (Dr Thomas Lewis)

Fields of Research

Bacteriology
Microbiology
Aquaculture
Industrial biotechnology
Virology
Microbial ecology
Medical biotechnology
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Infectious agents
Food and hospitality services
Fish pests and diseases
Biochemistry and cell biology
Animal production
Horticultural production
Medical virology
Information security management
Animal nutrition
Industrial microbiology (incl. biofeedstocks)

Research Objectives

Food safety
Fisheries - aquaculture
Other plant production and plant primary products
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Environmentally sustainable plant production
Fisheries - wild caught
Other animal production and animal primary products
Environmentally sustainable commercial services and tourism
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Information systems, technologies and services
Other education and training

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Bacterial induction of settlement and metamorphosis in marine invertebrates; 8th International Coral Reef Symposium
Bacterial induction of settlement and metamorphosis in marine invertebrates; 8th International Coral Reef Symposium
Characterisation and application of Australian thraustochytrids
Colwellia demingiae sp. nov., Colwellia hornerae sp. nov., Colwellia rossensis sp. nov. and Colwellia psychrotropica sp. nov.: psychrophilic Antarctic species with the ability to synthesize docosahexaenoic acid (22 : 6 omega 3); International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology
Comparison of cholestane and yttrium oxide as digestibility markers for lipid components in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) diets; Aquaculture
Comparison of wild and cultured adult southern rock lobster, Jasus edwardsii: Growth, sensory analysis and oil composition; Food Australia
Enrichment of Rotifers Brachionus plicatilis with Eicosapentaenoic Acid and Docosahexaenoic Acid Produced by Bacteria; Journal of World Aquaculture Society
Evaluation of extraction methods for recovery of fatty acids from lipid-producing microheterotrophs; Journal of Microbiological Methods
In situ quantification of fish‐cage fouling by underwater photography and image analysis; Biofouling
Inactivation of Foodborne Viruses of Significance by High Pressure and Other Processes; Journal of Food Protection
Inactivation of hepatitis A virus, poliovirus and a norovirus surrogate by high pressure processing; Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies
Marine microheterotrophs as alternative sources of polyunsaturated fatty acdis in aquaculture feeds; Marine Bioprocess Engineering International Symposium
Marine microheterotrophs as alternative sources of polyunsaturated fatty acids in aquaculture feeds; Invited symposium lecture at Australian Society of Microbiology Annual Scientific Meeting
New Australian marine microheterotrophs: an alternative source of polyunsaturated fatty acids in aquaculture feeds?; International Marine Biotechnology Conference 2000
New Australian microbial sources of polyunsaturated fatty acids; Chemistry in Australia
Novel bacteria as alternate sources of polyunsaturated fatty acids in aquaculture; 6th International Tasmanian Aquaculture Exchange
Polyunsaturated fatty acdis from Australian thraustochytrids: the potential to reduce our reliance on fish oils?; World Aquaculutre '99
Potential of Thraustochytrids to Partially Replace Fish Oil in Atlantic Salmon Feeds; Marine Biotechnology
Productionn of polyunsaturated fatty acids by Australian Thrasutochytrids; 8th International Conference on Applied Algology (8th ICAA)
Psychroflexus torquis gen. nov., sp. nov., a psychrophilic species from Antarctic sea ice, and reclassification of Flavobacterium gondwanense (Dobson et al. 1993) as Psychroflexus gondwanense gen. nov., comb. nov; Microbiology
Sterol and Squalene Content of a Docosahexaenoic-Acid-Producing Thraustochytrid: Influence of Culture Age, Temperature, and Dissolved Oxygen; Marine Biotechnology
The biotechnological potential of thraustochytrids; Marine Biotechnology

Research Projects

DPIV - Australian Food Safety Centre of Excellence; Department of Primary Industries Victoria (DPIV)
26th Fish Larvae Conference, Bergen, 22-26 July 2002; Ian Potter Foundation (IPF)
Ad Hoc Expert Panel on Food Safety Information Dissemination in Australia; National Food Industry Strategy (NFIS)
Ad Hoc Expert Panel on Physical Contamination of Processed Foods in Australia; National Food Industry Strategy (NFIS)
Australian Food Safety Centre of Excellence; National Food Industry Strategy (NFIS)
Australian Food Safety Centre of Excellence - Emerging Food Safety Issues Pilot; National Food Industry Strategy (NFIS)
Collaborative Food Allergen Research, Development and Extension Syndicate; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Comparison of Spoilage Characteristics of Mussels Under Different Processing Conditions; Spring Bay Seafoods Pty Ltd (SBS)
DAL - Australian Food Safety Centre of Excellence; Dairy Australia Limited (DAL)
DHAC - Australian Food Safety Centre of Excellence; Department of Health and Ageing (DHA)
DPIWE - Australian Food Safety Centre of Excellence; Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania (NRE Tas)
Evaluation of novel polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) producing microheterotrophs for incorporation into aquaculture feeds.; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
FIG Scheme; Tassal Ltd (Tassal)
GRDC - Australian Food Safety Centre of Excellence; Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC)
High Pressure Processing - Student project; Food Science Australia (FSA)
Influence of High Pressure on the Composition of Bacterial Membrane Lipids; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Inhibition of the Growth of Listeria Monocytogenes in Ham-based Smallgoods by Addition of Sodium Lactates and Di-acetates Blends ; Fibrisol/Purac (FiP)
Investigation of Incidence, Variability and Potential for Growth of Bacillus Cereus-like Organisms on Product and Associated Material; Houstons Farm (HFarm)
MLAL - Australian Food Safety Centre of Excellence; Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)
Pathogenic Vibrio Parahaemolyticus in Australian Oysters; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
RIRDC - Australian Food Safety Centre of Excellence; AgriFutures (AgFut)
SSAL - Australian Food Centre of Excellence; Seafood Services Australia Limited (SSAL)
Investigation of Variation of Salt Content in Smoked Product
LITERATURE REVIEW: Influence of storage temperature on survival, safety and quality of live, cultured bivalve molluscsShellfish literature review study
Tasmanian Caviar Shelf Life and Spoilage Assessment

Research Candidate Supervision

Development of a High Pressure Processing Inactivation Model for Hepatitis A Virus and its Application in Shellfish Processing
Kinetic and Physiological Responses of Listeria monocytogenes to Novel Non-Thermal Inactivation Treatments and their Application to Minimally Processed Seafood.