Researcher biography

Jaqueline Moura Nadolny is a Chemical Engineer with a MSc in Food Science and Human Nutrition from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received the Brazil Science Without Borders Fellowship as well as the Lemann Foundation Fellowship for her master’s degree, and BRAFAGRI Fellowship to study Food Science and Environment in France during her undergraduate studies. Her industry experiences include oil and gas (Petrobras), pharmaceutical (Abbott Nutrition and Herbarium Laboratory) and food (ISARA Lyon). In the academic field, Jaqueline worked on enhancing the value of heirloom tomatoes by assessing their antioxidant concentration (St. Charles Horticulture Research Centre), synthesis and characterization of compounds with effect in human tumour cells (Universidade Federal do Paraná) and a few different food projects as a research assistant at the University of Queensland prior to the start of her PhD. She has also been a tutor/teacher for more than 10 years.

Her PhD is part of the Australian Research Council for Uniquely Australian Foods (ARC-UAF). The project, based in the School of Chemical Engineering, seeks to enhance the potential for developing commercially viable products for native nuts (Bunya nuts) for the benefit of local indigenous communities. The research includes assessing the composition and nutritional quality of Bunya nuts, as well as storage stability and processing techniques. Her principal advisor is Professor Jason Stokes.