Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Celia Barrill

Dr Celia Barrill

B. Sc (Poitiers), M. Sc (Nantes), PhD (CSU/AgroParis Tech)

Dr Celia Barril received her education in France, Ireland and England where she graduated in a BSc (Analytical Chemistry major) and a Masters' in Organic Chemistry/Analytical Chemistry. Her postgraduate research projects included synthesis of an anti-cancer compound (University of Kingston-Upon-Thames, England) and enzyme-catalysed synthesis of a glycerol derivative for sugar authentication (in wine) using quantitative 2H-NMR (University of Nantes, France).

Keen for more travel, Dr Barril then undertook her PhD as a co-tutelle programme between AgroParisTech (France) and the National Wine and Grape Industry Centre at CSU (Australia), investigating the chemistry of ascorbic acid and sulfur dioxide as an antioxidant system relevant to white wine. Her research combined organic chemistry with analytical techniques, including, UV-visible spectrometry, FIA, (U)HPLC, LC-MS and NMR.  

Dr Barril graduated from her PhD in 2011 and has been lecturing in the School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences at CSU since 2009.

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Research

  • Identification of natural products, especially in food-related systems
  • Analytical chemistry, including FIA, (U)HPLC, MS, NMR
  • Organic synthesis

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  • Wallington, N., Clark, A.C., Barril, C., Prenzler, P.D. & Scollary, G.R. (2013). The decay of ascorbic acid in a model wine system at low oxygen concentration. Food Chemistry. 141: 3139-3146.
  • Bouzanquet, Q., Barril,  C., Clark, A.C., Dias, D.A. & Scollary, G.R. (2012) A novel glutathione-hydroxycinnamic acid product generated in oxidative wine conditions. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 60: 12186-12195.
  • Barril, C. & Clark, A.C (2009). In Vino Analytica Scientia: Analaytical advances relevant to the Australian Wine Industry. Australina and New Zealand Grape Grower and Winemaker, 549, 81-84.
  • Pedretti, F., Barril, C., Clark, A.C. & Scollary, G.R. (2007). The colourful world of ascorbic acid. Australina and New Zealand Grape Grower and Winemaker, 519, 51-54.

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