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

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Recent Publications

Grant-Preece, P., Barril, C., Schmidtke, L. M. & Clark, A. C. 15 Mar 2018. Impact of fluorescent lighting on the browning potential of model wine solutions containing organic acids and iron. In: Food Chemistry. 243, p. 239-248 10 p.

Rossouw, G., Smith, J., Barril, C., Deloire, A. & Holzapfel, B. 2017. Carbohydrate distribution during berry ripening of potted grapevines: Impact of water availability and leaf-to-fruit ratio.  In: Scientia Horticulturae. 216, p. 215-225 11 p.

Grant-Preece, P., Barril, C., Schmidtke, L. & Clark, A. 2017. Impact of fluorescent lighting on Oxidation of Model wine solutions containing organic acids and iron. In: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. p. 1-11 11 p.

Coetzee, Z., Rogiers, S., Walker, R., Deloire, A., Barril, C. & Clarke, S. 2017. Impact of reduced atmospheric CO2 and varied potassium supply on carbohydrate and potassium distribution in grapevine and grape berries (Vitis Vinifera L.).  In: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry. 120, p. 252-260 9 p.

Rossouw, G. C., Smith, J. P., Barril, C., Deloire, A. & Holzapfel, B. P. 01 Mar 2017. Implications of the presence of maturing fruit on carbohydrate and nitrogen distribution in grapevines under postveraison water constraints. In: Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 142, 2, p. 71-84 14 p.

View all Celia Barril's publications at CRO.

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