Charles Sturt University
Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation

Professor Chris Blanchard

Professor Chris Blanchard

BAppSci (Hons I), PhD (Molecular Biology), GradCert (Uni.Teach&Learn), GradCert (Uni. Lead.&Man)

Professor Blanchard completed a BAppSc degree at Charles Sturt University (CSU) before undertaking a PhD in molecular biology based at CSIRO Plant Industry, Canberra.

Prof. Blanchard worked as a molecular biologist at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research in Lausanne, Switzerland and as a protein biochemist at the CSIRO Grain Quality Research Laboratory prior to joining CSU in 1998. Professor Blanchard is an academic within the School of Biomedical Sciences and a Pathway Leader within the Graham Centre. He is also the Director of the ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Functional Grains (Functional Grains Centre).

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Research

Professor Blanchard's research interests related to grain quality and investigating ways to improve the value of grain. He currently leads research projects in the following areas:

-       Pulse Market intelligence (GRDC)

-       New GI screening methods for rice (RIRDC)

-       Improving pulse profitability in Pakistan (ACIAR)

-       New opportunities for Sorghum (GRDC)

-       ARC ITTC for Functional Grains (ARC)

 

Teaching

Professor Blanchard is actively involved in the supervision of postgraduate students in the area of grain quality.

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  • Molecular biology
  • Cereal chemistry
  • Use of novel digital technologies in teaching

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  • View Professor Blanchard's research output here.
  • Ruge Cao, Xingyue Yang, Wenting Shang, Zhongkai Zhou, Padraig Strappe, Chris Blanchard (2017) Functional Enrichment of Mannanase-Treated Spent Brewer Yeast. Preparative Biochemistry & Biotechnology 06/2017;, DOI:10.1080/10826068.2017.1342261
  • Zhongkai Zhou, Guoyu Sun, Yuqian Liu, Yunjing Gao, Jingjing Xu, Demei Meng, Padraig Strappe, Chris Blanchard, Rui Yang (2017) A Novel Approach to Prepare Protein-proanthocyanidins Nano-complexes by the Reversible Assembly of Ferritin Cage. Food Science and Technology Research 05/2017; 23(2):329-337., DOI:10.3136/fstr.23.329
  • Daniel J Skylas, Christopher L Blanchard, Ken J Quail (2017) Variation in Nutritional Composition of Australian Mungbean Varieties. DOI:10.5539/jas.v9n5p45
  • Kyle B Reynolds, Matthew C Taylor, Darren P Cullerne, Christopher L Blanchard, Craig C Wood, Surinder P Singh, James R Petrie (2017) A reconfigured Kennedy pathway which promotes efficient accumulation of medium chain fatty acids in leaf oils. Plant Biotechnology Journal 03/2017;, DOI:10.1111/pbi.12724
  • Yuyang Wang, Zhongkai Zhou, Yongjia Diao, Padraig Strappe, Chris Blanchard (2017) The potential role of p53 and MAPK pathways in the hepatotoxicity of deep‐fried oil and in resistant starch‐induced protection. European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology 03/2017;, DOI:10.1002/ejlt.201600296
  • Jing Li, Wenting Shang, Xu Si, Dandan Bu, Padraig Strappe, Zhongkai Zhou, Chris Blanchard (2017)  Carboxymethylation of corn bran polysaccharide and its bioactive property. International Journal of Food Science & Technology 03/2017;, DOI:10.1111/ijfs.13382
  • Ruge Cao, Xue Yang, Padraig Strappe, Chris Blanchard, Zhongkai Zhou: Natural products derived from tea on the solubility of hesperidin by LC-TOF/MS and NMR (2017) International Journal of Food Properties 02/2017;, DOI:10.1080/10942912.2017.1295258
  • Zhongkai Zhou, Jingjing Xu, Yuqian Liu, Demei Meng, Xiaoli Sun, Hong Yi, Yunjing Gao, Guoyu Sun, Padraig Strappe, Chris Blanchard, Rui Yang (2017) Thermal Stability Improvement of Rice Bran Albumin Protein Incorporated with Epigallocatechin Gallate. Journal of Food Science 01/2017;, DOI:10.1111/1750-3841.13609
  • Yongjia Diao, Xu Si, Wenting Shang, Zhongkai Zhou, Zhiwei Wang, Paiyun Zheng, Padraig Strappe, Chris Blanchard (2017) Effect of interactions between starch and chitosan on waxy maize starch physicochemical and digestion properties. CyTA - Journal of Food 01/2017; 15(3):1-9., DOI:10.1080/19476337.2016.1255916
  • Junxuan Wang, Xu Si, Wenting Shang, Zhongkai, Zhou, Padraig Strappe, Chris Blanchard (2016)Effect of Single or Combined Administration of Resistant Starch and Chitosan Oligosaccharides on Insulin Resistance in High‐Fat Diet Fed Rats. Starch - Starke 09/2016;  DOI:10.1002/star.201600209
  • Kirkby, C., Richardson, A., Wade, L., Batten, G., Blanchard, C.L, G. Mclaren, G., A. B. Zwart, A.B. and Kirkegaard, J. Accurate measurement of resistant soil organic matter and its stoichiometry (Accepted) European Journal of Soil Science, 2016,
  • Liu H, Fan H, Cao R, Blanchard C, Wang M. Physicochemical properties and in vitro digestibility of sorghum starch altered by high hydrostatic pressure. Int J Biol Macromol. 2016 Jul 28;92:753-760. doi: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2016.07.088.
  • Reynolds K, Wood J, Wang F, Zhou ZK, Blanchard C.L, Strappe P. (2016) A cell culture based Assay to determine anti-adipogenic properties in a variety of pulse extracts. Volume 51, Issue 6, Pages: 1327–1337. Int J Food Sci Tech, DOI: 10.1111/ijfs.13102
  • Rui Yang, Guoyu Sun, Min Zhang, Zhongkai Zhou, Quanhong Li, Padraig Strappe, Chris Blanchard: Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG) Decorating Soybean Seed Ferritin as a Rutin Nanocarrier with Prolonged Release Property in the Gastrointestinal Tract. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition 06/2016;  DOI:10.1007/s11130-016-0557-2
  • Rui Yang, Yunjing Gao, Zhongkai Zhou, Demei Meng, Guoyu Sun, Yuqian Liu, Zhiyu Chen, Padraig Strappe, Chris Blanchard: Fabrication and characterization of ferritin-chitosan-lutein shell-core nanocomposites and lutein stability and release evaluation in vitro. RSC Advances 04/2016; 6(42). DOI:10.1039/C6RA04058F

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