Charles Sturt University
Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation

Nyadoub Jok

 Nyadoub Jok

Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science); Bachelor of Health Science (Honours)

Impact of Sorghum-Derived Phenolic Extracts on Cancer Development Pathways

Impact of Sorghum-Derived Phenolic Extracts on Cancer Development Pathways

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Sorghum has been found to reduce long-term complications such as liver disease and several forms of cancer although in Australia, sorghum is exclusively used for livestock feed. This project aims to determine the impact of sorghum-derived polyphenols on pathways of cancer progression and development.

In vitro and in vivo studies will be conducted to determine the anti-cancer properties of sorghum extracts. The bioavailability of sorghum varieties will also be explored in order to determine physiologically attainable levels in the body for favourable health benefits. This might support the development of alternative markets and provide more opportunities for the production and human consumption of sorghum.

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Professor Christopher Blanchard, Kenneth Chinkwo, Abishek Santhakumar, Nidhish Francis

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Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP) CSU Scholarship

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