Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Chris Blanchard

 Chris Blanchard

B AppSci. (1st class Honours) CSU, PhD (Molecular Biology) CSIRO Plant Industry/CSU, Grad Cert (Uni Teach&Learn) CSU, Grad Cert (Uni Lead.&Man), CSU

Professor Blanchard completed a BAppSc degree at Charles Sturt University (CSU) before undertaking a PhD in molecular biology with CSIRO Plant Industry, Canberra, studying the genome of plant viruses and investigating ways to genetically engineer virus resistant plants.

On completion of his postgraduate studies Professor Blanchard worked as a molecular biologist at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research in Lausanne, Switzerland before taking up a position as a postdoctoral fellow at the CSIRO Grain Quality Research Laboratory.

Professor Blanchard joined CSU in 1998 as Lecturer in Food Science in the School of Wine and Food Science. He was promoted to the position of Senior Lecturer in Food Science and moved to the School of Biomedical Sciences in 2008.

Professor Blanchard has served on the Royal Australian Chemical Institute Cereal Chemistry Division committee since 1999 and chaired the committee for 2 years (2005-2007). In 2006 he was admitted as a Member Chartered Chemistry of the royal Australian Chemical Institute. In 2009 he Chaired the Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference.

In 2008 Professor Blanchard was appointed as a member of the Grains Research and Development Southern Regional Panel.

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Teaching

Teaching philosophy

Professor Blanchard's  central teaching philosophy is to provide an educational experience that will provide students with the opportunity to achieve the prescribed learning goals and develop a deep understanding of the subject material as well as develop life long learning skills so that the learning experience will continue after the subject is complete. To achieve this he offers a flexible learning environment that includes psychodynamic, behavioural and cognitive learning experiences to cater to the variation that exists in the way students learn. He has a particular passion for the use of new technologies to achieve this flexible learning environment.

Current subjects taught

Autumn Session

  • BMS301 Medical Science Special Topic
  • BCM210 Foundations of Biochemistry
  • FDS301 Food Technology

Spring Session

  • BMS301 Medical Science Special Topic
  • BMS208 Human Nutrition
  • BCM302 Food and Beverage Biotechnology
Teaching awards

2005: Faculty of Science and Agriculture Teaching Excellence Award

Teaching Publications
  • Blanchard C.L. and Bowyer, P.K. (2000) Convergence of internal and distance teaching using web technologies and streaming video. Centre for enhancing teaching and learning Convergence forum. Wagga Wagga, Australia.
  • Blanchard C.L. and Bowyer, P.K. (2000) Using digital video resources to teach first years. Centre for Enhancing Teaching and Learning forum on teaching first year student. Albury, Australia
  • Bowyer, P.K. Richardson, D. and Blanchard C.L. and (2001) Application of digital video resources to undergraduate teaching. Centre for Enhancing Teaching and Learning Teaching expo innovations stream. Bathurst, Australia
  • Bowyer, P. and Blanchard, C.L. (2003) Multimedia-based enhancement of the science of oenology in the distance learning environment. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology 2003, 19(3). 323-338
  • Harden T.J., Steel C.C., Blanchard C.L., Adlong W. and Meunier M. (2005). 'Distance Education Teaching and its Application to the practice of Viticulture and Winemaking'. 20th Annual Mid-America Grape and Wine Conference, Osage Beach, Missouri, February, 2005.
  • Blanchard, C.L, and Adlong, W. (2005) Evaluation of the usefulness of recording lectures on an iPod. 'Bright Ideas and Evolving Evidence', Learning and Teaching Conference. Bathurst, Australia. (Poster paper)
  • Blanchard, C.L. and Bowyer P.K. (2004) Enhancing student learning with digital video resources. Global conference on excellence in education and training, Singapore (Oral presentation).

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Research

During my research career I have worked on a range of research projects. These projects have focused on my areas of interest which are molecular biology and grain science:

Virology/Plant Molecular Biology Research

During my honours and PhD research projects I conducted research into the characterisation of cucumovirus subgenomic RNAs. This research resulted in a better understanding of the small RNAs associated with plant viruses.

T cell Receptor interactions

My second postdoctoral position involved studying the way that T-cell receptor proteins interact with other molecules. This involved cloning T-cell receptor genes, changing the protein sequencing by site directed mutagenesis, and testing the binding function of the mutated proteins. Using this information coupled with computer modelling, a proposed model was developed to explain how T-cell receptor molecules bind to other molecules.

Dough Rheology

The research I was conducting during my second postdoctoral position was aimed at understanding what role different wheat proteins have in controlling dough rheology. A model dough system was developed using purified flour components and these components were reconstituted in various combinations to assess the role of the different constituents. This research led to a better understanding of which proteins are important for producing high quality dough for baking.

Rice Research

Since commencing employment at CSU I have conducted research that aims to increase both rice yield and quality. To achieve these goals I used my primary training in molecular biology to understand, at the genetic level, what controls rice yield and quality. Some of the rice projects I have been involved in are described below.

Understanding rice starch structure

A multidisciplinary approach has been taken to develop a greater understanding of the role starch structure plays in determining rice quality. This work was mostly funded by a Rice CRC grants and a number of honours and summer scholarships. The breakthroughs made in these projects include:

  • Discovery of a potential new starch synthesis gene
  • New understanding of the structure of rice starch synthase I gene
  • Discovery of a new form of starch debranching enzyme produced by a process called alternative splicing
  • Discovery of a new form of starch branching enzyme
  • An understanding of the variations that exists between granule bound starch synthase genes
  • An understanding of the effect that amylose molecule length has on rice quality

Rice Ageing

The quality of rice changes rapidly during storage. This process is termed ageing. This project characterised the changes that occur during this process and discovered that different varieties age at different rates. A method has also been developed for accelerating or decelerating this process. An understanding of rice ageing will help maintain the value of rice during storage by reducing the decrease in quality caused by this ageing process.

Understanding what controls cold sterility

Cold sterility refers to the development of sterility in plants (resulting in the production of no grain) due to the effects of low temperature. It is a major cause of yield loss in the Australian rice industry and thought to be caused by a breakdown in the metabolism of sugar into pollen grains. We have recently identified a sugar metabolism enzyme that is sensitive to low temperatures. This discovery may lead to solving the cold sterility problem.

Developing ways to decrease chemical residue

Pesticides used in rice farming can impact on the sustainability of rice farming and reduce the value of rice products. One of my PhD students (Kahli Weir) discovered a bacterium that can breakdown one of the chemicals found in rice fields and has isolated the gene that produces the enzyme responsible for its degradation. This discovery may lead to an environmentally friendly commercial product for removing such chemicals from the environment.

Understanding the role of proteins in quality

Relatively little attention has been given to the role protein plays in determining rice quality. Our studies have shown that the role protein plays in determining rice functionality is important and complicated. Previously it was though that simply the amount of protein in a rice grain was the important parameter for determining the effect of protein on rice quality. Our studies have shown that the different types of proteins in a rice grain have different effects on quality. This information will be useful for breeding rice with specific protein compositions for specific qualities.

Quality assessment of rice based products

I have developed a close association with research staff at SunRice. I am currently assisting them in a range of projects aimed at assessing quality attributes of rice products. Protocols have been developed for the analysis of products including rice cakes, rice noodles and partially milled rice used in breakfast cereals

Developing new tools for discovering genes controlling quality

The future in understanding the complexities of the rice plant and improving future cultivars relies upon understanding the genome of the rice plant. One approach to improving this understanding is to systematically isolate and characterise genes from the rice genome. This area of research is called functional genomics. We have developed an improved system for systematically characterising genes using a process called DNA tagging. This new system will speed up the process of developing an understanding of the function of all the genes in the rice genome.

Other Research

In addition to my major focus on rice production, I am also participate in other research projects within the university. I have been involved with supervising 2 honours students studying grapevine fungal pathogens. I have also been collaborating with a colleague to study sequence variation in abalone and other mollusc species. I supervised a PhD student studying the molecular basis of human disease. More recently my research has turned towards the understanding of the quality aspects of Australian grown pulses.

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Publications

Refereed journal papers:
  1. Anderson, B. J., Boyce, P. M. and Blanchard, C. L. (1995). RNA 4 sequences from cucumber mosaic virus subgroups I and II. Gene. 161.
  2. Blanchard, C. L., Boyce, P. M. and Anderson, B. J. (1996).  Cucumber mosaic virus RNA 5 is a mixed population derived from the conserved 3'-terminal regions of genomic RNAs 2, and 3. Virology 217.
  3. Blanchard, C. L. and Anderson, B. J. (1997). RNAs 4A and 5 are present in tomato aspermy virus and both subgroups of cucumber mosaic virus. Archives of Virology 142: 1273-1283.
  4. Blanchard, C. L. and Anderson, B. J. (1998). Detection of single nucleotide variations in viral RNA populations by primer extension analysis. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter. 16: 33-40
  5. Kessler B. Michielin O. Blanchard CL. Apostolou I. Delarbre C. Gachelin G. Gregoire C. Malissen B. Cerottini J.C. Wurm F. Karplus M. Luescher I.F. (1999) T cell recognition of hapten - Anatomy of T cell receptor binding of a H-2K(d)-associated photoreactive peptide derivative. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 274(6):3622-3631.
  6. Beasley, H., Blanchard, C.L. and F. Bekes (2002) Preparative method for in vitro polymerised glutenin. Cereal Chemistry. 78(4):464-470. (Journal rank: 0.9   Impact factor: 1.087)
  7. Zhou, Z., Robards, K., Helliwell, S. and Blanchard, C.L. (2002). Ageing of Stored rice: Changes in Chemical and Physical Attributes. Journal of Cereal Science, 35(1): 65-78. (Journal rank: 0.96   Impact factor: 1.439)
  8. Zhou, Z., Robards, K., Helliwell, S. and Blanchard, C.L (2002) Composition and Functional Properties of Rice. International Journal of Food Science and Technology. 73(8):849-868. (Journal rank: 0.58    Impact factor: 0.764)
  9. Zhou, Z., Blanchard, C.L, Robards, K., and Helliwell, S. (2003) Fatty Acid Composition of Three Rice Varieties following Storage. Journal of Cereal Science. 37(3):237-335. (Journal rank: 0.96    Impact factor: 1.661)
  10. Zhou, Z., Robards, K., Helliwell, S. and Blanchard, C.L. and Baxter, G. (2003) Rice ageing. I. Effect of Changes in Protein on Starch Behaviour. Starch/Stärke. (Journal rank: 0.64  Impact factor: 1.025)
  11. Zhou, Z., Robards, K., Helliwell, S. and Blanchard, C.L (2003) Effect of rice storage on pasting properties of rice flour. Food Research International. 36(6):625-634. (Journal rank: 0.65   Impact factor: 0.934)
  12. Bowyer, P. and Blanchard, C.L. (2003) Multimedia-based enhancement of the science of oenology in the distance learning environment. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology 2003, 19(3). 323-338
  13. Zhou, Z., Robards, K., Helliwell, S., and Blanchard, C.L. (2004). The distribution of phenolic acids in rice, Food Chemistry, 87: 401-406. (Journal rank: 0.65    Impact factor: 1.535)
  14. Eamens, A.L., Blanchard, C.L., Dennis, E.S. and Upadhyaya, N.M. (2004) A bidirectional gene trap construct suitable for T-DNA and Ds-mediated insertional mutagenesis in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Plant Biotechnology Journal  2: 5367. (Journal rank: 29/133, Impact Factor: 2.738)
  15. Baxter, G., Blanchard, C.L. and Zhao J. (2004) Effects of Prolamin on the textural and pasting properties of rice flour and starch. Journal of Cereal Science 40(3): 205-211. (Journal rank: 0.96   Impact factor: 2.173)
  16. Oliver, S., Van Dongen, J.T., Alfred, S.C,. Mamun, E.A., Zhao, X., Saini, H.S., Fernandes, S.F., Blanchard, C.L., Sutton, B.G., Feifenberger, P., Dennis, E.S. and Dolferus, R. (2005) Cold-induced repression of the rice anther-specific cell wall invertase gene OSINV4 is correlated with sucrose accumulation and pollen sterility. Plant, Cell & Environment. 28 (12): 1534-1551 (Ranking  9/138  Impact Factor: 3.601)
  17. Wang, A., Roffey, P., Blanchard, C.L., Angel, L. and Provan, P. (2006) Differentiation of Australian and New Zealand abalone based on partial sequence of mitochondrial 12s, 16s and ND2 gene sequences of 12S rRNA, 16S rRNA and ND2 (NADH dehydrogenase subunit 2). Molluscan Research. 26(2), 98-102.
  18. Wang, A., Roffey, P., Blanchard, C.L. (2006) Partial Mitochondrial Genome of Haliotis conicopora (Vetigastropoda, Gastropoda, Mollusca). Molluscan Research 26(3): 123-127.
  19. Zhou, Z., Robards, K., Helliwell, S. and Blanchard, C.L. (2007) Effect of the addition of fatty acids on rice starch properties. Food Research International. 40(2). 209-214. Impact Factor 2.271
  20. Zhou, Z., Robards, K., Helliwell, S. and Blanchard, C.L. (2007) Effect of storage temperature on cooking behaviour of rice. Food Chemistry105 (2) 491-497. Impact factor 3.052
  21. Whitelaw-Weckert, M.A., Curtin, S., Huang, R., Steel C.C., Blanchard, C.L. and Roffey P. (2007) Phylogenetic relationships and pathogenicity of Colletotrichum acutatum isolates from grape in subtropical Australia. Plant Pathology. 56, 448-463. (Impact factor 2.198, ERA: B)
  22. H.T. Truong, S.Solaymani-Kohal, K.R. Baker, S. Girirajan, S.R. Williams, C.N. Vlangos, A.C.M. Smith, D.J. Bunyan, C.L. Blanchard, and S.H. Elsea (2008) Diagnosing Smith-Magenis Syndrome and Duplication 17p11.2 Syndrome by RAI1 Gene Copy Number Variation Using Quantitative Real-time PCR. Genetic Testing. 12 (1). (Impact factor: 1.18, ERA: B)
  23. Curtin, S.J.,  Watson, J.M., Smith N.A., Blanchard, C.L. and Waterhouse, P.M. (2008) Non-redundant roles of plant dsRNA-binding proteins in RNAi-like pathways. FEBS letters 582. (Impact factor appox 3.263, ERA: A)
  24. Girirajan, S, Truong, H.T., Blanchard, C.L., and Sarah H. Elsea, S.H. (2009) A network module for Smith-Magenis syndrome. Clinical Genetics 75(4):364-74. (Impact factor: 3.41, ERA: A)
  25. Zhou, Z., Robards, K., Helliwell, S. and Blanchard, C.L. (2010) Effect of storage temperature on rice thermal properties. Food Research International. 43 (709-715)  (Impact factor: 2.073, ERA: A).
  26. Baxter, G., Blanchard, C.L. and Zhao J. (2010) Albumin significantly affects the pasting and textural characteristics of rice flour. Cereal Chemistry. (ERA:B) 87(3) (impact factor 1.422)
  27. Truong, H.T., Dudding, T., Blanchard. C.L. and Elsea S.H. (2010) Frameshift mutation hotspot identified in Smith-Magenis syndrome: case report and review of literature. BMC Medical Genetics 11:142 (ERA: B)
  28. Tan, S. Mailer, R. and Blanchard, C.L and Agboola, S. (2011) Canola Proteins for Human Consumption: Extraction, Profile and Functional Properties. J Food Sci. 76 (1) Impact factor 1.658
  29. Baxter, G., Blanchard, C.L. and Zhao J. (2011) Salinity alters the protein composition of rice endosperm and the physicochemical properties of rice flour. J Sci Food Agric. Impact factor 1.4
  30. an, S. Agboola, S. Mailer, R. And Blanchard C.L. (2011) Extraction and characterization of protein fractions from Australian canola meals. Food Research International 44 (4). Impact factor 3.15
  31. Kirkby, C.A., Kirkegaard J.A., Richardson, A.E., Wade, L.J., Blanchard C.L., Batten G. (2011) Stable soil organic matter: A comparison of C:N:P:S ratios in Australian and other world soils. Geoderma. 163 197-208. Impact factor: 2.461
  32. Siah, S, Konczak, I, Agboola, S., Jenny Wood, J. and Blanchard, C. (2012) Phenolic content and potential health benefits of Australian grown faba beans. British Journal of Nutrition. Impact factor: 3.07. ERA ranking: A.
  33. Alashi,  A., Blanchard, C. L., Mailer, R. J. and Agboola, S. O. (2013) Technological and bioactive functionalities of canola meal proteins and hydrolosates. Food Reviews International. Volume 29, Issue 3, July 2013, pages 231-260
  34. Kirkby CA, Richardson AE, Wade LJ., Passioura J.B., Batten GD, Blanchard C, Kirkegaard JA. (2013) Nutrient availability limits carbon sequestration in soil Carbon-nutrient stoichiometry to increase soil carbon sequestration. Soil Biology & Biochemistry (accepted)
  35. Siah, S, Konczak, I, Agboola, S., Jenny Wood, J. and Blanchard, C. (2013) Effect of soaking, boiling and autoclaving on the phenolic content and antioxidant capacity of faba beans with different seed coat colours  Food Chemstry (accepted)
  36. Zaplin, E.S, Liu, Q, Li Z, ButardoV.M, Blanchard, C.L and Rahman, S. (2013) Production of high oleic rice grains by suppressing the expression of the OsFAD2-1 gene. (accepted) Functional Plant Biology.
  37. Tan, S. Mailer, R. and Blanchard, C.L and Agboola, S.  (2013) Extraction and residual anti-nutritional components in protein fractions of Brassica napus and Sinapis alba oil-free meals (in review)
  38. Kirkby CA, Richardson AE, Wade LJ, Batten GD, Blanchard C, Kirkegaard JA. Washing to remove non-humus N, P and S is critical in studies of humus stoichiometry and C-sequestration in soil (in review)
  39. Kirkby CA, Richardson AE, Wade LJ., Passioura J.B., Batten GD, Blanchard C, Kirkegaard JA. Nutrient availability limits carbon sequestration in soil Global Change Biology (in review)
  40. Kirkby CA, Richardson AE, Wade LJ, Batten GD, Blanchard C, Kirkegaard JA. Nutrients (N, P, S) are essential in predictable amounts to increase carbon sequestration in soil Soil Biology  & Biochemistry (in review)
  41. Kirkby CA, Richardson AE, Wade LJ, Batten GD, Blanchard C, Kirkegaard JA. Accurate measurement of nutrient stoichiometry (C:N:S:P) in soil organic matter European Journal of Soil Science (in review)
  42. Tan, S. Mailer, R. and Blanchard, C.L and Agboola, S.  (2013) Extraction and residual anti-nutritional components in protein fractions of Brassica napus and Sinapis alba oil-free meals (in review)
  43. Siah, S.D., Konczak, I., Wood, J.A., Samson Agboola, S., and Blanchard, C.L. Effects of roasting on phenolic composition and in vitro antioxidant capacity of Australian grown faba beans (Vicia faba L.) Plant Foods for Human Nutrition (in review)
  44. Zhou, Z., Zhang,Y. and Blanchard, C.L. Phenolics, flavonoids, proanthocyanidin and antioxidant activity of brown rice with different pericarp colors following storage. Industrial Crop J (in review)
  45. Alashi,  A., Blanchard, C. L., Mailer, R. J. Agboola, S. O., Mawson, J. and Aluko, R.E. Effect of hydrolysis, pH and storage temperature on the emulsion stability of canola protein isolate and hydrolysates (in preparation)
Refereed conference papers:
  1. Zhou, Z. Robards, K., Blanchard, C. L. and Helliwell, S. (2002). Rice Ageing and its affect on eating quality. 11th ICC International Cereal and Bread Congress.  Gold Coast, Australia.
  2. Oliver, S.N., Blanchard, C. L. and Roffey, P. E. (2002). Investigation of DNA sequence variation in soluble starch synthase genes from different rice varieties. 11th ICC International Cereal and Bread Congress.  Gold Coast, Australia.
  3. Eamens, A.L. and Blanchard C.L.  (2002) A survey of Sequence variation in rice GBSS1 genes.  11th ICC International Cereal and Bread Congress.  Gold Coast, Australia
  4. Blanchard C.L., Baxter G., Fitzgerald M., Williams R. and Williams P.J.  (2002) The Effect of Nitrogen Fertiliser on suncracking in rice. Proceedings of the 51st Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference, Coogee, Australia.
  5. Baxter, G., Blanchard, C.L. and Zhao J. (2002) Variations in rice protein composition. Proceedings of the 51st Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference, Coogee, Australia.
  6. Zhou, Z., Robards, K., Helliwell, S. and Blanchard, C.L. (2002) Investigation of changes that occur in rice grains during storage. Proceedings of the 51st Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference, Coogee, Australia.
  7. Baxter, G., Blanchard, C.L. and Zhao J. (2002) The effect of changes in rice proteins on pasting of rice. Proceedings of the 52nd Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand.
  8. Zhou, Z. Robards, K., Blanchard, C. L. and Helliwell, S. (2002). Rice ageing during storage. Proceedings of the 52nd Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand.
  9. Norris, G., Blanchard, C.L., Whitelaw, E.S. and Roffey, P. (2002) Expression of Rice Starch debranching enzyme. Proceedings of the 52nd Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand.
  10. Whitelaw, E.S., Blanchard, C.L., Roffey, P. and Steel, C.C. (2002) Variation of starch branching enzyme I gene in different varieties of rice. Proceedings of the 52nd Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand.
  11. Ng, K.P., Bigarré, E. Baxter, G., Zhao J., Williams P., Agboola S. and Blanchard, C.L. (2003) Processing and textural properties of Australian rice noodles. Proceedings of the 53rd Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference, Adelaide, Australia.
  12. Baxter G., Boyd, A., Blanchard, C.L. and Zhao J. (2003) Changes in rice pasting by nitrogen fertilisation, a role for protein? Proceedings of the 53rd Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference, Adelaide, Australia.
  13. Whitelaw E. S., Li Z., Singh S., Liu Q., Upadhyaya N., Morell M., Blanchard C.L., Rahman S. (2004) Investigation of lipid synthesis in the rice grain: Modificaion of fatty acids in rice bran oil. Proceedings of the 54th Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference, Canberra, Australia.
  14. Tanaja, S. E., Batten G. D., Allen H. M., Blanchard C. L., Openshaw S. R., Blakeney A. B., Fettell N. A., Cracknell R. L. Predicting Quadrumat Flour Milling Yield (2004) Proceedings of the 54th Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference, Canberra, Australia.
  15. Oliver S.N.  , Van Dongen J., Geigenberger P., Saini, H.S. Fernandes, S., Zhao X., Blanchard, C.L., Roffey, P.E., Dennis, E.S., and Dolferus, (2004) Cold-Induced Pollen Sterility in Rice is Associated With a Disruption in Anther Sugar Transport. R. Proceedings of the 54th Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference, Canberra, Australia.
  16. Siah, S., Lauvray F-X., Aumonier, M., Blanchard, C.L., Bishop, A.G., Williams, P., Helliwell S. and K. Robards. (2004) The effect of milling degree on changes in aroma profiles of stored rice Proceedings of the 54th Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference, Canberra, Australia.
  17. Chin, C., Bornert, M., Lauvray, F-X., Bishop, A., Clark, A. Ryan, D., Williams, P. and Blanchard  C.L. (2005) The effect of milling degree on rice quality. Proceedings of the 55th Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference, Sydney, Australia.
  18. Siah, S., Lauvray, F-X., Bishop, A., Agboola, S. Williams, P. and Blanchard, C.L. (2005) The effect of storage on twelve rice cultivars. Proceedings of the 55th Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference, Sydney, Australia.
  19. Whitelaw, E.S., Liu, Q., Li1, Z., Blanchard, C.L. and Rahman, S. A. (2005) FATB insertional mutant reduces palmitic acid content in rice. Proceedings of the 55th Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference, Sydney, Australia.
  20. Tanaja, S.E., Batten, G.D., Fettell, N.A., Blanchard, C.L., Allen, H.M., Openshaw, S.R., Blakeney, A.B. and Cracknell, R.L. (2005) Effect of genotype and seeding rate on grain size and uniformity. Proceedings of the 55th Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference, Sydney, Australia.
  21. Warnock, G.F., Aryan, A.P., Blanchard, C.L. (2006) Distribution of starch branching enzyme (Sbe-I) alleles in Australian rice cultivars. Proceedings of the 56th Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference, Freemantle, Australia.
  22. Whitelaw E.S., Liu Q., Chow F., Li Z., Blanchard C.L. and Rahman S. (2006) A rice FATB insertional mutant exhibits improved growth and reduced photoinhibition at high temperatures. Proceedings of the 56th Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference, Freemantle, Australia.
  23. Riviere D., Aryan A. and Blanchard C.L. (2007) Mutation analysis of rice starch synthesis genes. Proceedings of the 57th Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
  24. Gabard, M., Aryan, A. and Blanchard, C.L. (2007) A comparison of instrumental and sensory evaluation of rice. Proceedings of the 57th Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
  25. Siah, S.D., Agboola, S., Wood, J. and Blanchard C.L. (2008) Polyphenolic content and antioxidant activity of faba bean cultivars grown in Australia. Proceedings of the 58th Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference, Gold Coast, Australia.
  26. Siah, S.D., Agboola, S., Wood, J. and Blanchard C.L. (2010) Effects of cooking on faba bean antioxidant activity. Proceedings of the 60th Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
  27. Chin, C., Blanchard, C.L., Wood, J. and Agboola, S., (2011) Cooking time measurement of Desi Chickpeas. Proceedings of the 61st Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference, Tweed Heads, Australia.
  28. Siah, S.D., Konczak, I., Agboola, S., Wood, J. & Blanchard C.L. (2011) Pro-apoptotic activities of Australian grown faba beans. Proceedings of the 61st Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference, Tweed Heads, Australia.
  29. Chin, C., Blanchard, C.L., Wood, J. and Agboola, S., The effect of genotype and growing location on chickpea cooking time and pasting properties.  Proceedings of the 62nd Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference, Gold Coast, Australia (in preparation)
  30. Mukhopadhyay, S.P., Saliba, A.J., Prenzler, P. Blanchard, C.L., Wood, J.A., Agboola S.O., Pratape, V.M., Sasikala V. B., Prakash, M.,  Ravi, R. and Asha, M. R. (2012) Puffing Performance of Australian and Indian desi Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) Proceedings of the 62nd Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference, Gold Coast, Australia (in preparation)
  31. Siah, S.D., Konczak, I., Agboola, S., Wood, J. & Blanchard C.L. (2013) The potential health benefits of Australian grown faba beans (Vicia faba L.) as affected by thermal processing. Proceedings of the 63rd Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference, Freemantle, Australia
  32. Chin, C., Wood, J. and Agboola, S., Blanchard, C.L., (2013) Effect of Genotype, Enviroment and Management on Chickpea quality. Proceedings of the 63rd Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference, Freemantle, Australia
  33. Karve N., Day L., Blanchard, C.L. Functional properties of pulse proteins: A mini review. Proceedings of the 63rd Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference, Freemantle, Australia
  34. Gul S., Obied, H.,  Rehman, A., Blanchard, C.L. (2013) Biophenols in pulses: A mini review. Proceedings of the 63rd Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference, Freemantle, Australia
  35. Mukhopadhyay, S.P., Saliba, A.J., Prenzler, P. Blanchard, C.L., Wood, J.A., Agboola S.O., (2013) Sensory properties of desi Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) Proceedings of the 63rd Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference, Freemantle, Australia
Non-refereed conference papers:
  1. Blanchard C.L. and Bowyer, P.K. (2000) Convergence of internal and distance teaching using web technologies and streaming video. Centre for Enhancing Teaching and Learning Convergence forum.  Wagga Wagga, Australia.
  2. Blanchard C.L. and Bowyer, P.K. (2000) Using digital video resources to teach first years. Centre for Enhancing Teaching and Learning forum on teaching first year student.  Albury, Australia
  3. Bowyer, P.K.  Richardson, D. and Blanchard C.L. and (2001) Application of digital video resources to undergraduate teaching. Centre for Enhancing Teaching and Learning Teaching expo – innovations stream.  Bathurst, Australia
  4. Duffy, M., Aisuo, W., Blanchard, C.L. and Roffey, P. (2002) Phylogenetic Profiling for the Forensic Identification of Species – Application to Abalone as a Model. 2002 ANZFSS conference, Canberra, Australia. (Oral paper)
  5. Weir, K.M., Sutherland, T.D., Horne, I., Russell, R.J., Oakeshott, J.G., Blanchard C.L. and S. Helliwell. (2002) Isolation and characterisation of enzymes capable of degrading the pesticide: Endosulfan. Australasian Society of Microbiology, Melbourne Australia (Poster paper).
  6. Blanchard, C.L. (2003) Research Students Improving rice production in Australia. 3rd International Temperate Rice Conference. Punta del Este, Uruguay. (Poster paper).
  7. Blanchard, C.L. and Bowyer P.K. (2004) Enhancing student learning with digital video resources. Global conference on excellence in education and training, Singapore (Oral presentation).
  8. Oliver, S., Van Dongen, J., Geigenberger,, P., Saini, H.S., Fernandes, S., Blanchard, C.L., Dennis, E.S. and Dolferus, R. (2004) Molecular Biology of rice cold tolerance: I. Effect of cold on anther sugar metabolism and ABA biosynthesis. International rice cold tolerance workshop. Canberra, Australia.
  9. Oliver, S., Zhao, X., Van Dongen, J., Geigenberger,, P., Saini, H.S., Fernandes, S., Blanchard, C.L., Dennis, E.S. and Dolferus, R. (2004) Molecular Biology of rice cold tolerance: II. Gene expression profiling of the cold response in cold sensitive and cold tolerant rice. International rice cold tolerance workshop. Canberra, Australia.
  10. Roffey, P., Provan, P., Duffy, M., Wang, A., Blanchard, C.L. and Angel, L. (2004) Phylogenetic DNA Profiling, A tool for the investigation of poaching. Crime in Australia: international connections. Melbourne, Australia.
  11. Blanchard, C.L., Truong, L., Chan, Y-F. Roffey, P., Angel, L., Muenstermann, I., Osburn, L., Kent, J. and Moriarty, H. (2005) Development of an Australia SMS research group. 3rd SMS Research Roundtable Cincinnati, USA.  
  12. Harden T.J., Steel C.C., Blanchard C.L., Adlong W. and Meunier M. (2005). 'Distance Education Teaching and its Application to the practice of Viticulture and Winemaking'. 20th Annual Mid-America Grape and Wine Conference, Osage Beach, Missouri, February, 2005.
  13. Blanchard, C.L, and Adlong, W. (2005) Evaluation of the usefulness of recording lectures on an iPod. "Bright Ideas and Evolving Evidence", Learning and Teaching Conference. Bathurst, Australia. (Poster paper)
  14. Blanchard, C.L. (2010) Australian Grain Biotechnology: Progress and Challenges. International Conference on Biotechnology, Food and Bioengineering – Emerging Trends and Future Prospects. Thanjavur, India. (Invited Keynote presentation).
  15. Siah, S.D., Agboola, S., Wood, J. and Blanchard C.L. (2010) Health benefits of Faba Beans. GRDC Advisor Update, Wagga Wagga, Australia.
  16. Tan, S. H., Mailer, R. J., Blanchard, C. L., & Agboola, S. O. (2011, 10-13 July). Extraction and residual antinutritional components in canola and mustard protein extracts. Poster presented at the 44th Annual Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology Convention, Sydney, Darling Harbour.
  17. Tan, S. H., Mailer, R. J., Blanchard, C. L., & Agboola, S. O. (2011, 15-17 August). Extraction and residual antinutritional components in protein fractions of Sinapis alba and Brassica napus oil-free meals. Paper presented at the 17th Australian Research Assembly on Brassicas, Wagga Wagga.
  18. Alashi,  A., Blanchard, C. L., Mailer, R. J. and Agboola, S. O. (2011) Improving the Emulsifying properties of canola meal protein isolate by enzymatic modification. Paper presented at the 17th Australian Research Assembly on Brassicas, Wagga Wagga.
  19. Alashi,  A., Blanchard, C. L., Mailer, R. J. and Agboola, S. O. (2011) Improving the functionality of canola meal protein isolate by enzymatic modification. Poster presented at the 44th Annual Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology Convention, Sydney, Darling Harbour.
  20. an, S. H., Mailer, R. J., Blanchard, C. L., & Agboola, S. O. (2012) Extraction and residual antinutritional components in protein extracts of canola and white mustard oil-free meals. 16th World congress of Food Science and Technology. Brazil.
  21. Alashi,  A., Blanchard, C. L., Mailer, R. J. and Agboola, S. O. (2012) Emulsifying and foaming properties of enzymatically modified canola protein isolate. AIFST summer school, Melbourne University, Melbourne.
  22. Hussain, S., Rehman, A., Luckett D. and Blanchard, C.L. (2012) Bioactive compounds of Canola Meal. AIFST summer school, Melbourne University, Melbourne.
  23. Kirkby CA, Richardson AE, Wade LJ., Passioura J.B., Batten GD, Blanchard C, Kirkegaard JA (2012) Inorganic nutrients mediate the sequestering of soil carbon as humus. 4th International Eurosoils Congress. 2-6 July 2012, Fiera del Levante, Bari Italy.
  24. Mukhopadhyay, S. P. Prenzler, P. D. , Wood, J. A., Saliba, A. J. and Blanchard, C. L. (2013) Improving the value of Australian pulses. GRDC Advisor Update, Temora, Australia.
  25. Tan, S.H., Alashi, A., Agboola, S.O., Mailer, R.J., Blanchard, C.L. (2013) High value product from canola meal. GRDC Advisor Update, Temora, Australia.
  26. Kirkby C.A., Richardson A.E., Wade L.J., Batten G, Blanchard C, Kirkegaard J.A. (2013) Inorganic nutrients mediate the sequestering of soil carbon as humus. EuroSoil, Italy
  27. Vito Butardo, Ella Zaplin, Gopal Tiwari, Ayesha Aumeeruddy, Ishrart Jabeen, Sharifa Sultana Dipti, Chris Blanchard, Khandaker Aminul Kabir, Anthony Bird, Qing Liu, Zhongyi Liand Sadequr Rahman (2013) New types of rice for the new century: Genetics and genomics. 23rd Conference of the Federation of Asian and Oceanian Biochemists and Molecular Biologists, Banglades
Other publications:
  1. Blanchard. C.L. Truong, L., Blakeney, A.B., O'Brien, L and Allen, H.M. (2005) Proceedings of the 55th Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference, Sydney, Australia. ISBN (Print version: 1 876 892 12 2)
  2. Blanchard. C.L. Truong, L., Blakeney, A.B., O'Brien, L and Allen, H.M. (2005) Proceedings of the 55th Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference, Sydney, Australia. ISBN (CD version: 1 876 892 12 5)
  3. Shaun J Curtin, Ming-Bo Wang, John M Watson, Paul Roffey, Chris L Blanchard and Peter M Waterhouse (2007) RNA Silencing and its Application in Functional Genomic, in Rice Functional Genomics: Challenges, Progress and Prospects. Upadhyaya, Narayana M. (Ed.) 2007, XXXIV, 506 p., 59 illus., Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-387-48903-2
  4. Blanchard. C.L. Solah, V. and Crosbie G. (2005) Proceedings of the 56th Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference, Perth, Australia. (Print Version)
  5. Blanchard. C.L. Solah, V. and Crosbie G. (2005) Proceedings of the 56th Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference, Perth, Australia. (CD version)
  6. Blanchard. C.L. Plemming, D. and Taylor, H. (2010) Proceedings of the 59th Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference, Wagga Wagga, Australia. (Print Version)
  7. Blanchard. C.L. Plemming, D. and Taylor, H. (2010) Proceedings of the 59th Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference, Wagga Wagga, Australia. (CD version)

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Research Student Supervision

The following table summarises my research student involvement

Student Course Role Project Status
Andrew Eamens PhD Principal Molecular Basis of Rice Quality Completed
Sandra Oliver PhD Principal Investigation of cold sterility in rice Completed
Ella Whitelaw PhD Principal Rice lipids Completed
Graeme Baxter PhD Associate Rice proteins and sensory quality Completed
Zhong Kai Zhou PhD Associate Rice Ageing Completed
Kahli Weir PhD Associate Bioremediation with recomb. protein Completed
Aisuo Wang PhD Associate Molecular taxonomy of molluscs Completed
Lily Truong PhD Associate Understanding Smith Magenis Syndrome Completed
Shaun Curtin PhD Principal Gene silencing Completed
Clive Kirkby PhD Associate Effect of nutrient level on formation and retention of stabilised organic matter in soils. Feb 2007 -
present
Siem Siah PhD Principal Health properties of Pulses April 2008 -
present
Miriam Lei Prof. Doc Principal Multiplex PCR dectaction of pathogens Completed
Sandra Oliver Honours Principal Variation in Rice SSS genes Completed
Siong Tan PhD Associate Functional properties of canola meal October 2010 -
present
Ella Whitelaw Honours Principal Investigations of debranching enzymes Completed
Michelle Duffy Honours Associate Polymorphic sequences in abalone Completed
Anthony Burge Honours Associate Novel transformation techniques Completed
Ru Huang Honours Associate Analysis of grapevine pathogens Completed
Pam Proven Honours Associate Sequencing of abalone mitochondrial DNA Completed
Shaun Curtin Honours Principal Genetic diversity of Colletoctricum sp Completed
Siem Siah Honours Principal Aging characteristics of Australia Rice Completed
Rebecca Cook Honours Associate Mechanisms of glyphosate resistance Completed
Yit Fe Chan Honours Associate Understanding Smith Magenis Syndrome Completed
Ben Overden Honours Principal Rice seedling vigour Completed
Francois Lauvray Visitor Principal Effect of storage on rice aroma Completed
Andy Boyd Visiting
Student
Principal A study of rice proteins Completed
Delphine Riviere Vising
Student
Principal Analysis of gene variation using Hi-Res
Melting technique
Completed
Maxime Gabard Visiting
Student
Principal Sensory analysis or aged rice Completed
Melanie Bornet Visiting
Student
Principal Analysis of aroma quality Completed

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