Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Associate Professor Jane Quinn

Associate Professor Jane Quinn

BSc(Hons), PhD (Edin)

  • Research Group Leader:  Plant and Animal Toxicology Group, Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation
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A/Prof Quinn is co-founder of a multidisciplinary research team investigating the effects and mode of actions of chemicals, both naturally-occurring products and synthetic compounds, causing toxicity to domestic species, plants and the environment.

This interdisciplinary research team currently comprises postdoctoral researchers, PhD students, honours students and international visiting scientists. The group has active associations with staff members across the schools of Biomedical Sciences, Agriculture and Wine Sciences, and Animal and Veterinary Sciences. External links with this group include: University of Adelaide, the Australian National University, La Trobe University, University of Western Australia, University of Sydney, Department of Agriculture and Food of Western Australia, the Victorian State Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, New South Wales Department of Primary Industries and as well as producer groups and other external industry partners.

A/Prof Quinn has undertaken commercially sensitive research for animal health companies and is involved in discovery of novel pharmaceuticals for the animal health industries. She is the Charles Sturt University representative member of the National Strategic Partnership for Animal Welfare and the MLA Strategic Partnership for Animal Welfare, both of which drive change in animal welfare practices in the production industries at a national level in Australia. A/Prof Quinn has provided professional advice for legal firms pursuing claims related to both human and veterinary health.

A/Prof Quinn works extensively with military veterans exposed to quinolone antimalarials, to gain a better understanding of the neuropsychiatric health conditions that can be caused by this exposure. She is the Scientific Advisor for the Australian Quinoline Veterans and Families Association (QVFA) and has provided evidence on the effects of these drugs to both the Australian and UK governments. She regularly liaises with both government authorities, the pharmaceutical industry, Ex-Services organisations and the media in this capacity.

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Current Research

Neurotoxicity:
  • Investigating perennial rye grass toxicosis; etiology, pathology and potential therapies for on-farm use (Mr Martin Combs BVsc, MVSc, MACVS; PhD candidate)
  • Investigations of the cognitive and motor effects of mefloquine toxicity; animal models to human patients.
Stem cell science and toxicity of natural products:
  • The role of vitamin D in differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells to bone in both equine, avian and rodents. Collaboration with Dr Marie Bhanugopan (School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences) and Dr Kapil Chousalkar (University of Adelaide)
  • The effects of vitamin D in embryonic and post-natal bone development in laying hens (Mr Vivek Pande BVSc, MVSc; PhD candidate)
  • Vitamin D as a strategy for enrichment of equine mesenchymal stem cells for therapeutic treatment of injury in the equine athlete. Collaboration with Dr Padraig Strappe (School of Biomedical Science, CSU) and Professor Bryan Hilbert (School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences).

Funding:

Meat and Livestock Australia

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Teaching and learning:

A/Prof Quinn teaches into the Bachelor of Veterinary Science, Bachelor of Animal Science and Bachelor of Equine Science degrees administered by the School of Animal and Veterinary Science at Charles Sturt University. She is Year 2 Co-Ordinator for the Bachelor of Veterinary Science course and Discipline Head of the Anatomy and Physiology Discipline Group within the School. This group of academics teaches preclinical across all courses within the school.

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Outputs (as of March 2017):

1. Tidd N, Michelsen J, Hilbert B, Quinn JC. (2017) Minicircle mediated gene delivery to canine and equine mesenchymal stem cells. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 18:189; 1-14. http://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/18/4/819/pdf

2. Quinn, JC. (2016) Better approach needed to detect and treat military personnel with adverse effects from mefloquine. Letter. BMJ2016; 352doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i838IF: 17.44

3. Quinn, JC. (2016) Re: Mefloquine for prophylaxis in military personnel. Letter. http://www.bmj.com/content/351/bmj.h5797/rapid-responses BMJ2015; 351doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h5797 IF: 17.44

4. Quinn JC. (2015) Complex Membrane Channel Blockade: A unifying hypothesis for the prodromal and acute neuropsychiatric sequelae resulting from exposure to the antimalarial drug mefloquine. Journal of Parasitology Research. IF: 2.81   http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/368064

5. Pande V, Chousalkar K, Bhanugophan M, Quinn JC. (2015) Super pharmacological levels of calcitriol (1,25-(OH)2D3) inhibits mineral deposition and decreases cell proliferation in a strain dependent manner in chicken mesenchymal stem cells undergoing osteogenic differentiation in vitro. Poultry Science, IF: 1.6

6. Kessell AE, Boulton J, Krebs GL and Quinn JC. (2015) Acute renal failure due to Amaranthus spp. poisoning in lambs. Australian Veterinary Journal. 93(6): 208-213.  IF: 1.046 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/avj.12331/epdf

7. Kessell AE, Ladmore GE, Quinn JC. (2015).An outbreak of primary photosensitisation in lambs secondary to consumption of Biserrula pelecinus. Australian Veterinary Journal. 93(5): 174-178. IF: 1.046  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/avj.12318/pdf

8.  Alden, R., Hackney, B., Weston LA., Quinn, JC. (2014). Phalaris toxicoses: prevalence, aetiology and toxicology. Journal of Toxins.

9. Quinn JC, Kessell AE, and Weston L. (2014). Secondary plant products causing photosensitization: their structure, activity and regulation in higher plants and effects in domestic species. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2014; 15(1): 1441–1465.

10. IF: 2.98 DOI: 10.3390/ijms15011441

11. Martin EJ, Nielsen S, Quinn JC. (2014). Client perception of the use of stem cell therapies for the treatment of equine tendon injuries. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science. 34(7): 889-896. DOI:10.1016/j.jevs.2014.03.003 IF: 0.93

12. Combs MDA, Rendell D, Reed KFM, Mace WJ, Quinn JC. (2014). Evidence of dehydration and electrolyte disturbances in cases of perennial ryegrass toxicosis in Australian sheep. Australian Veterinary Journal. 92(4): 107-113. IF: 1.046 DOI: 10.1111/avj.1216

13. Manuel MN, Martynoga B, Molinek MD, Quinn JC, Kroemmer C, Mason JO, Price DJ. (2011). The transcription factor Foxg1 regulates telencephalic progenitor proliferation cell autonomously, in part by controlling Pax6 expression levels. Neural Development. 18;6:9. IF: 3.45

14. Quinn JC, Molinek M, Nowakowski TJ, Mason JO and Price DJ. (2010). Novel lines of Pax6-/- embryonic stem cells exhibit reduced neurogenic capacity without loss of viability. BMC Neuroscience. 24;11:26.IF: 2.67

15.  Quinn JC, Molinek M, Mason JO, Price DJ. (2009). Gli3 is required autonomously for dorsal telencephalic cells to adopt appropriate fates during embryonic forebrain development. Developmental Biology Mar 1;327(1):204-15. IF: 4.06

16. Quinn JC, Molinek M, Martynoga BS, Zaki PA, Faedo A, Bulfone A, Hevner RF, West JD, Price DJ. (2007). Pax6 controls cerebral cortical cell number by regulating exit from the cell cycle and specifies cortical cell identity by a cell autonomous mechanism. Developmental Biology (1):50-65. IF: 4.06

17. Manuel M, Georgala PA, Carr CB, Chanas S, Kleinjan DA, Martynoga B, Mason JO, Molinek M, Pinson J, Pratt T, Quinn JC, Simpson TI, Tyas DA, van Heyningen V, West JD, Price DJ. (2007). Controlled overexpression of Pax6 in vivo negatively autoregulates the Pax6 locus, causing cell-autonomous defects of late cortical progenitor proliferation with little effect on cortical arealization. Development (3):545-55. IF: 6.27

18. Zaki PA, Collinson JM, Toraiwa J, Simpson TI, Price DJ, Quinn JC. (2006). Penetrance of eye defects in mice heterozygous for mutation of Gli3 is enhanced by heterozygous mutation of Pax6. BMC Developmental Biology 9;6:46. IF: 2.67

19.Quinn JC, Molinek M, Martynoga B, Zaki P, Hevner R, West JD, Price DJ. Pax6 prevents premature progenitor cell differentiation, promotes the development of basal progenitors and cell-autonomously represses ventral identities in the developing neocortex. (2006). International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience, 24: (8) 56. IF: 2.02

20.Georgala PA, Manuel M, Quinn JC, Chanas SA, Molinek MD, West JD & Price DJ. (2006) Abnormalities of cortical lamination in mice over-expressing PAX6. FENS Forum Abstracts, Volume 3.

21.Faedo A , Quinn JC, Stoney P, Long JE, Zollo M, Rubenstein JLR, Price DJ, Bulfone A. (2004). Identification and characterization of a novel transcript down regulated in Dlx1/Dlx2 and up regulated in Pax6 mutant telencephalon. Developmental Dynamics 231(3):614-20. IF 2.37

22. Mouse models of telencephalic development.Zaki PA1, Quinn JC, Price DJ.  2003 Aug;13(4):423-37. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12888017

23. Collinson MJ, Quinn JC, Hill RE, West JD. (2003). The roles of Pax6 in the cornea, retina and olfactory epithelium of the developing mouse embryo. Developmental Biology 255:303-12. IF: 4.06

24. Talamillo A, Quinn JC, Collinson MJ, Caric D, Price DJ, West JD, Hill RE. Pax6 regulates regional development and neuronal migration in the cerebral cortex. (2003) Developmental Biology 255:151-63. IF: 4.06

25. Pratt T, Quinn JC, Simpson TI, West JD, Mason JO, Price DJ. (2002). Disruption of early events in thalamocortical tract formation in mice lacking the transcription factors Pax6 or Foxg1. Journal of Neuroscience 22: 8523-8531. IF: 6.34

26.Collinson JM, Quinn JC, Buchanan MA, Kaufman MH, Wedden SE, West JD, Hill RE. (2001). Primary defects in the lens underlie complex anterior segment abnormalities of the Pax6 heterozygous eye. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. Aug 14;98(17):9688-93. IF: 9.67

27.Collinson JM, Quinn JC, Buchanan MA, Kaufman MH, Wedden SE, Hill RE, West JD. Why do small eye (Pax6+/-) mice have small eyes? (2001). Developmental Biology 235: (1), 244-244, 2001. IF: 4.06

28. Davidson D, Bard J, Brune R, Burger A, Dubreuil C, Hill W, Kaufman M, Quinn JC, Stark M, Baldock R (1997) The mouse atlas and graphical gene-expression database. Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology 8:509-517. IF: 6.26

29.Quinn JC, West JD, Kaufman MH (1997) Genetic background effects on dental and other craniofacial abnormalities in homozygous small eye (Pax6(Sey)/Pax6(Sey)) mice. Anatomy and Embryology 196:311-321. IF: 1.39

30.Quinn JC, West JD, Hill RE (1996a) Multiple functions for Pax6 in development of the mouse eye and nasal epithelium. Developmental Biology 175:C8 IF: 4.06

31.Quinn JC, West JD, Hill RE (1996b) Multiple functions for Pax6 in mouse eye and nasal development. Genes & Development 10:435-446. IF: 12.44

32.Thornbury JC, Sibbons PD, Vanvelzen D, Trickey R, Spitz L (1993). Histological investigations into the relationship between low-birth- weight and spontaneous bowel damage in the neonatal piglet. Pediatric Pathology 13:59-69. IF: 0.85

33.Thornbury JC, Carolan B, Frogley J, Sibbons PD, Hardy S. (1990) A closed ileal loop technique for microbiological testing in piglets. Animal Technology 41: 71-80.

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Publications:

  1. Tidd N, Michelsen J, Hilbert B, Quinn JC. (2017) Minicircle mediated gene delivery to canine and equine mesenchymal stem cells. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 18:189; 1-14. http://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/18/4/819/pdf
  2. Quinn, JC. (2016) Better approach needed to detect and treat military personnel with adverse effects from mefloquine. Letter.  BMJ2016; 352doi: IF: 17.44
  3. Quinn, JC. (2016) Re: Mefloquine for prophylaxis in military personnel. Letter. http://www.bmj.com/content/351/bmj.h5797/rapid-responses
  4. BMJ2015; 351doi: 17.44
  5. Quinn JC. (2015)Complex Membrane Channel Blockade: A unifying hypothesis for the prodromal and acute neuropsychiatric sequelae resulting from exposure to the antimalarial drug mefloquine. Journal of Parasitology Research. IF: 2.81 http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/368064
  6. Pande V, Chousalkar K, Bhanugophan M, Quinn JC. (2015) Super pharmacological levels of calcitriol (1,25-(OH)2D3) inhibits mineral deposition and decreases cell proliferation in a strain dependent manner in chicken mesenchymal stem cells undergoing osteogenic differentiation in vitro. Poultry Science, IF: 1.6
  7. Kessell AE, Boulton J, Krebs GL and Quinn JC. (2015) Acute renal failure due to Amaranthus spp. poisoning in lambs. Australian Veterinary Journal. 93(6): 208-213. IF: 1.046 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/avj.12331/epdf
  8. Kessell AE, Ladmore GE, Quinn JC. (2015).An outbreak of primary photosensitisation in lambs secondary to consumption of Biserrula pelecinus. Australian Veterinary Journal. 93(5): 174-178. IF: 1.046  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/avj.12318/pdf
  9. Alden, R., Hackney, B., Weston LA., Quinn, JC. (2014). Phalaris toxicoses: prevalence, aetiology and toxicology. Journal of Toxins.
  10. Quinn JC, Kessell AE, and Weston L. (2014). Secondary plant products causing photosensitization: their structure, activity and regulation in higher plants and effects in domestic species. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2014; 15(1): 1441–1465.
  11. IF: 2.98   DOI: 10.3390/ijms15011441
  12. Martin EJ, Nielsen S, Quinn JC. (2014). Client perception of the use of stem cell therapies for the treatment of equine tendon injuries. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science. 34(7): 889-896.  DOI:10.1016/j.jevs.2014.03.003 IF: 0.93
  13. Combs MDA, Rendell D, Reed KFM, Mace WJ, Quinn JC. (2014). Evidence of dehydration and electrolyte disturbances in cases of perennial ryegrass toxicosis in Australian sheep. Australian Veterinary Journal. 92(4): 107-113. IF: 1.046 DOI: 10.1111/avj.12161
  14. Manuel MN, Martynoga B, Molinek MD, Quinn JC, Kroemmer C, Mason JO, Price DJ. (2011). The transcription factor Foxg1 regulates telencephalic progenitor proliferation cell autonomously, in part by controlling Pax6 expression levels.Neural Development. 18;6:9. IF: 3.45
  15. Quinn JC, Molinek M, Nowakowski TJ, Mason JO and Price DJ. (2010). Novel lines of Pax6-/- embryonic stem cells exhibit reduced neurogenic capacity without loss of viability. BMC Neuroscience. 24;11:26.IF: 2.67
  16. Quinn JC, Molinek M, Mason JO, Price DJ. (2009). Gli3 is required autonomously for dorsal telencephalic cells to adopt appropriate fates during embryonic forebrain development.Developmental Biology Mar 1;327(1):204-15. IF: 4.06
  17. Quinn JC, Molinek M, Martynoga BS, Zaki PA, Faedo A, Bulfone A, Hevner RF, West JD, Price DJ.  (2007).    Pax6 controls cerebral cortical cell number by regulating exit from the cell cycle and specifies cortical cell identity by a cell autonomous mechanism. Developmental Biology (1):50-65. IF: 4.06
  18. Manuel M, Georgala PA, Carr CB, Chanas S, Kleinjan DA, Martynoga B, Mason JO, Molinek M, Pinson J, Pratt T, Quinn JC, Simpson TI, Tyas DA, van Heyningen V, West JD, Price DJ. (2007). Controlled overexpression of Pax6 in vivo negatively autoregulates the Pax6 locus, causing cell-autonomous defects of late cortical progenitor proliferation with little effect on cortical arealization. Development (3):545-55. IF: 6.27
  19. Zaki PA, Collinson JM, Toraiwa J, Simpson TI, Price DJ, Quinn JC. (2006). Penetrance of eye defects in mice heterozygous for mutation of Gli3 is enhanced by heterozygous mutation of Pax6. BMC Developmental Biology 9;6:46. IF: 2.67
  20. Quinn JC, Molinek M, Martynoga B, Zaki P, Hevner R, West JD, Price DJ. Pax6 prevents premature progenitor cell differentiation, promotes the development of basal progenitors and cell-autonomously represses ventral identities in the developing neocortex. (2006). International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience, 24: (8) 56. IF: 2.02
  21. Georgala PA, Manuel M, Quinn JC, Chanas SA, Molinek MD, West JD & Price DJ.  (2006) Abnormalities of cortical lamination in mice over-expressing PAX6.  FENS Forum Abstracts, Volume 3.
  22. Faedo A , Quinn JC, Stoney P, Long JE, Zollo M, Rubenstein JLR, Price DJ, Bulfone A. (2004). Identification and characterization of a novel transcript down regulated in Dlx1/Dlx2 and up regulated in Pax6 mutant telencephalon. Developmental Dynamics 231(3):614-20. IF 2.37
  23. Collinson MJ, Quinn JC, Hill RE, West JD. (2003). The roles of Pax6 in the cornea, retina and olfactory epithelium of the developing mouse embryo. Developmental Biology 255:303-12. IF: 4.06
  24. Talamillo A, Quinn JC, Collinson MJ, Caric D, Price DJ, West JD, Hill RE. Pax6 regulates regional development and neuronal migration in the cerebral cortex. (2003) Developmental Biology 255:151-63. IF: 4.06
  25. Pratt T, Quinn JC, Simpson TI, West JD, Mason JO, Price DJ. (2002). Disruption of early events in thalamocortical tract formation in mice lacking the transcription factors Pax6 or Foxg1. Journal of Neuroscience 22: 8523-8531. IF: 6.34
  26. Collinson JM, Quinn JC, Buchanan MA, Kaufman MH, Wedden SE, West JD, Hill RE. (2001). Primary defects in the lens underlie complex anterior segment abnormalities of the Pax6 heterozygous eye. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. Aug 14;98(17):9688-93. IF: 9.67
  27. Collinson JM, Quinn JC, Buchanan MA, Kaufman MH, Wedden SE, Hill RE, West JD. Why do small eye (Pax6+/-) mice have small eyes? (2001). Developmental Biology 235: (1), 244-244, 2001. IF: 4.06
  28. Davidson D, Bard J, Brune R, Burger A, Dubreuil C, Hill W, Kaufman M, Quinn JC, Stark M, Baldock R (1997) The mouse atlas and graphical gene-expression database.  Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology 8:509-517. IF: 6.26
  29. Quinn JC, West JD, Kaufman MH (1997) Genetic background effects on dental and other craniofacial abnormalities in homozygous small eye (Pax6(Sey)/Pax6(Sey)) mice.  Anatomy and Embryology 196:311-321. IF: 1.39
  30. Quinn JC, West JD, Hill RE (1996a) Multiple functions for Pax6 in development of the mouse eye and nasal epithelium.  Developmental Biology 175:C8 IF: 4.06
  31. Quinn JC, West JD, Hill RE (1996b) Multiple functions for Pax6 in mouse eye and nasal development.  Genes & Development 10:435-446. IF: 12.44
  32. Thornbury JC, Sibbons PD, Vanvelzen D, Trickey R, Spitz L (1993). Histological investigations into the relationship between low-birth- weight and spontaneous bowel damage in the neonatal piglet.  Pediatric Pathology 13:59-69. IF: 0.85
  33. Thornbury JC, Carolan B, Frogley J, Sibbons PD, Hardy S. (1990) A closed ileal loop technique for microbiological testing in piglets. Animal Technology 41: 71-80.

Conference proceedings / published abstracts (2008 onwards):

  1. Combs MA, Edwards SE, Quinn JC. Treatment of perennial ryegrass staggers with potassium bromide. Australian Veterinary Association Annual Sheep Veterinarians Conference, 9-11th September, Taronga Zoo, Dubbo2016. Oral presentation
  2. Reddy P, Combs, MA, Rochefort S, Quinn JC. Effects of the indole diterinoid mycotoxin lolitrem B and it's pathway intermediates on movement and metabolic status in a mouse model of perennial ryegrass toxicoses. Australian Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, 4-7th December 2016, Hobart, Tasmania. Poster presentation.
  3. Combs MA, Edwards SE, Kessell AE, Hamlin A, Scherpenhuizen J, Narayan E, Quinn JC. Potassium bromide mitigates clinical signs of intoxication caused by the indole diterpinoid toxin lolitrem B. Australian Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, 4-7th December 2016, Hobart, Tasmania. Poster presentation.
  4. Quinn JC. Quinoline intoxication in military members. Australian Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, 4-7th December 2016, Hobart, Tasmania. Poster presentation.
  5. Kelly JE, Quinn, JC, Loukopolous P, Nielsen SG, Weston P, Broster, JC, Weston, LA. Current perspectives on the impact of weed seed contamination in sheep. 20th Australian Weeds Conference 2016, 11-15th September, Perth, Australia. Peer reviewed conference paper and oral presentation.
  6. Mwendwa J, Weston PA, Fomsgaard I, Laursen BB, Brown WB, Wu H, Rebetzke G, Quinn JC, Weston LA. Metabolic profiling for benzoxazinoids in weed-suppressive and early vigour wheat genotypes. 20th Australian Weeds Conference 2016, 11-15th September, Perth, Australia. Peer reviewed conference paper and oral presentation.
  7. Mwendwa J., Brown WB, Haque S, Heath G, Wu H, Quinn JC, Weidenhamer JD, Weston LA. Field evaluation of Australian wheat genotypes for competitive traits and weed suppression. 20th Australian Weeds Conference 201611-15th September, Perth, Australia. Peer reviewed conference paper and oral presentation.
  8. Narayan, E., Scherpenhuizen J., Quinn, JC. Optimising non-invasive cortisol measurements in sheep. Proceedings of the 31st Biennial Conference of the Australian Society of Animal Production, Adelaide, 4-7 July, 2016. 1037. Peer reviewed conference paper and oral presentation. http://www.asap.asn.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/2016-Proceedings-Booklet_web.pdf
  9. Quinn JC, Birkhead, E, Gurusinghe S, Skoneczny D, Weston PA and Weston LA. Amaranthus toxicity in production livestock. Pacifichem 2015, Honolulu, Hawaii, December 2015. Invited speaker.
  10. Combs MAD, Edwards SE, Quinn JC. Validation of a large animal model for investigating perennial ryegrass toxicosis in sheep. 9th International Symposium on Fungal Endophytes of Grasses (ISFEG 2015) and 1st International Symposium on Plant Microbiomes (ISPM 2015) 28 Sep – 1 Oct, Melbourne, Australia. Invited speaker.
  11. Hackney B, Nutt B, Loi A, Yates R, Quinn J, Piltz J, Jenkins J, Weston L, O'Hare M, Butcher A, Butcher C, Wolfe T, Howieson J. (2015)"On-demand" hardseeded pasture legumes – a paradigm shift in crop-pasture rotations for southern Australian mixed farming systems. Proceedings of the 17th Australian Agronomy Conference, 20-24 September, Hobart, Tasmania.
  12. Hackney B., Quinn JC. (2015). Identifying optimal choices for livestock production and mitigation of photosensitisation in sheep grazing Biserrula pelecinus. Graham Centre Sheep Forum. https://www.csu.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/1474428/2015-Sheep-Forum-Proceedings-WEB.pdf
  13. Hackney, B., Nutt, B.,, Loi, A., Yates, R., Quinn JC., Piltz, J., Jenkins, J., Weston, LA, O'Hare, M., Butcher, A., Butcher, C., Wolfe, T, Howieson, J. On-demand hardseeded pasture legumes – a paradigm shift in crop-pasture rotations for southern Australian mixed farming systems. 17th Australian Agronomy Conference, Hobart, Tasmania, 20-24 September 2015. Peer reviewed conference paper and oral presentation.
  14. Hackney, B., Nutt, B.,, Loi, A., Yates, R., Quinn JC., Piltz, J., Jenkins, J., Weston, LA, O'Hare, M., Butcher, A., Butcher, C., Wolfe, T, Howieson, J. On-demand hardseeded pasture legumes – a paradigm shift in crop-pasture rotations for southern Australian mixed farming systems. 23rd International Grasslands Congress, New Delhi, India. November 20-24 2015. Peer reviewed conference paper and oral presentation.
  15. Steventon, CA, Peters, A., Raidal, S., Quinn, JC, Weston, LA. Mass mortality of Eastern Grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus) associated with hepatogenous photosensitisation. 64th International Conference of the Wildlife Disease Association. Sunshine Coast, 26-30th July 2015, Australia. Oral presentation, published abstract.
  16. Quinn, JC. Investigating plant poisonings in livestock. Coolamon Rotary Society. July 2015. Invited speaker.
  17. Invited chair: ANZCDB ACT and NSW Group meeting. Garvan Institute, Sydney. 16 March 2015.
  18. Hackney, B., Quinn JC. Hardseeded annual legumes – an on-demand break option with significant benefit to the mixed farming zone. GRDC Grains Research Update meeting 2015. Wagga Wagga, 17 February 2015. Conference proceedings and oral presentation. Oral presentation.
  19. Meat and Livestock Australia, Feedbase Investment Plan Alternatives Legumes Meeting. MLA HQ. Sydney. February 2015. Invited speaker.
  20. Tidd N, Strappe P, Quinn JC. Validation of Non-Viral In Vitro Gene Transfer methodologies for effective gene expression in stromal mesenchymal cells derived from equine and canine donors. Annual ANZCDB Meeting, Melbourne, 2014. Abstract. Poster presentation.
  21. Quinn, JC. Perennial rye grass toxicosis; investigating the complex biochemistry of shaky sheep. Royal Australian Chemistry Society Natural Products meeting, Charles Sturt University, 3rd October 2014. Published abstract. Invited speaker.
  22. Combs MA, Hamlin AS, Quinn JC. The tremorgenic indole-diterpenoid toxin lolitrem B induces behavioural despair and activates stress and anxiety centres in the brain. Society for Neuroscience annual conference: Neuroscience 2013. San Diego, November 2013. Poster presentation.
  23. Weston PA, Quinn JC and Weston LA. An improved method for recovering and quantifying neurotoxic alkaloids from endophyte-infected ryegrass. Australian Grasslands Association Meeting in Canberra, May 15-16, 2013. Peer reviewed conference proceedings. Poster presentation:
  24. Combs MA, Kessel AE, Quinn JC. New insights into the clinicopathological mechanisms and presentation of perennial ryegrass toxicosis in Australia. Australian Grasslands Association Meeting in Canberra, May 15-16, 2013. Oral Presentation. Peer reviewed conference proceedings. Oral presentation:
  25. Combs MA, Hamlin AS, Quinn JC. Lolitrem B intoxication activates neuronal stress pathways. Australian Neuroscience Society International Meeting, 2013. Melbourne February 3-6, 2013.Abstract. Poster Presentation:
  26. Pande V, Martin E, Chousalkar K, Bhanugophan M, Quinn JC. Poster presentation:Species-dependent effects of Vitamin D metabolite 1, 25 (OH)2D3 during osteogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stems in vitro. ComBio 2012, Adelaide.
  27. Invited chair: ANZCDB ACT and NSW Group meeting. Canberra. March 2010.

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International Patents:

  1. PCT application - Stress management in ruminant animals (FPA ref: M50078238) 2014
  2. PCT application - Prevention and treatment of toxicosis (FPA ref: M50047533) 2014

Professional memberships:

  1. Australian Neuroscience Association
  2. Society for Neuroscience
  3. Royal Australian Chemistry Institute

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