Dr Myrna Deseo BSc(Phillipines), PhD(SCU) Myrna A. Deseo is an analytical and natural products chemist, skilled on different chromatographic techniques and structure elucidation using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. She has led various plant- and food-based projects both for the industry and academe and her more than 20 years of research experience has provided her expertise in project management and intellectual property management. Myrna's concluded research funded by the CRC for Sugar Industry Innovation through Biotechnology (CRCSIIB) led to the development of GI-Wise™, which can lower the glycemic index of food. GI-Wise™ (www.sacroninnovations.com/product/gi-wise%E2%84%A2) was extracted from sugarcane after the milling process and can find applications in the nutraceutical and food industries. Her current research is on the phytochemical diversity in coffee and bush tomato, and how these metabolites can be used to develop tools to assess food quality.
A comparative study of seed morphology in relation to desiccation tolerance and other physiological responses in 71 Eastern Australian Rainforest species (with Kim N. Hamilton, Catherine A. Offord, and Peter Cuneo), Plant Species Biology (2013)
Seed characteristics were measured in 71 Eastern Australian rainforest species representing 30 families. Sensitivity to...
Air blasting as the optimal approach for the extraction of antioxidants in coral tissue (with Elisabeth SM Deschaseaux, Kellie M. Shepherd, Graham B. Jones, and Peter Lynton Harrison), Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology (2013)
In order to accurately measure the antioxidant capacity in corals, it is essential to optimally...
Characterization and in vitro immunomodulatory screening of fructo-oligosaccharides of asparagus racemosus willd (with Mayank Thakur, Paul A. Connellan, Carol A. Morris, Werner Praznik, Loeppert, and Dixit), International Journal of Biological Macromolecules (2012)
Asparagus racemosus Linn. (Fam. Liliaceae) is an ethno-pharmacologically acclaimed Ayurvedic medicinal plant. In the present...
Conserving Australia's unique rainforest fruits and wild relatives (with Kim N Hamilton, Catherine A Offord, Peter Cuneo, and Sarah E Ashmore), Acta Horticulturae (2011)
Australian rainforests have many unique edible fruits including wild relatives of worldwide economically important species...
Immunomodulatory polysaccharide from chlorophytum borivilianum roots (with Mayank Thakur, Paul A. Connellan, Carol Morris, and V K. Dixit), Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (2011)
Chemical composition and biological activity of the essential oils from native Australian Callitris species (with Angela Oprava, David N. Leach, Karren Beattie, Paul Connellan, Paul Forster, Greg Leach, Gerhard Buchbauer, and Kellie Shepherd), Proceedings from the 59th International Congress and Annual Meeting of the Society-for-Medicinal-Plant-and-Natural-Product-Research (2011)
The chemical composition of the essential oil of the wood of the Australian native cypress...
Chemical variation in the leaf essential oils of Australian Corymbia spp. (with K M. Shepherd, M Abasolo, Mervyn Shepherd, and D J. Lee), 41st International Symposium on Essential Oils (2010)
Compounds from Saccharum officinarum L. as leads for anti-diabetes treatment (with D N. Payne, David N. Leach, C A. Morris, M G. O'Shea, Lei Liu, and Kellie Shepherd), Microplate Technology (MipTec 2010) (2010)
Genomics and metabolomics for new plant products (with Daniel LE Waters, Peter C. Bundock, Hans Wohlmuth, Lei Liu, Frances M. Shapter, and Agnelo Furtado), From passion to profit: New Rural Industries Australia Conference (2010)
Phytochemistry and pharmacology of volatile components of Plectranthus graveolens R. Br. (with L Cyril, G Buchbauer, P Forster, and David N. Leach), 41st International Symposium on Essential Oils (2010)