Dr Lei (Ben) Liu
Postdoctoral Scientist of Medicinal Plants Research
t: +61 2 6620 3211
f: +61 2 6622 3459
B. Engineering (Beijing University of Technology)
Grad Cert for Research Management (Southern Cross University)
PhD in Phytochemistry (Southern Cross University)
Research interests / background
Lei Liu has completed his PhD 'Phytochemical and Pharmacological Perspectives of Wheat Grain and Lupin Seed' in 2010. He has wide interest in biological active phytochemicals, related to cereal chemistry, lupin, sugar cane, cocoa, grape fruit, seaweed, Australian native plants, Chinese traditional medicine and natural pesticides. He has proven expertise in the isolation and identification of bioactive secondary metabolites using bioactivity-guided fractionation.
He has carried out a serial projects funded by Cooperative Research Centres (CRC), including GrainFoods, Sugarcane and Cotton CRCs. He has devoted himself to study health promoting functional food and nutraceuticals, and environmentally sustainable agriculture. Current research is focused on understanding and quantification of plant growth hormones in seaweed, which is a project funded by Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).
Recent invited lectures
Invited and sponsored speaker, AACC International 2011 Annual Meeting, 'The inhibition of alpha-glucosidase by specific lipid components in wheat bran and germ', Palm Springs, California, U.S.A., 2011.3
Updated: 04 March 2013