Dr Bradley Campbell

Associate Lecturer

School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Faculty of Science
+61 7 336 52504


Dr Bradley Campbell has over 10 years’ experience in plant biotechnology research and since 2003 has held a research position focused on plant molecular genetics at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. His research involves the use of biotechnological tools for crop improvement, with an emphasis on the sustainable production of grain crops. Major focus is on the improvement of crops for food, feed and bio-industrial end-uses, particularly in sorghum and rice. Current projects involve the identification of cold tolerance QTL at the booting stage of Australian rice lines to combat abiotic stress and allow aerobic cultivation. Also, the analysis of genes effecting sorghum starch and grain quality utilising bioinformatic and GM technology.

Research Interests

  • Dr Bradley Campbell
    Genetic improvement of plants using molecular and genomics tools. Cereals and grain crops.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Honours), The University of Queensland


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Book Chapter

  • Mudge, Stephen R., Campbell, Bradley C., Mustapha, Nurazilah B. and Godwin, Ian D. (2016). Genomic approaches for improving grain quality of sorghum. In Sujay Rakshit and Yi-Hong Wang (Ed.), The sorghum genome (pp. 189-205) Springer, Cham: Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-47789-3_10

  • Liu, Guoquan, Campbell, Bradley C. and Godwin, Ian D. (2014). Sorghum genetic transformation by particle bombardment. In Robert J. Henry and Agnelo Furtado (Ed.), Cereal genomics: methods and protocols (pp. 219-234) New York, NY, United States: Humana Press. doi:10.1007/978-1-62703-715-0-18

  • Jewell, Margaret C., Campbell, Bradley C. and Godwin, Ian D. (2010). Transgenic plants for abiotic stress resistance. In Chittaranjan Kole, Charles H. Michler, Albert G. Abbott and Timothy C. Hall (Ed.), Transgenic Crop Plants (pp. 67-132) Heidelberg, Germany: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-04812-8_2

Journal Article

  • Voss-Fels, Kai P., Robinson, Hannah, Mudge, Stephen R., Richard, Cecile, Newman, Saul, Wittkop, Benjamin, Stahl, Andreas, Friedt, Wolfgang, Frisch, Matthias, Gabur, Iulian, Miller-Cooper, Anika, Campbell, Bradley C., Kelly, Alison, Fox, Glen, Christopher, Jack, Christopher, Mandy, Chenu, Karine, Franckowiak, Jerome, Mace, Emma S., Borrell, Andrew K., Eagles, Howard, Jordan, David R., Botella, Jose R., Hammer, Graeme, Godwin, Ian D., Trevaskis, Ben, Snowdon, Rod J. and Hickey, Lee T. (2017) VERNALIZATION1 modulates root system architecture in wheat and barley. Molecular Plant, . doi:10.1016/j.molp.2017.10.005

  • Tao, Yongfu, Mace, Emma S., Tai, Shuaishuai, Cruickshank, Alan, Campbell, Bradley C., Zhao, Xianrong, Van Oosterom, Erik J., Godwin, Ian D., Botella, Jose R. and Jordan, David R. (2017) Whole-genome analysis of candidate genes associated with seed size and weight in Sorghum bicolor reveals signatures of artificial selection and insights into parallel domestication in cereal crops. Frontiers in Plant Science, 8 1237.1-1237.14. doi:10.3389/fp/s.2017.01237

  • Campbell, Bradley C., Gilding, Edward K., Mace, Emma S., Tai, Shuaishuai, Tao, Yongfu, Prentis, Peter J., Thomelin, Pauline, Jordan, David R. and Godwin, Ian D. (2016) Domestication and the storage starch biosynthesis pathway: signatures of selection from a whole sorghum genome sequencing strategy. Plant Biotechnology Journal, 14 12: 2240-2253. doi:10.1111/pbi.12578

  • Massel, Karen, Campbell, Bradley C., Mace, Emma S., Tai, Shuaishuai, Tao, Yongfu, Worland, Belinda G., Jordan, David R., Botella, Jose R. and Godwin, Ian D. (2016) Whole genome sequencing reveals potential new targets for improving nitrogen uptake and utilization in Sorghum bicolor. Frontiers in Plant Science, 7 OCTOBER2016: . doi:10.3389/fpls.2016.01544

  • Mitchell, J. H., Zulkafli, S. L., Bosse, J., Campbell, B., Snell, P., Mace, E. S., Godwin, I. D. and Fukai, S. (2016) Rice-cold tolerance across reproductive stages. Crop and Pasture Science, 67 8: 823-833. doi:10.1071/CP15331

  • Medek, Danielle E., Beggs, Paul J., Erbas, Bircan, Jaggard, Alison K., Campbell, Bradley C., Vicendese, Don, Johnston, Fay H., Godwin, Ian, Huete, Alfredo R., Green, Brett J., Burton, Pamela K., Bowman, David M. J. S., Newnham, Rewi M., Katelaris, Constance H., Haberle, Simon G., Newbigin, Ed and Davies, Janet M. (2016) Regional and seasonal variation in airborne grass pollen levels between cities of Australia and New Zealand. Aerobiologia, 32 2: 289-302. doi:10.1007/s10453-015-9399-x

  • Beggs, Paul J., Katelaris, Constance H., Medek, Danielle, Johnston, Fay H., Burton, Pamela K., Campbell, Bradley, Jaggard, Alison K., Vicendese, Don, Bowman, David M. J. S., Godwin, Ian, Huete, Alfredo R., Erbas, Bircas, Green, Brett J., Newnham, Rewi M., Newbigin, Ed, Haberle. Simon G. and Davies, Janet M. (2015) Differences in grass pollen allergen exposure across Australia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 39 1: 51-55. doi:10.1111/1753-6405.12325

  • Campbell, Bradley C., Gilding, Edward K., Timbrell, Victoria, Guru, Preethi, Loo, Dorothy, Zennaro, Danila, Mari, Adriano, Solley, Graham, Hill, Michelle M., Godwin, Ian D. and Davies, Janet M. (2015) Total transcriptome, proteome, and allergome of Johnson grass pollen, which is important for allergic rhinitis in subtropical regions. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 135 1: 133-142. doi:10.1016/j.jaci.2014.06.034

  • Mace, Emma, Tai, Shuaishuai, Innes, David, Godwin, Ian, Hu, Wushu, Campbell, Bradley, Gilding, Edward, Cruickshank, Alan, Prentis, Peter, Wang, Jun and Jordan, David (2014) The plasticity of NBS resistance genes in sorghum is driven by multiple evolutionary processes. BMC Plant Biology, 14 1: 253.1-253.14. doi:10.1186/s12870-014-0253-z

  • Haberle, Simon G., Bowman, David M. J. S., Newnham, Rewi M., Johnston, Fay H., Beggs, Paul J., Buters, Jeroen, Campbell, Bradley, Erbas, Bircan, Godwin, Ian, Green, Brett J., Huete, Alfred, Jaggard, Alison K., Medek, Danielle, Murray, Frank, Newbigin, Ed, Thibaudon, Michel, Vicendese, Don, Williamson, Grant J. and Davies, Janet M. (2014) The macroecology of airborne pollen in Australian and New Zealand urban areas. PLoS One, 9 5: e97925.1-e97925.13. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0097925

  • Mace, Emma S., Tai, Shuaishuai, Gilding, Edward K., Li, Yanhong, Prentis, Peter J., Bian, Lianle, Campbell, Bradley C., Hu, Wushu, Innes, David J., Han, Xuelian, Cruickshank, Alan, Dai, Changming, Frere, Celine, Zhang, Haikuan, Hunt, Colleen H., Wang, Xianyuan, Shatte, Tracey, Wang, Miao, Su, Zhe, Li, Jun, Lin, Xiaozhen, Godwin, Ian D., Jordan, David R. and Wang, Jun (2013) Whole-genome sequencing reveals untapped genetic potential in Africa's indigenous cereal crop sorghum. Nature Communications, 4 2320.1-2320.8. doi:10.1038/ncomms3320

  • Campbell, Bradley C., LeMare, Sophie, Piperidis, George and Godwin, Ian D. (2011) IRAP, a retrotransposon-based marker system for the detection of somaclonal variation in barley. Molecular Breeding, 27 2: 193-206. doi:10.1007/s11032-010-9422-4

Conference Publication

  • Medek, Danielle, Vicendese, Don, Jaggard, Alison, Campbell, Bradley, Johnston, Fay, Godwin, Ian, Huete, Alfredo, Green, Brett, Newnham, Rewi, Bowman, David, Newbigin, Ed, Erbas, Bircan, Beggs, Paul, Haberle, Simon and Davies, Janet (2013). Regional and seasonal variation in airborne grass pollen levels between cities of Australia and New Zealand. In: Special Issue: Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) 24th Annual Scientific Meeting. 24th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA), Perth, Australia, (7-7). 11-13 September 2013. doi:10.1111/imj.12252

  • Campbell, B., Gilding, E., Lomas, V., Guru, P., Loo, D., Solley, G., Mari, A., Hill, M., Godwin, I. and Davies, J. M. (2013). The allergome, proteome and transcriptome of pollen from the prominent subtropical Johnson grass (Sorghum halepense). In: Special Issue: Abstracts from the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and World Allergy Organization World Allergy and Asthma Congress. World Allergy and Asthma Congress of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and World Allergy Organization, Milan, Italy, (89-90). 22 - 26 June 2013. doi:10.1111/all.12247

  • Lomas, Victoria, Guru, Preethi, Campbell, Bradley, Loo, Dorothy, Hill, Michelle, Godwin, Ian and Davies, Janet (2012). Novel pollen allergens of the subtropical Johnson grass (sorghum Halepense) that are important for allergic respiratory disease. In: Special Issue: Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting. Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting, Wellington, New Zealand, (7-8). 5–8 September 2012.

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