Dr Nick Hudson

Senior Lecturer in Animal Nutrition

School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Faculty of Science
+61 7 54601 521


Nick Hudson was awarded his PhD through the Zoology department of the University of Queensland, after travelling from the UK on a Britain-Australia Society funded Northcote Scholarship. Before taking his current position in SAFS he worked for the CSIRO in a multi-discplinary Systems Biology group. Through this group he helped develop methods using various RNA and DNA based biotechnologies to predict phenotypes of commercial importance in cattle, sheep, pigs and chickens. He continues to be interested in fostering efficient, environmentally friendly production enterprises using modern 'omics technologies. Nick is also interested in the development, physiology, metabolism and conservation of native Australian species.

Research Interests

  • Mitochondrial physiology
  • Functional genomics
  • Skeletal muscle

Research Impacts

Nick is an active science communicator whose research has been disseminated through print, radio and television media. He hopes to make an impact through a network of collaborators in other Universities, the Departments of Primary Industries and the CSIRO.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland


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Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Kayes, Sara M., Cramp, Rebecca L., Hudson, Nicholas J. and Franklin, Craig E. (2009). Burrowing frog metabolism: maximising energy savings during dormancy. In: Abstracts of the Annual Main Meeting of the Society of Experimental Biology. Annual Meeting of the Society for Experimental Biology, Glasgow Scotland, (S101-S101). 28June-01 July 2009. doi:10.1016/j.cbpa.2009.04.126

  • Reverter, Antonio, Hudson, Nicholas J., Wang, Yonghong, Tan, Siok-Hwee, Barris, Wes, Byrne, Keren A., McWilliam, Sean M., Bottema, Cynthia D. K., Kister, Adam, Greenwood, Paul L., Harper, Gregory S., Lehnert, Sigrid A. and Dalrymple, Brian P. (2006). A gene coexpression network for bovine skeletal muscle inferred from microarray data. In: 2nd International Symposium on Animal Functional Geonomics (2nd ISAFG), E Lansing Mi, (76-83). May 16-19, 2006. doi:10.1152/physiolgenomics.00105.2006