Dr Soumini Vijayasarathy

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
s.vijayasarathy@uq.edu.au
+61 7 344 32448

Overview

Dr Soumini Vijayasarathy is an early career researcher at QAEHS and holds a PhD in synthetic chemistry. Her research areas include targeted and non- targeted analysis of organic pollutants across environmental and biomonitoring matrices. She has been involved in multiple biomonitoring studies, including the analysis of phthalate metabolites, bisphenols and triclosan in maternal urine from the Barwon infant study (>900 participants), a major birth cohort study in collaboration with Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI). She is currently on two seed grants (QAEHS funded) focusing on the analysis of organophosphate pesticides and per and poly fluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) in the general Australian population. Other biomonitoring studies include serum PFAS trend studies in occupationally exposed cohorts and assessment of parabens, PFAS, triclosan and triclocarban in archived samples from the Melbourne Atopy Cohort study. In addition to polar chemicals, she has also been involved in exposure studies of legacy compounds such as dioxins, polychlorinated biphenyls, polyaromatic hydrocarbons and organochlorine pesticides in fat, whole blood and serum.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • O'Brien, Jake, Grant, Sharon, Thai, Phong, Ort, Christoph, Eaglesham, Geoff, Vijayasarathy, Soumini, Lai, Foon Yin, Covaci, Adrian, Novic, Andrew, Tscharke, Ben, Choi, Phil, Thomas, Kevin and Mueller, Jochen (2017). Finding population and demographic markers in wastewater using samples collected during a population census. In: Testing the Waters 2017: 3rd International conference on “Wastewater – Based Drug Epidemiology”, Lisbon, Portugal, (). 26-27 October 2017.

  • Weijs, Liesbeth, Gross, Lutz, Vijayasarathy, Soumini and Gaus, Caroline (2017). PBTK modelling to reveal the toxicokinetics of dioxins in dugongs (Dugong dugon). In: DIOXIN 2017, Vancouver, Canada, (). 20-15 August 2017.

  • O'Brien, Jake , Grant, Sharon , Thai, Phong , Ort, Christoph , Eaglesham, Geoff , Vijayasarathy, Soumini , Lai, Foon Yin , Covaci, Adrian , Novic, Andrew , Tscharke, Ben , Choi, Phil , Thomas, Kevin and Mueller, Jochen (2017). Using wastewater analysis to find demographic markers. In: 2nd Queensland Mass Spectrometry Symposium 2017, Brisbane, Australia, (). 2-3 November 2017.

  • O'Brien, Jake , Grant, Sharon , Thai, Phong , Ort, Christoph , Eaglesham, Geoff , Vijayasarathy, Soumini , Lai, Foon Yin , Covaci, Adrian , Novic, Andrew , Tscharke, Ben , Choi, Phil , Thomas, Kevin and Mueller, Jochen (2017). Using wastewater analysis to find population and demographic markers in wastewater. In: SETAC Australasia Conference 2017, Gold Coast, Australia, (). 4-6 September 2017.

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)