Dr Natasha Hungerford

Research Fellow

Centre for Animal Science
Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
n.hungerford@uq.edu.au
+61 7 344 32473

Overview

Dr Natasha Hungerford is an organic chemist and has extensive experience in natural products chemistry. She is a Research Fellow in the Natural Toxin group within the Centre for Animal Science, Queensland Alliance for Agricultural and Food Innovation (QAAFI) and is based at the Health and Food Sciences Precinct (Cooper's Plains). She joined QAAFI in 2016 and is utilising analytical techniques such as liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) to evaluate and minimise risks associated with natural toxins found in certain plants. This research focusses on minimising risks to Australian livestock production and to the consumer of certain food products. Dr. Hungerford achieved her PhD in 1997, through the School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, and subsequently conducted postdoctoral research in natural products chemistry and in synthetic organic chemistry, both overseas and interstate.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours Class 1), The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science, The University of Queensland

Publications

  • Fu, Chencheng, Lora, Nestor, Kirchhoefer, Patrick L, Lee, Dong Reyoul, Altenhofer, Erich, Barnes, Charles L, Hungerford, Natasha L, Krenske, Elizabeth H and Harmata, Michael (2017) (4+3) Cycloaddition Reactions of N-Alkyl Oxidopyridinium Ions. Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English), 56 46: 14682-14687. doi:10.1002/anie.201708320

  • Fletcher, M. T., Hungerford, N. L., Carter, S. J., Anuj, S. R., Martin, C. L., Yin, M., Melsham, K. J. and Were, S. (2017). Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids – Natural Toxins from Flowers to Honey. In: RACI National Centenary Congress, Melbourne / Melbourne Convention Centre, (287-287). 23-26 July 2017.

  • Hungerford, N. L., Martin, C. L., Fletcher, M. T., Carter, S. J., Anuj, S. R., Sharma, E., Yin, M., Melksham, K. J. and Were, S. (2017). Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids – The Risk of Natural Toxins in Queensland Honey. In: Book of poster abstracts. TropAg2017, International Tropical Agriculture Conference, Brisbane / Brisbane Convention Centre, (87-87). 20-22 November 2017.

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Fletcher, M. T., Hungerford, N. L., Carter, S. J., Anuj, S. R., Martin, C. L., Yin, M., Melsham, K. J. and Were, S. (2017). Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids – Natural Toxins from Flowers to Honey. In: RACI National Centenary Congress, Melbourne / Melbourne Convention Centre, (287-287). 23-26 July 2017.

  • Hungerford, N. L., Martin, C. L., Fletcher, M. T., Carter, S. J., Anuj, S. R., Sharma, E., Yin, M., Melksham, K. J. and Were, S. (2017). Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids – The Risk of Natural Toxins in Queensland Honey. In: Book of poster abstracts. TropAg2017, International Tropical Agriculture Conference, Brisbane / Brisbane Convention Centre, (87-87). 20-22 November 2017.

  • Hungerford, Natasha L., Martin, C. L., Fletcher, M. T., Carter, S. J., Anuj, S. R., Sharma, E., Yin, M., Melksham, K. J. and Were, S. T. (2017). Pyrrolizidine alkaloids – natural toxins risk in Queensland honey. In: 2nd Queensland Annual Chemistry Symposium, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (36-36). 27 November 2017.

  • Moore, C. J., Possner, S., Hayes, P., Paddon-Jones, G. C., Hungerford, N. L. and Kitching, W. (1999). Synthesis of oxygen-heterocycles from a bug and a sponge. In: Scientific Program and Abstracts of 1st Asia-Pacific Conference in Chemical Ecology. 1st Asia-Pacific Conference on Chemical Ecology, Shanghai, China, (100). 1 -4 November 1999.

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