Dr Mridusmita Chaliha

Research Officer

Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences
Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
m.chaliha@uq.edu.au
+61 7 344 32474

Overview

Dr Mridusmita Chaliha is a Research Officer at the Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences, at Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation. Her research focusses in elucidating nutritional, biological and therapeutic potential of Australian native plants. Her work also investigates the microbial ecology and dynamics of growth, survival and biochemical activity of microorganisms in food systems.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Williams, David J., Chaliha, Mridusmita and Sultanbawa, Yasmina (2016). Australian native plants: anti-obesity and anti-inflammatory properties. In Yasmina Sultanbawa and Fazal Sultanbawa (Ed.), Australian Native Plants: Cultivation and Uses in the Health and Food Industries (pp. 237-249) Boca Raton, Florida, United States: CRC Press - Taylor & Francis Group. doi:10.1201/b20635-21

  • Williams, David and Chaliha, Mridusmita (2016). Nutritional Characteristics and Bioactive Compounds in Australian Native Plants: A Review. In Yasmina Sultanbawa and Fazal Sultanbawa (Ed.), Australian Native Plants: Cultivation and Uses in the Health and Food Industries (pp. 223-236) Boca Raton Florida, United States: CRC Press.

  • Chaliha, Mridusmita (2016). Quality Changes during Packaging and Storage of Australian Native Herbs. In Yasmina Sultanbawa and Fazal Sultanbawa (Ed.), Australian Native Plants: Cultivation and Uses in the Health and Food Industries (pp. 309-320) Australia: CRC Press.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Bobasa, Eshetu M., Netzel, Michael E., Kubow, Stanley, Chaliha, Mridusmita, Dao, Anh and Sultanbawa, Yasmina (2018). B13 - Native Australian Fruits: freeze-dried Kakadu plum (Terminalia ferdinandiana) powder as an example for a high-quality food product. In: Programme and Abstracts. 3rd Queensland Annual Chemistry Symposium QACS 2018, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (43-43). 23 November 2018.

  • Chaliha, M., Shelat, K., Fernando, C., Williams, D., Smyth, H. and Sultanbawa, Y. (2017). In vitro antimicrobial effects and mode of action of KP (Terminalia ferdinandiana) products against pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms. In: International Tropical Agriculture Conference - High impact science to nourish the world. TropAg2017, International Tropical Agriculture Conference, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (108-108). 20-22 November 2017.

  • Liu, D., Cusack, A., Chaliha, M., Pun, S., Abberton, K., Stanley, R. and Sultanbawa, Y. (2016). Fresh-cut papaya with lemon myrtle as a value added product. In: Drew, R., Fitch, M. and Zhu, J., XXIX International Horticultural Congress on Horticulture: Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods and Landscapes (IHC2014): IV International Symposium on Papaya, VIII International Pineapple Symposium, and International Symposium on Mango. XXIX International Horticultural Congress on Horticulture: Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods and Landscapes (IHC2014), Brisbane, Australia, (137-144). 17-22 August 2014. doi:10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1111.21

  • Sultanbawa, Y., Duong, M. Su, Sanderson, J., Cusack, A., Chaliha, M., Currie, M., Pun, S. and Smyth, H. (2015). Evaluation of packaging films to extend storage life of Indigenous Australian vegetables and herbs. In: J. D. H. Keatinge, R. Srinivasan and M. Mecozzi, Proceedings of the I International Symposium on Indigenous Vegetables. International Horticultural Congress, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (183-189). 17-22 August 2015. doi:10.17660/ActaHortic.2015.1102.23

  • Pang, Y. L., Dora, L., Yong, K. W. L., Were, V., Chaliha, M., Fernando, W. C., Cusack, A., Currie, M., Turner, W. J., Fletcher, M. T., Fox, G. P., Harvey, J. J. W. and Sultanbawa, Y. (2013). Detection of aflatoxins in isolated Aspergillus spp. from infected maize. In: 46th Annual AIFST Convention, South Bank, QLD, Australia, (53-53). 14-16 July, 2013.

  • Dora, L., Pang, Y. L., Fernando, W. C., Cusack, A., Currie, M., Chaliha, M., Fletcher, M. T., Fox, G. P., Harvey, J. J. W. and Sultanbawa, Y. (2013). Isolation and characterization of Aspergillus spp from contaminated maize. In: 46th Annual AIFST Convention, South Bank, QLD, Australia, (49-49). 14-16 July 2013.

  • Chaliha, M., Currie, M., Cusack, A. and Sultanbawa, Y. (2010). Antimicrobial activity of Australian native plant essential oils against food-related bacteria. In: ICAR 2010: Book of Abstracts. International Conference on Antimicrobial Research.. International Conference on Antimicrobial Research (ICAR2010), Valladolid, Spain, (95-96). 3-5 November 2010.

  • Chaliha, M., Currie, M., Cusack, A., Exley, P., Forrest, A., Mayze, J., Paulo, C., Reeves, R., Sanderson., J., Slattery, S. and Sultanbawa, Y. (2010). Effects of plant extract and MAP on fresh crimson snapper (Lutjanus erythropterus) fillets coated with sauce during chilled storage. In: ICAR 2010: Book of Abstracts. International Conference on Antimicrobial Research. International Conference on Antimicrobial Research (ICAR2010), Valladolid, Spain, (127-128). 3-5 November 2010.

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