Professor Ross Barnard


School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
Faculty of Science

Affiliated Professor

Centre for Crop Science
Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
+61 7 336 54612



  • Fellow of the Australian Society for Microbiology
  • Doctor of Science, The University of Queensland
  • Fellow of the National Academy of Clinical Biochem
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education, The University of Queensland
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons), Monash University
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Melbourne


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  • Doctor BioTechnology

  • (2017) Doctor Philosophy

  • (2017) Doctor BioTechnology

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Book Chapter

  • Weis, Anna, Liang, Fang, Gao, Jing, Barnard, Ross T. and Corrie, Simon (2015). RNA and DNA diagnostics on microspheres: current and emerging methods. In Volker A. Erdmann, Stefan Jurga and Jan Barciszewski (Ed.), RNA and DNA diagnostics (pp. 205-224) Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-17305-4_10

  • Liang, Fang, Arora, Neetika, Zhang, Kang Liang, Yeh, David Che Cheng, Lai, Richard, Pearson, Darnley, Barnett, Graeme, Whiley, David, Sloots, Theo, Corrie, Simon R. and Barnard, Ross T. (2013). A new, multiplex, quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction system for nucleic acid detection and quantification. In Dmitry M. Kolpashchikov and Yulia V. Gerasimova (Ed.), Nucleic acid detection: methods and protocols (pp. 51-68) New York, NY, United States: Humana Press. doi:10.1007/978-1-62703-535-4_4

  • Le Grand, Luke R., White, Michaela, Siegel, Evan B. and Barnard, Ross T. (2012). Recombinant vaccines: Development, production, and application. In Oliver Kayser and Heribert Warzecha (Ed.), Pharmaceutical biotechnology: Drug discovery and clinical applications 2nd ed. (pp. 423-449) Weinheim, Gemany: Wiley-Blackwell. doi:10.1002/9783527632909.ch17

  • MacKinnon, Philip, Rifkin, William, Hine, Damien and Barnard, Ross (2010). Complexity and Mastering in Shaping Interdisciplinarity. In Davies, M, Devlin, M and Tight, M (Ed.), Interdisciplinary Higher Education: Perspectives and Practicalities (pp. 29-53) Bingley, United Kingdom: JAI Elsevier Press / Emerald GrouplPublishing Ltd. doi:10.1108/S1479-3628(2010)0000005005

  • Alvarez, Alejandra Castillo, Boyd, Victoria, Lai, Richard, Pineda, Sandy, Bletchly, Cheryl, Heine, Hans G. and Barnard, Ross (2010). Detection of influenza A virus neuraminidase and PB2 gene segments by one step reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction. In Nicola King (Ed.), RT-PCR Protocols 2nd ed. (pp. 65-81) New York: Humana Press. doi:10.1007/978-1-60761-629-0_5

  • Barnard, R. and Hine, D. (2008). Biotechnology history, economics and the Cartesian division. In Sunderland, N., Graham, P., Isaacs, P. and McKenna, B. (Ed.), Towards Humane Technologies: Biotechnology, New Media and Ethics (pp. 49-63) Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

  • Barnard, R. T. and Gurevich, K. (2001). A pharmacokinetic-particle counter model in in vivo bio-assay systems predicts time dependent modulation of polymodal responses by binding-proteins. In C. E. D'Attellis, W. Kluev and N. E. Mastorakis (Ed.), Mathematics and Simulation with Biological, Economical and Musicoacoustical Applications (pp. 161-167) USA: WSES Press.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Hart, Derek N. J., Ju, Xinsheng, Elgundi, Zehra, Verma, Nirupama, Silveira, Pablo, Fromm, Phillip, Alingcastre, Renz, Hsu, Blake, Munster, David J., Seldon, Therese, Sheng, Yonghua, Jones, Martina, Munro, Trent, Mahler, Stephen, Barnard, Ross, Vu, Al, Lo, Tsun Ho, Shahin, Kifah, Larsen, Stephen Robert, Bradstock, Kenneth and Clark, Georgina (2015). Characterisation of Human CD83 Expression on Immune Cells and Their Targeting with CD83 Antibodies to Prevent Graft Versus Host Disease in Allogeneic Haematopoietic Cell Transplantation. In: Blood. 57th Annual Meeting of the American-Society-of-Hematology, Orlando Fl, (). Dec 05-08, 2015.

  • Ju, Xinsheng, Elgundi, Zehra, Verma, Nirupama, Silveira, Pablo, Fromm, Phillip, Alingcastre, Renz, Munster, David, Seldon, Therese, Sheng, Yonghua, Jones, Martina, Munro, Trent, Mahler, Stephen, Barnard, Ross, Vu, Ai, Lo, Tsun Ho, Shahin, Kifah, Clark, Georgina, Larsen, Stephen, Bradstock, Kenneth and Hart, Derek (2015). Human Cd83 Expression On Immune Cells Validates Anti-Cd83 Prophylaxis to Prevent Graft Versus Host Disease in Allogeneic Haematopoietic Cell Transplantation.. In: Transplantation. 14th Transplantation Science Symposium of the Transplantation-Society (TSS), Lorne Australia, (S8-S9). Nov 11-13, 2015.

  • Hart, D. N. J., Elgundi, Z., Ju Xinsheng, Verma, N. D., Silveira, P. A., Fromm, P. D., Alingcastre, R., Munster, D. J., Seldon, T. A., Sheng, Y., Jones, M. L., Munro, T. P., Mahler, S., Barnard, R. T., Vu, P. A., Lo, K., Shahin, K., Larsen, S., Bradstock, K. and Clark, G. J. (2015). CD83 Expression On Human Immune Cells as a Target for Immunosuppression. In: Abstracts from the 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Transplantation Society of Australia and new Zealand. 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Transplantation Society of Australia and new Zealand, Canberra, ACT Australia, (A8-A8). 21-23 June 2015. doi:10.1038/icb.2015.75

  • Verma, Nirupama D., Munster, David, Seldon, Therese, Sheng, Yong Hua, Jones, Martina, Munro, Trent, Mahler, Stephen, Barnard, Ross, Vu, Phi Ai, Lo, Kevin, Shahin, Kifah, Elgundi, Zehra, Silveira, Pablo, Fromm, Phillip D., Clark, Georgina J., Larsen, Stephen, Bradstock, Kenneth and Hart, Derek N. J. (2015). The Human Monoclonal Antibody 3C12C, Targeting Activated Dendritic Cells Is a Potential New Immunosuppressive Agent. In: Abstracts from the 2015 BMT Tandem Meetings. BMT Tandem Meetings, San Diego, CA United States, (S330-S331). 11-15 February 2015.

  • Barnard, Ross, Liang, Fang, Wong, Lawrence, Weis, Anna, Templeton, Jillian and Blackall, Patrick (2014). Genotyping of Campylobacter jejuni using a novel Polymerase-Chain-Reaction-Microsphere approach. In: Abstracts of the 16th European Congress on Biotechnology. 16th European Congress on Biotechnology, Edinburgh, Scotland, (S104-S104). 13-16 July 2014. doi:10.1016/j.nbt.2014.05.1862

  • Hart, D, Verma, N., Seldon, T, Sheng, Y., Pryor, R., Palkova, A., Findova, M., Jones, M., Munro, T., Mahler, S., Braet, K., Barnard, R., Marks, J., Coley, A., Fan, F., Zhou, Y., Vu, P, Lo, K., Shahin, K., Elgundi, Z., Silveira, P., Fromm, P., Clark, G., Larsen, S., Bradstock, K. and Munster, D. (2014). The Monoclonal Antibody 3C12C, Targeting CD83 Is a T Cell Sparing, Potential New Immunosuppressive Agent. In: The World Transplant Congress 2014 Abstract Supplement. 2014 World Transplant Congress, San Francicso Ca, (390-390). 26 - 31 July 2014. doi:10.1111/ajt.12888

  • Barnard, Ross (2011). Biotechnology programs: What does industry want and what do they need? Some insights from two ALTC/Carrick projects. In: 2011 Science Educators Symposium, Gardens Point, Brisbane, Australia, (). Friday 1 July 2011.

  • Barnard, Ross Thomas (2010). Recombinant vaccines. In: , , (461-463). . doi:10.1586/erv.10.48

  • Barnard, Ross T. (2009). A new diagnostic paradigm: Some enabling technologies. In: Sharma, P., Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry. ACBICON 2009, Kochi, India, (52-52). Nov, 2009.

  • Barnard, R., Lai, R., Pearson, D., Phua, Z. Y., Whiley, D., Sloots, T. and Barnett, G. (2009). A new multiplexable, quantitative, real-time system for detection of nucleic acids. In: Mike L. Taussig, New Biotechnology. Abstracts of the 14th European Congress on Biotechnology. 14th European Congress on Biotechnology, Barcelona, Spain, (S17-S18). 13-16 September 2009. doi:10.1016/j.nbt.2009.06.044

  • Hart, D, Seldon, T, Jones, M, Sheng, Y, Palkova, A, Cullup, H, Munro, T, Sinfield, L, Rice, AM, Wilson, J, Gray, P, Barnard, R, Mahler, S and Munster, D (2009). Developing a Therapeutic Anti - Dendritic Cell Antibody to Prevent Graft Versus Host Disease. In: Blood. 51st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology, New Orleans LA, (1378-1378). 5-8 December 2009.

  • Hine, Damian, Barnard, Ross, Rifkin, Will, Bridge, Wallace, Franco, Christopher, Schmidt, Lisa and MacKinnon, Phillip (2008). University biotechnology education in Australia in an international context. In: , , (S770-S770). . doi:10.1016/j.jbiotec.2008.07.1665

  • Barnard, R. T. and Hine, D. C. (2006). Knowledge flows in networks: Extending existing concepts through the analogous application of circuit theory.. In: Danish Research Unit for Industrial Dynamics. Danish Research Unit for Industrial Dynamics, Copenhagen, (Abstract). 18-21 June, 2006.

  • Segal, T. and Barnard, R. T. (2003). Let the shoemaker make the shoes - An abstraction layer is needed between bioinformatics analysis, tools, data and equipment: An agenda for the next five years. In: Yi Ping Phoebe Chen, First Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Conference. First Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Conference, Adelaide, (215-218). 4-7 February, 2003.

  • Tran, H., Prakash, A. S., Barnard, R. T., Chiswell, B. and Ng, J. C. (2002). Arsenic and selenium interaction and their role in the modulation of DNA damage repair mechanism. In: Queensland Health and Medical Scientific Meeting. Queensland Health & Medical Scientific Meeting, Brisbane, Australia, (1-1). 4-5 December 2002.

  • Tran, H., Prakash, A. S., Chiswell, B., Barnard, R. T. and Ng, J. C. (2002). Mechanism(s) of arsenic carcinogenesis. In: Science Week. Science Week, QHSS, Brisbane, (1-1). 19-23 August 2002.

  • Tran, H., Barnard, R. T., Prakash, A. S. and Ng, J. C. (2001). Effects of arsenic on the modulation of DNA damage and repair in-vivo. In: Intern Conf on the Environmental Toxicology of Metals and Metalloids - Environmental Chemistry, Toxicology & Health Effects. International Conference on The Environ Toxicology of Metals and Metalloids, South Molle Island Resort Conf Centre, Qld, (51-51). 1-5 July 2001.

  • Gray, P., Barnard, R. T. and Franco, C. (2001). Reports from AUTC discipline-based projects - Biotechnology. In: The Australian Universities Teaching Committee 5th Annual Teaching Forum: Disseminating Best Practice. AUTC - Fifth Annual National Teaching Forum: Disseminatin Best Practice, Rydges Lakeside, Canberra, (16-16). 3-4 December, 2001.

  • Tran, H., Barnard, R. T., Prakash, A. S. and Ng, J. C. (2001). The possible role of arsenic against DNA repair mechanism in vivo. In: Eurotox 2001. EUROTOX 2001, Istanbul, Turkey, (100-101). 13-16 September 2001.

  • Tran, H., Prakash, A. S., Barnard, R. T., Moore, M. and Ng, J. C. (2001). The possible role of arsenic in inhibition of DNA repair mechanisms in vivo. In: Toxicology and Sustainable Development - Meeting the Challenge. IXth International Congress of Toxicology, Brisbane, (60-60). 8-12 July, 2001.

  • Gobé, G., Zhang, X. J., Cuttle, L., Pat, B., Willgoss, D., Hancock, J., Barnard, R. and Endre, Z. (1999). Bcl-2 genes and growth factors in the pathology of ischaemic acute renal failure. In: , , (279-286). . doi:10.1046/j.1440-1711.1999.00826.x

  • Thellin, Olivier, Coumans, Bernard, Zorzi, Willy, Barnard, Ross, Hennen, Georges, Heinen, Ernst and Igout, Ahmed (1998). Expression of growth hormone receptors by lymphocyte subpopulations in the human tonsil. In: , , (295-304). . doi:10.1155/1998/85209

  • Waters, M. J., Rowlinson, S. W., Clarkson, R. W., Chen, C. -M., Lobie, P. E., Norstedt, G., Mertani, H., Morel, G.,, Brinkworth, R., Wells, C. A., Bastiras, S., Robins, A. R., Muscat, G. E. and Barnard, R. T. (1994). Signal transduction by the growth hormone receptor. In: Workshop on the Superfamily of Receptors for Growth Hormone, Prolactin, Erythropoietin, and Cytokines, Haifa, Israel, (216-220). 7-11 November 1993.

  • Waters, MJ, Lobie, PE, Garciaaragon, J, Rowlinson, SW, Gobius, KS, Bastiras, S, Robbins, AR, Zhang, CV, Young, WG, Muscat, GE and Barnard, R (1993). Structure, Location and Role of the Growth Hormone Receptor. In: Cowell, CT, Ho, KKY and Werther, GA, Growth and Sexual Development. Novo Nordisk International Conference on Growth, South Pacific Region, Sydney Australia, (3-28). Oct 25-27, 1992.

  • Waters, M. J., Barnard, R. T., Lobie, P. E., Lim, L., Hamlin, G., Spencer, S. A., Hammonds, R. G., Leung, D. W. and Wood, W. I. (1990). Growth hormone receptors - their structure, location and role. In: , , (60-72). .

Other Outputs

  • Barnard, Ross (2010). Diagnostics development for clinical and research settings Higher Doctorate, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland.

  • Gray, P., Barnard, R. T., Franco, C., Rifkin, W., Hine, D. C. and Young, F. (2003) AUTC Review of Biotechnology 2003 Canberra: Department of Employment, Science and Technology and Australian Universities Teaching Committee

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

Completed Supervision