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

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