Dr Gabi Netzel

UQ Amplify Researcher

Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences
Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
+61 7 344 32480


My field of expertise is biochemistry and metabolism of dietary phytonutrients and plant toxins. I graduated at the Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Germany (Master and PhD) before I joined QAAFI in April 2011. In both, Master and PhD thesis I was focusing on bioactivity and bioavailability of polyphenols. I continued working in this area initially in a professional role before moving into a postdoctoral position to explore the area of metabolism of plant toxins in cattle in particular indospicine, an arginine analogue which is predominantly found in a legume called Indigofera and which is one of the main fodder for cattle in the arid regions of central Australia. In 2016 I have been awarded an Advance Queensland Postdoctoral Fellowship to investigate the potential development of a ruminal inoculum against the detrimental effects of indospicine.


  • Doctor of Household Sciences and Nutritional Sci, Justus Liebig University Giessen


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Book Chapter

  • Netzel, M., Fanning, K., Netzel, G., Frank, T., Zabaras, D., Russell, D. and Stanley, R. (2012). Urinary pharmacokinetics of Queen Garnet plum anthocyanins in healthy human subjects. In Bhimanagouda S Patil (Ed.), Emerging Trends in Dietary Components for Preventing and Combating Disease (pp. 375-392) Washington DC, United States: ACS Publications. doi:10.1021/bk-2012-1093.ch021

  • Allmann, S., Strass, G., Kranl, K., Frank, T., Bitsch, I., Bitsch, R. and Netzel, M. (2005). Bioactivity and bioactive compounds of seabuckthorn fruit juice. In Virendra Singh, Yang B, Kallio H, Bala M, Sawhney RC, Gupta RK, Moersel JT, Rongsen L and Tolkachev ON (Ed.), Seabuckthorn (Hippophae L.): A Multipurpose Wonder Plant, Vol. II: Biochemistry and Pharmacology (pp. 402-412) New Dehli, India: Daya Publishing House.

  • Netzel, M., Allmann, S., Strass, G., Kranl, K., Aman, R., Schieber, A., Carle, R., Bitsch, I. and Bitsch, R. (2005). Stabilty of hydrophilic and lipophilic antioxidants of seabuckthorn under different storage conditions. In Singh, V., Yang, B., Kallio, H., Bala, M., Sawhney, R. C., Gupta, R. K., Moersel, J. T., Rongsen, L. and Tolkachev, O. N. (Ed.), Seabuckthorn (Hippophae L.): A Multipurpose Wonder Plant, Vol. II: Biochemistry and Pharmacology (pp. 331-336) New Dehli, India: Daya Publishing House.

  • Netzel, M., Strass, G., Janssen, M., Bitsch, I. and Bitsch, R. (2000). Bioavailability of blackcurrant anthocyanins in humans. In Dietary Anticarcinogens and Antimutagens (pp. 76-79) Norwich, England: Elsevier. doi:10.1533/9781845698188.2.76

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