Dr Nima Gunness

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences
Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
+61 7 334 60793


Research Interests

  • Cell wall dietary lipids interactions
    Undertake research that defines the relationships between molecular structures of plant cell wall polysaccharides and lipids/ bile salts in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo. The initial focus is on the cell wall polysaccharides of cereal endosperm. - Understanding lipid digestion and absorption in the human body - Structure and role of bile salts in the lipid digestion - Interaction of bile salts and cereal polysaccharides


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Master of Food Technology, Curtin University
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Provence


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Featured Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Gunness, Purnima, Michiels, Joris, De Smet, Stefaan, Vanhaecke, Lynn and Gidley, Mike (2014). Effects of oat beta-glucan on bile salts absorption across porcine intestinal mucosa using Ussing chamber system. In: Across Societies: Experimental Biology. Proceedings. EB2014: Experimental Biology 2014, San Diego, CA, USA, (372-372). 26-30 April, 2014. doi:10.1096/fj.1530-6860

  • Gunness, P., Flanagan, B. M. and Gidley, M. J. (2008). Mechanisms behind the cholesterol-lowering effect of soluble dietary fibres. In: Mark Wahlqvist, Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition: Proceedings of the Nutrition Society of Australia. Nutrition Society of Australia 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting: Conference 2008, Stamford Grand Hotel, Adelaide, Australia, (S119-S119). 30 November-3 December 2008.

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision