Meet Quantal Bioscience


Quantal Bioscience is a unique scientific research laboratory, striving to evolve Australia's first circularly integrated model of science research, education, training and engagement through our MSchool and Skilled in Science initiatives, specialising in applied microbiology and microbiomics.

 

Quantal Bioscience is based at The King’s School in Parramatta, Sydney, where Quantal Bioscience has been an industry partner in The Future Project since our start in 2015

 

 

Meet our scientists


 

The scientists at Quantal Bioscience are Science Degree and PhD qualified scientists who work on their own research programs and research programs for the medical, food and agricultural industries. Collectively, our scientists have many years’ experience working in scientific research for small Australian businesses, multinational companies, Australian universities, state government and the Australian government’s research organization, the CSIRO.

 

Dr Belinda Chapman is an applied research microbiologist with 25 years experience across the food, health and environment sectors, including for Arnott's, Burns Philp, Sanitarium, the CSIRO, The Sydney Catchment Authority, Vitramed, The Westmead Institute for Medical Research, as well as for the University of Tasmania and KPMG. She is an affiliate RHD supervisor of the University of Sydney and the University of Tasmania. Belinda has a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Microbiology from the University of Sydney and a PhD in Microbiology from the University of Tasmania.

 

Dr Michelle Bull is an applied research microbiologist with 25 years experience across the food and health sectors, including nearly 20 years with the CSIRO. Michelle has worked with the food industry in Australia, Europe and the USA. Michelle is an affiliate RHD supervisor of the University of Sydney. She has a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Microbiology and a PhD in Microbiology from the University of Sydney.

 

Dr Janelle Brown is an applied research microbiologist with 20 years experience in food microbiology, including as a research trust fellow at the UK Institute of Food Research and the University of Aberdeen, as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Amsterdam, and at the CSIRO. Janelle is a Discipline Teacher for the University of Tasmania.  She has a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Microbiology and a PhD in Microbiology from the University of Tasmania.

 

Emma Winley is a horticulturalist and applied microbiologist with 20 years experience in postharvest physiology of horticultural produce and postharvest microbiology. Emma has worked for the NSW Department of Agriculture, the CSIRO, the NSW Food Authority, Western Sydney University and Applied Horticultural Research. Emma has a Bachelor of Horticulture from Western Sydney University.

 

Mark Wilson is a research microbiologist with more than 20 years experience in microbiology, including with the CSIRO. Mark specialises in the identification of yeasts and moulds of importance to the food industry. Mark is passionate about science education, and beside his work for Quantal as a research microbiologist, coordinates our MSchool curriculum-based and co-curriculum programs with schools and parents.

 

Scott Mitchell is a research microbiologist and current employee and PhD student of Quantal Bioscience. Scott's PhD research topic is "The effect of microbiome composition on antibiotic resistance gene prevalence and horizontal gene transmission in the equine hindgut". Scott has a Bachelor of Medical Science with Honours from the University of Technology Sydney and is undertaking his PhD with Associate Professor Nick Coleman at the University of Sydney, co-supervised by Dr Belinda Chapman and Dr Michelle Bull.

 

Georgia Wunderlich has recently completed her Honours degree in Biomedical Science at the University of Sydney, working with Professor Wieland Meyer at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research, specialising in mycology. Georgia also has a keen interest in education and contributes to Quantal's science engagement programs.

 

Blake is currently in his second year studying Microbiology at Western Sydney University, while working part-time for Quantal in our research lab during semester, and joining us for intensive periods during our school holiday science programs, where he's a definite favourite with our students. 

 

 

Quantal Bioscience, our research laboratory

and our MSchool laboratory are co-located

in The King's School Science Centre at

North Parramatta, Sydney, Australia. 

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