Steve Jobling Verified Researcher

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All 593493ee10024290301392dccff9215c294fe39ab69c908eb53eb42fae8de5ae Agricultural Science   All 593493ee10024290301392dccff9215c294fe39ab69c908eb53eb42fae8de5ae Food Science   All 593493ee10024290301392dccff9215c294fe39ab69c908eb53eb42fae8de5ae Molecular Biology Steve gained his PhD in plant virology at the University of Birmingham UK and then did postdoctoral studies at Harvard/MIT in the area of regulation of gene expression in plants which culminated in a paper in Nature. He then did a second postdoc with Steve Rogers at Monsanto Co (St Louis, USA) before spending over ten years at Unilever’s main food research centre Colworth House in the UK concentrating on the creation of novel starches and functional foods. This work was published in several papers in Nature Biotechnology including high amylose potato and freeze-thaw stable starches and the first demonstration of the use of llama antibodies (now called nanobodies) to alter plant metabolism. He joined CSIRO in 2005 to produce new varieties of cereal crops with improved nutritional and product quality attributes by manipulation of plant carbohydrate metabolism (starch and non starch polysaccharides). This work has focused on the control of betaglucan biosynthesis in cereal grains and part of this included setting up a six year high fibre grains collaboration cluster with U.Adelaide, Melbourne and Brisbane. This work has culminated in the generation of high solubility betaglucan wheat by overexpression of the CslF6 gene and plants are currently at the field trial stage and nutritional substantiation.