Dr Glasson is a chemist in the End Products research and development subprogram within the Centre for Macroalgal Resources and Biotechnology (MACRO). Chris has over 15 years of experience in inorganic and organic chemistry related research. His research interests are in the development and study of molecular systems capable of mimicking and/or modulating natural biological systems. His current research is focused on algal sulfated polysaccharides (ASPs) known for their interesting rheological and chemical properties, and biological activities, including antiviral, antioxidant, anticoagulant, antihyperlipidemic, anti-inflammatory, and immunomodulatory properties. Chris’s research involves biorefinery design and validation, and investigation of ASP structure and function relationships to optimise ASP rheological properties and biological activities. Applications for ASP products include multifunctional food additives, nutraceuticals, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnologies (e.g. wound dressing and tissue engineering).

  • Innovative applications for algal resources and biotechnologies.
  • Macroalgal Bioproducts and Biorefinery design.
  • Polysaccharide hydrogels - applications in food and biotechnology
  • Molecular structure and functional relationships and understanding the impact of bioprocessing
  • Chemical education and teaching technologies and ICT assisted learning
  • 2016 to 2017 - Research Fellow (current position), James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2013 to 2015 - Lecturer, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2013 - Diploma of Education, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2011 to 2012 - Research Fellow, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2010 to 2011 - Research Fellow, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
  • 2008 to 2009 - Research Fellow, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2005 to 2008 - PhD, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2000 to 2004 - BSc (Hons I), James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2009 - JCU Medal for Excellence for Doctoral Research Thesis (cum laude)
  • 2008 - RACI Queensland Inorganic Division Symposium Seminar Prize.
  • 2005 to 2009 - APA PhD scolarship

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