Dr Rachel Self

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Bachelor Applied Science (Honours) (QUT)

Doctor of Philosophy (Macquarie University)

Rachel Self joined Associate Professor Mark Harrison’s team in QUT’s Centre for Agriculture and the Bioeconomy in 2019. Rachel has since worked on a number of projects focused on the conversion of agricultural wastes and residues into more valuable food, feed, fibre, fine chemical, and fuel products.

Rachel received her PhD from Macquarie University, Sydney, in 2020, with a thesis entitled “Developing Botrytis cinerea as a non‐GM enzyme producer for the removal of haze‐forming proteins under normal winemaking conditions”. Rachel’s skill base includes fermentation, fungal biology, biotechnology, enzymology, and some analytical chemistry techniques.


Amini, Z., Self, R., Strong, J., Speight, R., O’Hara, I. and Harrison, M., (2021), Valorization of sugarcane biorefinery residues using fungal biocatalysis. Manuscript submitted for publication

Jelocnik, M., Self, R., Timms, P., Borel, N., & Polkinghorne, A. (2015). Novel sequence types of Chlamydia pecorum infect free-ranging Alpine ibex (Capra ibex) and red deer (Cervus elaphus) in Switzerland. Journal of Wildlife Diseases51(2), 479-483.