Helen Collins

Dr Helen Collins

Research Fellow

School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

Faculty of Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.

I am a Research Associate in the Adelaide Glycoscience Research Group, University of Adelaide, Waite Campus. My research has concentrated on the crops we eat, in particular barley. I am interested in the plant cell walls of grains and how they influence the processes involved in the synthesis and hydrolysation during grain development and germination and how this impacts end uses such as malting and brewing and human health.

Adelaide GlycoScience Group

I am currently employed on an ARC Linkage Grant involving the Adelaide Glycoscience Group, Adelaide Glycomics, Carlsberg Brewery and Coopers Brewery.

The project has two main objectives.

  1. To investigate the processes involved in early germination of barley with the aim of improving the efficiency of the malting process. This involves the use of microscopic and biochemical methods to investigate the changes occurring during germination.
  2. To assess the waste products from the malting and brewing industry for potentially beneficial compounds with the aim of valourisation. Using techniques such as LC/MS/MS and HPLC we are looking for looking for compounds that may have alternative uses.

 barley grain


    2012 - Current
    PLANT SC 7126 WT
    Techniques in Plant Biotechnology
    Postgraduate Coursework course
    Developed and presented, two-week practical component for Plant Biotechnological students at the University of Adelaide
    (first-year Master of Science degree).
    • Position: Research Fellow
    • Phone: 83136501
    • Email: helen.collins@adelaide.edu.au
    • Fax: 8313 7116
    • Campus: Waite
    • Building: Wine Innovation Central, floor 4
    • Room: 4 27
    • Org Unit: School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

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