Kelvin Khoo

Dr Kelvin Khoo

Technical Officer

Sciences, Engineering and Technology Faculty Office

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology


Currently employed as a Research Technical Services officer specifically dealing with biosecurity compliance at the Waite Campus.

Kelvin previously worked on developing DNA-based molecular markers for marker-assisted selection of genetic biotic resistance loci in wheat and barley. He also performed genetic research relating to the fine-mapping of resistance QTL against root-lesion nematode in chickpea. 

During his Ph.D, Kelvin investigated proteins that were involved in the early stages of chromosome pairing in allohexaploid breadwheat. In doing so, he gained significant experience in the field of proteomics.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2022 - ongoing Research Technical Officer University of Adelaide
    2020 - 2022 Research Officer University of Adelaide
    2015 - 2020 Post-doc Fellow Level B University of Adelaide
    2011 - 2015 Post-doc Fellow Level A University of Adelaide
    2011 - 2011 Lab technician Animal, Food and Health Sciences (CSIRO), Adelaide
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Malay Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    University of Adelaide Australia Ph.D
  • Research Interests

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 External Supervisor Interaction of Cereal Cyst Nematodes with Barley: Genetics and Biology Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Nadeeshani Nadeeshani Perera
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 - 2021 External Supervisor Effects Of Cereal Cyst Nematode Infection on Resistant and Susceptible Barley Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Ms Monica Adu-Gyamfi
    2014 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Analysis of the Barley Cereal Cyst Nematode Resistance Locus Rha2 Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Bart Jos P Van Gansbeke
  • Position: Technical Officer
  • Phone: 83137378
  • Email: kelvin.khoo@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 83137102
  • Campus: Waite
  • Building: Agriculture, Food & Wine School Office - East, floor Ground Floor
  • Room: 41
  • Org Unit: Technical Operations (SET)

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