River Pachulicz

Dr River Pachulicz

Grant-Funded Researcher (Level A)

School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology


Dr. River Pachulicz is a Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Adelaide Waite campus working with Dr. Bryan Coad on the identification of leaf cuticular lipids from economically important grain crops involved in fungal host recognition. This research aims to mitigate the incidence of agricultural fungal infections by developing novel approaches to disrupt fungal host recognition, a vital step in the infection process.

River received his PhD from the University of Adelaide under the supervision of Prof. Tara Pukala and Prof. Vincent Bulone, during which he employed mass spectrometry-based approaches to explore the bioactivity, structural heterogeneity and reactivity of anthocyanins in complex plant extracts.

With a background in plant metabolomics and lipidomics, River's research employs various mass spectrometry techniques, including HPLC-DAD-MS, IM-MS and GC-MS to profile and structurally interrogate complex biological matrices in the context of agriculture, food science and the environment.

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2023 Pachulicz, R. J., Yu, L., Jovcevski, B., Bulone, V., & Pukala, T. L. (2023). Structural Analysis and Identity Confirmation of Anthocyanins in <i>Brassica oleracea</i> Extracts by Direct Injection Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometry. ACS Measurement Science Au, 3(3), 200-207.
    DOI Scopus2
    2022 Pachulicz, R. J., Yu, L., Jovcevski, B., Bulone, V., & Pukala, T. L. (2022). Polyphenol characterisation and diverse bioactivities of native Australian lilly pilly (<i>Syzygium paniculatum</i>) extract.. Food & function, 13(16), 8585-8592.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS1 Europe PMC2
  • Position: Grant-Funded Researcher (Level A)
  • Email: river.pachulicz@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 83134380
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Molecular Life Sciences, floor 1
  • Org Unit: Chemistry

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