Bio Extracts

Dr Craig Davis 


Research interests include the extraction of bioactive chemicals from natural (e.g. food) products. Examples include the extraction of drugs from plants and the use of crude plant extracts for their anti-microbial, anti-oxidant, anti-browning, anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory activity. The extraction of essential oils and other terpenoid compounds is of particular interest. 


Decades of experience


Churchill Fellowship.

This work evaluate the opportunities to value-add to food (particularly seafood and seafood wastes) and involved a 3‑month study tour to the US, Canada, Europe and Asia. The outcomes of this fellowship have been broadly and repeatedly applied to local Queensland projects in many commodities (fruit and vegetables, seafood, grains, meat and juices) since the tour was completed.