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Dr Jacqui Adcock

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Position

Senior Research Fellow

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Life & Env Sciences

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2008
Bachelor of Forensic Science, Deakin University, 2004

Contact

jacqui.adcock@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 72096

Biography summary

Dr Adcock is senior research fellow, currently developing new chromatographic methods for the analysis of various common lipid types such as fatty acids, sterols and tocopherols. She is also synthesising novel lipid compounds using enzymatic reactions, and in conjunction with this is developing chromatographic methods for the analysis of these compounds. Her work is specifically focussed on omega-3 fatty acids and the anti-inflammatory compounds that can be synthesised from them. These compounds may be beneficial in the treatment of many inflammatory diseases, including arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular disease, cancer, periodontal disease and allergies.

Previously, Dr Adcock has developed a wide range of new methodology for the analysis of foods, biological fluids, industrial process samples, pharmaceuticals and illicit drugs. During her postdoctoral fellowship at RMIT University, Dr Adcock developed advanced separation techniques, based on comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography, for the rapid analysis of essential oil and perfume products, and worked in the R&D department at Firmenich – the world’s second largest flavour and fragrance company – located in Switzerland.

Career highlights

  • Peter W. Alexander Medal for Early Career Excellence in Analytical Chemistry (2014)
    Awarded annually for excellence in pure or applied scientific work that involves substantial analytical chemistry, by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI)
  • Australian Research Council Fellowship (DECRA) (2014)
    Awarded to support and advance promising early career researchers in undertaking research of national and international significance, to promote enhanced opportunities for diverse career pathways and enable research and research training
  • Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship (Industry) (2010)
    Awarded to early career researchers to undertake research of national and international significance and to broaden their research experience

Research interests

  • Enzymatic synthesis and complete characterization of lipid mediators of inflammation
  • Comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography for lipidomics and biomarker discovery
  • Lipid oxidation

Affiliations

  • Chartered Chemist of the Royal Australian Chemistry Institute (MRACI CChem)
  • Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC)
  • Member of the American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Member of American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS)
  • Member of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

Knowledge areas

  • Analytical chemistry
  • Lipid analysis
  • Lipid oxidation
  • Chromatography and 2D chromatography
  • Enzymatic synthesis
  • Lipid mediators of inflammation
  • Biotechnology

Professional activities

  • Editorial Advisor: Analytica Chimica Acta, 2020 – present
  • Secretary: Australasian Section of the American Oil Chemists’ Society, 2015 – present

Publications

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2019

The tandem photoredox catalysis mechanism of [Ir(ppy)₂(dtb-bpy)]⁺ enabling access to energy demanding organic substrates

Timothy Connell, Catherine Fraser, Milena Czyz, Zoe Smith, David Hayne, Egan Doeven, Johnny Agugiaro, David Wilson, Jacqui Adcock, Andrew Scully, Daniel Gómez, Neil Barnett, Anastasios Polyzos, Paul Francis

(2019), Vol. 141, pp. 17646-17658, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C., C1

journal article

Catalyst luminescence exploited as an inherent in situ probe of photoredox catalysis

David Hayne, Sudip Mohapatra, Joseph Bawden, Jacqui Adcock, Gregory Barbante, Egan Doeven, Catherine Fraser, Timothy Connell, Jonathan White, Luke Henderson, Paul Francis

(2019), Vol. 4, pp. 105-109, Chemphotochem, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article
2018

Soy flour as an alternative to purified lipoxygenase for the enzymatic synthesis of resolvin analogues

T Tu, E Dobson, L Henderson, C Barrow, J Adcock

(2018), Vol. 41, pp. 25-33, New biotechnology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Electrochemically, spectrally, and spatially resolved annihilation-electrogenerated chemiluminescence of mixed-metal complexes at working and counter electrodes

L Soulsby, D Hayne, E Doeven, L Chen, C Hogan, E Kerr, J Adcock, P Francis

(2018), Vol. 5, pp. 1543-1547, Chemelectrochem, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Mixed annihilation electrogenerated chemiluminescence of iridium(iii) complexes

Lachlan Soulsby, David Hayne, Egan Doeven, David Wilson, Johnny Agugiaro, Timothy Connell, Lifen Chen, Conor Hogan, Emily Kerr, Jacqui Adcock, Paul Donnelly, Jonathan White, Paul Francis

(2018), Vol. 20, pp. 18995-19006, Physical chemistry chemical physics, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal article

Detection of biogenic amines in pet food ingredients by RP-HPLC with automated dansyl chloride derivatization

Jessica Learey, Shona Crawford-Clark, Benjamin Bowen, Colin Barrow, Jacqui Adcock

(2018), Vol. 41, pp. 4430-4436, Journal of separation science, Weinheim, Germany, C1

journal article
2014

Advances in the use of acidic potassium permanganate as a chemiluminescence reagent : a review

J Adcock, N Barnett, C Barrow, P Francis

(2014), Vol. 807, pp. 9-28, Analytica chimica acta, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Determination of neurotransmitters and their metabolites using one- and two-dimensional liquid chromatography with acidic potassium permanganate chemiluminescence detection

B Holland, X Conlan, P Stevenson, S Tye, A Reker, N Barnett, J Adcock, P Francis

(2014), Vol. 406, pp. 5669-5676, Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal article

The importance of chain length for the polyphosphate enhancement of acidic potassium permanganate chemiluminescence

B Holland, J Adcock, P Nesterenko, A Peristyy, P Stevenson, N Barnett, X Conlan, P Francis

(2014), Vol. 842, pp. 35-41, Analytica chimica acta, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Solvent-induced 7R-dioxygenase activity of soybean 15-lipoxygenase-1 in the formation of omega-3 DPA-derived resolvin analogs

E Dobson, C Barrow, J Adcock

(2014), Vol. 108, pp. 96-102, Journal of molecular catalysis b: enzymatic, London, England, C1

journal article

A review of recent advances in chemiluminescence detection using nano-colloidal manganese(IV)

J Adcock, Z Smith, N Barnett, G Barbante, E Doeven, P Francis

(2014), Vol. 848, pp. 1-9, Analytica chimica acta, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1

journal article
2013

Selective concentration of EPA and DHA using Thermomyces lanuginosus lipase is due to fatty acid selectivity and not regioselectivity

T Akanbi, J Adcock, C Barrow

(2013), Vol. 138, pp. 615-620, Food chemistry, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Pollen baiting facilitates the isolation of marine thraustochytrids with potential in omega-3 and biodiesel production

A Gupta, S Wilkens, J Adcock, M Puri, C Barrow

(2013), Vol. 40, pp. 1231-1240, Journal of industrial microbiology and biotechnology, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

Chemiluminescence evidence supporting the selective role of ligands in the permanganate oxidation of micropollutants

M Roderick, J Adcock, J Terry, Z Smith, S Parry, S Linton, M Thornton, C Barrow, P Francis

(2013), Vol. 117, pp. 10286-10293, Journal of physical chemistry A, Washington, D.C., C1

journal article

Controlled formation of mono- and dihydroxy-resolvins from EPA and DHA using soybean 15-lipoxygenase

E Dobson, C Barrow, J Kralovec, J Adcock

(2013), Vol. 54, pp. 1439-1447, Journal of lipid research, Bethesda, Md., C1

journal article
2012

Chemiluminescence detection of cannabinoids and related compounds with acidic potassium permanganate

B Holland, P Francis, B Li, T Tsuzuki, J Adcock, N Barnett, X Conlan

(2012), Vol. 4, pp. 675-679, Drug testing and analysis, West Sussex, England, C1

journal article

Chemiluminescence detection of cannabinoids and related compounds with acidic potassium permanganate.

B Holland, P Francis, B Li, T Tsuzuki, J Adcock, N Barnett, X Conlan

(2012), Vol. 4, pp. 675-679, Drug testing and analysis, C1-1

journal article
2011

Liquid-Phase chemiluminescence detection for HPLC

P Francis, J Adcock

(2011), pp. 221-250, Hyphenated and alternative methods of detection in chromatography, Boca Raton, Fla., B1

book chapter

Chemiluminescence detectors for liquid chromatography

J Adcock, J Terry, C Barrow, N Barnett, D Olson, P Francis

(2011), Vol. 3, pp. 139-144, Drug testing and analysis, West Sussex, England, C1

journal article

Chemiluminescence and electrochemiluminescence detection of controlled drugs

J Adcock, C Barrow, N Barnett, X Conlan, C Hogan, P Francis

(2011), Vol. 3, pp. 145-160, Drug testing and analysis, West Sussex, England, C1

journal article

Any old radical won't do : an EPR study of the selective excitation and quenching mechanisms of [Ru(bipy)3]2+ chemiluminescence and electrochemiluminescence

C Hindson, G Hanson, P Francis, J Adcock, N Barnett

(2011), Vol. 17, pp. 8018-8022, Chemistry, Weinheim, Germany, C1

journal article

Enhanced permanganate chemiluminescence

P Francis, C Hindson, J Terry, Z Smith, T Slezak, J Adcock, B Fox, N Barnett

(2011), Vol. 136, pp. 64-66, Analyst, Cambridge, U. K., C1

journal article

Kinetics and selectivity of permanganate chemiluminescence : a study of hydroxyl and amino disubstituted benzene positional isomers

T Slezak, Z Smith, J Adcock, C Hindson, N Barnett, P Nesterenko, P Francis

(2011), Vol. 707, pp. 121-127, Analytica chimica acta, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1

journal article
2010

Monolithic column chromatography coupled with chemiluminescence detection

P Francis, J Adcock

(2010), pp. 319-337, Monolithic chromatography and its modern applications, St Albans, England, B1-1

book chapter

Determination of citrus aurantium protoalkaloids using HPLC with acidic potassium permanganate chemiluminescence detection

D Percy, J Adcock, X Conlan, N Barnett, M Gange, L Noonan, L Henderson, P Francis

(2010), Vol. 80, pp. 2191-2195, Talanta, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1

journal article

Mechanism of permanganate chemiluminescence

C Hindson, P Francis, G Hanson, J Adcock, N Barnett

(2010), Vol. 82, pp. 4174-4180, Analytical chemistry, Washington, D.C., C1

journal article
2009

Evaluation of tris(4,7-diphenyl-1,10-phenanthrolinedisulfonate)ruthenium(II) as a chemiluminescence reagent

G McDermott, E Zammit, E Bowen, M Cooke, J Adcock, X Conlan, F Pfeffer, N Barnett, G Dyson, P Francis

(2009), Vol. 634, pp. 222-227, Analytica chimica acta, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Comparison of homoleptic and heteroleptic 2,2' -bipyridine and 1,10-phenanthroline ruthenium complexes as chemiluminescence and ectrochemiluminescence reagents in aqueous solution

M Cooke, E Doeven, C Hogan, J Adcock, G McDermott, X Conlan, N Barnett, F Pfeffer, P Francis

(2009), Vol. 635, pp. 94-101, Analytica chimica acta, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1

journal article

Chemiluminescence spectra for the oxidation of sulphite in the presence of fluorescent and non-fluorescent enhancers

J Adcock, P Francis, N Barnett

(2009), Vol. 652, pp. 303-307, Analytica chimica acta, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Emitting species in chemiluminescence reactions with acidic potassium permanganate : a re-evaluation based on new spectroscopic evidence

J Adcock, P Francis, N Barnett

(2009), Vol. 19, pp. 867-874, Journal of fluorescence, New York, N.Y., C1-1

journal article

Precision milled flow-cells for chemiluminescence detection

S Mohr, J Terry, J Adcock, P Fielden, N Goddard, N Barnett, D Wolcott, P Francis

(2009), Vol. 134, pp. 2233-2238, Analyst, Cambridge, England, C1-1

journal article

Peak modeling approach to accurate assignment of first-dimension retention times in comprehensive two-dimensional chromatography

J Adcock, M Adams, B Mitrevski, P Marriott

(2009), Vol. 81, pp. 6797-6804, Analytical chemistry, Washington, D.C., C1-1

journal article

Effects of variation in modulator temperature during cryogenic modulation in comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography

F Begnaud, C Debonneville, J Probst, A Chaintreau, P Morrison, J Adcock, P Marriott

(2009), Vol. 32, pp. 3144-3151, Journal of separation science, Weinheim, Germany, C1-1

journal article
2008

A screening test for heroin based on sequential injection analysis with dual-reagent chemiluminescence detection

L Hill, C Lenehan, P Francis, J Adcock, M Gange, F Pfeffer, N Barnett

(2008), Vol. 76, pp. 674-679, Talanta, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

The characteristic red chemiluminescence from reactions with acidic potassium permanganate : further spectroscopic evidence for a manganese(II) emitter

J Adcock, P Francis, T Smith, N Barnett

(2008), Vol. 133, pp. 49-51, Analyst, London, England, C1

journal article

Manganese (III) and manganese (IV) as chemiluminescence reagents : a review

A Brown, P Francis, J Adcock, K Lim, N Barnett

(2008), Vol. 624, pp. 175-183, Analytica chimica acta, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Chemiluminescence detection of opium poppy (papaver somniferum) alkaloids

P Francis, J Adcock, J Costin, S Purcell, F Pfeffer, N Barnett

(2008), Vol. 48, pp. 508-518, Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis, Netherlands, C1

journal article

Chemiluminescence detector with a serpentine flow cell

J Terry, J Adcock, D Olson, D Wolcott, C Schwanger, L Hill, N Barnett, P Francis

(2008), Vol. 80, pp. 9817-9821, Analytical chemistry, USA, C1

journal article
2007

Acidic potassium permanganate as a chemiluminescence reagent - a review

J Adcock, P Francis, N Barnett

(2007), Vol. 601, pp. 36-67, Analytica chimica acta, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1

journal article

A hybrid FIA/HPLC system incorporating monolithic column chromatography

J Adcock, P Francis, K Agg, G Marshall, N Barnett

(2007), Vol. 600, pp. 136-141, Analytica chimica acta, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1

journal article
2006

Near-ultraviolet chemiluminescence from the reaction of ammonia with hypobromite in aqueous solution

P Francis, J Adcock, N Barnett

(2006), Vol. 65, pp. 708-710, Spectrochimica acta. Part A, molecular and biomolecular spectroscopy, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1

journal article
2005

Chemiluminescence detection of arginine-containing peptides seperated with monolithic high-performance liquid chromatography

P Francis, J Adcock, J Costin, K Agg

(2005), Vol. 336, pp. 141-143, Analytical biochemistry, United States, C1

journal article

Chemiluminescence methods for the determination of ofloxacin

P Francis, J Adcock

(2005), Vol. 541, pp. 3-12, Analytica chimica acta, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Determination of selected neurotransmitter metabolites using monolithic column chromatography coupled with chemiluminescence detection

J Adcock, N Barnett, J Costin, P Francis, S Lewis

(2005), Vol. 67, pp. 585-589, Talanta, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1

journal article

Chemiluminescence detection of arginine-containing peptides separated with monolithic high-performance liquid chromatography

P Francis, J Adcock, J Costin, K Agg

(2005), Vol. 336, pp. 141-143, Analytical biochemistry, Philadelphia, Pa., C1-1

journal article
2004

Determination of glyphosate mono-isopropylamine salt in process samples using flow injection analysis with tris(2,2`-bipyridyl)ruthenium(II) chemiluminescence detection

J Adcock, N Barnett, R Gerardi, C Lenehan, S Lewis

(2004), Vol. 64, pp. 534-537, Talanta, Oxford, England, C1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Enzymatic synthesis, microencapsulation and biological evaluation of a new class of omega-3 derived functional food ingredients

Prof Colin Barrow, Prof Ken Walder, Dr Jaroslav Kralovec, Dr Jacqui Adcock, Prof Leigh Ackland, Dr Ian Musgrave, Dr Wei Zhang

ARC Linkage - Projects Rnd 1, ARC_DUAPAI ARC_Deakin University Australian Postgraduate Award Industry

  • 2013: $14,921
  • 2012: $183,043
  • 2011: $159,949
  • 2010: $153,111

Enzymatic synthesis of pro-resolution lipid mediators: Towards new therapeutic strategies for inflammatory diseases

Dr Jacqui Adcock

ARC DECRA - Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

  • 2016: $124,183
  • 2015: $163,284
  • 2014: $130,384

Industry and Other Funding

Enzymatic synthesis, microencapsulation and biological evaluation of a new class of omega-3 derived functional food ingredients

Prof Colin Barrow, Prof Ken Walder, Dr Jaroslav Kralovec, Dr Jacqui Adcock, Prof Leigh Ackland, Dr Ian Musgrave, Dr Wei Zhang

Ocean Nutrition Canada Ltd

  • 2012: $70,607
  • 2011: $53,835
  • 2010: $52,910

Other Funding Sources

Olfactory signalling in an avian species complex: the crimson rosella (Platycercus elegans)

Prof Andy Bennett, Dr Mathew Berg, Ms Milla Mihailova, Prof Kate Buchanan, Dr Jacqui Adcock

BirdLife Travel (CAT8)

  • 2015: $909

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2019

Thi Hoang Anh Tu

Thesis entitled: Enzymatic synthesis of anti-inflammatory lipid mediators using soybean flour lipoxygenase

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2018

Jessica Jayne Learey

Thesis entitled: Expanding on current methods employed for investigating pet food stability

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Associate Supervisor
2016

Eleanor Dobson

Thesis entitled: Biocatalysis of Soybean 15-Lipoxygenase for the Production of Lipid Mediators of Inflammation

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2014

Taiwo Olusesan Akanbi

Thesis entitled: Characterization and Lipase concentration of omega-3 rich oils

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Tim Nalder

Thesis entitled: Microalgal Lipids, Lipases and Lipase Screening Methods

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences