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Personal profile

Personal profile

Professor Blanchard completed a BAppSc degree at Charles Sturt University (CSU) before undertaking a PhD in molecular biology based at CSIRO Plant Industry, Canberra.

Prof. Blanchard worked as a molecular biologist at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research in Lausanne, Switzerland and as a protein biochemist at the CSIRO Grain Quality Research Laboratory prior to joining CSU in 1998. Professor Blanchard is an academic within the School of Biomedical Sciences and a Pathway Leader within the Graham Centre. He is also the Director of the ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Functional Grains (Functional Grains Centre).

Research Interests

Professor Blanchard's research interests related to grain quality and investigating ways to improve the value of grain. He currently leads research projects in the following areas:

-       Pulse Market intelligence (GRDC)

-       New GI screening methods for rice (RIRDC)

-       Improving pulse profitability in Pakistan (ACIAR)

-       New opportunities for Sorghum (GRDC)

-       ARC ITTC for Functional Grains (ARC)


Professor Blanchard is actively involved in the supervision of postgraduate students in the area of grain quality.

External positions

Non Executive Director, Grains Research and Development Corporation

01 Oct 2017 → …

Panel Member, Grains Research and Development Corporation

01 Oct 200930 Sep 2015

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Research Output

A study on volatile metabolites screening by HS-SPME-GC-MS and HS-GC-IMS for discrimination and characterization of white and yellowed rice

Zhang, X., Dai, Z., Fan, X., Liu, M., Ma, J., Shang, W., Liu, J., Strappe, P., Blanchard, C. & Zhou, Z., 03 Mar 2020, In : Cereal Chemistry. 97, 2, p. 496-504 9 p.

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Black sorghum phenolic extract modulates platelet activation and platelet microparticle release

    Nignpense, B. E., Chinkwo, K. A., Blanchard, C. L. & Santhakumar, A. B., 12 Jun 2020, In : Nutrients. 12, 6, p. 1-11 11 p., 1760.

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    Open Access
  • Citrate esterification of debranched waxy maize starch: Structural, physicochemical and amylolysis properties

    Liu, Y., Liu, J., Kong, J., Wang, R., Liu, M., Strappe, P., Blanchard, C. & Zhou, Z., Jul 2020, In : Food Hydrocolloids. 104, 105704.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    Open Access
  • 9 Citations (Scopus)
    1 Downloads (Pure)

    Press / Media

    Pulse product innovation

    Stephen Cork, Christopher Blanchard, Asgar Farahnaky & Andrew Mawson


    2 Media contributions

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    Unlocking the potential of the lentil

    Christopher Blanchard


    1 Media contribution

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    Pasta on the pulse

    Neeta Karve, Saira Hussain & Christopher Blanchard


    1 Media contribution

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