Dr Kim-Yen Phan-Thien

BScAgr Sydney, PhD UNSW
Lecturer, Food Science
Degree Coordinator, Bachelor of Food and Agribusiness
Sydney Institute of Agriculture
School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Member of Sydney Institute of Agriculture

C81 - ATP - The Biomedical Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone + 61 2 8627 1049

Curriculum vitae Curriculum vitae

Biographical details

Dr Kim Phan-Thien graduated with a BScAgr (Hons) from the University of Sydney in 2002. She subsequently worked for on a range of research projects including: field trials of an ethylene inhibitor at Valent BioSciences; an ACIAR project on 'Postharvest handling and disease control in melons in China and Australia’ for a year in far-west China; and an ACIAR project on ‘Reducing aflatoxin in peanuts using agronomic management and bio-control strategies in Indonesia and Australia’ for two years in East Java. Kim returned to Australia in 2007 and completed a PhD in Food Science Technology on 'Development of functional food traits in peanuts'. She currently coordinates the Food and Agribusiness program at the University of Sydney and undertakes research on food quality and safety in the Sydney Institute of Agriculture .

Teaching and supervision

  • AGEN3001 Food Product Development
  • AGEN3002 Industry Internship
  • AGEN3004 Food Processing and Value-Adding

Current projects

  • Microbial risk assessment in leafy green vegetable supply chains
  • Microbial risk assessment in apple supply chains
  • Development of value-added products from tomato crop residues
  • Development of value-added products from peanut and pecan waste streams
  • Industry and consumer perceptions of single-origin chocolate
  • Quality of cocoa and chocolate from different geographic origins
  • Digitally decommoditised agriculture: an almond example
  • Digestive tract microbiome of abalone

Associations

  • Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology, Member (AIFST)
  • Australian Association for Food Protection (AAFP)
  • International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS)

Themes

Plant biology and production; Food and nutrition

Selected grants

2017

  • ARC Training Centre for Food Safety in the Fresh Produce Industry; McConchie R, Carter D, Bell T, Jones B, Phan-Thien K, Van Ogtrop F, Deaker R, Wilson N, Evans B, Bowman J, Sintchenko V, Walsh M; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Industrial Transformation Training Centres (ITTC).

2016

  • Sustainability and profitability of cocoa-based farming systems in Indonesia - Strategic Research Project; Guest D, Nuryatono N, Walton M, Nasir S, Phan-Thien K, Toribio J; Australia-Indonesia Centre/Research Clusters.

2015

  • Investigation of the digestive tract micro-biome of greenlip abalone in response to diet and temperature alterations; Phan-Thien K; Minister For Primary Industries And Resources (acting through South Australian Research and Development Instit/BLO Project.

2014

  • Making the most of every opportunity: Innovative solutions for the Australian food industry in the 21st century; Dehghani F, Kavanagh J, Barton G, Langrish T, Gomes V, Fletcher D, Abbas A, Downard K, Dong Q, Raubenheimer D, McConchie R, Copeland L, Phan-Thien K, Arab-Tehrany E, Regtop H, Lang T, Ryan D, Wright G, Ling L, Cuthbertson A, Heatley R, Adil Q, Challacombe B, Simonetta M, Norman K; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Industrial Transformation Training Centres (ITTC).
  • Remediation of soil contaminated by Salmonella enterica to expedite plant or replant of vegetables; McConchie R, Bell T, Wilkinson K, Groves P, Phan-Thien K; Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited (HIA)/Research and Development Industry Call.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Phan-Thien, K., Lee, N., Wright, G. (2016). Antioxidant Capacity in Food Crops: A Case Study in Peanuts. In N Alice Lee, Graeme C Wright, Rao Rachaputi (Eds.), Peanuts Bioactives & Allergens, (pp. 83-111). Lancaster: DEStech Publications Inc.
  • Phan-Thien, K., Lee, N., Wright, G. (2016). Antioxidant components in peanuts. In N Alice Lee, Graeme C Wright, Rao Rachaputi (Eds.), Peanuts Bioactives & Allergens, (pp. 113-149). Lancaster: DEStech Publications Inc.

Journals

  • Ranadheera, C., McConchie, R., Phan-Thien, K., Bell, T. (2017). Strategies for eliminating chicken manure odour in horticultural applications. World's Poultry Science Journal, 73, 1-14. [More Information]
  • Duong, D., Qin, J., Harris, J., Hoang, T., Bansemer, M., Currie, K., Phan-Thien, K., Dowell, A., Stone, D. (2016). Effects of dietary grape seed extract, green tea extract, peanut extract and vitamin C supplementation on metabolism and survival of greenlip abalone (Haliotis laevigata Donovan) cultured at high temperature. Aquaculture, 464, 364-373. [More Information]
  • Phan-Thien, K., Mao, R., McConchie, R. (2016). Salmonella growth and survival in rockmelon rind under different storage conditions. Acta Horticulturae, 1120, 183-186. [More Information]
  • Ramasamy, A., Bokshi, A., Phan-Thien, K., McConchie, R. (2015). Seed treatment with benzothiadiazole induces resistance against powdery mildew disease caused by Sphaerotheca fuliginea and increases the activities of pathogenesis-related enzymes in cucumber plants. Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology, 90(1), 63-70.
  • Phan-Thien, K., Wright, G., Tillman, B., Lee, A. (2014). Peanut antioxidants: Part 1. Genotypic variation and genotype-byenvironment interaction in antioxidant capacity of raw kernels. LWT - Food Science and Technology, 57, 306-311. [More Information]
  • Phan-Thien, K., Wright, G., Lee, A. (2014). Peanut antioxidants: Part 2. Quantitation of free and matrix-bound phytochemicals in five selected genotypes with diverse antioxidant capacity by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). LWT - Food Science and Technology, 57(1), 312-319. [More Information]
  • Phan-Thien, K., Wright, G., Lee, N. (2012). Inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) and Optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES) for determination of essential minerals in closed acid digestates of peanuts (Arachis hypogaea L.). Food Chemistry, 134(1), 453-460. [More Information]
  • Phan-Thien, K., Golić, M., Wright, G., Lee, N. (2011). Feasibility of estimating peanut essential minerals by near infrared reflectance spectroscopy. Journal of Food Measurement and Characterization, 5(1), 43-49. [More Information]
  • Phan-Thien, K., Wright, G., Lee, N. (2010). Genotype-by-environment interaction affects the essential mineral composition of peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) kernels. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 58(16), 9204-9213. [More Information]
  • Phan-Thien, K., Wargo, J., Mitchell, L., Collett, M., Rath, A. (2004). Delay in ripening of Gala and Pink Lady Apples in commercial orchards following pre-harvest applications of aminoethoxvinylglycine. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture ('09 renamed: Animal Production Science), , 807-812.

2017

  • Ranadheera, C., McConchie, R., Phan-Thien, K., Bell, T. (2017). Strategies for eliminating chicken manure odour in horticultural applications. World's Poultry Science Journal, 73, 1-14. [More Information]

2016

  • Phan-Thien, K., Lee, N., Wright, G. (2016). Antioxidant Capacity in Food Crops: A Case Study in Peanuts. In N Alice Lee, Graeme C Wright, Rao Rachaputi (Eds.), Peanuts Bioactives & Allergens, (pp. 83-111). Lancaster: DEStech Publications Inc.
  • Phan-Thien, K., Lee, N., Wright, G. (2016). Antioxidant components in peanuts. In N Alice Lee, Graeme C Wright, Rao Rachaputi (Eds.), Peanuts Bioactives & Allergens, (pp. 113-149). Lancaster: DEStech Publications Inc.
  • Duong, D., Qin, J., Harris, J., Hoang, T., Bansemer, M., Currie, K., Phan-Thien, K., Dowell, A., Stone, D. (2016). Effects of dietary grape seed extract, green tea extract, peanut extract and vitamin C supplementation on metabolism and survival of greenlip abalone (Haliotis laevigata Donovan) cultured at high temperature. Aquaculture, 464, 364-373. [More Information]
  • Phan-Thien, K., Mao, R., McConchie, R. (2016). Salmonella growth and survival in rockmelon rind under different storage conditions. Acta Horticulturae, 1120, 183-186. [More Information]

2015

  • Ramasamy, A., Bokshi, A., Phan-Thien, K., McConchie, R. (2015). Seed treatment with benzothiadiazole induces resistance against powdery mildew disease caused by Sphaerotheca fuliginea and increases the activities of pathogenesis-related enzymes in cucumber plants. Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology, 90(1), 63-70.

2014

  • Phan-Thien, K., Wright, G., Tillman, B., Lee, A. (2014). Peanut antioxidants: Part 1. Genotypic variation and genotype-byenvironment interaction in antioxidant capacity of raw kernels. LWT - Food Science and Technology, 57, 306-311. [More Information]
  • Phan-Thien, K., Wright, G., Lee, A. (2014). Peanut antioxidants: Part 2. Quantitation of free and matrix-bound phytochemicals in five selected genotypes with diverse antioxidant capacity by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). LWT - Food Science and Technology, 57(1), 312-319. [More Information]

2012

  • Phan-Thien, K., Wright, G., Lee, N. (2012). Inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) and Optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES) for determination of essential minerals in closed acid digestates of peanuts (Arachis hypogaea L.). Food Chemistry, 134(1), 453-460. [More Information]

2011

  • Phan-Thien, K., Golić, M., Wright, G., Lee, N. (2011). Feasibility of estimating peanut essential minerals by near infrared reflectance spectroscopy. Journal of Food Measurement and Characterization, 5(1), 43-49. [More Information]

2010

  • Phan-Thien, K., Wright, G., Lee, N. (2010). Genotype-by-environment interaction affects the essential mineral composition of peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) kernels. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 58(16), 9204-9213. [More Information]

2004

  • Phan-Thien, K., Wargo, J., Mitchell, L., Collett, M., Rath, A. (2004). Delay in ripening of Gala and Pink Lady Apples in commercial orchards following pre-harvest applications of aminoethoxvinylglycine. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture ('09 renamed: Animal Production Science), , 807-812.

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