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Dr James Broadbent

Research Scientist - Proteomics


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James A. Broadbent leads the Applied Proteomics Team within CSIRO’s Agriculture and Food Business Unit. The team focus on protein quality and safety measurement and its application to food safety and production, investigating livestock production and processing challenges; sources of non-traditional dietary gluten; proteome-informed grain breeding; and, allergen detection and quantification in emerging foods. Within this scope, James’ specific focus is on grain trait prediction using machine learning and proteome measurements from genetic diversity panels. Prior to joining CSIRO in 2018, James was Senior Field Applications Chemist for the premium mass spectrometer vendor SCIEX (2016-2018) where he worked across food, forensics, pathology, research, and environment applications in Australia, New Zealand and abroad. He joined SCIEX with four years of post-doc and project leader experience (2012-2015) within the Wound Management Innovation CRC, following award of his PhD in 2011 from Queensland University of Technology.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2011

    Doctor of Philosophy
    Queensland University of Technology

  • 2005

    Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours)
    Queensland University of Technology

  • 2004

    Bachelor of Applied Science - Biotechnology
    Queensland University of Technology

Current Roles

  • Team Leader - Applied Proteomics
    Support team members and guide science strategy to reach BU and CSIRO goals

  • Research Scientist - Applied Proteomics
    Develop and lead projects that fulfil industry need or support horizon three science

  • Culture Catalyst - Valuing our work
    Support culture change towards a future where work is valued better - inside and outside the organisation

  • Impact Area Champion – Trusted Supply Chains
    Support the change towards better engagement in impact pathways for trusted supply chains


  • 2022-2025

    Developing a proteome map and high throughput targeted proteomics of pea seeds

  • 2022-2023

    SIP23 Leaping from plant protein to high value functional protein foods

  • 2021-2022

    Eggs without allergens? Prove it!

Professional Experiences

  • 2016-2018

    Senior Field Applications Chemist (Omics)

  • 2014-2015

    Project Leader - Wound Management Innovation Cooperative Research Centre
    Queensland University of Technology

  • 2012-2014

    Research Fellow - Wound Management Innovation Cooperative Research Centre
    Queensland University of Technology

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2020-Present

    Fire Warden

  • 2021-Present

    Work Area Custodian - L7 South St Lucia

  • 2019-Present

    Livestock and Aquaculture seminar organising committee and session chair

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