Gabi specialises in metabolomics

Gabi's expertise sits within the space of biochemistry and metabolism of dietary phytonutrients and plant toxins. She graduated at the Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Germany (Master and PhD) before she joined QAAFI in April 2011. In both Master and PhD thesis she focused on bioactivity and bioavailability of polyphenols. She continued working in this area, initially in a professional role before moving into a postdoctoral position, to explore the area of metabolism of plant toxins in cattle in particular indospicine, an arginine analogue which is predominantly found in a legume called Indigofera and which is one of the main fodder for cattle in the arid regions of central Australia. In 2016 she was awarded an Advance Queensland Postdoctoral Fellowship to investigate the potential development of a ruminal inoculum against the detrimental effects of indospicine. Gabi joined the QMAP in 2022.