Development of Selenium Agromining for the production of supplements in QLD, Australia

Maggie-Anne focuses on selenium uptake in the plant Neptunia amplexicaulis (selenium weed), which is endemic to Richmond, Queensland. 

Research into the relationship between selenium and Neptunia can allow for agromining of selenium for biofortification and pharmaceuticals, as well as remediating selenium enriched land.

Biography

Maggie-Anne received a BSc. (Hons) from Monash University in 2017, where she majored in geoscience and plant sciences, and completed a thesis on mangrove interactions with zinc on the Victorian coastline. She has also worked in palaeontology at Monash as a volunteer then research assistant, examining amber extraction and fossil 3D imaging. 

Funding

Research Training Program Scholarship

Supervisor

Associate Professor Peter Erskine & Dr Antony van der Ent