Benkendorff, Kirsten (1973-)

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Benkendorff, Kirsten
Field of activity
Marine biologist; Marine Molluscs; Marine Natural Products; molluscan immunity. marine bioresources
NLA Persistent Identifier
https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1476355

Biographies

Kirsten Benkendorff work saw her discover more than triple the number of mollusc species previously recorded in the Illawarra/South Coast region of New South Wales. She also discovered a powerful antibiotic in the eggs of a sea snail. Benkendorff was Young Australian of the Year for Science and Technology in 2000.

  • Education - Attended Galston High School in New South Wales
  • Education - Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (Hons)) completed at Macquarie University in New South Wales
  • Bill Cantwell Prize awarded for honours in biological sciences by Macquarie University in New South Wales
  • Career position - Demonstrator and Tutor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Wollongong, New South Wales
  • Career position - Casual Research Assistant in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Wollongong in New South Wales
  • Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) on 'Bioactive molluscan resources and their conservation: Chemical and biological studies on the egg masses of marine molluscs' completed at the University of Wollongong
  • Career position - Marine Consultant for the Shellharbour Council in New South Wales
  • Career position - Casual Lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Wollongong in New South Wales
  • Career position - Co-ordinator of the Marine Bioprospecting Initiative at the University of Wollongong
  • Award - Young Australian of the Year for Science and Technology award received
  • Award - New South Wales Young Australian of the Year Environment Category
  • Career position - Lecturer in Marine Biology at Flinders University of South Australia

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Benkendorff, Kirsten
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Dr. Kirsten Benkendorff: Young Australian of the Year for Science and Technology
    Published: 2000
    Series: WISENET Journal, 53, April
  3. Where are the Women in Australian Science?
    McCarthy, Gavan; Morgan, Helen; Smith, Ailie; van den Bosch, Alan
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, 2003

ORCID

  1. Researcher Profile at ORCID
    http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4052-3888
  2. More resources at http://scu.edu.au/marine-ecology/index.php/15/
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  3. Anti-Inflammatory Activity and Structure-Activity Relationships of Brominated Indoles from a Marine Mollusc
    [2017-05]
  4. Anti-Inflammatory Activity and Structure-Activity Relationships of Brominated Indoles from a Marine Mollusc
    [2017-05]
  5. Investigation of nutritional properties of three species of marine turban snails for human consumption
    [2017]
  6. Ocean acidification and warming impacts the nutritional properties of the predatory whelk, Dicathais orbita
    [2017]
  7. Thermal tolerance and preference of exploited turbinid snails near their range limit in a global warming hotspot
    [2017]
  8. Extraction and Quantification of Bioactive Tyrian Purple Precursors: A Comparative and Validation Study from the Hypobranchial Gland of a Muricid Dicathais orbita
    [2016-12]
  9. Extraction and Quantification of Bioactive Tyrian Purple Precursors: A Comparative and Validation Study from the Hypobranchial Gland of a Muricid <em>Dicathais orbita</em>
    [2016-12]
  10. Transcriptome of the Australian Mollusc Dicathais orbita Provides Insights into the Biosynthesis of Indoles and Choline Esters
    [2016-07]
  11. Transcriptome of the Australian Mollusc <em>Dicathais orbita</em> Provides Insights into the Biosynthesis of Indoles and Choline Esters
    [2016-07]
  12. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi: Effects on plant terpenoid accumulation
    [2015]
  13. Are the traditional medical uses of Muricidae molluscs substantiated by their pharmacological properties and bioactive compounds?
    [2015]
  14. Characterization of bacterial communities associated with the Tyrian purple producing gland in a marine gastropod
    [2015]
  15. Combined effects of muricid extract and 5-fluorouracil on intestinal toxicity in rats
    [2015]
  16. Growth, settlement and survival of Dicathais orbita (Neogastropoda, Mollusca) larvae in response to temperature, diet and settlement cues
    [2015]
  17. Indole-producing bacteria from the biosynthetic organs of a muricid mollusc could contribute to tyrian purple production
    [2015]
  18. Marine snails and slugs: A great place to look for antiviral drugs
    [2015]
  19. Mass spectrometry imaging reveals new biological roles for choline esters and Tyrian purple precursors in muricid molluscs
    [2015]
  20. Ocean warming and CO2-induced acidification impact the lipid content of a marine predatory gastropod
    [2015]
  21. Solvent separating secondary metabolites directly from biosynthetic tissue for surface-assisted laser desorption ionisation mass spectrometry
    [2015]
  22. Supercritical CO2 extraction of bioactive Tyrian purple precursors from the hypobranchial gland of a marine gastropod
    [2014-10]
  23. Supercritical CO2 extraction of bioactive Tyrian purple precursors from the hypobranchial gland of a marine gastropod
    [2014]
  24. 6-Bromoisatin found in muricid mollusc extracts inhibits colon cancer cell proliferation and induces apoptosis, preventing early stage tumor formation in a colorectal cancer rodent model
    [2014]
  25. An in vitro high-throughput assay for screening reproductive and toxic effects of anticancer compounds
    [2014]
  26. Anti-viral gene induction is absent upon secondary challenge with double-stranded RNA in the Pacific oyster, Crassostrea gigas
    [2014]
  27. Associations of benthic fauna with different rock types, and evidence of changing effects during succession
    [2014]
  28. Chemical diversity in molluscan communities: From natural products to chemical ecology
    [2014]
  29. Effects of severe heat stress on immune function, biochemistry and histopathology in farmed Australian abalone (hybrid Haliotis laevigata×Haliotis rubra)
    [2014]
  30. Evidence that the major hemolymph protein of the Pacific oyster, Crassostrea gigas, has antiviral activity against herpesviruses
    [2014]
  31. Histopathology and haemolymph biochemistry following anaesthesia and movement in farmed Australian abalone (Haliotis rubra×Haliotis laevigata)
    [2014]
  32. Ontogeny and water temperature influences the antiviral response of the Pacific oyster, Crassostrea gigas
    [2014]
  33. A preliminary investigation of diversity, abundance, and distributional patterns of chitons in intertidal boulder fields of differing rock type in South Australia
    [2013]
  34. Gastrointestinal and Hepatotoxicity Assessment of an Anticancer Extract from Muricid Molluscs
    [2013]
  35. Gastrointestinal and hepatotoxicity assessment of an anticancer extract from muricid molluscs
    [2013]
  36. Immunological changes in response to herpesvirus infection in abalone Haliotis laevigata and Haliotis rubra hybrids
    [2013]
  37. Natural product research in the Australian marine invertebrate Dicathais orbita
    [2013]
  38. Purified brominated indole derivatives from dicathais orbita induce apoptosis and cell cycle arrest in colorectal cancer cell lines
    [2013]
  39. Suppressive subtractive hybridisation transcriptomics provides a novel insight into the functional role of the hypobranchial gland in a marine mollusc
    [2013]
  40. Characterisation of the physical and chemical properties influencing bacterial epibiont communities on benthic gelatinous egg masses of the pulmonate Siphonaria diemenensis
    [2012]
  41. Exploring correlations between spawning mediated response and summer mortality in Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas
    [2012]
  42. Influence of elevated temperatures on the immune response of abalone, Haliotis rubra
    [2012]
  43. Marine compounds selectively induce apoptosis in female reproductive cancer cells but not in primary-derived human reproductive granulosa cells
    [2012]
  44. Mass spectrometry imaging on porous silicon: Investigating the distribution of bioactives in marine mollusc tissues
    [2012]
  45. Oogenesis and ultrastructure of the ovary in Neotrigonia margaritacea (Lamarck ) (Bivalvia, Mollusca)
    [2012]
  46. Bioactivity of the Murex homeopathic remedy and of extracts from an Australian muricid mollusc against human cancer cells
    [2011]
  47. Effect of movement stress on immune function in farmed Australian abalone (hybrid Haliotis laevigata and Haliotis rubra)
    [2011]
  48. Effects of micro and macroalgal diet supplementations on growth and immunity of greenlip abalone, Haliotis laevigata
    [2011]
  49. In vitro antiviral activity against herpes simplex virus in the abalone Haliotis laevigata
    [2011]
  50. Variation in the antiviral and antibacterial activity of abalone Haliotis laevigata, H. rubra and their hybrid in South Australia
    [2011]
  51. Visualizing hotspots: Applying thermal imaging to monitor internal temperatures in intertidal gastropods
    [2011]
  52. Assessment of metabolic and immune changes in postspawning Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas: Identification of a critical period of vulnerability after spawning
    [2010]
  53. Contemporary habitat loss reduces genetic diversity in an ecologically specialized butterfly
    [2010]
  54. Enhanced acute apoptotic response to azoxymethane-induced DNA damage in the rodent colonic epithelium by Tyrian purple precursors: A potential colorectal cancer chemopreventative
    [2010]
  55. Histomorphology of the female pallial gonoduct in Dicathais orbita (Neogastropoda, Muricidae): sperm passage, fertilization, and sperm storage potential
    [2010]
  56. Histomorphology of the hypobranchial gland in dicathais orbita (Gmelin, 1791) (Neogastropoda: Muricidae)
    [2010]
  57. Molluscan biological and chemical diversity: Secondary metabolites and medicinal resources produced by marine molluscs
    [2010]
  58. Application of anaesthetics for sex identification and bioactive compound recovery from wild Dicathais orbita
    [2009]
  59. Aquaculture and the production of pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals
    [2009]
  60. Histochemical correlations between egg capsule laminae and the female gpnoduct reveal the process of capsule formation in the muricidae (Neogastropoda: Mollusca)
    [2009]
  61. Monthly variation of condition index, energy reserves and antibacterial activity in Pacific oysters, Crassostrea gigas, in Stansbury (South Australia)
    [2009]
  62. Spawning-dependent stress response to food deprivation in Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas
    [2009]
  63. Spawning-dependent stress responses in pacific oysters Crassostrea gigas: A simulated bacterial challenge in oysters
    [2009]
  64. The distribution of precursors and biosynthetic enzymes required for Tyrian purple genesis in the hypobranchial gland, gonoduct, and egg masses of Dicathais orbita (Gmelin, 1791) (Neogastropoda: Muricidae)
    [2009]
  65. Trends in molluscan gene sequence similarity: An observation from genes expressed within the hypobranchial gland of Dicathais orbita (Gmelin, 1791) (Neogastropoda: Muricidae)
    [2009]
  66. Is relative abundance a good indicator of population size? Evidence from fragmented populations of a specialist butterfly (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae)
    [2008]
  67. Multiple measures are necessary to assess rarity in macro-molluscs: A case study from southeastern Australia
    [2008]
  68. Sex-Specific Tyrian purple genesis: Precursor and pigment distribution in the reproductive system of the marine mollusc, Dicathais orbita
    [2008]
  69. The impact of diet on the growth and proximate composition of juvenile whelks, Dicathais orbita (Gastropoda: Mollusca)
    [2008]
  70. Comparison of surface microfouling and bacterial attachment on the egg capsules of two molluscan species representing Cephalopoda and Neogastropoda
    [2007]
  71. Corrigendum to "In vitro cytotoxicity evaluation of some substituted isatin derivatives" [Bioorg. Med. Chem. 15 (2007) 931-938] (DOI:10.1016/j.bmc.2006.10.035)
    [2007]
  72. In vitro cytotoxicity evaluation of some substituted isatin derivatives
    [2007]
  73. Stress and immune responses in abalone: Limitations in current knowledge and investigative methods based on other models
    [2007]
  74. Synergistic impacts of heat shock and spawning on the physiology and immune health of Crassostrea gigas: An explanation for summer mortality in Pacific oysters
    [2007]
  75. Butterfly communities in South Australian urban reserves: Estimating abundance and diversity using the Pollard walk
    [2006]
  76. A quantitative survey of mycosporine-like amino acids (MAAs) in intertidal egg masses from temperate rocky shores
    [2005]
  77. Free fatty acids and sterols in the benthic spawn of aquatic molluscs, and their associated antimicrobial properties
    [2005]
  78. Intertidal molluscan and echinoderm diversity at Althorpe Island and Innes National Park, South Australia
    [2005]
  79. Responses of common SE Australian herbivores to three suspected invasive Caulerpa spp.
    [2005]
  80. Synergistic effects associated with climate change and the development of rocky shore molluscs
    [2005]
  81. The role of surface fouling in the development of encapsulated gastropod embryos
    [2005]
  82. 2,4,5-tribromo-1H-imidazole in the egg masses of the three muricid molluscs
    [2004]
  83. Effects of ultraviolet radiation and visible light on the development of encapsulated molluscan embryos
    [2004]
  84. Gastropod egg mass deposition on a temperate, wave-exposed coastline in New South Wales, Australia: Implications for intertidal conservation
    [2004]
  85. Observations on the production of purple pigments in the egg capsules, hypobranchial and reproductive glands from seven species of Muricidae (Gastropoda: Mollusca)
    [2004]
  86. Identifying hotspots of molluscan species richness on rocky intertidal reefs
    [2002]
  87. Chemical defense in the egg masses of benthic invertebrates: An assessment of antibacterial activity in 39 mollusks and 4 polychaetes
    [2001]
  88. Indole derivatives from the egg masses of muricid molluscs
    [2001]
  89. Tyrian purple precursors in the egg masses of the Australian muricid, Dicathais orbita: A possible defensive role
    [2000]
  90. Characterisation of the slime gland secretion from the peripatus, Euperipatoides kanangrensis (Onychophora: Peripatopsidae)
    [1999]
  91. The need for more stringent requirements in Environmental Impact Assessment: Shell Cove Marina case study
    [1999]
  92. Habitat associated differences in temperate sponge assemblages: The importance of chemical defence
    [1997]

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