Researcher biography

Dr Deirdre Mikkelsen is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences, QAAFI, UQ. Her current topics of research include : i) investigating the fermentability of cell wall components as potential prebiotics; ii) developing molecular microbiology techniques to investigate gut microbe-dietary fibre interactions; and iii) investigating the breakdown of model plant cell wall components using molecular microbiology techniques and stable isotope tools.