• 125 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
20122020

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Biography

PhD USYD Australia 2009 - 2014, under the supervision of Prof Matthew H. Todd. Research associate 2013 - 2016 at Mol Sci Macquarie University, working with Dr Ian Jamie. ARC ITTC Research fellow 2017 - current, working with Distinguished Prof Phillip W. Taylor.

Research interests

Dr Soo Jean Park is a synthetic/analytical chemist with research interests in chemical ecology aspects of control strategies for economically significant invertebrates. 

Pest insects cause serious threats to horticultural industries by direct damages on fruit and vegetable crops and restricting market access worldwide. The increasing demand for pest insects control methods that are environmentally friendly has led to a need to develop alternatives, for example, sterilised insect technique (SIT) and male annihilation technique (MAT) for Queensland fruit fly. MAT requires efficient male attractants to be effective in integrated pest managements. There is also a need for different approaches, such as a repellent or softer insecticide.

To address these challenges, Dr Park focuses on utilizing materials to allow new formulation(s) to be developed for MAT. In particular, Dr Park is interested in developing formulation matrices, such as different types of gelling agents, as well as developing repellent(s) and softer insecticide(s) for new control strategies. Dr Park uses a range of chemical techniques, such as synthetic, analytical and instrumental chemistry to enable her research interests. Dr Park’s activities include the synthesis of gelling agents, the development/validation of analytical methods and utilizing a range of instrumental techniques (GCMS, GCFID, IR and NMR spectroscopy).

Education/Academic qualification

Synthetic Chemistry, PhD, University of Sydney

9 Feb 20099 Apr 2014

Organic Chemistry, B. Sci (Honours), Macquarie University

10 Feb 200830 Nov 2008

Chemistry, B. Med.Sci, Macquarie University

2 Mar 200330 Nov 2005

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Projects

New and improved fruit fly lures for border security and management

Jamie, I., Park, S. J., Siderhurst, M., Royer, J., Dominiak, B., Taylor, P., Jamie, J. & MQRES (International), M. (.

30/06/1415/06/18

Project: Research

Research Outputs

  • 125 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
  • 11 Article
  • 1 Chapter
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  • Rectal gland chemistry, volatile emissions, and antennal responses of male and female banana fruit fly, Bactrocera musae

    Noushini, S., Perez, J., Park, S. J., Holgate, D., Jamie, I., Jamie, J. & Taylor, P., Jan 2020, In : Insects. 11, 1, p. 1-12 12 p., 32.

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    γ-Octalactone, an effective oviposition stimulant of Bactrocera tryoni

    Kemparj, V., Jean Park, S. & Taylor, P. W., Dec 2019, In : Journal of Applied Entomology. 143, 10, p. 1205-1209 5 p.

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)