Section: Overview
Overview
Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching
Career

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Cell and molecular biology
  • Plant genetics
  • Plant molecular biology and biochemistry

Available to supervise research students

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About Joshua Johnson

Dr Joshua Johnson is a Senior Lecturer in biochemistry and molecular genetics in the College of Engineering and Science at Victoria University.

After completing an undergraduate degree in applied biology, he completed a PhD in molecular biology and genetics at Victoria University and CSIRO (Plant Industry), characterising genes underpinning important quality characteristics in wheat.

He is currently a member of the Applied Ecology Research Group undertaking research into the molecular basis of invasiveness in weeds and the genetics of endangered plant species to inform conservation efforts.

Joshua is the Discipline Head of Science and Course Chair of the Bachelor of Science and teaches biochemistry, molecular genetics and genetic engineering at the undergraduate level.

Qualifications

  • Phd (Molecular Biology), Victoria University, Australia, 2005
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Biology (Honours), Victoria University, 1999

Key publications

Year Citation
2016 Harun, M. AYA., Johnson, J., & Robinson, R. W. (160601). Do phytotoxic allelochemicals remain in ashes after burning Chrysanthemoides monilifera subsp. monilifera (boneseed)?. Journal of Environmental Sciences (China), 44 (109-119).

doi: 10.1016/j.jes.2015.09.020

2015 Harun, M. AYA., Johnson, J., & Robinson, R. W. (151201). The contribution of volatilization and exudation to the allelopathic phytotoxicity of invasive Chrysanthemoides monilifera subsp. monilifera (boneseed). Biological Invasions, 17(12), (3609-3624).

doi: 10.1007/s10530-015-0983-3

2015 Al, Harun., Johnson, J., Uddin, M. N., & Robinson, R. W. (151014). Identification and phytotoxicity assessment of phenolic compounds in Chrysanthemoides monilifera subsp. Monilifera (boneseed). PLoS ONE, 10(10),

doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0139992

2015 Harun, M. AYA., Johnson, J., Uddin, M. N., & Robinson, R. W. (150101). The effects of temperature on decomposition and allelopathic phytotoxicity of boneseed litter. Journal of Environmental Sciences (China), 33 (1-11).

doi: 10.1016/j.jes.2014.12.017

2014 Harun, M. AYA., Robinson, R. W., Johnson, J., & Uddin, M. N. (140101). Allelopathic potential of Chrysanthemoides monilifera subsp. monilifera (boneseed): A novel weapon in the invasion processes. South African Journal of Botany, 93 (157-166).

doi: 10.1016/j.sajb.2014.04.008

2012 Guillaume, C., Ravetti, L., Ray, D. L., & Johnson, J. (120101). Technological factors affecting sterols in Australian olive oils. JAOCS, Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society, 89(1), (29-39).

doi: 10.1007/s11746-011-1883-z

2006 Johnson, J. C., Appels, R., & Bhave, M. (060301). The PDI genes of wheat and their syntenic relationship to the esp2 locus of rice. Functional and Integrative Genomics, 6(2), (104-121).

doi: 10.1007/s10142-005-0003-2

2004 Johnson, J. C., & Bhave, M. (040901). Molecular characterisation of the protein disulphide isomerase genes of wheat. Plant Science, 167(3), (397-410).

doi: 10.1016/j.plantsci.2004.03.020

2004 Johnson, J. C., & Bhave, M. (040901). Characterisation and physical mapping of cyclophilin a genes and identification of new classes of cyclophilins in wheat. Journal of Cereal Science, 40(2), (137-150).

doi: 10.1016/j.jcs.2004.05.002

2001 Johnson, J. C., Bhave, M., & Clarke, B. C. (010101). Isolation and characterisation of cDNAS encoding protein disulphide isomerases and cyclophilins in wheat. Journal of Cereal Science, 34(2), (159-171).

doi: 10.1006/jcrs.2001.0382

Research funding for the past 5 years

Funding details for this researcher are currently unavailable.

Acknowledgements

Many thanks to the following organisations for their support and essential contributions to my research:

  • Institute for Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities

Supervision of research students at VU

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Currently supervised research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
1 PhD Principal supervisor
2 PhD Associate supervisor
1 PhD Not Specified supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (1) Principal supervisor
PhD (2) Associate supervisor
PhD (1) Not Specified supervisor

Completed supervision of research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
2 PhD Principal supervisor
1 PhD Associate supervisor

Completed supervision of research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (2) Principal supervisor
PhD (1) Associate supervisor

Teaching activities & experience

Teaching responsibilities

RBF1320 Biology 2

RBF2390 Molecular Genetics (also unit convenor)

RBF2520 Biochemistry 1 (also unit convenor)

RMS3030 Genetic Engineering.

Course chair 

Bachelor of Science (NBSC).

 

Key academic roles

Dates Role Department / Organisation
Jan 2015 - Oct 2019
Discipline Head - Science
Victoria University
Jan 2015 - Oct 2019
Senior Lecturer in biochemistry and molecular genetics
Victoria University
Jan 2005 - Dec 2014
Lecturer in biochemistry and molecular biology
Victoria University
Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Jan 2015 -
Oct 2019
Discipline Head - Science
Victoria University
Jan 2015 -
Oct 2019
Senior Lecturer in biochemistry and molecular genetics
Victoria University
Jan 2005 -
Dec 2014
Lecturer in biochemistry and molecular biology
Victoria University

Professional memberships

  • Professional member, Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology