Dr. Robert Caldwell

Robert Caldwell

Robert Caldwell


University of Sydney

Bob Caldwell completed his PhD in Physical Chemistry in 1972 at the University of Sydney. He has taught analytical agricultural chemistry and food chemistry to year 2, 3 & 4 students since 1970. He has been Associate Dean (Undergraduate Studies) and then Associate Dean (Postgraduate Studies) in, what is now called, the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment at The University of Sydney. Although having published papers on nuclear quadrupole resonance spectroscopy, polarography, enzymology of phosphofructokinase, the binding of metals to soy bean storage proteins, phytoremediation, and the inhibitory impact of phytic acid on protease activity, my current research is primarily directed to the analytical chemistry of phytic acid in processed foods and the sulphur chemistry of storage proteins.

Some publications
• Blazek, V., Caldwell, R.A. (2008) Soybeans as a crop for Australian conditions positioning Australian soybeans in a world market and the future of soybean industry in Australia Food Australia, 60 471-475.
• Blazek, V. Caldwell, R.A. (2009) Comparison of SDS gel capillary electrophoresis with microfluidic lab-on-chip technology to quantify relative amounts of 7S and 11S proteins from 20 soybean cultivars. International Journal of Food Science and Technology 44 2127-2134.
• Selle, P.H., Ravindran, V., Caldwell, R.A. and Bryden, W.L. (2000). Phytate and phytase: consequences for protein utilisation. Nutrition Research Reviews 13, 255-278.
• Caldwell, R.A. (1992) Effect of calcium and phytic acid on the activation of trypsinogen and the stability of trypsin. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 40 43-46.