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Dr Angela Juhasz

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Staff Member Details
Mobile: 0863 045 151
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO19.322  

Angela is an internationally recognized researcher working in cereal genomics and grain allergy. She received her PhD in Cereal chemistry from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in 2002. Before moving to Murdoch University, Australia in 2016, Angela held a Head of Department position at the Centre of Agricultural Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. She joined to the Proteomics group at the School of Science, ECU in 2019. During the last ten years her research focus is on the use of computational biology tools and ‘big data’ to understand genetic and environmental impacts on cereal grain development programs and grain allergy. She is actively involved in the gene annotation work of the bread wheat reference genome released in 2018.

Professional Memberships

  • 2018: Member of the Australian Grain Science Association
  • 2015 - 2016: Member of the Board of Directors of the Pannonian Plant Biotechnology Association, Hungary
  • 2014 - 2016: Member of the Agricultural Reviewer Board of the Hungarian National Scientific Found
  • 2014: Expert Working Group on Wheat Quality for Processing and Health, International Wheat Initiative
  • 2014: Leader of the Allergy sub-group of the Expert Working Group on Wheat Quality for Processing and Health, International Wheat Initiative
  • 2013 - 2016: Member of the Pannonian Plant Biotechnology Association, Hungary
  • 2005: Member of the Agricultural Biotechnology Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Awards and Recognition

National and International Awards

  • 2014: AACCI Texture Technologies Quality Research Award
  • 2013 - 2014: Janos Szentagothai Fellowship of the European Union and the Government of Hungary
  • 2005 - 2008: Janos Bolyai Research Scholarship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 2003: NSW Agricultural Genomics Centre Conference presentation award
  • 2001: Young Scientist Award of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Research Areas and Interests

  • Genomic characterization of immune-responsive proteins in cereal grains with a major focus on food allergies and coeliac disease;
  • Effect of environmental changes on allergen content and composition;
  • Genomic analysis and functional characterization of cereal prolamin-superfamily proteins;
  • Grain transcriptomics and proteomics;
  • Seed development programs and regulatory mechanisms of seed storage protein expression under various nutritional and stress conditions;
  • Bioinformatics;
  • Dough rheology, kernel hardness and cereal quality.


  • Doctor of Chemistry in the Natural Sciences, Hungary, 2002.
  • Cerftificated Biologist Engineer, Hungary, 1996.


Recent Research Grants

  • Decoding germination defects that threaten global wheat production,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Discovery Projects,  2021 - 2024,  $914,112.
  • Non-responsive Coeliac Disease – Understanding the Grass Roots Cause for Gluten Free Diet Failure,  Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO),  CSIRO - Fellowship,  2020 - 2023,  $381,361.
  • Application of proteomics methods to monitor the ability of GluteGuard to detoxify ATIs,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Engagement Grant,  2019 - 2020,  $142,367.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Juhasz, A., Haraszi, R., Bekes, F., (2020), Effects of Environmental Changes on the Allergen Content of Wheat Grain. Wheat Quality For Improving Processing And Human Health, 453-470, Cham, Switzerland, Springer, DOI:

Journal Articles

  • Bose, U., Broadbent, JA., Juhasz, A., Karnaneedi, S., Johnston, EB., Stockwell, S., Byrne, K., Limviphuvadh, V., Maurer-Stroh, S., Lopata, AL., Colgrave, M., (2021), Protein extraction protocols for optimal proteome measurement and arginine kinase quantitation from cricket Acheta domesticus for food safety assessment. Food Chemistry, 348(30 June 2021), 129110,, DOI:
  • Sultana, N., Islam, S., Juhasz, A., Yang, R., She, M., Alhabbar, Z., Zhang, J., Ma, W., (2020), Transcriptomic Study for Identification of Major Nitrogen Stress Responsive Genes in Australian Bread Wheat Cultivars. Frontiers in Genetics, 11(11), 583785.,, DOI:
  • Bose, U., Juhasz, A., Broadbent, JA., Komatsu, S., Colgrave, M., (2020), Multi-Omics Strategies for Decoding Smoke-Assisted Germination Pathways and Seed Vigour. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 21(20), 7512,, DOI:
  • Bose, U., Juhasz, A., Broadbent, JA., Byrne, K., Howitt, CA., Colgrave, M., (2020), Identification and Quantitation of Amylase Trypsin Inhibitors across Cultivars Representing the Diversity of Bread Wheat. Journal of Proteome Research, 19(5), 2136-2148, DOI:
  • Juhasz, A., Colgrave, M., Howitt, CA., (2020), Developing gluten-free cereals and the role of proteomics in product safety. Journal of Cereal Science, 93(May 2020), Article number 102932, DOI:
  • Islam, SM., Wang, P., Vincent, D., Khan, JM., Juhasz, A., Diepeveen, D., Lipscombe, RJ., Ma, W., Appels, R., (2020), Proteomic profiling of developing wheat heads under water-stress. Functional and Integrative Genomics, 20(5), 695-710, DOI: 10.1007/s10142-020-00746-9.
  • Zhang, Y., Xin, H., Juhasz, A., Islam, S., Yu, Z., Zhao, Y., Li, G., Ding, W., Ma, W., (2020), Characterising avenin-like proteins (ALPs) from albumin/globulin fraction of wheat grains by RP-HPLC, SDS-PAGE, and MS/MS peptides sequencing. BMC Plant Biology, 20(1), Article number 45, DOI: 10.1186/s12870-020-2259-z.
  • Alahmad, S., El Hassouni, K., Bassi, F., Dinglasan, E., Youssef, C., Quarry, G., Aksoy, A., Mazzucotelli, E., Juhasz, A., Able, J., Christopher, J., Voss-Fels, K., Hickey, L., (2019), A major root architecture QTL responding to water limitation in durum wheat. Frontiers in Plant Science, 10(22 March 2019), article no.436, DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2019.00436.
  • Makra, N., Gell, G., Juhasz, A., Soos, V., Kiss, T., Molnar, Z., Ordog, V., Voros, L., Balazs, E., (2019), Molecular taxonomic evaluation of Anabaena and Nostoc strains from the Mosonmagyaróvár Algal Culture Collection. South African Journal of Botany, 124(August 2019), 80-86, DOI: 10.1016/j.sajb.2019.03.008.
  • Yu, Z., Peng, Y., Islam, M., She, M., Lu, M., Lafiandra, D., Roy, N., Juhasz, A., Yan, G., Ma, W., (2019), Molecular characterization and phylogenetic analysis of active y-type high molecular weight glutenin subunit genes at Glu-A1 locus in wheat. Journal of Cereal Science, 86(March 2019), 9-14, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcs.2019.01.003.
  • Tanner, G., Juhasz, A., Florides, CG., Nye-Wood, M., Békés, F., Colgrave, M., Russell, AK., Hardy, MY., Tye-Din, JA., (2019), Preparation and characterization of avenin-enriched oat protein by chill precipitation for feeding trials in celiac disease. Frontiers in Nutrition, 6(15 October 2019), article no.162, DOI: 10.3389/fnut.2019.00162.
  • Yu, Z., Islam, S., She, M., Diepeveen, D., Zhang, Y., Tang, G., Zhang, J., Juhasz, A., Yang, R., Ma, W., (2018), Wheat grain protein accumulation and polymerization mechanisms driven by nitrogen fertilization. The Plant Journal, 96(6), 1160–1177, DOI: 10.1111/tpj.14096.
  • Balotf, S., Islam, S., Kavoosi, G., Kholdebarin, B., Juhasz, A., Ma, W., (2018), How exogenous nitric oxide regulates nitrogen assimilation in wheat seedlings under different nitrogen sources and levels. PLoS One, 13(1), Article No. e0190269, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0190269.
  • Gellert, A., Posa, T., Fabian, A., Szabo, L., Boka, K., Forro, B., Salanki, K., Drahos, L., Toth, E., Juhasz, A., Balazs, E., (2018), A single point mutation on the cucumber mosaic virus surface induces an unexpected and strong interaction with the F1 complex of the ATP synthase in Nicotiana clevelandii plants. Virus Research, 251(2 June 2018), 47-55, DOI: 10.1016/j.virusres.2018.05.005.
  • Juhasz, A., Belova, T., Florides, C., Maulis, C., Fischer, I., Gell, G., Birinyi, Z., Ong, J., Keeble-Gagnère, G., Maharajan, A., Ma, W., Gibson, P., Jia, J., Lang, D., Mayer, K., Spannagl, M., Tye-Din, J., Appels, R., Olsen, O., (2018), Genome mapping of seed-borne allergens and immunoresponsive proteins in wheat. Science Advances, 4(8), Article ID: eaar8602, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aar8602.
  • Eva, C., Szoke-Pazsi, K., Makai, S., Gell, G., Fabian, A., Poczkodi, E., Toth, G., Sagi, L., Tamas, L., Juhasz, A., (2018), In Vivo DNA Affinity Purification and Histone Deacetylase Inhibitor Treatment Proves the Role of Histone Acetylation in the Expression Regulation of High-Molecular-Weight Glutenin Genes. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter, 36(5-6), 750-763, DOI: 10.1007/s11105-018-1117-8.
  • Yu, Z., Juhasz, A., Islam, S., Diepeveen, D., Zhang, J., Wang, P., Ma, W., (2018), Impact of mid-season sulphur deficiency on wheat nitrogen metabolism and biosynthesis of grain protein. Scientific Reports, 8(1), article no. 2499, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-20935-8.
  • Alhabbar, Z., Yang, R., Juhasz, A., Xin, H., She, M., Anwar, M., Sultana, N., Diepeveen, D., Ma, W., Islam, S., (2018), NAM gene allelic composition and its relation to grain-filling duration and nitrogen utilisation efficiency of Australian wheat. PLoS One, 13(10), article no. e0205448, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0205448.
  • Yang, R., Juhasz, A., Zhang, Y., Chen, X., Zhang, Y., She, M., Zhang, J., Maddern, R., Edwards, I., Diepeveen, D., Islam, S., Ma, W., (2018), Molecular characterisation of the NAM-1 genes in bread wheat in Australia. Crop and Pasture Science, 69(12), 1173-1181, DOI: 10.1071/CP18273.
  • Appels, R., Eversole, K., Feuillet, C., Keller, B., Rogers, J., Stein, N., Pozniak, C., Choulet, F., Distelfeld, A., Poland, J., Ronen, G., Barad, O., Baruch, K., Keeble-Gagnère, G., Mascher, M., Ben-Zvi, G., Josselin, A., Himmelbach, A., Balfourier, F., Gutierrez-Gonzalez, J., Hayden, M., Koh, C., Muehlbauer, G., Pasam, R., Paux, E., Rigault, P., Tibbits, J., Tiwari, V., Spannagl, M., Lang, D., Gundlach, H., Haberer, G., Mayer, K., Ormanbekova, D., Prade, V., Wicker, T., Swarbreck, D., Rimbert, H., Felder, M., Guilhot, N., Kaithakottil, G., Keilwagen, J., Leroy, P., Lux, T., Twardziok, S., Venturini, L., Juhasz, A., (2018), Shifting the limits in wheat research and breeding using a fully annotated reference genome. Science, 361(6403), Article number: eaar7191, DOI: 10.1126/science.aar7191.
  • Alhabbar, Z., Islam, S., Yang, R., Diepeveen, D., Anwar, M., Balotf, S., Sultana, N., Maddern, R., She, M., Zhang, J., Ma, W., Juhasz, A., (2018), Associations of NAM-A1 alleles with the onset of senescence and nitrogen use efficiency under Western Australian conditions. Euphytica: international journal on plant breeding, 214(10), Article No. 180, DOI: 10.1007/s10681-018-2266-4.
  • Keeble-Gagnère, G., Rigault, P., Tibbits, J., Pasam, R., Hayden, M., Forrest, K., Frenkel, Z., Korol, A., Huang, E., Cavanagh, C., Taylor, J., Abrouk, M., Sharpe, A., Konkin, D., Sourdille, P., Darrier, B., Choulet, F., Bernard, A., Rochfort, S., Dimech, A., Watson-Haigh, N., Baumann, U., Eckermann, P., Fleury, D., Juhasz, A., Boisvert, S., Nolin, M., Dolezel, J., Simkova, H., Toegelova, H., Safar, J., Luo, M., Camara, F., Pfeifer, M., Isdale, D., Nystrom-Persson, J., Koo, D., Tinning, M., Cui, D., Ru, Z., Appels, R., (2018), Optical and physical mapping with local finishing enables megabase-scale resolution of agronomically important regions in the wheat genome. Genome Biology, 19(1), Article No. 112, DOI: 10.1186/s13059-018-1475-4.
  • Eva, C., Téglás, F., Zelenyánszki, H., Tamás, C., Juhasz, A., Mészáros, K., Tamás, L., (2018), Cold inducible promoter driven Cre-lox system proved to be highly efficient for marker gene excision in transgenic barley. Journal of Biotechnology, 265(10 January 2018), 15-24, DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiotec.2017.10.016.
  • Zhang, Y., Hu, X., Islam, S., She, M., Peng, Y., Yu, Z., Wylie, S., Juhasz, A., Dowla, M., Yang, R., Zhang, J., Wang, X., Dell, B., Chen, X., Nevo, E., Sun, D., Ma, W., (2018), New insights into the evolution of wheat avenin-like proteins in wild emmer wheat (Triticum dicoccoides). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA, 115(52), 13312-13317, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1812855115.
  • Gell, G., Kovács, K., Veres, G., Korponay-Szabó, I., Juhasz, A., (2017), Characterization of globulin storage proteins of a low prolamin cereal species in relation to celiac disease. Scientific Reports, 7(4 January 2017), Article No. 39876, DOI: 10.1038/srep39876.
  • Makai, S., Tamás, L., Juhasz, A., (2016), A Catalog of Regulatory Sequences for Trait Gene for the Genome Editing of Wheat. Frontiers in Plant Science, 7(OCTOBER2016), Article No. 1504, DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2016.01504.
  • Haraszi, R., Sissons, M., Juhasz, A., Kadkol, G., Tamas, L., Anderssen, R., (2016), Using Rheological Phenotype Phases to Predict Rheological Features of Wheat Hardness and Milling Potential of Durum Wheat. Cereal Chemistry, 93(4), 369-376, DOI: 10.1094/CCHEM-12-15-0255-R.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy: Transcriptional regulation of polymer forming seed storage proteins in wheat

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy: Transcriptional regulation of polymer forming seed storage proteins in wheat

Associate Supervisor

  • Master by Research: Characterization of non-prolamin allergens in wild Aegilops species
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Predicting allergenicity of wheat genotypes
  • Master by Research: Proteomics analysis of tobacco - cucumber mosaic virus host-pathogen interactions
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