Dr Mary Fletcher is a natural product organic chemist, and leads the Natural Toxin group within the Centre for Animal Science, Queensland Alliance for Agricultural and Food Innovation (QAAFI). She has previously worked as a research chemist at both The University Queensland and Queensland Primary Industries (Biosecurity Queensland), and recently moved to Queensland Alliance for Agricultural and Food Innovation and is based at Health and Food Sciences Precinct (Coopers Plains). Her current work focuses on the identification and analysis of natural toxins in a range of plants, fungi and agricultural products. Such toxins have the potential to form residues in agricultural products and pose a risk to consumers. Toxins of particular interest include mycotoxins, pyrrolizidine alkaloids and indospicine.
Dr Fletcher is also an Affiliate Senior Research Fellow in the School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences (http://www.scmb.uq.edu.au/index.html)