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Dr Jon Palmer PhD, MSc(Hons), BSc in Microbiology, Low Acid Canning

Senior Lecturer

Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 3569099 ext 81431
    Location: A2.39, Riddet building
    Campus: Manawatu

Qualifications

  • PhD - Massey University (2009)
  • Masters in Microbiology - Massey University (1995)
  • Bachelor of Science - Massey University (1993)
  • Approved Person Course for Thermal Processing of Low Acid Foods - CSIRO (2013)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Food Safety and Food Microbiology - Industrial and Medical Biofilms, Mycotoxins and Food Processing methods such as HPP 

Thematics

Future Food Systems

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Bacteriology (060501): Biological Sciences (060000): Microbial Genetics (060503): Microbiology (060500): Mycology (060505)

Keywords

Food Microbiology, mycotoxins, HPP, Thermal Processing

Research Outputs

Journal

Dixon, M., Flint, S., Palmer, J., Love, R., Biggs, P., & Beuger, A. (2017). Analysis of culturable and non-culturable bacteria and their potential to form biofilms in a primary treated dairy wastewater system. Environmental Technology (United Kingdom). , 1-8
[Journal article]Authored by: Biggs, P., Flint, S., Love, R., Palmer, J.
Nowak, J., Cruz, CD., Tempelaars, M., Abee, T., van Vliet, AHM., Fletcher, GC., . . . Flint, S. (2017). Persistent Listeria monocytogenes strains isolated from mussel production facilities form more biofilm but are not linked to specific genetic markers. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 256, 45-53
[Journal article]Authored by: Flint, S., Palmer, J.
Flint, S., Gonzaga, ZJ., Good, J., & Palmer, J. (2017). Bacillus thermoamylovorans – A new threat to the dairy industry – A review. International Dairy Journal. 65, 38-43
[Journal article]Authored by: Flint, S., Palmer, J.
Wang, H., Tay, M., Palmer, J., & Flint, S. (2017). Biofilm formation of Yersinia enterocolitica and its persistence following treatment with different sanitation agents. Food Control. 73, 433-437
[Journal article]Authored by: Flint, S., Palmer, J.
Khanipour, E., Flint, SH., McCarthy, OJ., Palmer, J., Golding, M., Ratkowsky, DA., . . . Tamplin, M. (2016). Modelling the combined effect of salt, sorbic acid and nisin on the probability of growth of Clostridium sporogenes in high moisture processed cheese analogue. International Dairy Journal. 57, 62-71
[Journal article]Authored by: Flint, S., Golding, M., Palmer, J.
Hashmi, MS., East, AR., Palmer, JS., & Heyes, JA. (2016). Hypobaric treatments of strawberries: A step towards commercial application. Scientia Horticulturae. 198, 407-413
[Journal article]Authored by: East, A., Heyes, J., Palmer, J.
Khanipour, E., Flint, SH., McCarthy, OJ., Golding, M., Palmer, J., Ratkowsky, DA., . . . Tamplin, M. (2016). Modelling the combined effects of salt, sorbic acid and nisin on the probability of growth of Clostridium sporogenes in a controlled environment (nutrient broth). Food Control. 62, 32-43
[Journal article]Authored by: Flint, S., Golding, M., Palmer, J.
Wang, H., Palmer, J., & Flint, S. (2016). A rapid method for the nonselective enumeration of Yersinia enterocolitica, a foodborne pathogen associated with pork. Meat Science. 113, 59-61
[Journal article]Authored by: Flint, S., Palmer, J.
Nowak, J., Cruz, CD., Palmer, J., Fletcher, GC., & Flint, S. (2015). Biofilm formation of the L. monocytogenes strain 15G01 is influenced by changes in environmental conditions. Journal of Microbiological Methods. 119, 189-195
[Journal article]Authored by: Flint, S., Palmer, J.
Somerton, B., Lindsay, D., Palmer, J., Brooks, J., & Flint, S. (2015). Changes in sodium, calcium, and magnesium ion concentrations that inhibit Geobacillus biofilms have no effect on Anoxybacillus flavithermus biofilms. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 81(15), 5115-5122
[Journal article]Authored by: Flint, S., Palmer, J.
Khanipour, E., Flint, SH., McCarthy, OJ., Golding, M., Palmer, J., & Tamplin, M. (2014). Evaluation of the effects of sodium chloride, potassium sorbate, nisin and lysozyme on the probability of growth of Clostridium sporogenes. International Journal of Food Science and Technology. 49(6), 1506-1512
[Journal article]Authored by: Flint, S., Golding, M., Palmer, J.
Poddar, D., Das, S., Jones, G., Palmer, J., Jameson, GB., Haverkamp, RG., . . . Singh, H. (2014). Stability of probiotic Lactobacillus paracasei during storage as affected by the drying method. International Dairy Journal. 39(1), 1-7
[Journal article]Authored by: Haverkamp, R., Jameson, G., Jones, G., Palmer, J., Singh, H.
Teh, KH., Lindsay, D., Palmer, J., Andrewes, P., Bremer, P., & Flint, S. (2014). Proteolysis in ultra-heat-treated skim milk after exposure to multispecies biofilms under conditions modelling a milk tanker. International Journal of Dairy Technology. 67(2), 176-181
[Journal article]Authored by: Flint, S., Palmer, J.
Teh, KH., Flint, S., Palmer, J., Lindsay, D., Andrewes, P., & Bremer, P. (2011). Thermo-resistant enzyme-producing bacteria isolated from the internal surfaces of raw milk tankers. International Dairy Journal. 21(10), 742-747
[Journal article]Authored by: Flint, S., Palmer, J.
Teh, KH., Flint, S., Palmer, J., Andrewes, P., Bremer, P., & Lindsay, D. (2014). Biofilm- An unrecognised source of spoilage enzymes in dairy products?. International Dairy Journal. 34(1), 32-40
[Journal article]Authored by: Flint, S., Palmer, J.
Mohamed, S., Li, M., Flint, S., Palmer, J., & Fletcher, GC. (2012). Effect of water activity and temperature on the germination and growth of Aspergillus tamarii isolated from "Maldive fish". International Journal of Food Microbiology. 160(2), 119-123
[Journal article]Authored by: Flint, S., Li, M., Palmer, J.
Nor-Khaizura, MAR., Flint, SH., McCarthy, OJ., Palmer, JS., Golding, M., & Jaworska, A. (2014). Designing processing and fermentation conditions for long-life set yoghurt for made-in-transit (MIT) product. Journal of Food Process Engineering. 37(1), 19-26
[Journal article]Authored by: Flint, S., Golding, M., Palmer, J.
Gamage, GR., Wargent, J., Palmer, JS., & Heyes, JA. (2013). Effectiveness of UV-C irradiation on growth of post-inoculated listeria monocytogenes on fresh-cut broccoli. Acta Horticulturae. 1012, 1031-1036
[Journal article]Authored by: Heyes, J., Palmer, J., Wargent, J.
Hashmi, MS., East, AR., Palmer, JS., & Heyes, JA. (2013). Hypobaric treatment stimulates defence-related enzymes in strawberry. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 85, 77-82
[Journal article]Authored by: East, A., Heyes, J., Palmer, J.
Mohamed, S., Flint, S., Palmer, J., Fletcher, GC., & Pitt, JI. (2013). An extension of the coconut cream agar method to screen Penicillium citrinum isolates for citrinin production. Letters in Applied Microbiology. 57(3), 214-219
[Journal article]Authored by: Flint, S., Palmer, J.
Somerton, B., Flint, S., Palmer, J., Brooks, J., & Lindsay, D. (2013). Preconditioning with cations increases the attachment of Anoxybacillus flavithermus and Geobacillus species to stainless steel. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 79(13), 4186-4190
[Journal article]Authored by: Flint, S., Palmer, J.
Teh, KH., Lindsay, D., Palmer, J., Andrewes, P., Bremer, P., & Flint, S. (2013). Lipolysis within single culture and co-culture biofilms of dairy origin. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 163(2-3), 129-135
[Journal article]Authored by: Flint, S., Palmer, J., Teh, K.
Hashmi, MS., East, AR., Palmer, JS., & Heyes, JA. (2013). Pre-storage hypobaric treatments delay fungal decay of strawberries. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 77, 75-79
[Journal article]Authored by: East, A., Heyes, J., Palmer, J.
Flint, S., & Palmer, J. (2012). F-files: Food microbiology and safety research at the IFNHH, Massey University. Food New Zealand. 12(2), 9-11 Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=677521710124420;res=IELHSS
[Journal article]Authored by: Flint, S., Palmer, J.
Teh, KH., Flint, S., Palmer, J., Andrewes, P., Bremer, P., & Lindsay, D. (2012). Proteolysis produced within biofilms of bacterial isolates from raw milk tankers. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 157(1), 28-34
[Journal article]Authored by: Flint, S., Palmer, J., Teh, K.
Somerton, B., Palmer, J., Brooks, J., Smolinski, E., Lindsay, D., & Flint, S. (2012). Influence of cations on growth of thermophilic Geobacillus spp. and Anoxybacillus flavithermus in planktonic culture.. Appl Environ Microbiol. 78(7), 2477-2481
[Journal article]Authored by: Flint, S., Palmer, J.
Nor-Khaizura, MAR., Flint, SH., Mccarthy, OJ., Palmer, JS., Golding, M., & Jaworska, A. (2012). Development of made-in-transit set culture yoghurt: Effect of increasing the concentration of reconstituted skim milk as the milk base. International Journal of Food Science and Technology. 47(3), 579-584
[Journal article]Authored by: Flint, S., Golding, M., Palmer, J.
Palmer, JS. (2011). Biofilms: Microbial life on surfaces. NZ Science Teacher. 128, 10-11
[Journal article]Authored by: Palmer, J.
Palmer, JS., Flint, SH., Schmid, J., & Brooks, JD. (2010). The role of surface charge and hydrophobicity in the attachment of Anoxybacillus flavithermus isolated from milk powder. Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology. 37(11), 1111-1119
[Journal article]Authored by: Flint, S., Palmer, J., Schmid, J.
Palmer, J., & Flint, S. (2009). Factors affecting bacterial attachment to surfaces. Food and Beverage Asia. , 47-52
[Journal article]Authored by: Flint, S., Palmer, J.
Palmer, J., Flint, S., & Brooks, J. (2007). Bacterial cell attachment, the beginning of a biofilm. Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology. 34(9), 577-588
[Journal article]Authored by: Flint, S., Palmer, J.
Parkar, SG., Flint, SH., Palmer, JS., & Brooks, JD. (2001). Factors influencing attachment of thermophilic bacilli to stainless steel. JOURNAL OF APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY. 90(6), 901-908
[Journal article]Authored by: Flint, S., Palmer, J.
Flint, S., Palmer, J., Bloemen, K., Brooks, J., & Crawford, R. (2001). The growth of Bacillus stearothermophilus on stainless steel. Journal of Applied Microbiology. 90(2), 151-157
[Journal article]Authored by: Flint, S., Palmer, J.

Book

Seale, B., Bremer, P., Flint, S., Brooks, J., & Palmer, J. (2015). Overview of the problems resulting from biofilm contamination in the dairy industry. In Biofilms in the Dairy Industry. (pp. 49 - 64).
[Chapter]Authored by: Flint, S., Palmer, J.Edited by: Flint, S.
Flint, S., Jamaludin, NM., Somerton, B., Palmer, J., & Brooks, J. (2015). The effect of milk composition on the development of biofilms. In Biofilms in the Dairy Industry. (pp. 36 - 48).
[Chapter]Authored by: Flint, S., Palmer, J.Edited by: Flint, S.
Palmer, J., Seale, B., & Flint, S. (2015). Significance of bacterial attachment: A focus on the food industry. In Biofilms in the Dairy Industry. (pp. 17 - 35).
[Chapter]Authored by: Flint, S., Palmer, J.Edited by: Flint, S.
Bremer, P., Flint, S., Brooks, J., & Palmer, J. (2015). Introduction to biofilms: Definition and basic concepts. In Biofilms in the Dairy Industry. (pp. 1 - 16).
[Chapter]Authored by: Flint, S., Palmer, J.Edited by: Flint, S.
Flint, S., Palmer, J., Bremer, P., Seale, R., Brooks, J., Lindsay, D., . . . Burgess, S. (2011). Biofilm formation. In JW. Fuquay, PF. Fox, & PLH. McSweeney (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Dairy Sciences. (pp. 445 - 450). : Elsevier
[Chapter]Authored by: Burgess, S., Flint, S., Palmer, J.
Bremer, P., Seale, B., Flint, S., & Palmer, J. (2009). Biofilms in dairy processing. In Biofilms in the Food and Beverage Industries. (pp. 396 - 431).
[Chapter]Authored by: Flint, S., Palmer, J.

Thesis

Palmer, JS. (2008). Surface characteristics of an adhesive thermophilic spore-forming bacillus, isolated from milk powder. (Doctoral Thesis, Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Palmer, J.

Conference

Gamage, GR., Heyes, JA., Palmer, JS., & Wargent, J.Antimicrobial effect of UV-C treated fresh-cut broccoli against Listeria monocytogenes. Acta Horticulturae. (pp. 187 - 192). 0567-7572.
[Conference]Authored by: Heyes, J., Palmer, J., Wargent, J.
Palmer, J., Flint, SH., Pitman, A., Visnovsky, S., Fletcher, G., Cruz, J., . . . Nowak, J.(2015, November). Identification of Biofilm-related genes of Listeria monocytogenes isolated form seafood-processing premises. . (pp. 60 - 60).
[Conference]Authored by: Flint, S., Palmer, J.
Hashmi, MS., East, AR., Palmer, JS., & Heyes, JA. (2013, July). Hypobaric treatment is a potential physical treatment to reduce fungal decay in strawberries.. Presented at Plant Science 2013. Palmerston North.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: East, A., Heyes, J., Palmer, J.
Hashmi, MS., East, AR., Palmer, JS., & Heyes, JA. (2014). Strawberries inoculated after hypobaric treatment exhibit reduced fungal decay suggesting induced resistance. Acta Horticulturae. Vol. 1053 (pp. 163 - 168).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: East, A., Heyes, J., Palmer, J.
Somerton, B., Palmer, J., Brooks, J., Smolinski, E., Lindsay, D., & Flint, S.Influence of cations on growth of thermophilic Geobacillus spp. and Anoxybacillus flavithermus in planktonic culture.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Flint, S., Palmer, J.
Teh, K., Flint, S., Palmer, J., Lindsay, D., Andrews, P., & Bremer, P. (2010). The occurrence of thermo-resistant enzyme producing bacteria isolated from raw milk tanker surfaces. Poster session presented at the meeting of New Zealand Microbiological Society Conference. Auckland, New Zealand
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Flint, S., Palmer, J.
Ab Rashid, NK., Flint, SH., McCarthy, OJ., Palmer, JS., & Golding, MD. (2010). Screening of yoghurt fermentation condition towards made in transit product. Poster session presented at the meeting of New Zealand Bio Conference 2010. Auckland, NZ
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Flint, S., Golding, M., Palmer, J.
Hashmi, MS., East, AR., Palmer, JS., & Heyes, JA. (2013). Hypobaric treatment reduces fungal rots in blueberries. Acta Horticulturae. Vol. 1012 (pp. 609 - 614).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: East, A., Heyes, J., Palmer, J.
Palmer, JS., Brooks, JD., & Flint, SH. (2007). Surface proteins of an adhesive thermophilic spore-forming bacillus from milk powder. In American Society of Microbiology Conference: Biofilms 2007(pp. 53 - 54). : American Society of Microbiology
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Flint, S., Palmer, J.
Palmer, JS., Brooks, JD., & Flint, SH. (2007). Surface proteins of an adhesive thermophilic spore-forming bacillus from milk powder. Poster session presented at the meeting of American Society of Microbiology Conference: Biofilms 2007. Quebec City, QC
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Flint, S., Palmer, J.
Palmer, JS., Flint, SH., & Brooks, JD. (2001, November). The proteome of Bacillus stearothermophilus growing planktonically and as a biofilm. Presented at Absolutely Positively Microbes: NZ Microbiology Society Conference. Wellington, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Palmer, J.

Other

Palmer, JS. (2009, July). ‘How bugs stick’ at IFNHH, Massey University. In IFNHH, Massey University.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Palmer, J.

Supervision and Teaching

Teaching

214.215, 141.311, 284.342, 280.372, 151.231, 214.131

Current Doctoral Supervision

CoSupervisor of:

  • Murali Kumar - PhD
    Study of the mechanisms of sporulation of thermophilic bacteria (eg Geobacillus stearothermophillus) in the dairy industry
  • David Flossdorf - PhD
    Analysis of on-farm sources of microbial contaminants of milk with an emphasis on highly heat resistant spores
  • Emmanuel Owusu Kyere - PhD
    Colonization of lettuce by Listeria monocytogenes and its biofilm formation
  • Dong Zhang - PhD
    Understanding the microbiological factors that affect the quality of liquid dairy products
  • Michael Dixon - PhD
    Biofilm Formation in Dairy Wastewater Treatment

Completed Doctoral Supervision

CoSupervisor of:

  • 2017 - Jessika Sandra Nowak - PhD
    Identification and understanding the roles of biofilm formation-related genes in Listeria monocytogenes isolated from seafood
  • 2017 - Haoran Wang - PhD
    Factors contributing to biofilm formation of Yersinia enterocolitica
  • 2016 - Devastotra Poddar - PhD
    Stability of the probiotic Lactobacillus paracasei CRL 431 under different environmental conditions
  • 2015 - Gayani Renuka Gamage - PhD
    Effectiveness of UV-C irradiation as a postharvest treatment to control growth of L. monocytogenes on fresh cut broccoli
  • 2015 - Elham Khani Pour - PhD
    Probability -of-growth modelling to optimize the use of hurdle technology to achieve microbiological stability of high moisture processed cheese
  • 2014 - Majid Suhail Hashmi - PhD
    Hypobaric treatment: An innovative approach to control postharvest diseases of strawberries
  • 2014 - Benjamin Thomas Somerton - PhD
    Effect of cations on biofilm formation by Geobacillus species and Anoxybacillus flavitlermus dairy isolates
  • 2013 - Nor Khaizura Binti Ab Rashid - PhD
    Development and predictive modeling of set yoghurt as a made-in-transit (MIT) product
  • 2013 - Shazla Mohamed - PhD
    Toxigenic Fungi and Mycotoxin Production in Maldive Fish (Smoked Dried Tuna Fish)
  • 2013 - Koon Hoong Teh - PhD
    Enzymes produced by bacteria within biofilms of dairy origin and their effect on dairy products

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