Mrs Connie Banos

Senior Technical Officer
Location - Lucas Heights
Phone - +61 2 9717 3441
Mrs Connie Banos


Role at ANSTO

Connie coordinates the operations of ANSTO’s gamma irradiation service and a traceable dosimeter supply & measurement and calibration service to ANSTO customers, along with maintaining the quality system associated with these services.



Before joining ANSTO in 1983, Connie worked as a TAFE Technical Officer and Demonstrator in Biological Sciences (Haematology, Biochemistry/Chemistry, Analytical Instrumentation, Microbiology, Photography & Radiology, & Biology). Prior to this Connie was a Pathology Technical Officer at Prince of Wales Hospital in Haematology, Biochemistry & Blood Banking.


Research interests and areas of expertise

Connie has been involved in a variety of research work – radiation resistance of micro-organisms, detection methods in food irradiation (including crustaceans, citrus, herbs & spices), irradiation effects of numerous produce & products, Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) for Queensland fruit fly, IAEA coordinated research on disinfestation of fruit and vegetable produce for phytosanitary purposes, radiation stability& degradation studies of plastics, and plant mutation studies.


Qualifications & Achievements

Biology Technician’s Certificate
Pathology Technician’s Certificate
Advanced Biology Technician’s Certificate (Associate Diploma)



Selected publications

Golding, J. B., Satyan, S., Spohr, L., Harris, A., Blades, B., Jessup, A., Archer, J., Banos, C., Davies, J. Effects of low dose gamma irradiation on highbush blueberry fruit quality and proximate and nutritional profiles. Acta horticulturae, 1079, 515-520 (2015). doi: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2015.1079.68

Golding, J. B., Blades, B., Satyan, S., Spohr, L., Harris, A., Jessup, A., Archer, J., Davies, J., Banos, C. Low dose gamma irradiation does not affect the quality or total ascorbic acid concentration of “Sweetheart” Passionfruit (Passiflora edulis). Foods, 4(3), 376-390 (2015). doi: 10.3390/foods4030376

He, L., Dumée, L. F., Liu, D., Velleman, L., She, F., Banos, C., Davies, J. B., Kong, L. Silver nanoparticles prepared by gamma irradiation across metal organic framework templates. RSC Advances, 5, 10707-10715 (2015). doi: 10.1039/C4RA10260F

Dominiak, B. C., Sundaralingam, S., Jiang, L,. Fanson, B. G., Collins, S. R., Banos, C., Davies, J. B., Taylor, P. W. Evaluating irradiation dose for sterility induction and quality control of mass-produced fruit fly Bactrocera tryoni (Diptera: Tephritidae) Journal of Economic Entomology, 107(3), 1172-1178 (2014). doi: 10.1603/EC13421

Dumée, L., Feng, C., He, L., Yi, Z., Velleman, L., She, F., Peng, Z., Gao, W., Banos, C., Davies, J. B., Huynh, C., Hawkins, S., Duke, M. C., Gray, S., Hodgson, P. D., Kong, L. Single step preparation of meso-porous and reduced graphene oxide by gamma-ray irradiation in gaseous phase. Carbon, 70, 313-318 (2014). doi: 10.1016/j.carbon.2013.12.094

Golding, J. B., Blades, B. L., Satyan, S., Jessup, A. J., Spohr, L. J., Harris, A. M., Banos, C., Davies, J. B. Low dose gamma irradiation does not affect the quality, proximate or nutritional profile of ‘Brigitta’ blueberry and ‘Maravilla’ raspberry fruit. Postharvest Biology and Technology, 96, 49-52 (2014). doi: 10.1016/j.postharvbio.2014.05.002

Kam, W. W. Y., Lake, V., Banos, C., Davies, J., Banati, R. Apparent polyploidization after gamma irradiation: pitfalls in the use of quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) for the estimation of mitochondrial and nuclear DNA gene copy numbers International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 14, 11544-11559 (2013). doi: 10.3390/ijms140611544

Kam, W.W.Y., McNamara, A. L., Lake, V., Banos, C., Davies, J. D., Kuncic, Z., Banati, R. B. Predicted ionisation in mitochondria and observed acute changes in the mitochondrial transcriptome after gamma irradiation: A Monte Carlo simulation and quantitative PCR study Mitochondrion, 13(6), 736–742 (2013). doi: 10.1016/j.mito.2013.02.005