Plants have feelings too

April 18, 2017

Dr Kim Johnson from the Centre’s UM node was recently featured in Pursuit – the University content platform – for her work on plant senses. In the article, she describes how plants can sense changes around them and adapt to new conditions. “If a plant is getting constantly hit with strong wind, it will actually […]

Centre Representative in FameLab Competition

April 12, 2017
Filed under: News — Emma Drew @ 11:51 am

Congratulations to Ghanendra Gartaula (CNAFS, UQ PhD) who represented the Centre and Queensland Alliance in Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI, UQ) in the FameLab QLD Semi-Final on March 22nd 2017. Explaining his research in less than 3 minutes, Ghanendra entertained the audience with macramé style strands to explain the science behind the solubility of non-starch […]

GRDC award for Centre affiliate

March 15, 2017
Filed under: Media,News — Tags: , , — Emma Drew @ 9:55 am

Centre affiliate, Dr Caitlin Byrt, has been awarded the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Science Innovation Award for 2017, to study the roots of the wild relatives of barley crops to see what makes them so tolerant to stress. She has already had success in this area with a similar project looking at a […]

Discovery of how healthy cereals can lower heart disease

December 7, 2016

Professor Mike Gidley and lead researcher Dr Purnima Gunness from our Queensland node, have identified a new mechanism for how healthy cereals such as oats reduce the amount of cholesterol in the blood stream, thereby lowering the risk of heart disease.  This could help reduce heart disease and boost nutrition security – the access to […]

Recognition for Former Director Prof Geoff Fincher

November 30, 2016
Filed under: Events,Media,News — Tags: , , — Stav Manafis @ 12:13 pm

  Former director to the Centre, Prof Geoff Fincher was presented the Kaj Linderstrøm-Lang award by the Carlsberg Foundation at the Carlsberg “Science to Business” forum in Copenhagen on Tuesday 29th November 2016. This award is given to prominent scientists for their achievements within biochemistry or physiology and it is an acknowledgement of Prof Fincher’s […]

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