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 wild relative of wheat. Her research has the potential to result in higher grain yields, for the benefit of Australian farmers and for world food supplies.

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