Inaugural Centre Director named in Queen’s Birthday Honours

June 19, 2017
Filed under: News — Emma Drew @ 3:49 pm

Inaugural Centre Director and Emeritus Professor Geoff Fincher, has been named Officer of the Order of Australia in the General Division (AO). Professor Fincher was recognised for distinguished service to science, and to education, in the area of plant genomics, as an academic, researcher and administrator, through scientific advisory roles, and to international professional societies. […]

UQ student success

May 22, 2017
Filed under: News — Tags: , , , — Emma Drew @ 11:21 am

Centre PhD student Ghanendra Gartaula, from the UQ node, is one of six finalists in the 2017 9th Annual Best Student Research Paper Competition of the American Association of Cereal Chemists International (AACCI). The finalists were chosen from several student applicants based on their initial presentation slides and abstract. The first, second and third places at […]

UQ researcher takes the cake

Filed under: Events,Media,News — Tags: , , , , , — Emma Drew @ 10:34 am

Baking meets science in the most delicious way, with a range of new ‘good heart’ muffins developed by Centre scientists at the UQ node to meet the food standard guidelines for cholesterol-lowering properties. According to food scientist and keen baker Dr Nima Gunness, the UQ blueberry muffins contain around three grams of beta glucans – […]

Biofuels of the future

May 16, 2017
Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , , — Emma Drew @ 12:52 pm

Australia could turn to plants such as agave, hemp, saltbush and plantago for potential biofuel production, according to UA node leader, Professor Rachel Burton. In a recent article titled “Biofuels: could agave, hemp and saltbush be the fuels of the future?“, published by The Guardian, Professor Burton discusses the possibility of using these hardy plants […]

Grant success for UM researchers

Filed under: Media,News — Tags: , , , — Emma Drew @ 12:37 pm

Professor Tony Bacic and Dr Monika Doblin, together with other University of Melbourne researchers have been awarded an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant to enhance the production of cannabis for medicinal purposes. Working with UTT Biopharmaceuticals, the researchers aim to develop pilot-scale production of therapeutically-active compounds from cannabis, known as cannabinoids, which have potential applications in […]

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