New paper in The Plant Journal

June 28, 2017
Filed under: New Publications — Emma Drew @ 3:03 pm

Adelaide researchers affiliated with our Centre have recently published a novel method to isolate individual tissues from mature and germinating barley grains. Germination is a highly complex process that involves many interactions between various tissues within the grain and this new technique allows, for the first time, germination to proceed in an intact grain before […]

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 […]

« Newer PostsOlder Posts »