TV series SCOPE features Centre work

August 21, 2017

In the story, Centre Research Fellow Dr Kim Johnson from the University of Melbourne presents elements of her work on characterising cell wall-sensing pathways that monitor the status of the cell walls during growth.  They have identified a cell wall sensor that regulates the outer wall of the epidermis, or skin, of the plant.  By […]

Pint of Science with Centre CI

August 9, 2017

On the 17th of May, Professor Rachel Burton and Dr Heather Bray, participated in the National Event “Pint of Science“. They presented a discussion titled ,”Hint of mutant with a CRISPR finish: a look at DNA change in agriculture” which is available to view on YouTube  

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 […]

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