Centre staff attend GRC on Plant Cell Walls

August 21, 2015
Filed under: News — Tags: , , , — Emma Drew @ 9:33 am

The Gordon Research Conference on Plant Cell Walls – From Genomes to Function, was recently held in Waltham, Massachusetts USA and was attended by Professor Tony Bacic and Dr Monika Doblin from the UM node, Associate Professor Rachel Burton from the UA node and Emeritus Professor Geoff Fincher. Associate Professor Burton presented her talk, “Is your […]

Centre staff awarded funding to attend Gordon Research Conference

Filed under: News — Tags: , , — Emma Drew @ 9:19 am

Dr Deirdre Mikkelsen, from the UQ node of the Centre, was selected to attend the 2015 Gordon Research Conference on Applied and Environmental Microbiology: Microbes that Influence, Sustain and Protect Our Planet, recently held in South Hadley, Massachusetts USA. Dr Mikkelsen presented a poster titled, “In vitro fermentation of native and isotopically labelled cellulose by porcine faecal […]

Biofuel from grape waste

August 20, 2015

Centre PhD Student, Kendall Corbin’s research on grape marc being used as a biofuel has recently been published in the journal, Bioresource Technology. The paper, “Grape marc as a source of carbohydrates for bioethanol: Chemical composition, pre-treatment and saccharification“, discusses how the leftover grape waste (skins, stalks and seeds) from wine-making could be fermented to produce […]

Fishy sunscreen – Media coverage

August 17, 2015
Filed under: Media — Tags: , , , , , , — Emma Drew @ 1:01 pm

Professor Vincent Bulone’s research on a new, all natural sunscreen, produced from fish slime and algae has received a lot of media attention, including numerous radio interviews and write ups from various news sources. Some of these articles are listed below: Australian Research Council The Wall Street Journal YouTube – The Richard Fowler Show World […]

New Centre Video

August 4, 2015

The Centre has just released a new Centre Overview video that can been seen through our website  or YouTube. Produced with Adelaide firm B-Smarter Pty Ltd, the video is the latest step in a progressive update of our web presence.

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