Grant success for UM researchers

May 16, 2017
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 […]

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 […]

Discovery of how healthy cereals can lower heart disease

December 7, 2016

Professor Mike Gidley and lead researcher Dr Purnima Gunness from our Queensland node, have identified a new mechanism for how healthy cereals such as oats reduce the amount of cholesterol in the blood stream, thereby lowering the risk of heart disease.  This could help reduce heart disease and boost nutrition security – the access to […]

Recognition for Former Director Prof Geoff Fincher

November 30, 2016
Filed under: Events,Media,News — Tags: , , — Stav Manafis @ 12:13 pm

  Former director to the Centre, Prof Geoff Fincher was presented the Kaj Linderstrøm-Lang award by the Carlsberg Foundation at the Carlsberg “Science to Business” forum in Copenhagen on Tuesday 29th November 2016. This award is given to prominent scientists for their achievements within biochemistry or physiology and it is an acknowledgement of Prof Fincher’s […]

UQ node success at the AGSA Conference

September 21, 2016
Filed under: Events,Media — Tags: , — Stav Manafis @ 11:21 am

  A big congratulations to both Ms. Guangli Feng and Dr. Sushil Dhital from the UQ node who recently won awards at the 66th Australasian Grain Science Conference in Tamworth. Ms. Feng received the Best Student Oral Presentation Award. Dr. Dhital was awarded the inaugural A B Blakeney Early Career Development Scholarship.

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