Plants have feelings too

April 18, 2017

Dr Kim Johnson from the Centre’s UM node was recently featured in Pursuit – the University content platform – for her work on plant senses. In the article, she describes how plants can sense changes around them and adapt to new conditions. “If a plant is getting constantly hit with strong wind, it will actually […]

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 […]

Public Lecture about ‘Sugar & Splice’

September 21, 2016
Filed under: Events — Tags: , — Stav Manafis @ 12:35 pm

Research Tuesdays:  Professor Vincent Bulone REGISTER HERE Date:             Tue 11th Oct 2016 Time:             5.30-6.30pm Location:      The Braggs Lecture Theatre,  North Terrace, the University of Adelaide Join Professor Vincent Bulone when he talks about all things carbohydrates, or sugars at Research Tuesdays (A public lecture series designed to share research with the University […]

Jana bound for Food & Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations

June 21, 2016
Filed under: News — Tags: — Stav Manafis @ 2:41 pm

  Our very own Jana L. Phan PhD Candidate has been granted a prestigious internship position at the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations working on the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (IT-PGRFA).  She will represent Australia starting this coming July 2016. “The aims of the IT-PGRFA (recognise […]

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