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The tragic story of Soviet genetics shows the folly of political meddling in science

A few years ago, one of us (Ian) was lucky enough to be invited to visit the N.I. Vavilov Institute of Plant Industry in St Petersburg, Russia. Every plant breeder or geneticist knows of Nikolai Vavilov and his ceaseless energy in collecting important food crop varieties from all over the globe, and his application of genetics to plant improvement.

Turner family sets up $18.5m wildlife centre with UQ

Queensland philanthropists and tourism entrepreneurs Graham and Jude Turner have joined forces with The University of Queensland to establish a multi-million-dollar conservation project at Hidden Vale, an hour west of Brisbane

Alumnus boosts research to save our little Aussie gliders

Research aimed at better understanding and ensuring the survival of Australia’s endangered mahogany gliders...

Find your life porpoise by volunteering - UQ graduate

Volunteering is a perfect way to test out potential future careers, according to University of Queensland graduate and dolphin trainer Lauren Gilloran.

UQ a great place to study environment and agriculture says latest global uni rankings

The University of Queensland has cemented its place as the top university in Australia for environmental sciences, and agriculture, in the QS World University Rankings by Subje...

UQ serves up new Food Science Innovation Precinct

Australia’s food-centric culture will benefit from a new $1 million facility at The University of Queensland.

Growing ideas for a better future

UQ is leading a vital agricultural partnership between research institutions and industry to increase efficiency in crop plant breeding, ultimately helping to overcome global food shortages.

Buzz-iness success awaits for Gatton graduate

Agribusiness graduand Jacob Stevens has been a busy bee over the past three years, completing his University of Queensland degree while running a significant beekeeping enterprise, hauling hives long distances via big rigs and breeding mohair goats.

Gatton Gold Medallist recognised for advancing rural and regional communities

A Rockhampton researcher who has devoted more than 50 years to improving the socio-economics of rural and regional communities in Australia and developing economies has been honoured with The University of Queensland 2016 Gatton Gold Medal.

Vietnamese beef to benefit from Aussie expertise

Twelve leaders of the Vietnamese beef industry will return home with increased expertise after a collaborative visit to UQ’s School of Agriculture and Food Science.

Beating mineral deficiency through agriculture research

A University of Queensland PhD candidate is investigating how a common vegetable could be used in the fight against one of the leading factors of disease in the developing world – zinc deficiency.

Bright agricultural innovators win prestigious prizes

Two of The University of Queensland’s brightest agricultural minds have been awarded the prestigious Bell and Bryan medals for their research on sugar cane and barley. The medals, presented by the Ag I...

'Probiotics'on salad greens could make them safer, healthier

Friendly bacteria may be introduced to bagged salad leaves to help ward off the possibility of salmonella and listeria outbreaks. University of Queensland researchers have entered a partnership with Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited to investigate the proposal.

Three rising stars join ARC College of Experts

SAFS researcher joins ARC College of Experts - Professor Susanne Schmidt is among three University of Queensland professors appointed to the Australian Research Council College of Experts for 2017.

Jeremy is creating change through Food Science

As Head of Technical and R&D Manager at Flavour Creations, Jeremy Betros helps create nutritional solutions for people with swallowing disorders (dysphagia) and who have difficulty maintaining a healthy weight.

When cabbages get stressed they adopt human solutions

Plants get stressed and send defensive signals in the same way humans do, researchers from The University of Queensland have found.

Living gene bank to help save wild koalas

A $1.8 million partnership between The University of Queensland, the Queensland University of Technology and Dreamworld will see the Gold Coast theme park’s zoological department used as living koala genome bank to save the threatened species.

Agricultural awards recognise commitment to regional Australia by UQ students and graduates

Students and graduates from the University of Queensland’s School of Agriculture and Food Sciences have dominated the

Barrier Reef rodent is first mammal declared extinct due to climate change

University of Queensland and Queensland Government researchers have confirmed that the Bramble Cay melomys – the only mammal species endemic to the Great Barrier Reef - is the first mammal to go extinct due to human-induced climate change.

Dr Andrew Johnson appointed as Director of Meteorology

Funding boost for sustainable Omega-3 oil - that should make you feel better

Research into sustainable agriculture production between UQ and a leading Australian industry partner has attracted $1 million in funding from the Federal Government’s ...

UQ welcomes Queensland’s first Chief Entrepreneur

The University of Queensland has welcomed the appointment of alumnus Mark Sowerby as Queensland’s first Chief Entrepreneur.

Blue Sky Alternative Investments Limited founder Mr Sowerby’s appointment was announced by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk yesterday.

Coconut researcher to compete in global competition

University of Queensland PhD student and Australia Awards Scholarship recipient Quang Nguyen knows his coconuts, and is working to help farmers increase coconut crop production during global climate change

Student Achievements recognised at Awards Ceremony

Student award recipients and their family, staff, donors and industry guests gathered for the 2016 School of Agriculture and Food Sciences Scholarship, Prizes and Awards ceremony held at St Lucia recently.

UQ leads the way with wildlife research

The University of Queensland is a leader in wildlife science with the best specialist animal research and veterinary facilities in the southern hemisphere, including a $3.5 million captive breeding facility which is part of a new conservation project in south-east Queensland.

The eyes have it: revealing the secrets of cow emotions

Cows that pass you on the right might be giving you the “evil eye”, according to an international study that could help cattle breeders reduce animal stress and anxiety levels.

UQ students "meat" high judging standards

Winning the overall championship prize, at the 27th Australian Intercollegiate Meat Judging Awards

Waterways flow with emotional bonds

A study of people’s values towards waterways has found that South-East Queensland residents have deep emotional bonds with Moreton Bay, rivers and creeks.

UQ plant breeding expertise recognised globally

UQ's expertise in plant breeding has been recognised by a $3.8M grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to evaluate and improve breeding programs in developing countries. School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, Dr Chris Lambrides, leads the project.

UQ research tries a wee solution to wombat conservation

Southern hairy-nosed wombat

The University of Queensland are working on a wee solution to their population problems

Chelsea Stroppiana, SAFS honours graduate, wins national award

Chelsea Stroppiana, a recent Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Honours) graduate, has won the Ag Institute Australia (AIA) National Student Award for 2016. This award is competed for annually by undergraduate students who complete an honours research project as part of an agricultural science degree.

Prawn spawn secrets unlocked in 3D images

Discovering the secrets of how one of the world’s most popular prawn species produces sperm and transfers it to create the next generation could help free aquaculture from reliance on brood stock from the wild.

Winner of 3MT

Crystal Concepcion is the winner of the Three Minute Thesis for the Science Faculty.

Fulbright Scholarship Information at UQ

Interested in Research or Study in the U.S.? UQ will be hosting an information session presented by the Australian-American Fulbright Commission about their upcoming 2017 scholarship round at St Lucia on 3 May 2016.

Next generation of plant scientists grow their way to the top

Glasshouse Christian College students were crowned Grand Champions for 2016 with their sunflower weighing 2.023kg as more than 200 high school students battled it out to take home the title of top sunflower grower during The University of Queensland’s annual Sunflower Competition, which finished with a weigh-in day at the University’s Gatton campus

Saltwater crocodile sperm may hold secret to male infertility

Saltwater crocodiles may help solve male infertility after a remarkable discovery that crocodile sperm, after leaving the testes, behave differently than previously thought.

Tiger poo pregnancy test nothing to sniff at

A non-invasive pregnancy test for tigers developed at The University of Queensland has played a key role in the latest tiger cub births at Dreamworld on Queensland’s Gold Coast. UQ reproductive biologist Dr Tamara Keeley analysed the faeces of Dreamworld’s nine-year-old tiger Nika to confirm her two pregnancies last year.

Award Recognises Researcher

One of our PhD candidates, Angela Lees, was presented with the Ralph Hood Award for 2015 from Animal Health Australia in recognition of her research on improving health and wellbeing for feedlot cattle. The award recognises leadership potential and a strong commitment to improve animal health in Australia.

Bachelor of Applied Science transition to new degrees

The School of Agriculture and Food Sciences is offering new undergraduate programs in 2016: Bachelors of Equine Science, Sustainable Agriculture, Veterinary Technology and Wildlife Science. Those students in the existing Bachelor of Applied Science program are able to transition to these degrees if they choose to do so.

Grains expert receives industry excellence award

A University of Queensland plant scientist has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to grain research in Australia. The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) presented its Recognising and Rewarding Excellence Award to Professor Mike Bell.

Regenerating forests create important carbon sinks in the Philippines

A University of Queensland (UQ)-led study is among the first in the world to systematically assess the amount of carbon stored in tropical forests recovering after controversial land-clearing practices in the Philippines.

Agricultural Science Students Abroad

Three weeks in Indonesia sounds like a great way to spend the winter holidays, with seeing new sights, trying new foods, and experiencing new culture. But the group of Agricultural Science students gained so much more when they embarked on their recent journey abroad.

Maria Vasas Foundation Equine Science Honours Scholarship

Mr Laurence Crawley from the Maria Vasas Foundation recently visited the Equine Unit at UQ Gatton. He is pictured with Poppy Sibthorpe and Tracey Fischer, both recipients of the Maria Vasas Foundation Equine Science Honours Scholarship. The SAFS Research herd is generously supported by the Foundation.

SAFS researcher lands Early Career Researcher Grant

A breastmilk study by a School of Agriculture and Food Sciences researcher has been awarded $36,714 funding in the latest round of the

Antarctic fungal diversity blooms as continent warms

Climate change will have a major impact on life in Antarctica this century, according to a landmark study published in Nature Climate Change today.

Moggill Markets Prize creates opportunities for young agricultural researchers

Moggill Markets has been generously supporting research opportunities for agricultural science research students at The University of Queensland through cash prizes

Students get up close and personal with Australian animals

Sixty-three Bachelor of Applied Science (Wildlife) students increased their knowledge of Australian fauna including kangaroos, echidnas, gliders and koalas at a School of Agriculture and Food Sciences residential school in late September.

Bright Agricultural Minds win Prestigious Awards

Two of the School's brightest agricultural minds have been awarded the prestigious Bell and Bryan medals for 2015. The medals commemorate two of Queensland’s most influential agricultural figures Dr W. W. Bryan and Arthur F. Bell.

Book prize to UQ scientist

Professor Bhandari, who has invented a range of novel food processing techniques, is the co-editor of Food Materials Science and Engineering, which shares the thinking and new directions of some of the world’s most distinguished food scientists with the next generation of researchers.

Breeding study could save endangered long-beaked echidna

An echidna-breeding partnership between The University of Queensland and the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary has proved so successful that researchers hope their model could help save endangered echidna species.

International Year of Soils

2015 is the International Year of Soils. Soil is a non-renewable resource. Its preservation is essential for food security and our sustainable future.

New facilities officially opened for semester 2 teaching

The official opening of the Plant Industries Building at UQ Gatton was held last week to celebrate Stage 2 of the refurbishment of the existing building which was built in 1967. Jim Madden, MP for Ipswich West and current President of the UQ Gatton Past Students Association officially opened the building alongside Professor Neal Menzies and Professor Alan Rix.

Rare baby a testament to roo poo study success

Mupee is the first Lumholtz tree kangaroo to be born into Dreamworld’s Australasian captive management program.

UQ School of Agriculture and Food Sciences reproductive biologist Dr Tamara Keeley worked with Dreamworld staff to investigate potential breeding problems in a female Lumholtz tree kangaroo.

Valedictorian sees sustainable agriculture as important to our food security

Valedictorian, Shona Wood, has made a career transition from being a chef to an agricultural scientist, with a common interest in food in both careers. Shona came to UQ as a mature age student, attracted by its reputation for great research in agriculture.

Drone used to drop beneficial bugs on corn crop

drone displayed
During his Summer Science Scholarship at UQ, Mr Godfrey investigated if drones could be used to spread the beneficial Californicus mite, a predatory mite which feeds on pest leaf eating mites onto crops infected with two spotted mites.

Drones and Automation in Agriculture

Kim Bryceson inspecting drones
Drones are among the latest technologies being developed for agriculture.

Awards Night for 2015

The inaugural Scholarship and Prizes Award Ceremony for the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences was held on 19 May in the Hamon Centre, Gatton Campus. Donors and recipients, together with School staff, attended the ceremony. Representatives of the donors who attended the night presented awards as did Professor Neal Menzies on behalf of other donors and the School. The evening was compèred by Associate Professor Jim Cavaye.

2015 Sunflower Competition Winners

Sunflower competition winners, Downlands College, regained the title by winning both the heaviest and tallest sunflower prizes with a 2.69 metre tall sunflower weighing in at 3.54 kilograms. Downlands College held the title in 2012 and 2013.

Ashley Adams dies

Ashley Adams
Former UQ Gatton Campus student, Ashley Adams, died on his property near Blackall on 18 March 2015.

Undergraduate and Honours Students Invited to S4S Conference

The conference streams will focus on food, ethics and environment with the underpinning notions of sustainability, design and innovation.

BCFN Young Earth Solutions Competition

Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition Foundation has launched its BCFN Young Earth Solutions (BCFN YES!) competition

Research into disease-resistant avocados is rewarded

Dr Alice Hayward receives the 2015 Minister’s Award at the Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture

The University of Queensland's Sunflower Competion

School students compete in the Sunflower Competition to see who can grow the largest and heaviest sunflowers

NAB Agribusiness Rising Beef Champion 2015

Applications close 31 May 2015 for the NAB Agribusiness Rising Beef Champion

2015 Scholarships

Keep an eye on the Scholarships page. Applications open on 2nd March 2015 and close on 23rd March 2015.

2014 World Food Day - UQ Bush Food Garden Tour and 'Tasting Tables' Morning Tea with Dale Chapman

To celebrate World Food Day, we invite you to join us at a special tour of the UQ Bush food garden followed by morning tea hosted by Indigenous chef, Dale Chapman.

UQ researchers have found ways to measure & classify the therapeutic properties of honey

Researchers tested a range of honey samples for antimicrobial activity and found different levels of antimicrobial properties

Scientists awarded Fulbright Scholarships

Fulbright winners
Dr Scott Chapman, Adjunct Professor, QAAFI, and Dr William Feeney and Kathryn Zealand, Faculty of Science, The University of Queensland, winners of 2015 Fulbright Scholarships

The Story of Wheat

The story of wheat describes a case study of food science.  Food science is not just one discipline but in order to transform a harvested crop into a high quality, tasty, desirable and safe food such as our daily bread, a multitude of sciences ...

The UQ-TUM Symposium

The University of Queensland is currently collaborating with the Technische Universität München (TUM) on a new Research Symposium that will focus on “Innovative Solutions to Key Global Challenges: Water, Environment and Sustainability”. It will be held in Munich from 11-12 June 2015. The Deputy Vice Chancellor (International) will provide up to 8 grants of $3,500 to support UQ participation in the symposium.

UQ Agribusiness students visit the future of the fresh produce industry

University of Queensland (UQ) Agribusiness student Courtney Bailey embraced the opportunity to immerse herself in the future of the fresh produce industry recently at a global conference in the USA.

Scientists hope for new era in weed control with development of Parkinsonia-targeting bioherbicide

Scientists at the University of Queensland in Gatton hope stopping the spread of woody weeds in Australia could be as simple as prescribing a pill. Researchers are preparing to produce a pilot batch of a bioherbicide.

Scientists put the squeeze on avocados so you don't have to

Professor Daryl Joyce and his research team from the University of Queensland in Gatton have been tracking avocados from the packing sheds all the way to kitchens to find the cause of bruising.

Wildlife hospitals save 16,000 animals in four years

Birds are the most commonly rescued wildlife in Queensland, with the laughing kookaburra among our hardiest species, according to new research from The University of Queensland’s Gatton Campus.

QATA Award for Excellence in Agricultural Science

The Queensland Agriculture Teachers’ Association is offering an annual award to an outstanding high school graduate who plans to continue their studies in Agricultural Science at the University of Queensland. The award has been sponsored by the University of Queensland and takes the form of a bursary valued at $5000.

New Probiotic Features on Landline

Landline featured a segment on animal probiotics on Sunday 27 July. Wayne Bryden, Xiuhua Li, and Peter Dart appear along with David McNeill from Vet Science and Matt Callaghan from Ridley AgriProducts as our industry partner. Matt Callaghan is a Masters degree graduate from the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, who was supervised by Dennis Poppi.

What should you do if you find a wild injured animal?

Dr Andrew Tribe, vice president of RSPCA Queensland and senior lecturer in wildlife behaviour and welfare at The School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, The University of Queensland, speaks about the difficulties in rehabilitating animals into the ...

Students competing in Meat Judging Competition

From the 6th to the 13th July a group of 17 students and two coaches from The School of Agriculture and Food Science travelled down to Charles Sturt University at Wagga Wagga to compete in the 25th Annual Intercollegiate Meat Judging Competition (ICMJ) held by the Australian Intercollegiate Meat Judging Association. Overall it was a great event with the students gaining a great deal of information and inspiration regarding the Australian livestock industries.

Research hub to boost dairy product innovation

Longer-lasting Australian dairy products with high nutritional value will soon be available in Australia and overseas, thanks to a major industrial research initiative. The University of Queensland (UQ), together with The University of Melbourne, the Australian Research Council and Dairy Innovation Australia Ltd, has formed a Dairy Innovation Hub.

SAFS 3MT heats a success

Congratulations you to all those who participated in the SAFS 2014 3MT across both Gatton and St Lucia campuses Thursday 10 and Friday 11 July 2014. We had eight participants at Gatton on Thursday and nine participants at St Lucia on Friday.

FEAST of Opportunities

84 High School students had an action packed five days taking part in the five day residential camp, FEAST (Future Experiences in Agriculture, Science and Technology). They enjoyed hearing from keynote speakers, taking part in activities and tours and also having a full night time schedule that included a UQ Sport challenge, taekwondo, trivia and a semi-formal dinner.

ACIAR Inception Meeting

New ACIAR project (CSE-2012-077) ‘Mechanization and value adding for diversification of lowland farming systems in Lao PDR and Cambodia’ was launched last week with a Lao inception meeting on the 3-5th July. The project led by Shu Fukai, has a strong UQ team including Jaquie Mitchell, Jonathan Newby, Bhesh Bhandari and Rob Cramb and have partnered with the lead agricultural research organizations in Laos and Cambodia (NAFRI and CARDI).

UQ Student Awarded for Scientific Research

The School of Agriculture and Food Sciences would like to congratulate Sharif Ahmed Mukul (PhD candidate) on being awarded the Commonwealth Forestry Association (CFA) Young Scientist Research Award.

Boosting productivity of smallholder farms in Nepal, India and Bangladesh

Working in partnership with local and international stakeholders, the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences is working to boost the productivity of smallholder farms in Nepal, India and Bangladesh.

Graduates doing well

Recently a group of enterprising Beef Industry leaders met in the Northern Territory. The Young Leadership Project was established by the NT Cattlemen's Associat...

‘Extinct’ bat rediscovered after 120 years in the wilderness

A Papua New Guinea bat species thought to be extinct has been rediscovered by a team of University of Queensland researchers.

Research Communication on Display

Everyone is welcome to come along hear the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences heats of the SAFS 3 Minute Thesis Competition (3MT®).

Equine students meet up on the other side of the world

Aijing Liu, a SAFS student who was recently awarded her MPhil in Equine Reproductive Endocrinology was excited to see a familiar face in Kentucky when she unexpectedly met up with Luke Gilbert, an undergraduate in Equine Science at an industry dinner.

3 Minute Thesis

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland.

Apply for a Science Awards grant

Grants of up to $22,000 are available across 11 Award categories including biosecurity; cotton; dairy; fisheries and aquaculture; grains; established, new and emerging rural industries; pork; red meat processing; viticulture and oenology; meat and livestock and wool.

Record smashed at UQ sunflower weigh-in

It’s a bloomin’ record-breaking year for the University of Queensland’s annual sunflower competition. First-time entrants Mueller College used a mix of manure and bananas to produce a sunflower that weighed in at a whopping 4.455kg – the heaviest sunflower in the competition’s 15-year history.

Sorghum sugar signals sweet success

Queensland Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts Minister Mr Ian Walker presented the award to the researchers at a ceremony this week. The project, Sweet sorghum for valuable sugars, aims to produce a high-value “healthy” sugar by using sweet sorghum as a biofactory.

Bursary to kick-start farming career

University of Queensland Gatton student Emily Warwick is making plans for her career in agriculture thanks to a $5,000 bursary from the Queensland Agriculture Teachers’ Association Award for Excellence in Agricultural Science.

UQ serves up award-winning research

Millions of starving people across the globe could benefit from the work of a UQ School of Agriculture and Food Sciences student.

Graduate awarded prestigious internship

Jazmine Skinner who graduated with First Class Honours in Equine Science in 2013 has been successful in gaining one of only three year-long internships to work in Lexington, Kentucky with Kentucky Equine Research.

JAM 2014 – Thermal Stress Research Group

July 20th will see the commencement of the 2014 Joint Annual Meeting (JAM) of the American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA®), the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS), and the Canadian Society of Animal Science (CSAS) in Kansas City. The School of Agriculture and Food Sciences' thermal stress research group led by Dr John Gaughan involving PhD candidates Andrea Wallage, Jarrod Lees and Angela Lees and post-doctoral fellow Dr Megan Sullivan has had 6 abstracts accepted for consecutive oral presentations in the production, management, and the environment: effects of temperature on performance.

Food Research at UQ

The Federal Government has selected The University of Queensland as one of four universities that will train future scientists to lead food industry transformation and innovation.

Bright future on the horizon for UQ Gatton student

Future Agronomist Michael Wellington has received the support of industry and government through a Horizon Scholarship valued at $5000 a year for the duration of his University of Queensland Agricultural Science degree. Mr Wellington was thrilled at winning the scholarship which will provide financial support, industry placement and networking opportunities with other agriculture students and professionals.

Study to probe farm impacts of CSG development

Researchers at UQ are seeking landholders with practical knowledge and experience of coal seam gas development on their land to help identify successful co-existence strategies.

Endeavour Mobility Grants for 2016

Applications for the 2016 Endeavour Mobility Grants close 10 July 2015. Sponsored by the Australian Government, who want more Australian students to study overseas as part of their Australian qualification, the grants are available to undergraduate and postgraduate students who may want a semester's study abroad or something more short term.

Global Leadership Series 2014

Neal Menzies, Dean of Agriculture and Head of UQ's School of Agriculture and Food Sciences joins an expert panel of scientists who will take questions from the audience and explore how our researchers could have greater impact in politicised or controversial decisions. Part of the Global Leadership Series 2014, this event is a lively program for alumni and community featuring the best of the best UQ-related speakers.

Threat to banana industry central to UQ student research

A University of Queensland (UQ) student project examining one of the greatest threats to worldwide banana production has received significant funding from a leading plant pathology society. Ms Elizabeth Czislowski, an Honours student with the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences (SAFS), received financial support from the Advancing Plant Pathology Fund - Australia (APPF) which was established by the Australasian Plant Pathology Society, together with significant funds from the Co-operative Research Centre (CRC) for Plant Biosecurity.

UQ International Online Fair

We know choosing the right international university for your study is an important decision. That is why we would like to invite you and your parents to join us online at The University of Queensland Online Fair on 14 May 2014.

Department of Agriculture Graduate Development Program now open

Applications for the 2015 Department of Agriculture Graduate Development Program are now open and will close on 14 May 2014.

UQ Advantage Grants May 2014

The UQ Advantage Grant scheme has been designed to promote student mobility and to encourage participation in a wide-range of co-curricular and related activities which enhance students' academic and career development.

UQ Gatton Careers Fair opens doors

University of Queensland students learnt about the plethora of work experience and graduate job opportunities at UQ Gatton Careers Fair.

Three jobs for every agriculture student

There are three jobs available in agriculture for each university agricultural graduate, according to The University of Queensland’s Gatton Campus Director Janelle Zahmel.

GattonConversations takes off

Don't miss the next meeting! This innovative community is specially designed to bring first years together with staff to have meaningful conversations, that lead to better outcomes for students. The aim is to assist students starting out at Gatton studying with The School of Agriculture and Food Sciences.

global experiences expo

Learn about the international opportunities available to you, including UQ Abroad student exchange, short-term programs, internships and volunteering. The Global Experiences Expo will be held on Tuesday 1 April 2014 from 10 am to 3 pm in the Holt Room at the Student Union Complex (Building 21C).

National parks pioneer to be recognised with Gatton Gold

 A man who has dedicated his career to conservation in Queensland has been honoured with The University of Queensland 2015 Gatton Gold Medal.   Paul Sattler accepted the award at the 2015 graduation ceremony for the S...

Sex in the Wild hits the US

Dr Stephen Johnston, Senior Lecturer at the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, has contributed to the making of Sex in the Wild. Recently released in the US, this documentary captures and explains animal reproduction in vivid detail.

Introducing graduate policy office, Emily Barbi

Emily Barbi grew up in Mackay and completed a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree majoring in Animal Production with the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences.  Read more in this

Job Demand Hits a High for Ag Course Graduates

Job demand hits a high for ag course graduates. Agriculture is the employment "promised land" for the up-coming crop of university graduates.

Careers Fair 2014

Join us at this year's Careers Fair. Discover graduate prospects and exciting postgraduate research opportunities within Agriculture and Food Sciences. It’s an exciting time to be a researcher in science; the ways in which we can collect, analyse and share information are transforming our understanding of the world from the sub-atomic to the global. Scientific discovery and the application of science is vital if we are to meet the global challenges of sustainable energy production, feeding a growing world population, maintaining health and well-being, and managing the impact of climate change on our environment.

UQ's Next Crop

The future looks bright for more than 450 students starting programs at The Unversity of Queensland's Gatton Campus, says Queensland Country Life, 6 March 2014. Campus director Janelle Zahmel says, "The increased interest in agriculture is very positive as there are promising career prospects in the agriculture industry with competitive salaries."

Crop probiotics: how more science and less hype can help Australian farmers

Lack of human intervention results in mammal’s climate change extinction

QAAFI Science Seminar

QAAFI in association with The Univerisity of Queensland will present a series of seminars over the coming months. This seminar, presented by Dr Vickers, will outline how advanced systems and synthetic biology tools are being used to examine processes such as beer brewing, and build molecular tools for biomass utilisation and production of industrially-useful biochemicals in the isoprenoid family.

Soil increasingly at risk from household products

The Horizon Scholarship 2015

School leavers looking to start an agriculture-related university degree are being encouraged to apply for the prestigious Horizon Scholarship.

Hottest Year Ever

University of Queensland expert in climate change and its impact on livestock production Dr John Gaughan said the drought will have a significant effect on the grazing industry.

Volunteers dig in to plant 2000 trees

February 2014

Australia Day Honours

January 2014

Bilby toothache answered by advanced technology

December 2013

A new gene to stop barley leaf rust

August 2013

Barley's Armed with Rust Defence

August 2013

Research may deliver bruise-free avocados

July 2013

FEAST or Famine

July 2013

Global food safety addressed in Vietnam seminar series

July 2013

UQ Gatton facilities to boost state’s agricultural skills

June 2013

Understanding disease to protect an Aussie icon

June 2013

Food industry prepares to transform

June 2013

Defending champions outgrow competitors once again

May 2013

Young sunflower growers show resilience

May 2013

ARC backs UQ to lead food industry innovation

May 2013

Sugar research set to save money and help environment

March 2013

A ‘quantum leap’ in fertiliser up-take

March 2013

How one sorghum gene could help to feed the world

February 2013

Double scholarship success for first-year student

February 2013

City green waste to benefit horticulture

February 2013

New probiotic for healthy livestock and environment

February 2013

Reducing methane belching cows by learning from kangaroos

January 2013

Minister gains postgraduate degree from SAFS

December 2012

UQ graduate nabs national horticulture award

December 2012

New technology to revolutionise fresh fruit industry

November 2012

Puggle baby boom boosts hopes for endangered echidnas

November 2012

UQ celebrates 20 years of agribusiness graduates

November 2012

Fibre caught trafficking antioxidants in the colon

October 2012

UQ fighting world hunger with science

October 2012

Critically endangered critters kept safe at Gatton campus

September 2012

UQ rises up world rankings for agricultural science

August 2012

Agricultural Education Report

August 2012

Endangered crocodiles "tickled" back to life

August 2012

Australia’s first bioherbicide approaching release

August 2012

$3 million for Qld agricultural research

July 2012

Study choices you could FEAST on

July 2012

NRM groups vital for community resilience

June 2012

Poor pasture increases risk of Hendra virus infections

June 2012

Scholarship program worth $10 million to target women in agriculture, engineering and building services

June 2012

Downlands sunflower breaks 13 year record

May 2012

Biofuel tree project discovers Indigenous partners

May 2012

UQ students taste Queensland’s food science future

April 2012

Cara has 6000 reasons to smile

April 2012

Agricultural science student secures job of a lifetime

March 2012

Science gives the edge to Ag careers

February 2012

Novel UQ plant variety launched for Australia Day

January 2012

UQ pig researcher scoops national award

January 2012

Budding plant scientists to take on UQ Sunflower Competition

December 2011

Agribusiness students mix business with pleasure

December 2011

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