Consumers will soon be eating gene-edited foods that have added nutrients.

Consumers will soon be eating gene-edited foods that have added nutrients, potatoes that do not turn brown, and mushrooms with a longer shelf life, scientists at The University of Queensland predict.

9 November 2017
Australian wheat traditionally attracts a high price in the market

The discovery of genes that determine the yield of flour from wheat could increase milling yield, boosting food security and producing a healthier flour.

31 October 2017
One research project aims to develop crop yield prediction systems using satellite data and biophysical crop modelling. iStockphoto

University of Queensland research projects to develop better batteries for renewable energy and a way of predicting crop yields from space have been funded under a joint Queensland-China scheme.

17 October 2017
Professor André Drenth

The University of Queensland’s Professor André Drenth will be one of the first scientists to participate in a new Indonesian Government program that aims to strengthen Indonesia’s global research collaborations and boost food security.

4 October 2017
Science Minister Leeanne Enoch and Dr Lee Hickey

Grain research technology that will help combat food shortages stemming from climate change and a burgeoning world population have helped a young researcher claim the title of Advance Queensland Young Tall Poppy Scientist of the Year.

14 August 2017
Grey Brahman bulls

The genes of 50 top bulls have been sequenced in an effort to understand how genes from temperate cattle have influenced important production traits in the modern Brahman breed.

15 February 2017
Professor Neena Mitter ...  discovery will provide an environmentally sustainable alternative to chemicals and pesticides

A University of Queensland team has made a discovery that could help conquer the greatest threat to global food security – pests and diseases in plants.

10 January 2017
Tim O’Hare invented SuperGold sweet corn, a variety that protects against macular eye degeneration

​Fruit, vegetables and nuts with particular health-giving benefits will be the focus of a $10 million research project at The University of Queensland.

23 November 2016
Professor Robert Henry ... discovery turns half a century of plant biology on its head

A new photosynthesis discovery at The University of Queensland may help breed faster-growing wheat crops that are better adapted to hotter, drier climates.

17 August 2016

The University of Queensland and Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries researchers have developed a clean and safe insecticide to combat nuisance flies in cattle feedlots, using spores of a naturally occurring fungi.

21 January 2016

A nutritionally-enhanced sweet corn developed at The University of Queensland to help prevent blindness in the elderly has won a national innovation award.

1 December 2015
PhD student Hannah Robinson

In a world first, researchers from The University of Queensland have identified a key gene in barley that enables the plant to access water stored deep in the soil during droughts.

28 October 2015
Louisa Parkinson.

She chose plant science because she wanted to “feed the world”, and now University of Queensland student Louisa Parkinson is the face of the University’s new advertising campaign.

5 August 2015

Grain growers across Australia face a high risk of reduced wheat harvests this winter due to a strengthening El Niño event, a University of Queensland plant science expert warns.

7 July 2015
Wheat growing in Cecile Richard's clear-plastic pots

A University of Queensland scientist has developed a method to help grain growers become more resilient to expected changes in climate.

9 April 2015

A root-rot fungus that costs the avocado industry more than $10 million a year is facing a dubious future thanks to a genome sequencing project at The University of Queensland.

5 March 2015

Food scientists at The University of Queensland have discovered a new, low-cost way of accurately predicting the antimicrobial properties of honey.

25 February 2015
Farmers in Sussundenga planting maize at the start of the rainy season

A Brisbane researcher is harnessing colour-coding techniques to overcome communications barriers while working to improve summer crop productivity in Australia and Africa.

16 January 2015
The perfect foam on a head of beer is worth a lot to the beer consumer. IstockPhoto

A team of UQ scientists has been tasked with prescribing the unique molecular signature of Queensland’s famous XXXX beer. The scientists are, for the first time, revealing the full profile of all the molecular components that give beer its flavour...

17 December 2014
A team of UQ-led plant scientists has discovered that the Pinot Noir grape variety owes a significant part of its genetic heritage to ancient plant viruses. Photo: iStock

Next time you pour a glass of wine, raise a toast to the 30-million-year-old viruses that have contributed to the genetic make-up of modern grapes.

12 November 2014