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
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
Mitch Sullivan will further his research at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm with a world-leading diabetes research team

University of Queensland graduate student Mitch Sullivan’s discovery of a link between type 2 diabetes and how the liver stores blood sugar has captured the interest of leading diabetes researchers.

11 November 2014

A Queensland strawberry-breeding program has uncovered what could become the nutritional power-berry of the strawberry industry.

18 September 2012
Dr Neena Mitter

UQ’s Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

9 May 2012
Director of the Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences, Professor Mike Gidley, will lead QAAFI's involvement in the national High Fibre Grains Cluster project.

The University of Queensland’s newest institute, the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI), is part of a national effort to fast-track development of new ‘healthier’ varieties of three of the world’s most widely cultivated...

20 December 2010