University of Queensland scientists have discovered that an ancient relative of rice contains genes that could potentially save food crops from the devastating effects of global warming.

19 December 2011

A research scientist at The University of Queensland has warned that climate change could have a significantly greater impact on farming profits than on the yield of individual crops.

28 September 2011

Wine lovers already appreciate the differences that occur between brands, grape varieties variety and regions and now a world-first project is taking this concept and trying to unlock the signature flavours for some of Australia’s most iconic...

3 August 2011

The DNA of rare and endangered macadamia species will soon be fingerprinted in an effort to determine the original wild tree or trees that launched the global macadamia industry.

4 July 2011

Two of the world’s leading research universities, The University of Queensland (UQ) and Clemson University in the USA have signed a research agreement today that will result in invaluable collaboration in biofuels research and development.

27 June 2011
Professor Graeme Hammer, Director of the Centre for Plant Science at QAAFI.

The appointment of Professor Graeme Hammer as Director of the Centre for Plant Science (CPS) at The University of Queensland (UQ) will underpin a fresh approach to agri-science research that aims to develop more productive and sustainable crop...

21 June 2011

Our liver could be a major springboard for determining life-changing diabetes diagnosis and treatment thanks to a world-first discovery by an Australian-Chinese research team.

7 June 2011
DEEDI scientists working on the QAAFI medicinal honey research project, Margaret Currie and Andrew Cusack, testing the infection-fighting power of an Australian native myrtle honey.

Honey sourced from an Australian native myrtle tree has been found to have the most powerful anti-bacterial properties of any honey in the world and could be used to treat antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections that commonly occur in hospitals...

1 March 2011