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.

21 September 2016
PhD student Tianyi Feng (Michael) is using advanced microscopy to create three-dimensional computer models of Australian giant black tiger prawn (Penaeus monodon) sperm.

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.

16 May 2016
Professor Ben Hayes.

Genomic selection could provide massive productivity gains to Australia’s beef industry, with a University of Queensland genomics expert focusing his research on improving the $5 billion a year sector.

11 May 2016

Australian cattle farming could become safer and cheaper thanks to the work of an animal genetics team at The University of Queensland.

18 April 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
The water system in Manila was dramatically improved

Until 1997, water supplies in downtown Manila were beset with infrastructure problems such as leaks, widespread unauthorised access and contamination.

11 September 2015
 Professor Bhesh Bhandari ... creative thinking is changing food materials science.

The next time you visit the supermarket, spare a thought for how food scientists are able to safely get omega-3 into milk, or probiotics into juice to bring health benefits to consumers.

13 August 2015
Above: Nineteenth century recreational fishers would regularly catch hundreds of fish off the coast of Queensland, often in just a few hours of fishing (Photo: T. Welsby, 1905)

Queensland scientists delving into newspaper archives have discovered that catch rates for Queensland’s pink snapper fishery have declined almost 90 per cent, since the nineteenth century.

17 November 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
The Queensland node of the centre will be led by Professor Graeme Hammer from UQ’s Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation.

Queensland scientists will play a key role in a new Australian research centre working to increase major food crop yields. University of Queensland researchers will form the Queensland node of the $22 million Australian Research Council Centre of...

24 October 2014
During the first three years, 13 young scientists will be trained in areas such as health and nutrition, consumer and sensory science, commercialisation and business leadership. Above: UQ PhD student Ms Titlayo Falade

An industry-backed centre dedicated to creating healthier food choices for Australian and Asian consumers opened at UQ this week. Funded by the Australian Research Council, the ‘Industrial Transformation Training Centre’ has been tasked with...

17 October 2014
UQ has been consistently ranked highly for its undergraduate programs in civil engineering – Advanced Engineering Building (AEB)

The University of Queensland continues to strengthen its international competitiveness, gaining 11 places to rank 56th globally in the National Taiwan University (NTU) Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities.

14 October 2014
Full-flavour caffeine-free coffee is on the way

It will soon be possible to grow premium-quality caffeine-free coffee, tea and cocoa, thanks to research involving University of Queensland expertise.

4 September 2014

Beef producers could soon benefit from a protein-rich and sustainable livestock feed supplement in the form of microalgae.

19 August 2014