University of Queensland scientists helping to drought-proof barley – an ancient and important ingredient in beer.

University of Queensland scientists helping to drought-proof barley – an ancient and important ingredient in beer.

6 February 2014

The University of Queensland’s scientific excellence will be on show at the AusBiotech Conference in Brisbane in October.

15 October 2013
Dr Lee Hickey, from UQ’s Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, has helped identify a fast way of developing a new strain of wheat that is resistant to stripe rust and pre-harvest sprouting.

University of Queensland scientists have discovered a fast way to develop a new strain of wheat that is resistant to stripe rust and pre-harvest sprouting.

11 September 2013
Dr David Jordan and Dr Emma Mace are part of a Queensland scientific team which has mapped the entire genome sequences of 44 sorghum lines

A consortium of Australian and Chinese researchers has discovered that sorghum, Africa's most widespread crop, contains vastly more genetic variation than previously realised.

28 August 2013
The University of Queensland’s Dr Lee Hickey and research team have discovered a gene that provides resistance to leaf rust in some barley variety adult plants.

An international study led by a Queensland scientist has found a way to better safeguard the world’s beer supplies.

5 August 2013

UQ scientists are teaming up with their Queensland Government colleagues and local growers to fast-track development of premium export coffee.

10 July 2013
Dr Craig Hardner with a macadamia tree in Hawaii

A scientist from UQ's Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) has set out to re-trace the steps of a 19th century naval captain who kick-started the international macadamia industry.

30 May 2013
Samoan farmers from Vaiee village, Upolu island, alongside the widely-grown and exported red taro variety.

Australian research into the ‘best’ varieties of taro could open new markets and create greater food security in the Pacific region says a University of Queensland scientist.

23 May 2013

QUEENSLAND Premier Campbell Newman has today announced a $4 million international collaboration to improve sorghum productivity under drought conditions.

12 March 2013

The effect that global warming will have on plants is now better understood thanks to advanced modelling provided by The University of Queensland’s (UQ) Professor Graeme Hammer, one of Australia’s leading crop scientists.

4 March 2013
Screening for bacteria just got speedier

Chicken meat and other foods will be able to be screened for bacteria even faster and more effectively than ever, thanks to breakthrough nanobiotechnology research.

14 January 2013
Maca Kinilovo, production manager for Joe's Farm in the Nausori Highlands, Fiji.

Australian horticultural researchers are helping Fijians to produce a regular source of high quality vegetables to boost supplies in the community as well as in tourist and international markets.

5 December 2012

The University of Queensland is well advanced in the nation’s quest to be a major stakeholder in the new Asian Century, a leading UQ scientist said today.

2 November 2012
From left, John Story (Chancellor of UQ), Dr Gregory Harper (Director, External Engagement, CSIRO Animal, Food and Health Sciences), Professor Peter Høj (Vice-Chancellor of UQ), Campbell Newman (Premier of Queensland), John McVeigh (Queensland Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry) and David Inall (Chief Executive Officer Cattle Council of Australia).

Scientists from The University of Queensland, the Queensland Government and the CSIRO have joined together to form the Northern Beef Research Alliance (NBRA).

16 October 2012

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

18 September 2012

TWO UQ scientists will lead a new project protecting Australia’s $120 million macadamia industry from a range of damaging plant diseases.

7 September 2012
Research Professor Robert (Bob) Gilbert.

The People’s Republic of China has honoured one of Australia’s most experienced polymer chemists with a new research posting.

7 August 2012

UQ scientists are pressing ahead with development of two advanced vaccines that stand to save the Queensland cattle industry more than $340 million a year.

18 July 2012

Chronic pain relief, the employment aspirations of recently-arrived refugees, urban water use and improved animal production are among new research projects announced today in which The University of Queensland and industry partners will collaborate.

30 June 2012

The University of Queensland congratulates 11 researchers named as 2011-2012 Queensland International Fellows.

27 June 2012