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

The Queensland Government has injected $1.5 million into a $9 million UQ co-ordinated research program that will deliver state-wide returns for northern beef producers.

25 June 2012
UQ Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry.

Medical imaging technologies, diabetes II treatments, animal health vaccines and biomedical implants are among University of Queensland research activities to receive vital Queensland Government support, announced this week.

19 June 2012

A leading UQ plant scientist has been awarded one of Australia’s most prestigious agriculture awards, the Farrer Memorial Medal.

7 June 2012
Dr RCN Rachaputi (left) and Dr Chari Kandala (USDA scientist) with the prototype system for measuring nut-in-shell moistures.

UQ and American scientists have developed a quick, new, low-cost way of monitoring the moisture content of peanuts in the shell.

5 June 2012

Scientists have discovered that two common mango varieties contain natural compounds that may help to fight flab . . . in the part that most people throw away.

1 June 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

UQ's Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) has bolstered its growing reputation for high-impact science by co-developing innovative new crop technology in consort with one of the world's biggest seed companies.

7 February 2012
Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry discussed UQ's suite of biofuels research with the US Navy's Director for Operational Energy, Chris Tindal, and the AIBN director, Professor Peter Gray (right).

THE United States Navy’s Director for Operational Energy today visited The University of Queensland for discussions on UQ’s world-leading biofuels research.

6 February 2012
Avocado researchers, Dr Liz Dann (right) and UQ PhD student Merran Neil

Researchers at UQ’s Queensland Alliance for Food and Agriculture (QAAFI) have acted swiftly to ensure Australia’s next $180 million avocado crop won’t be crippled by a fungus.

1 February 2012

QAAFI and Queensland Government scientists have discovered promising new anti-microbial properties in a combination of natural-plant ingredients, including two common native Australian plums.

11 January 2012