Holding the dipstick technology (from left) Dr Michael Mason, Professor Jimmy Botella and Yiping Zhou

New dipstick technology that enables pathogen detection and the rapid diagnosis of human, animal and plant disease in even the most remote locations has been developed by University of Queensland scientists.

22 November 2017
Thale cress, from the Brassica family, which includes cabbages.

Plants get stressed and send defensive signals in the same way humans do, researchers from The University of Queensland have found.

11 October 2016
A single-drop DNA test invented by UQ scientists could revolutionise the detection of diseases in humans, livestock and crops.

A single-drop DNA test invented by University of Queensland scientists could revolutionise the detection of diseases in humans, livestock and crops.

20 March 2015

A researcher from The University of Queensland, has conducted the world’s first pineapple microarray to gain a better understanding of tropical fruit development at the molecular level.

2 September 2013

Students and staff passionate about exchanging extraordinary ideas have secured top speakers for The University of Queensland’s first ever TEDx event on March 23.

7 March 2013

With the world population predicted to hit 9 billion in 2050 and land and water resources in decline, the focus for World Food Day on Tuesday 16 October will be on how to do more with less.

12 October 2012

The University of Queensland has won two major awards at the Australian Awards for University Teaching announced at Parliament House in Canberra today (Tuesday, November 30).

30 November 2004

Home gardeners are set to benefit from Australian company, Origo Biotech Pty Ltd’s latest University of Queensland research into developing plants which produce more flowers over an extended season.

26 November 2004

The University of Queensland will have three finalists in this year’s Australian Awards for University Teaching, to be announced at Parliament House in Canberra on Tuesday, November 30.

15 November 2004

Brilliant green turf all-year round, needing less maintenance and mowing, could soon be available through technology developed at The University of Queensland.

19 January 2004

The University of Queensland announced the 2001 winners of its teaching excellence and research supervision awards at a ceremony at Customs House in Brisbane last night.

23 November 2001

Genetically modified crops are not a threat to the environment or human health, and have significant consumer benefits, a University of Queensland scientist told delegates today at a Brisbane conference.

5 July 2000

A University of Queensland botanist has criticised vandals who this week damaged part of a pineapple experiment aimed at boosting Australia's economy.

10 March 2000

A Queensland project involving the world's first transgenic pineapples will be good for the Australian economy and good news for consumers, according to a University of Queensland researcher.

2 March 2000

Mangoes and papayas could have a longer shelf life without refrigeration following a $1 million project involving Australian, Filipino and Malaysian researchers.

3 August 1998

Mangoes and papayas could have a longer shelf life without refrigeration following a $1 million project involving Australian, Filipino and Malaysian researchers.

5 December 1997

A University of Queensland researcher has cloned and patented the gene which controls fruit ripening and flowering in pineapples.

5 December 1997