Professor Henry is conducting the first gene-editing experiments to effectively produce biofuels and bioplastics

Gene-editing sugarcane for use in renewable energy and bio-plastics could help secure the industry’s future.

11 March 2019

Avocado aficionados will benefit from a Queensland research project that aims to strip bare the avocado to reveal detailed information about the popular fruit’s biology.

21 November 2018
Professor Robert Henry ... Australian wild rice "tastes good and we believe it may have more beneficial health qualities than other rice species”.

Wild rice growing in northern Australia’s crocodile-infested waters could help boost global food security, say University of Queensland researchers who have mapped its genetic family tree.

23 January 2018
Consumers will soon be eating gene-edited foods that have added nutrients.

Consumers will soon be eating gene-edited foods that have added nutrients, potatoes that do not turn brown, and mushrooms with a longer shelf life, scientists at The University of Queensland predict.

9 November 2017
Australian wheat traditionally attracts a high price in the market

The discovery of genes that determine the yield of flour from wheat could increase milling yield, boosting food security and producing a healthier flour.

31 October 2017
Professor Robert Henry ... discovery turns half a century of plant biology on its head

A new photosynthesis discovery at The University of Queensland may help breed faster-growing wheat crops that are better adapted to hotter, drier climates.

17 August 2016
UQ's new Laureate Fellows - Professor Alan Rowan, left, and Professor Paul Burn

The University of Queensland has received $24.5 million in the competitive Australian Research Council grants announced in Canberra today, securing a greater share of the pool than any other university.

6 May 2016

Uncertainty in the world will lead people – and even animals - to seek more immediate forms of gratification and fail to plan long-term.

28 January 2016
A UQ team has identified the elusive bread-quality gene.

Australian farmers can look forward to growing a boutique, high-yield wheat that is adapted to local conditions – and among the best in the world for making bread.

27 May 2015
The University of Queensland is ideally located to specialise in agriculture research that directly effects a growing percentage of the global population.

The University of Queensland’s expertise in agriculture places it, for the first time, among the world’s top ten agricultural science research organisations, according to the latest National Taiwan University (NTU) rankings.

22 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
Professor Robert Henry from the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation searches for wild rice in Queensland's Lakefield National Park.

Australia’s wild rice could be the key to global food security, according to The University of Queensland’s leading plant geneticist.

7 June 2014
The Global Food Forum is an opportunity for senior secondary students to engage with one of the major challenges of the modern era – feeding nine billion people by the year 2050.

Young Queenslanders will debate the future of the world’s food alongside leading agriculture scientists from The University of Queensland and CSIRO, at an upcoming global forum in Brisbane. The Global Food Forum will be held at St Laurence’s...

11 February 2014

The University of Queensland Law School has added another title to its impressive mooting record, winning the 2013 Sir Harry Gibbs Constitutional Law Moot at the High Court of Australia in Canberra.

17 October 2013

University of Queensland academics and alumni comprise more than a quarter of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering’s 2013 fellows, announced today.

17 October 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

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

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

New approaches to cancer treatment and improved nickel mining output were the winning ideas from the grand final of UniQuest’s annual Trailblazer competition held at The University of Queensland on September 4.

10 September 2012

The top two prizes in UniQuest’s annual Trailblazer innovative ideas competition at The University of Queensland have been won by a genetic discovery that could help feed up to a billion people and a safer way to monitor the breathing of premature...

27 August 2012