Louisa Parkinson.

She chose plant science because she wanted to “feed the world”, and now University of Queensland student Louisa Parkinson is the face of the University’s new advertising campaign.

5 August 2015

Grain growers across Australia face a high risk of reduced wheat harvests this winter due to a strengthening El Niño event, a University of Queensland plant science expert warns.

7 July 2015
Wheat growing in Cecile Richard's clear-plastic pots

A University of Queensland scientist has developed a method to help grain growers become more resilient to expected changes in climate.

9 April 2015

A root-rot fungus that costs the avocado industry more than $10 million a year is facing a dubious future thanks to a genome sequencing project at The University of Queensland.

5 March 2015

Food scientists at The University of Queensland have discovered a new, low-cost way of accurately predicting the antimicrobial properties of honey.

25 February 2015
Farmers in Sussundenga planting maize at the start of the rainy season

A Brisbane researcher is harnessing colour-coding techniques to overcome communications barriers while working to improve summer crop productivity in Australia and Africa.

16 January 2015
The perfect foam on a head of beer is worth a lot to the beer consumer. IstockPhoto

A team of UQ scientists has been tasked with prescribing the unique molecular signature of Queensland’s famous XXXX beer. The scientists are, for the first time, revealing the full profile of all the molecular components that give beer its flavour...

17 December 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
Mitch Sullivan will further his research at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm with a world-leading diabetes research team

University of Queensland graduate student Mitch Sullivan’s discovery of a link between type 2 diabetes and how the liver stores blood sugar has captured the interest of leading diabetes researchers.

11 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
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
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
UQ Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj, left, with ICAR Additional Secretary Arvind Kaushal.

The University of Queensland (UQ) has strengthened its relationship with the Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding in India on Friday 5 September.

5 September 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
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