Silver nanoparticles could impact food grown in contaminated soil.

Changing Australian soil conditions are exposing crops to silver nanoparticles, which are widely used in household products, a study led by The University of Queensland has found.

8 July 2016
Ethiopian technicians at the Melkassa Research Station making breeding crosses between sorghum lines. Photo: Professor David Jordan.

The University of Queensland’s expertise in plant breeding has been recognised by a $3.8M grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to evaluate and improve breeding programs in developing countries.

30 June 2016
Australia's northern beef cattle industry

A multi-million dollar research and development program launched today will provide a massive boost to Australia’s vital northern beef cattle industry.

23 June 2016
European honeybee (left) and Australian native stingless bee

Native bees are falling victim to bad press, with the media glorifying European honey bees at the expense of hard-working Australian pollinators.

22 June 2016
Ancient crops provide clue to Madagascar’s past

Remnants of ancient crops have provided researchers with clues that could help map the movement of humans across the globe more than 1300 years ago.

31 May 2016
Gabrielle Taylor from St Aidan's Anglican Girls College.

A giant two kilogram sunflower grown by Glasshouse Christian College has topped the 2016 University of Queensland Sunflower Competition.

18 May 2016
PhD student Tianyi Feng (Michael) is using advanced microscopy to create three-dimensional computer models of Australian giant black tiger prawn (Penaeus monodon) sperm.

Discovering the secrets of how one of the world’s most popular prawn species produces sperm and transfers it to create the next generation could help free aquaculture from reliance on brood stock from the wild.

16 May 2016
Professor Ben Hayes.

Genomic selection could provide massive productivity gains to Australia’s beef industry, with a University of Queensland genomics expert focusing his research on improving the $5 billion a year sector.

11 May 2016

Australian cattle farming could become safer and cheaper thanks to the work of an animal genetics team at The University of Queensland.

18 April 2016
Professor Peter Halley and QUT’s Emeritus Professor Graeme George with the award.

New degradable plastic film that is less than the width of a human hair is helping to regenerate native trees and establish high-value crops.

9 March 2016

Two University of Queensland law students have been putting their skills to the test in the Malaysian state of Sabah, in Borneo, through pro bono legal work.

2 March 2016

Bigger will definitely be better for more than 3000 students who plant sunflowers on Tuesday (23 February) in the 2016 University of Queensland Sunflower competition.

18 February 2016
The majority of Queensland is in drought

Forests are the lungs of the planet, so surely planting more of them could only be a good thing.

15 February 2016
Dr Tamara Keeley with Adira and Akasha

A non-invasive pregnancy test for tigers developed at The University of Queensland has played a key role in the latest tiger cub births at Dreamworld on Queensland’s Gold Coast.

10 February 2016

The University of Queensland and Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries researchers have developed a clean and safe insecticide to combat nuisance flies in cattle feedlots, using spores of a naturally occurring fungi.

21 January 2016