Research Themes at QAAFI

Centre for Animal Science 

Centre for Animal Science themes

Improving productivity of systems through minimising losses due to pests and diseases.

THEME LEADER
Associate Professor Tim Mahony
Research to improve productivity, profitability and sustainability of tropical and sub-tropical livestock production systems.

THEME LEADER
Professor Ben Hayes
Research to address the priority areas in animal welfare in livestock industries.

THEME LEADER
Professor Alan Tilbrook

Centre for Crop Science 

Centre for Crop Science

Integrated pre-breeding research programs delivering advanced lines to industry based on advanced genetics, phenotyping, bioinformatics, trait physiology and modelling

THEME LEADER
Professor David Jordan
Integrating field experimentation, modelling tools, and socioeconomic data, to generate new science that supports decision-making for economic, environmental, and social outcomes

THEME LEADER
Associate Professor Daniel Rodriguez
Weed seed biology and weed ecology research targeting management of weed species

THEME LEADER
Associate Professor Bhagirath Chauhan
Integrating crop science from the molecular to whole plant levels by linking experimentation with mathematical models of crop growth and development

THEME LEADER
Associate Professor Andrew Borrell
Field and controlled environment research to support the development of agronomic practices and crop rotations that maintain healthy soils and sustainable farming systems.

THEME LEADER
Professor Mike Bell

Centre for Horticultural Science

Centre for Horticultural Science

Our focus is improving the productivity and quality of horticultural crops through application of genetics and genomics in selection and breeding, integrated with orchard agronomy.

THEME LEADER
Associate Professor Bruce Topp
We undertake research in detection and identification of diseases in tropical horticulture, and develop integrated disease management practices to reduce crop losses, improve productivity and ensure product quality.

THEME LEADER
Professor André Drenth
We deliver innovative cross–disciplinary platform technologies to impact the productivity, environmental sustainability and economic growth of the horticulture sector.

THEME LEADER
Professor Neena Mitter

Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences

Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences

How to identify the right combinations of raw materials and processing to deliver consumer-preferred foods

THEME CONTACT
Dr Glen Fox
Maximising the intrinsic nutritional properties of agricultural products in foods and ingredients

THEME CONTACT
Dr Tim O'Hare
Identifying and validating opportunities for elite products from foods and ingredients that can only have come from Australia

THEME CONTACT
Associate Professor Yasmina Sultanbawa

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