Minister visits QAAFI

3 July 2018

The Honourable Mark Furner MP Queensland Minister for Agriculture Industry Development and Fisheries visited QAAFI on 2 July.

Today Minister Furner met with inspiring QAAFI researchers who featured in QAAFI's successful Women in Ag Research campaign. The campaign showcases women working across a range of different research careers available in the agriculture and food sector.

The visit was hosted by QAAFI Director Professor Robert Henry, and Minister Furner accompanied the Director of QAAFI’s newly launched Centre for Horticulture, Professor Neena Mitter, on a tour of the tissue culture facility and agricultural nanotechnology lab at the University of Queensland’s St Lucia campus.

The Minister also congratulated women who appeared in the special edition of QAAFI's Innovation in Agriculture newsletter to celebrate International Women’s Day. 

Professor Neena Mitter- Director of QAAFI's Centre for Horticultural Science, Professor Joe Shapter- Pro-Vice-Chancellor at UQ, The Honourable Mark Furner MP, Professor Robert Henry- Director of QAAFI and Mr Stephen Williams- Deputy Director of QAAFI. 
(left to right) Dr Alice Hayward, Professor Neena Mitter, Dr Louisa Parkinson, Ms Anahita Mizani, Associate Professor Mary Fletcher and Associate Professor Yasmina Sultanbawa were recognised by the Honourable Minister Mark Furner (centre) during the visit to QAAFI.  

Contact: Carolyn Martin, QAAFI Communications E. M. 0439 399 886.