Advancing innovation – Minister Kate Jones visits QAAFI

14 March 2019

The Queensland Minister for Innovation, the Hon Kate Jones, joined Vice-Chancellor Peter Høj and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Bronwyn Harch, for an update on Advance Queensland-funded research on breeding techniques for avocados.

The research is headed by Professor Neena Mitter, who provided a tour of the new tissue culture laboratory and nanotechnology lab in the Queensland Biosciences Precinct. 

The Minister also met with QAAFI’s 2019 Qld Women in STEM nominees Dr Louisa Parkinson and Jayeni Hiti Bandaralage.

View all photos from the visit on QAAFI's Flickr, here.


Research contact: Professor Neena Mitter, UQ QAAFi Centre Director Horticulture Science, T. +61 7 3346 6513 or E. n.mitter@uq.edu.au 

Media contact: Carolyn Martin, QAAFI Communications T. +61 7 3365 3439, M. 0439 399 886 or E. carolyn.martin@uq.edu.au

Watch ABC Catalyst story Growing Avocados (8 mins 42 seconds). 

The Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) is a research institute of The University of Queensland (UQ), supported by the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. 

 

 

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