QAAFI's Centre for Plant Science (CPS) integrates strong disciplinary capabilities in major research focus areas to target improved crops, crop protection systems, and sustainable production systems in tropical and sub-tropical environments.
CPS provides innovative plant-focused research for ongoing agricultural and food innovation by pursuit of excellence in plant science at molecular, whole plant, and production system levels for the beenfit of plant industries.
The centre also acts as a vehicle for enhanced collaboration between UQ and the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries in plant science of strategic importance, and maintains strong linkages with rural and manufacturing industries. CPS also has a strong focus on postgraduate training and is committed to the next generation of plant scientists.
Our expertise includes:
- Plant breeding and genetics
- Plant health
- Crop physiology and modelling
- Farming systems science
Prof. Graeme Hammer
Director of Centre for Plant Science
QAAFI science publications
With over 300 researchers in the Centre of Plant Science, QAAFI is amongst the best in the world.