QAAFI Science Seminar Series

Queensland Alliance for Agriculture & Food Innovation (QAAFI) has been hosting a high-profile weekly seminar series across the disciplines of agriculture, food and nutrition science since 2014. With a range of speakers from Australia and abroad, the series explores how high-impact science will significantly improve the competitiveness and sustainability of the tropical and sub-tropical food, fibre and agribusiness sectors.

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The Bos indicus genome, a history of tropically adapted cattle in Australia

11 April 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
QAAFI's Centre for Animal Science Director, Prof Stephen Moore, will present a QAAFI Science Seminar titled, "The Bos indicus genome, a history of tropically adapted cattle in Australia".

Challenging conventional wisdom on how wheat and oats soluble dietary fibres modulate lipid levels

4 April 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
Dr Nima Gunness will present a QAAFI Science Seminar Series titled "Challenging conventional wisdom on how wheat and oats soluble dietary fibres modulate lipid levels" on Tuesday 4 April.

Primary plant cell walls as cellulose hydrogels

28 March 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
Director for QAAFI's Centre of Nutrition and Food Sciences, Professor Mike Gidley will present "Primary plant cell walls as cellulose hydrogels" at a QAAFI Science Seminar on 28 March 2017.

Development of herbicide-tolerant cassava via a high-throughput chemical mutagenesis platform

21 March 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
Dr Emily McCallum from ETH Zurich in Switzerland will present "Development of herbicide-tolerant cassava via a high-throughput chemical mutagenesis platform", in QAAFI's Seminar Series on 21 Tuesday March 2017.

Beyond the black box – using biological insight and crop models to enhance plant improvement

14 March 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
QAAFI's Director of the Centre for Plant Science, Professor Graeme Hammer, will present "Beyond the black box – using biological insight and crop models to enhance plant improvement" on 14 March in QAAFI's Science Seminar Series.

Nutritional modulation of puberty in Bos indicus heifers

7 March 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
Dr Luis Silva will present a QAAFI Science Seminar on "Nutritional modulation of puberty in Bos indicus heifers". Dr Silva has recently joined QAAFI to work in the field of ruminant nutrition.

QAAFI: Where to next?

28 February 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
As QAAFI enters its seventh year of operation, what are the key challenges facing the organisation to meet the research priorities of our stakeholders? Where will the growth be in crops, horticulture and food sciences? How can QAAFI’s global research collaborations deliver benefits to Queensland, and tropical and subtropical production systems in northern Australia? What are the challenges and opportunities to meet the key challenges of reduced R&D funding, climate stressors, technology and consumer drivers over the coming years? Join Professor Robert Henry, Director of QAAFI, for the first of QAAFI’s 2017 research seminar series.

Is Area-wide Pest Management Useful? The Case of Citrus Greening

2 February 2017 9:00am10:00am
Assistant Professor Ariel Singerman is visiting from the University of Florida and will present "Is Area-wide Pest Management Useful? The Case of Citrus Greening", in the QAAFI Science Seminar Series. 

Genomics – applications from bacteria to livestock

6 December 2016 12:00pm1:00pm
International researchers Associate Professor Henrik Christensen and Associate Professor Paul Stothard will present a QAAFI Science Seminar entitled, "Genomics – applications from bacteria to livestock".

Five decades of leucaena R&D: Is it time to move on?

29 November 2016 12:00pm1:00pm
Associate Professor Max Shelton from the Faculty of Science, School of Agriculture and Food Sciences,
The University of Queensland will present "Five decades of leucaena R&D: Is it time to move on?" in a special SAFS and QAAFI seminar.

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