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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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.

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.

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.

Your microbes & you - unlocking the secret lives of your gut microbiota

8 November 2016 12:00pm1:00pm
Dr Barbara Williams from QAAFI`s Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences will present Your microbes & you - unlocking the secret lives of your gut microbiota. The combination of diet (particularly plant cell walls) and microbial activity in the gut, have been implicated in the prevention of several chronic diseases, usually associated with the Western world. These diseases include cardio-vascular disease, Type II diabetes, obesity, and colo-rectal cancer amongst others.
Dr Daniel Rodriguez

Systems agronomy for maize and sorghum in the Northern Region

1 November 2016 12:00pm1:00pm
PLANT SCIENCE
Associate Professor Daniel Rodriguez from QAAFI's Centre for Plant Science is presenting a seminar titled "Systems agronomy for maize and sorghum in the Northern Region".

Long-read SMRT Sequencing for New Insights into Genomes, Epigenomes and Transcriptomes

28 October 2016 10:00am11:00am
Long-read SMRT Sequencing for New Insights into Genomes, Epigenomes and Transcriptomes
David Williams and Dr Yasmina Sultanbawa in the lab

Discovery & impact: The Kakadu Plum

25 October 2016 12:00pm1:00pm
Research into this native fruit has provided the scientific grounding for an emerging industry that has brought together the funding, the science, the buyers and the Indigenous community. Dr Yasmina Sultanbawa from QAAFI's Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences and David Williams, from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries will give an insight into the science and impact of the Kakadu Plum.

Improvement of nitrogen use efficiency in European winter oilseed rape

18 October 2016 12:00pm1:00pm
PLANT SCIENCE
Dr Andreas Stahl is a visiting research fellow from Liebig University and will present, "Improvement of nitrogen use efficiency in European winter oilseed rape".

Clouds, (fowl) Cholera and Contigs

10 October 2016 12:00pm1:00pm
ANIMAL SCIENCE
Associate Professor Pat Blackall from QAAFI's Centre for Animal Science is presenting a seminar titled "Clouds, (fowl) Cholera and Contigs".