The sciences of nutrition and food are interlinked but not often considered together. This seminar will explore the benefits of a joined-up approach that is also linked with both agricultural production and food industries. Future trends in both science and real-world application will be discussed in the context of supporting both health- and wealth-generating opportunities.

Professor Mike Gidley is Director of the Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences in QAAFI, with research themes including:

  • Smart Selections - how to identify the right combinations of raw materials and processing to deliver consumer-preferred foods, 
  • Naturally Nutritious - maximising the intrinsic nutritional properties of agricultural products in foods and ingredients, and 
  • Uniquely Australian - identifying and validating opportunities for elite products from foods and ingredients that can only have come from Australia. 

Prof Gidley also co-chaired the development of ‘Nourishing Australia – a decadal plan for the science of nutrition under the auspices of the Australian Academy of Science.

About Science Seminars

Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation hosts science seminars across the disciplines of animal, horticulture, crop, food and nutritional sciences.

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 Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation is a research institute at The University of Queensland supported by the Queensland Government via the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.


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