QAAFI will showcase its agricultural nanotechnology capability at the BIO2017 conference in San Diego, at the 2017 BIO International Convention in San Diego, USA.

The Nano Bio Innovation in Agriculture team are behind BioClay, a Queensland-owned and invented biodegradable pesticide that could revolutionise pest management in global cereal and plant crops.

If you are attending the 2017 BIO International Convention, ensure to visit the NanoBio Innovation in Agriculture booth #5002 to learn more about the new initiative.

Click to find NanoBio Innovation in Agriculture booth at BIO2017

About NanoBio Innovation in Agriculture initiative

Substantial challenges face the future of agricultural production. The global agricultural sector needs to grow more food on less land, with less water, using less energy, fertiliser, pesticide, herbicide, whilst facing new threats (climate change and bio security).

Radical new approaches and disruptive technology can mitigate these challenges.

This is why The University of Queensland’s world-class strengths in materials science and agricultural biology have come together to create the NanoBio Innovation in Agriculture centre.

The centre is a unique bridge between scientific discovery and agricultural application. We have the delivery systems, the expertise, and facilities to validate and bring to market new technologies that transform agricultural products and practices.

With commercial partners, outcomes-focused research, and accelerated translation, NanoBio Innovation in Agriculture is creating and leading advanced materials-based solutions that will seed a sustainable future for agriculturally dependent communities worldwide.

The centre brings together the collective expertise of seven diverse research groups from across The University of Queensland. Fundamental science and translational research in materials, chemistry, biology, and biotechnology are developing truly innovative agricultural solutions for today and tomorrow.

Current research centres collaborating in the NanoBio Innovation in Agriculture are UQ's Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation and Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology.


San Diego Convention Center, 111 Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
Booth #5002, BIO2017 Exhibition