GRDC Northern Research Update

2 March 2021 8:00am
In 2021, to better manage risks associated with COVID-19, the 2-day GRDC Grains Research Update at Goondiwindi has been split into two one-day events at Dalby (2 March) and Narrabri (4 March). If you are involved in the production side of the grains industry, these are events that you cannot afford to miss. Come along and hear the latest grains research information, share ideas and update your knowledge. Numbers could be quite constrained as a result of COVID-19, so book early to avoid disappointment. For those who can’t attend, we will be livestreaming both the Narrabri and Dalby Updates free of charge.
Associate Professor Andrew Geering

Preserving the Aussie lifestyle through research on turf

2 March 2021 12:00pm
Associate Professor Andrew Geering will present a science seminar titled 'Preserving the Aussie lifestyle through research on turf'.

International Women's Day 2021

8 March 2021 8:00am
International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women's achievements or rally for women's equality.

UQU International Women's Day

8 March 2021 4:00pm
To celebrate Women who have inspired change on campus and in the wider community, featuring a guest speaker from the One Woman Project.
Professor Anna Koltunow

Harnessing asexual seed formation to save hybrid seed, and fix complex traits in sorghum

9 March 2021 12:00pm
Professor Anna Koltunow will present a science seminar titled 'Harnessing asexual seed formation to save hybrid seed, and fix complex traits in sorghum'.
Juliette Wright OAM

Queensland Rural, Regional and Remote Women's Network celebrations

12 March 2021 6:00pm7:00pm
The Queensland Rural, Regional and Remote Women’s Network (QRRRWN) will host seven in-person and webinar events across Queensland between Monday 8 March to Friday 12 March 2021 as part of International Women’s Day celebrations.

Beef Australia 2021

2 May 2021 7:15am8 May 2021 6:15pm
Beef Australia 2021 will be a celebration of all facets of the industry and has a focus on facilitating new trade and export opportunities, exposing the local supply chain to international industry leaders. This unique event is so many things to different people – we are staying agile with our planning to ensure the producers, scientists, chefs, students, exhibitors, business people and families can all enjoy Beef Australia 2021.

TropAg 2022 Conference

31 October 2022 9:00am2 November 2022 5:00pm
TropAg 2022 is a three-day conference, scheduled to the held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from 31 October 2022 to 2 November 2022.
Dr Natasha Hungerford

Stingless bee honey - a novel source of the beneficial disaccharide trehalulose

23 February 2021 12:00pm
Dr Natasha Hungerford will present a science seminar titled 'Stingless bee honey - a novel source of the beneficial disaccharide trehalulose'.
The sixth Animal Science poster Olympics 2021

The sixth Animal Science poster Olympics 2021

19 February 2021 12:00pm5:00pm
The sixth Animal Science Olympics is on and we are welcoming poster submissions from all researchers in animal science. If you are not submitting a poster, come and support your peers.

International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2021

11 February 2021 8:00am
A significant gender gap has persisted throughout the years at all levels of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines all over the world. Even though women have made tremendous progress towards increasing their participation in higher education, they are still under-represented in these fields.

Gender equality has always been a core issue for the United Nations. Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls will make a crucial contribution not only to economic development of the world, but to progress across all the goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as well.

Improved genomic selection of sugarcane - webinar

21 January 2021 8:00am9:00am
Please join us as we hear from Seema Yadav (PhD candidate QAAFI UQ) who will present the latest results on incorporating non-additive genetic effects in genomic prediction.
Dr Edward Narayan

Tracking stress remotely via wool cortisol and SMART tags: shearing early in pregnancy reduces stress and improves productivity of Merino sheep

15 December 2020 12:00pm1:00pm
Dr Edward Narayan, Animal Scientist with QAAFI will present a seminar titled 'Tracking stress remotely via wool cortisol and SMART tags: shearing early in pregnancy reduces stress and improves productivity of Merino sheep'.
Professor Christine Beveridge

The ARC CoE for Plant Success in Nature and Agriculture

8 December 2020 12:00pm1:00pm
Professor Christine Beveridge, will present a seminar titled 'The ARC CoE for Plant Success in Nature and Agriculture'. The ARC CoE for Plant Success in Nature and Agriculture will make significant advances in the emerging fields of evolutionary systems biology (how plants work and evolve) and predictive analytics (mathematics) to deliver novel strategies for improving ecosystem management, crop resilience and yield.
Dr Elizabeth Ross, QAAFI at UQ

Combining genomic and metagenomic predictions increases accuracy

24 November 2020 12:00pm1:00pm
Dr Elizabeth Ross is a research fellow with the Centre for Animal Science at QAAFI. Dr Ross will present a science seminar 'Genomic predictions using data from the sheep microbiome', based on a recently published article in the Journal of Animal Science.
Dr Ian Delacy, School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, The University of Queensland.

A future for irrigated agriculture in the semi-arid tropics the Kowanyama Biofuture Enterprise

10 November 2020 12:00pm1:00pm
Dr Ian Delacy, School of Agriculture and Food Sciences at The University of Queensland will present a seminar about 'A future for irrigated agriculture in the semi-arid tropics the Kowanyama Biofuture Enterprise'.
Associate Professor Daniel Cozzolino

The value add of sensing technologies to agri-food systems

27 October 2020 12:00pm1:00pm
Associate Professor Daniel Cozzolino is a food chemist and leader in food traceability linked to provenance. Daniel will present a seminar linked to a recently published research paper 'Authentication, provenance and traceability in fish and seafood by means of vibrational spectroscopy'.
Professor Brad Sherman

The impact of changes to the Qld Biodiscovery law on scientific research

15 October 2020 12:30pm1:30pm
This workshop will examine the key features of the new Queensland biodiscovery law and the impact it might have for researchers, scientists, plant breeders, and Indigenous Peoples.
Chris O'Brien

Cryopreservation of avocado shoot tips

13 October 2020 12:00pm1:00pm
The supply of smashed ‘avo’ is secure for generations after world-first research cryopreserved the tips of avocado shoots and then revived them to create healthy plants. QAAFI PhD student Chris O’Brien will present an update on his PhD research titled 'Cryopreservation of avocado shoot tips'. 

Changes in food behaviours, diet and health during COVID-19

1 October 2020 4:00pm5:15pm
NSA Sydney Regional Group Webinar. Hear insights from QAAFI's Professor Eugeni Roura as well as Dr Janet Franklin & Dr. Jessica Swinbourne, Mr. Mark Boulet from BehaviourWorks, Dr. Sarah Berry and Dr Emily Brindal.
Dr Samir Alahmad

Designer roots for Australian wheat

29 September 2020 12:00pm1:00pm
Dr Samir Alahmad will present a research update about his GRDC funded durum wheat roots project. This research explores the potential to improve durum wheat yield by combining key genes for above- and below-ground physiological traits.
Dr Millicent Smith

Understanding the physiological responses of pulses to abiotic stress: lessons learned and new steps forward

22 September 2020 12:00pm1:00pm
Dr Millicent Smith will present a seminar titled 'Understanding the physiological responses of pulses to abiotic stress: lessons learned and new steps forward'.
Katrina Hodgson-Kratky

Engineering sugarcane biomass for production of fuels and other bioproducts

9 September 2020 10:00am11:00am
Join Katrina Hodgson-Kratky, PhD Candidate, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, The University of Queensland presenting on her current research.
Meeting future demands for renewable fuels and other bioproducts is dependent on the use of biomass feedstocks from highly productive crops such as sugarcane.
Prof Graeme Hammer

Sorghum for 2050

8 September 2020 9:00am
Prof Graeme Hammer will present an online seminar 'Designing sorghum crops for Australia’s climate in 2050'.

Science Honours Week

4 September 2020 12:00pm1:00pm
Discover UQ's honours research programs in our series of webinars. QAAFI is participating in a joint Institutes Showcase on 4th September 12-1 pm. “Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Molecular Bioscience, and Agriculture and Food Innovation webinar”. This will be run as a ZOOM meeting with a central presentation by AIBN/IMB/QAAFI co-ordinators followed by breakout rooms for prospective students to chat with academics.
Neil Halpin

Peanuts and soybeans

27 August 2020 9:00am
- New research in peanuts to assist in-field decision making – Neil Halpin (DAF and UQ)
- Updating soybean agronomy for 3 new varieties – Andrew James (CSIRO) and Natalie Moore (NSW DPI)
- Target spot and anthracnose in soybeans – Lisa Kelly (DAF)
Professor Eugeni Roura

Nutrition Webinar Series: Reduced protein diets

20 August 2020 12:00pm1:30pm
Please join us for our first nutrition themed webinar that focuses on research conducted in the area of reduced protein diets.
Dietary manipulation of nutrient-specific appetite in broiler chickens from QAAFI's Prof Eugeni Roura
Joe Eyre

Early sown sorghum

21 July 2020 9:00am
- Farming systems impacts of early sown sorghum on crop water use efficiency, implications for subsequent crops, likely crop frequencies and system profit- Joe Eyre (University of QLD)
- Winter sown sorghum establishment, emergence and performance- Loretta Serafin (NSW DPI) & Joe Eyre (University of QLD)
- Discussion on pros and cons of sowing sorghum early or late to beat the heat.
Marta Navarro-Gomez

Dr Marta Navarro-Gomez

14 July 2020 12:00pm1:00pm
Dr Marta Navarro-Gomez from QAAFI's Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences will present a seminar.
Joe Eyre

Summer crops in western regions

14 July 2020 9:00am
- Summer crops – their role in western farming systems and ways to increase reliability in NWNSW and SWQLD - Lindsay Bell (CSIRO) & Joe Eyre (University of QLD)
- De-risking summer crops - strategies to reduce risk and optimise system benefit- Discussion led by Paul Gardoll (MCA Goondiwindi), Phil Lockwood(Meremley Agricultural Services) & Loretta Serafin (NSW DPI)
Luis Prada e Silva

FitBits and calving cows - bringing together science and new technologies

25 June 2020 12:00pm
Join the discussion on "FitBits and calving cows - bringing together science and new technologies" with Anita Chang (Central Queensland University) and Tim Schatz (NT Department of Primary Industries & Resources), hosted by Luis Prada e Silva (UQ/QAAFI) - president of the AAAS Qld & NT Branch.

Rural Press Club (Online): Senator the Hon. Simon Birmingham

21 May 2020 12:45pm
Thursday, 21 May 2020 - 12.45pm for a 1.00pm start
Professor Robert Henry

UQ Science online seminar - Prof Robert Henry

15 May 2020 12:00pm1:00pm
Q&A on access and benefit sharing for biological research in Queensland: Professor Robert Henry