Rural Press Club

Rural Press Club: Seeds of Science - why we got it so wrong on GMOs

12 July 2018 12:30pm2:00pm
Join us to hear from Mark Lynas, world renowned author & environmental activist, on the inside story of the fight for and against genetic modification in food, from the former activist who's been on the front line of both sides of the argument.
3MT

QAAFI 3MT Competition

16 July 2018 9:45am1:00pm
The QAAFI 3MT Competition will be held on 16 July, registrations close on 2 July.
Next QAAFI Science Seminar

Next QAAFI Science Seminar

7 August 2018 12:00pm1:00pm
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RAID Networking Event

12 June 2018 6:00pm9:00pm
Build your network with like-minded people involved in agricultural research, supporting work in developing countries, or seeking to promote international development.

Prediction-based Crop Improvement

12 June 2018 12:00pm1:00pm
Prof Mark Cooper from The Centre for Crop Science, QAAFI will present a seminar titled `Prediction-based Crop Improvement'.

RAID Agricultural Research Leadership and Management Workshop

12 June 2018 12:00pm14 June 2018 5:00pm
The workshop will provide an introduction to managing and leading the context of research for development; and enable each participant to develop a set of actionable outcomes (the 30-day challenge) as a result of participation.
Identifying and managing new hazards in the food supply

Identifying and managing new hazards in the food supply

29 May 2018 12:00pm1:00pm
Dr Glenn Stanley from Food Standards Australia New Zealand will present a seminar titled `Identifying and managing new hazards in the food supply'.
Sustainable Beef: The Northern Frontier

Sustainable Beef: The Northern Frontier

10 May 2018 8:30am10:00am
QAAFI will host a seminar at Beef Australia 2018, "Sustainable Beef: The Northern Frontier" Thursday 10 May in the James Lawrence 2 room | This event is now sold out. Limited tickets will be available for purchase at the door.
QAAFI Science Seminar: Future Science Leaders

QAAFI Science Seminar: Future Science Leaders

1 May 2018 12:00pm1:00pm
William Nak "Topical application of dsRNA for endogenous gene control"
Alemu Tirfessa "Identifying Sorghum Plant Types Adapted to Moisture Stress Areas of Ethiopia"

Ecological risk assessment of nanopesticides

24 April 2018 12:00pm1:00pm
Dr Melanie Kah from University of Vienna/CSIRO will present a seminar titled `Ecological risk assessment of nanopesticides'.

Harnessing our knowledge of carbohydrates to benefit gut conditions

17 April 2018 12:00pm1:00pm
Dr Heidi Staudacher from the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences will present a seminar titled `Harnessing our knowledge of carbohydrates to benefit gut conditions`
 ASReml-R for Linear Mixed Model analysis of breeding data

ASReml-R for Linear Mixed Model analysis of breeding data

26 March 2018 9:00am28 March 2018 4:00pm
QAAFI’s Dr Craig Hardner is running a linear modelling workshop: ASReml-R for Linear Mixed Model analysis of breeding data from 26-28 March 9-4pm. Located at Hartley Teakle Building #83, The University of Queensland, St Lucia. Cost: 300
QAAFI Science Seminar: Future Science Leaders

QAAFI Science Seminar: Future Science Leaders

20 March 2018 12:00pm1:00pm
Ghanendra Gartaula "Wheat endosperm cell walls: from isolation to a model"
Umair Ahsan "MicroRNA control of phase change in tropical/subtropical tree crops"

Gut microbiota: The impact of diet on gut microbiota and health

AIFST Seminar - Gut microbiota: The impact of diet on gut microbiota and health

14 March 2018 6:00pm9:00pm
Gut microbiota: The impact of diet on gut microbiota and health | lecture by Prof Mike Gidley & Dr Mark Turner that will examine the intersection of food and nutrition | 14 MARCH 6-9PM | Cost: $20 | UQ, St Lucia Bld #80 GBP | Register by RSVP by: 11 March 2018 17:00
Professor Robert Henry 

Capturing biodiversity for Agriculture

13 March 2018 12:00pm1:00pm
Professor Robert Henry, Director of the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation will present a QAAFI Science Seminar, titled "Capturing biodiversity for Agriculture".

Exploring the genetic control of beef quality in Nelore cattle

20 February 2018 12:00pm1:00pm
Professor Luiz Lehmann Coutinho, from the University of São Paulo will present a QAAFI Science Seminar, titled "Exploring the genetic control of beef quality in Nelore cattle".

Where the gut meets the brain

5 December 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
Dr Diego V. Bohórquez is visiting from Duke University and will present a QAAFI Science Seminar, titled "Where the gut meets the brain".

PacBio Research Day

23 November 2017 10:00am4:00pm
Insights into the latest PacBio achievements from the PacBio Chief Scientific Officer and a showcase of research from UQ and other scientists using SMRT sequencing to further our knowledge in clinical, medical, plant, animal and microbial genomics.
Food facts, fads and fallacies: What should we be eating?

Food facts, fads and fallacies: What should we be eating?

22 November 2017 6:00pm8:00pm
UQ's Global Leadership Series Panel discussion with Q&A, networking, food and drinks | Join international and UQ experts to discuss diet fads, ancient foods and new products for food and health.
TropAg2017 Gender and Food Breakfast

TropAg2017 Gender & Food Breakfast

22 November 2017 6:45am8:15am
Reflecting on the role of women as both food producers and providers, this breakfast seminar hosted by the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) will explore the gender dimensions of agriculture and food production.

Next Gen Scientist: What’s your move? Student-led Plant Sciences Symposium (PART TWO)

21 November 2017 4:00pm6:00pm
Next Gen Scientist: What’s your move? DuPont Pioneer student led plant sciences symposium Part 2: Career Challenges

Next Gen Scientist: What’s your move? Student-led Plant Sciences Symposium (PART ONE)

21 November 2017 1:30pm3:30pm
Next Gen Scientist: What’s your move? DuPont Pioneer student led plant sciences symposium Part 1: Technical Challenges
Rural Press Club breakfast as part of TropAg2017 and National Ag Day

Rural Press Club Breakfast

21 November 2017 6:45am8:30am
Join us to celebrate the inaugural National Agriculture Day with a breakfast with discussion on regulation and market access of gene-edited and GMO food and products. This breakfast is being held in conjunction with QAAFI and the TropAg 2017 Conference.

TropAg2017

20 November 2017 8:00am22 November 2017 3:30pm
TropAg2017 is the world’s leading tropical agriculture event bringing together the best in research and innovation, across plant, animal and food sciences.

Food Evolution movie free public screening and panel discussion

19 November 2017 6:15pm8:30pm
Food Evolution, explores the complexity of cultural attitudes to GMOs and food, and investigates how easily fear and misinformation can overwhelm objective, evidence-based analysis. Join one of the stars of the film, Dr Alison Van Eenennaam, a science communicator and an animal genomics and biotechnology specialist, together with Professor Robert Henry, a plant geneticist and Professor of Innovation from the University of Queensland – for a new perspective on the GMO debate.

RAID Early and Mid-Career Researcher Speed Networking Event

19 November 2017 5:45pm8:30pm
The Researchers in Agriculture for International Development(RAID) network, together with the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI), are hosting a free networking event to be held in conjunction with the TropAg2017 conference.The event is supported by the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC).
Dr John Manners

Agricultural Futures from Science

14 November 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
The future looks generally bright for food and agribusiness both globally and in Australia. We are all well aware of the growing population and associated demand for food as well as the increasing wealth in our region creating growing export markets for safe, healthy and sustainably produced food.

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