Barbara George-Jaeggli

An integrated remote-sensing approach to close the phenotyping gap in sorghum breeding

24 October 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
Next-generation sequencing has made genotyping cheap and fast so that many plant breeding programs today have access to whole-genome information for thousands of parental lines and progeny alike. This facilitates the construction of linkage-maps and genome-wide association studies which together are powerful tools to investigate the genetic architecture of complex or quantitative traits.
David Martin

Innovation and science to deliver economic prosperity for Australia

31 October 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
Technological change is transforming how we live, work, communicate and pursue good ideas. Further, there is increased focus through the National Innovation Science Agenda, and Advance Queensland to embrace new concepts in innovation and science, and harness new sources of growth to deliver the next age of economic prosperity in Australia.
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.

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).

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.

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.

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

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
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.
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.

Exploration of genetic and genomic resources in millet models for abiotic stress tolerance

12 September 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
Dr Charu Lata, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute will present a QAAFI Science Seminar on Exploration of genetic and genomic resources in millet models for abiotic stress tolerance

The use of near infra-red spectroscopy technique for surveillance of major mosquito borne diseases

5 September 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
Dr Maggy Lord, from the Centre for Animal Science, will present a seminar on "The use of near infra-red spectroscopy technique for surveillance of major mosquito borne diseases".

The UQ Genomics Initiative: building a genomics community with global impact

29 August 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
Director of the UQ Genomics Initiative, Professor Dave Burt, will present a QAAFI Science Seminar on building a UQ genomics community with global impact.

Bioinformatics and immunologic strategies for the development of vaccines against bovine babesiosis

24 August 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
Professor Juan Mosqueda will present "Bioinformatics and Immunologic Strategies for the Development of Vaccines Against Bovine Babesiosis"

The Modeller-Biologist Interface: a Small-Trees High-Productivity perspective

8 August 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
A/Prof Jim Hanan from QAAFI's Centre for Plant Science will present "The Modeller-Biologist Interface: a Small-Trees High-Productivity perspective"

Nutritional functionality of dietary fibre - an integrated view

1 August 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
Dr Sushil Dhital from QAAFI's Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences, will present "Nutritional functionality of dietary fibre - an integrated view".

The Future of Grains R&D in Australia

20 June 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
The GRDC Managing Director, Dr Steve Jefferies AM will present a QAAFI Science Seminar on "The Future of Grain R&D in Australia".

NanoBio Innovation in Agriculture at BIO2017

20 June 2017 6:30am22 June 2017 4:00pm
QAAFI will showcase its agricultural nanotechnology capability at the BIO2017 conference in San Diego. To learn more visit booth #5002.

Pursuing porcine pleuropneumonia

13 June 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
Dr Conny Turni from QAAFI's Centre for Animal Science, will present a seminar on "Pursuing porcine pleuropneumonia".

Looking to the past, monitoring the present, securing the future: Resistance to the grain fumigant phosphine

30 May 2017 12:00pm
Associate Professor Paul Ebert from UQ's School of Biological Sciences will present a QAAFI Science Seminar, titled 'Looking to the past, monitoring the present, securing the future: Resistance to the grain fumigant phosphine'

Hormones, stress and animal welfare

23 May 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
Professor Alan Tilbrook is QAAFI's new Professor of Animal Welfare and will present a QAAFI Science Seminar, titled "Hormones, stress and animal welfare''.

Innovating Avocado - Aiming for sustainability from tissue-culture to genomes

16 May 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
Dr Alice Hayward from QAAFI's Centre for Plant Science will present a QAAFI Science Seminar, titled "Innovating Avocado - aiming for sustainability from tissue-culture to genomes."

How can intellectual property be used to improve food security?

9 May 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
Professor Brad Sherman from UQ's Law School will present a QAAFI Science Seminar, titled "How can intellectual property be used to improve food security?''.

The Bos indicus genome, a history of tropically adapted cattle in Australia

11 April 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
QAAFI's Centre for Animal Science Director, Prof Stephen Moore, will present a QAAFI Science Seminar titled, "The Bos indicus genome, a history of tropically adapted cattle in Australia".

“Fantastic” folates and where to find them in Australian foods?

4 April 2017 4:00pm5:00pm
Honorary Professor Michael Rychlik will present a NSA and RACI seminar "“Fantastic” folates and where to find them in Australian foods?" at Forensic and Scientific Services, Coopers Plains on Tuesday 4 April 2017.

Challenging conventional wisdom on how wheat and oats soluble dietary fibres modulate lipid levels

4 April 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
Dr Nima Gunness will present a QAAFI Science Seminar Series titled "Challenging conventional wisdom on how wheat and oats soluble dietary fibres modulate lipid levels" on Tuesday 4 April.

Primary plant cell walls as cellulose hydrogels

28 March 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
Director for QAAFI's Centre of Nutrition and Food Sciences, Professor Mike Gidley will present "Primary plant cell walls as cellulose hydrogels" at a QAAFI Science Seminar on 28 March 2017.

Development of herbicide-tolerant cassava via a high-throughput chemical mutagenesis platform

21 March 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
Dr Emily McCallum from ETH Zurich in Switzerland will present "Development of herbicide-tolerant cassava via a high-throughput chemical mutagenesis platform", in QAAFI's Seminar Series on 21 Tuesday March 2017.

Beyond the black box – using biological insight and crop models to enhance plant improvement

14 March 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
QAAFI's Director of the Centre for Plant Science, Professor Graeme Hammer, will present "Beyond the black box – using biological insight and crop models to enhance plant improvement" on 14 March in QAAFI's Science 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.

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.

AIFST Qld nutrition for optimal health seminar (wine & cheese session)

22 February 2017 6:30pm8:30pm
This event provides an opportunity for Queensland-based food manufacturers and academics to hear from two nutritional experts from QAAFI on the changing focus of nutritional guidelines from around the world and how the development of new healthy food products to deliver measurable health outcomes. Following the session, a networking event will be held on the rooftop terrace providing a networking opportunity for students, academics and industry professionals.

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. 
QAAFI's Summer Grains Field Walk 2017

QAAFI's Summer Grains Field Walk 2017

31 January 2017 9:45am2:30pm
Join the free walk at the Macalister field trial, Queensland.

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