For domestic and international students

Phone: +61 7 3346 0554 or +61 7 3346 2779

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Postgraduate Coordinator at QAAFI for HDR student support
All centres for application,
scholarships and thesis stages
A/Prof. Ralf Dietzgen
Postgraduate Advisers
Centre for Animal Science Dr Peter James
Centre for Crop Science A/Prof. Daniel Rodriguez
Centre for Horticultural Science Dr Andrew Geering
Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences Dr Michael Netzel
QAAFI Award Committee

The QAAFI Award Committee assess QAAFI-funded opportunities (e.g. scholarships and awards) that supports our students and advisers.  The committee is responsible in reviewing and managing the assessment and ranking process in response to relevant changes to optimise quality assurance.  These QAAFI researchers volunteer their services and at least one academic from each QAAFI centre partake in the assessment process.

Centre for Animal Science

Dr Conny Turni

Dr Peter James

Centre for Crop Science

Dr Erik Van Oosterom

Dr Jack Christopher

Centre for Horticultural Science

Dr Elizabeth (Liz) Dann

A/Prof. John Thomas

Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences

Dr Heather Smyth

Dr Michael Netzel




Your support will help the Institute focus on improving tropical and sub-tropical food, fibre and agribusiness sectors through high-impact science. With nearly a billion people already suffering from chronic hunger, and another two billion with little or no food security, the need for innovation in the food, fibre and agribusiness sectors has never been greater.

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Travelling to QAAFI

QAAFI is located within the Queensland Bioscience Precinct (Building 80) at The University of Queensland's St Lucia campus in Brisbane.

For information and advice about travelling to campus, please visit the UQ website.

To find your away around campus, we recommend using the free UQ Nav app, which contains searchable maps of UQ’s campuses. 


On-campus parking

Parking at St Lucia campus be a challenge during peak study periods. If you are based off-site and would like to arrange a car park on campus, please email your Centre Admin Officer and include booking details name, date, start/end time of car park, and vehicle registration number (if known).

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Delivery Address

Queensland Alliance for Agriculture
and Food Innovation (QAAFI)

The University of Queensland
Building 80, Services Road
St Lucia QLD 4072


Media and Communications

Media enquiries:

Carolyn Martin
Marketing and Communications Manager
M: +61 439 399 886
 T: +61 (0)7 3346 2092 

Margaret Puls
Senior Communications Officer
M: +61 419 578 356
T: +61 (0)7 3346 0553

QAAFI Communications and Marketing Team
Contact the team with any general enquiries about media, the website, photography, graphic design, QAAFI marketing collateral.

UQ Media Enquiries
T: +61 (0)7 3365 1120
M: +61 429 056 139 (AH)



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Innovation in Agriculture

Innovation In Agriculture is QAAFI's email update with all the latest news in crop, horticultural, animal, nutrition and food sciences.

Innovation in Ag is published monthly by the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI). The newsletter will keep you up to date with the latest industry news, research outcomes and events on the horizon.

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QAAFI Science Seminar Series

Queensland Alliance for Agriculture & Food Innovation (QAAFI) has been hosting a high-profile weekly seminar series across the disciplines of agriculture, food and nutrition science since 2014. 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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