Student success

  • A journey to Australia’s red centre changed me forever. I visited Alice Springs for my first industry placement as part of my PhD research on Australian native wattle seeds. 
  • Seaweed is being consumed daily in China, Japan, and Korea, whereas in westernized countries it is mostly known as wraps for sushi. The weed from the ocean is far underestimated by our population and has many promising opportunities to being part of the daily westernized diet.
  • Read about the journey that the QAAFI Student Association took to hold a three-part webinar series to talk to experts from academia and industry about securing food for a growing population with a focus on sustainability.
  • Jane Ray, a PhD Candidate at the University of Queensland, travelled to Costa Rica as part of a project to identify and manage bacterial wilt diseases in bananas after being awarded a Crawford Fund Student Award by the Crawford Fund's Northern Territory Committee. She was supported in-country by the University of Costa Rica.
  • QAAFI PhD student Selina Fyfe shares her experience visiting the Gove community in East Arnhem land as part of her involvement with the ARC Training Centre for Uniquely Australian Foods.
  • This is a blog about Louisa Parkinson's experience as a Filipino-Australian woman in research - detailing how affirmative action in relation to workplace diversity and inclusion has been important in helping shape my career.
  • Summary of University of Queensland Honours student, Tamaya Peressini’s journey to the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT), as part of her quest to evaluate wheat varieties for resistance to tan spot disease.
  • Congratulations to Cécile Godde for receiving The University of Queensland's Postgraduate research student of the year award.
  • Minister for Environment and Science Leeanne Enoch today announced Ms Cécile Godde had been awarded the 2018 Queensland Women in STEM Prize - Judge’s Choice Award, and Ms Amy Chan had been awarded the People’s Choice Award.
  • She was the face of The University of Queensland’s 2015 Create Change advertising campaign – but now QAAFI avocado researcher Louisa Parkinson has proven her scientific mettle.
  • The unique challenges of the Australia beef industry and world-leading beef research capabilities led Texan PhD student Bailey Engle to QAAFI and Brisbane.
  • Congratulations to Anahita Mizani, from QAAFI's Centre for Plant Science, for her compelling presentation at the Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT) UQ Final on Wednesday 13 September at Customs House.
  • Dr Eddie Ti Tjih exceptional research on the "Food safety risk assessment of Indospicine in Australian camel meat" has been recognised as one of the top 10% these in 2016 for UQ.
  • 25 PhD students inspired a packed out room on Monday with their three minute thesis presentations.
  • Oliver Meldrum, a PhD student with the Queensland Alliance of Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI), believes innovative food packaging could be the key to a well-fed world.
  • Cécile is studying sustainable grazing system intensification and is passionate about creating a healthier planet, but realises gender bias is still an obstacle for women in science. This passion has led Cécile to take part in a once-in-a-life-time experience, the Homeward Bound initiative, which involves an expedition to Antarctica.
  • Small changes in maize-growing techniques are helping farmers in Mozambique boost production.
  • When Canadian PhD student Adam Healey arrived at UQ to study the biofuel
    properties of a fast-growing eucalypt, he did not have to look far for a sample
    of his target tree – as it grows in the university’s Great Court.
  • How an avocado researcher became the face of UQ’s advertising campaign
  • 20 Apr 2021
    Hear from QAAFI Animal Science PhD students discuss the potential value of their research for the industry.

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