QAAFI's Centre for Crop Science integrates strong disciplinary capabilities in major research focus areas to target improved crops, crop protection systems, and sustainable production systems in tropical and sub-tropical environments.

Centre for Crop Science provides innovative plant-focused research for ongoing agricultural and food innovation by pursuit of excellence in plant science at molecular, whole plant, and production system levels for the beenfit of plant industries.

The centre also acts as a vehicle for enhanced collaboration between UQ and the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries in plant science of strategic importance, and maintains strong linkages with rural and manufacturing industries. Centre for Crop Science also has a strong focus on postgraduate training and is committed to the next generation of plant scientists.

View Centre for Crop Science webpage

Phone: 
+61 7 334 62776
Level 2, Queensland Bioscience Building #80, St Lucia

Centre Director

Crop improvement

Research theme leader

Researchers

Grain crop physiology and modelling

Research theme leader

Researchers

Farming systems

Research theme leader

Researchers

Soil nutrition and health

Research theme leader

  • Professor Michael Bell

    Chair in Tropical Agronomy
    School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
    Affiliated Academic
    Centre for Crop Science

Researchers

Weed biology and management

Research theme leader

Researchers

Other 

  • Dr Samir Alahmad

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Centre for Crop Science
  • Dr Robert Armstrong

    Research Fellow
    Centre for Crop Science
  • Mr Peter deVoil

    Principal Farming Systems Modeller
    Centre for Crop Science
  • Dr Alison Kelly

    Adjunct Associate Professor
    Centre for Nutrition & Food Sciences (QAAFI)
    Senior Research Fellow in Statistic
    Centre for Crop Science
  • Professor Anna Koltunow

    Professorial Research Fellow
    Centre for Crop Science
  • Dr Guoquan Liu

    Research Officer
    Centre for Plant Science (QAAFI)
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, Faculty of Science
    Research Fellow
    Centre for Crop Science
  • Dr Karen Massel

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Centre for Crop Science
  • Dr Agnieszka Mudge

    Research Officer
    Centre for Crop Science
  • Mr John Sheppard

    Plant Improvement Consultant
    Centre for Crop Science
  • Dr Millicent Smith

    Affiliate Lecturer
    Centre for Crop Science
    Lecturer Crop Physiology
    School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
  • Dr Yan Zhao

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Centre for Crop Science