• PhD student Edward Kerr (right) and his supervisor Ben Schulz

    Quest for better beer hops ahead

    The growing craft beer industry is about to hop ahead with new University of Queensland research supported by the Queensland Government.

    29 March 2017
  • UQ's research will benefit Queensland and have global impact

    State backs UQ researchers to create change

    University of Queensland researchers are celebrating a combined multi-million-dollar success in the Queensland Government’s Advance Queensland Fellowships scheme.

    24 March 2017
  • Project works to boost Chinese livestock welfare

    The welfare of millions of animals in China – which raises and slaughters more livestock than any other nation – is the focus of a project led by the University of Queensland’s School of Veterinary Science.

    3 March 2017

A $1.8 million partnership between The University of Queensland, the Queensland University of Technology and Dreamworld will see the Gold Coast theme park’s zoological department used as living koala genome bank to save the threatened species.

21 September 2016
The CashCow project demonstrated the potential of electronic monitoring of herd performance

Meat & Livestock Australia is funding new research led by The University of Queensland aimed at reducing foetal and calf loss in beef cattle breeding herds across northern Australia.

12 September 2016
Professor Robert Henry ... discovery turns half a century of plant biology on its head

A new photosynthesis discovery at The University of Queensland may help breed faster-growing wheat crops that are better adapted to hotter, drier climates.

17 August 2016
Overharvesting and habitat conversion is imperilling species

University of Queensland-led research published in Nature has found that nearly three-quarters of the world’s threatened species are in peril because people are converting their habitat into agricultural lands and overharvesting species.

11 August 2016

Cows that pass you on the right might be giving you the “evil eye”, according to an international study that could help cattle breeders reduce animal stress and anxiety levels.

26 July 2016
Silver nanoparticles could impact food grown in contaminated soil.

Changing Australian soil conditions are exposing crops to silver nanoparticles, which are widely used in household products, a study led by The University of Queensland has found.

8 July 2016
Ethiopian technicians at the Melkassa Research Station making breeding crosses between sorghum lines. Photo: Professor David Jordan.

The University of Queensland’s expertise in plant breeding has been recognised by a $3.8M grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to evaluate and improve breeding programs in developing countries.

30 June 2016
Australia's northern beef cattle industry

A multi-million dollar research and development program launched today will provide a massive boost to Australia’s vital northern beef cattle industry.

23 June 2016
European honeybee (left) and Australian native stingless bee

Native bees are falling victim to bad press, with the media glorifying European honey bees at the expense of hard-working Australian pollinators.

22 June 2016
Ancient crops provide clue to Madagascar’s past

Remnants of ancient crops have provided researchers with clues that could help map the movement of humans across the globe more than 1300 years ago.

31 May 2016
Gabrielle Taylor from St Aidan's Anglican Girls College.

A giant two kilogram sunflower grown by Glasshouse Christian College has topped the 2016 University of Queensland Sunflower Competition.

18 May 2016
PhD student Tianyi Feng (Michael) is using advanced microscopy to create three-dimensional computer models of Australian giant black tiger prawn (Penaeus monodon) sperm.

Discovering the secrets of how one of the world’s most popular prawn species produces sperm and transfers it to create the next generation could help free aquaculture from reliance on brood stock from the wild.

16 May 2016
Professor Ben Hayes.

Genomic selection could provide massive productivity gains to Australia’s beef industry, with a University of Queensland genomics expert focusing his research on improving the $5 billion a year sector.

11 May 2016

Australian cattle farming could become safer and cheaper thanks to the work of an animal genetics team at The University of Queensland.

18 April 2016
Professor Peter Halley and QUT’s Emeritus Professor Graeme George with the award.

New degradable plastic film that is less than the width of a human hair is helping to regenerate native trees and establish high-value crops.

9 March 2016