Even the largest crop breeding companies are wondering how to meet demands for food supply given a projected 25% increase in global population over the next 30 years. How can we do it sustainably without destroying more land?

The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Plant Success in Nature & Agriculture will produce technology to enable existing and emerging crop industries to rise and meet this challenge. They focus on the mechanisms of how plants adapt to their environment in natural and crop systems and of how the genetics and physiology of plants combine to impact plant resilience, yield and fitness.

This month at BrisScience, join their Director, Professor Christine Beveridge, to discuss how they will produce much-needed technology, simplifying the highly complex problem of predicting plant performance.

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Recording of "Planting success for feeding the world" lecture (YouTube, 38 min)

Meet the presenter

Professor Christine Beveridge is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, a highly cited researcher (since 2015), an ARC Georgina Sweet Laureate Fellow and past President of the International Plant Growth Substances Association. In the role of Director, Christine has established funding for the ARC Centre of Excellence for Plant Success in Nature and Agriculture.

Past roles have included Deputy Dean and Associate Dean Research in the Faculty of Science, Teaching and Research Professor in the School of Biological Sciences, Affiliate Professor in the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation at The University of Queensland and two other Research-focused ARC fellowships. Christine joined UQ on a UQ Postdoctoral Fellowship in 1997 after a 2-year postdoc at INRA Versailles, France and PhD at the University of Tasmania.

About BrisScience

BrisScience is a monthly lecture series that brings science out of the labs and to the people, making it accessible to all – from scientists, to scientists-at-heart.

Run by The University of Queensland, BrisScience has been delivering engaging lectures on diverse topics from local and international scientists for over a decade.

BrisScience speakers are leaders in their given fields and deliver dynamic presentations based on cutting-edge research.

The University of Queensland has been running BrisScience since 2005, bringing the best and brightest scientific minds to the people of Brisbane – from early career researchers to Nobel Laureates!

Time6:30pm to 7:30pm (light refreshments 7:30-8pm)
VenueThe Edge, State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place, South Bank
CostFree - Eventbrite ticket required

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