Research centre launched at Murdoch

September 23rd, 2016

Dr Michael Robinson, Professor Eeva Leinoen, Vice Chancellor of Murdoch University, and His Excellency Sr Ren Zhengxiao

A grains research partnership between Australia and China was officially launched at Murdoch University today.

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Australia-China biosecurity partnership to launch at Murdoch

September 21st, 2016


A biosecurity research partnership between Australia and China will be launched at Murdoch University this week. The Australia-China Joint Centre for Postharvest Grain Biosecurity and Quality Research will focus on finding new and improved ways to minimise losses in stored grain through the development of non-chemical controls. China is Australia’s largest grains export market, worth […]

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Holistic approach needed to achieve global food security

February 14th, 2014

A biosecurity and food security expert from Murdoch University has urged the international community to think beyond the farm to find solutions to world hunger.

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Biosecurity and food security pact signed with Africa

September 6th, 2013

Murdoch University’s Centre for Biosecurity and Food Security has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with African Technology Policy Studies (ATPS).

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Zero tolerance for food waste a must

June 21st, 2013

As food production shortages loom, Murdoch's Chair in Biosecurity and Food Security says the world must target food waste.

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New Chair eyes food for a growing population

February 25th, 2013

Murdoch University has appointed a new Chair in Biosecurity and Food Security to look at producing food for a growing world population in an environmentally sustainable manner.

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Rust threatens world's wheat crops

June 1st, 2010

A Murdoch University researcher is battling a deadly wheat fungus that is threatening the world’s wheat crops.

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$3.4 million to beat Russian wheat aphid threat

October 31st, 2008

A Murdoch University-led study will receive a total of $3.4 million to research cereal strains resistant to the devastating Russian wheat aphid, which has invaded all major wheat growing areas of the world except Australia.

With $1.4 million from the Grains Research and Development Corporation, and $2 million from project collaborators, this research aims to prevent this aphid from threatening Australia’s grains industry, which would potentially cause wheat crop yield losses of up to 70 per cent and even higher losses in barley.

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