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Murdoch research centre revolutionises grains research

June 11th, 2018

The State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre (SABC) has played a pivotal role in transforming plant breeding for the Western Australian grains industry over the past 25 years.

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SABC a ‘hotspot’ for agbiotech research for 25 years

June 7th, 2018

Australia’s first agricultural biotechnology research hotel has demonstrated its staying power, celebrating its 25th anniversary at Murdoch University this week.

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Fifty shades of genetic modification

April 28th, 2017

The science that underlies GM crops will be presented at a public lecture at Murdoch University

A new weekly series of free public lectures begins at Murdoch University next week, with genetically modified (GM) crops being the first topic to be discussed.

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Federal Government backs Murdoch research projects

July 10th, 2015

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Murdoch University has been awarded more than $1.5 million in the latest round of the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Linkage Projects scheme.

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Opinion: 50 Shades of GM

May 29th, 2015

50 shades of GM square

Professor of Agricultural Biotechnology, Professor Michael Jones, says the laws related to plant breeding and genetic modification needs to catch up to science.

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Engage with Canberra to ensure future of science, says Shadow Minister

March 26th, 2010

Sophie Mirabella, Shadow Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, flew in from Canberra to tour the Murdoch-based WA State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre (SABC) and to discuss capacity building.

Her visit followed from Murdoch’s Associate Professor Mehmet Cakir’s attendance at the“Science meets Parliament” forum in Canberra this month where he extended the invitation to Mrs Mirabella.

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