Business School


04 December 2017

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Blockchain technology to fight food fraud: A research project designed to track beef from the paddock to the plate and protect Australia’s reputation for world-class beef production has been launched today at QUT.

Lighting the way to switch chemical reaction pathways: Could the manufacture of the integrated circuits and chips for our everyday electronic devices be made simpler, safer and cheaper simply by being able to switch coloured light on and off?

Hang up Christmas hangovers: With Christmas just weeks away, the festive season is in full swing. For many that means boozy parties and over-indulgence, but it is possible to have fun while staying in control says QUT’s Professor David Kavanagh from the School of Psychology and Counselling.

Beautiful plant photo reveals scientific secrets: This stunning image of ultraviolet drenched leaves being slowly infected by a fluorescent-stained virus is a symbol of modern science’s fight against the plant diseases that threaten the world’s food crops.

Dream study trips: 9 QUT students awarded overseas scholarships: A record nine students from QUT have received New Colombo Plan Scholarships to travel overseas in 2018 and further their career dreams.

New holographic microscope boosts QUT cancer research: A new, state-of-the-art holographic microscope that allows cancer researchers at QUT’s Cancer and Ageing Research Program to view living human cells in 3D has been made possible with a grant from the William & Hilde Chenhall Research Trust.



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Professor Peter Coaldrake

- The Australian-American Fulbright Commission’s publication, Minds & Hearts, profiled the career of Professor Peter Coaldrake, a two-time Fulbright Scholar (p8).
- The Australian Financial Review  shared Professor Coaldrake’s views on the funding peak for Australia’s universities.
- Professor Christopher Barner-Kowollik’s research in using light to switch chemical reaction pathways, published in Nature Communications, was reported internationally including AZoOptics, Nanowerk,  and Opli. It was also tweeted to’s 665,000 followers.
- Deryn Vahl Meyer discussed the rising popularity of Masters in STEM in The Australian’s Higher Ed.

Professor John Scott

- Professor John Scott’s research into male escorts featured in international publications including Instinct Magazine and Edge Media Network.
- Professor Clive Bean  helped Fairfax analyse where and why Brisbane voters are going green.
- Dr Ian Renshaw spoke about changes to junior cricket rules on ABC TV, ABC Online and ABC Brisbane’s Facebook page.
- QUT CEA beneficiary and entrepreneur Ruth Stephensen shared her secrets of success with News Corp papers nationally.
- Dr Mark King discussed older drivers with News Corp papers nationally.


Dec 5: Free public lecture: What can universities do to create more impact from research? @ Gardens Point
Dec 14: QUT Distinguished Visitor Lecture: (Process) Mine Your Own Business, But Do It Right! (free) @ Gardens Point
Dec 19: QUT Real Decisions (free) @ Gardens Point
Now-Dec 17: The churchie national emerging art prize (free) @ QUT Art Museum
Now-2018: Code-A-Bot, Physics Observatory and Dino Zoo (free) @ The Cube
Now-June 25, 2018: Eternal Present: The Still Life paintings of William Robinson (free) @ William Robinson Gallery, Old Government House

Media release date: Monday, December 4, 2017
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