We specialise in the integrated study of soils, plants and the atmosphere for profitable and environmentally sustainable food and fibre production.
We are a world leader in banana biotechnology working to develop bananas with disease resistance and improved nutrition.
Crop and biofactory plant genomics
We sequence, edit and study the genomes and epigenomes of a wide range of plant species.
Industrial and synthetic biotechnology
We study and engineer biological systems and processes to make important products for society.
We develop agricultural commodities, by-products and waste streams into value-added products.
Our future leaders program provides collaborative support and opportunities for early and mid-career researchers in agriculture and the bioeconomy.
We conduct research in food security, waste and governance, and develop technologies and processes for sustainable food systems.
Plants may help fight COVID-19
An international team of scientists, led by QUT researchers, may help in producing large amounts of vaccine in the fight against COVID-19.Ancient Australian plant may help in production of COVID-19 vaccine
QUT’s research into turning sugarcane and cotton by-products into high-value products received a major boost with funding of phase two of the Biorefineries for Profit project.Funding boost to commercialise biorefinery products
BIO World Congress
QUT partnered with the Queensland Government, Life Sciences Queensland and the University of Queensland to showcase the state’s biotechnology expertise at the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in 2019.QUT celebrates 10 years as part of the BIO World Congress
Wastes to profits
QUT leads research on a $14 million national project which aims to catapult Australia’s growing bioproducts industry while advancing the war on waste.Livestock wastes to fuel Australian bioproducts industry
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