Plant and Food Sciences

  • Discovery holds promise for gene therapy and agriculture [17 March 2015]

    Dr Rodrigo Reis

    A fundamental question pursued by plant scientists worldwide for the past decade has been answered by researchers led by the University of Sydney. More

  • Australian agri-food systems: a look to the future.[26 February 2015]

    Prof Les Copeland

    This paper, commissioned by the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, considers how international universities are responding to the new challenges and opportunities in in this area. More

  • The grains of India's past and future[17 December 2014]

    Endeavour Research Fellow Hanif Khan

    Endeavour Research Fellow Hanif Khan will use the knowledge learnt from his research in rural NSW to fight one of India's biggest food threats More

  • A conservation agriculture and minimum tillage advocate passed away[10 December 2014]

    Frank Crofts

    Frank Crofts was a true gentleman in every sense of the word, a distinguished agricultural scientist and an inspiring university teacher. More

  • A Giant in Plant Science passed away[8 December 2014]

    Emeritus Professor of Plant Pathology Brian Deverall

    Emeritus Professor of Plant Pathology Brian Deverall at the University of Sydney was known for his pioneering research into plant defence. His focus was the cellular and biochemical interactions between plants and their microbial parasites, which can destroy crops and precipitate famines. More

  • Alumni honoured at achievement awards[22 October 2014]

    Dr Barry McCleary

    Adjunct Professor Barry McCleary, winner of the Alumni Award for International Achievement in recognition of his commitment to improving food quality throughout the world. More

  • Managing diseases to protect the world's food supply[15 October 2014]

    The University of Sydney's Professor Robert Park

    Efforts to control plant diseases which contribute significantly to global hunger will be the centerpiece of tomorrow's Sydney Science Forum lecture at the University of Sydney. More

  • Faculty Community Garden[15 October 2014]

    FAE Community Garden

    The Faculty of Agriculture and Environment (FAE) and the University of Sydney Sustainability Office (CIS) have combined to establish a Community Garden on the main University of Sydney campus. More

  • Prof Les Copeland recipient of the AACCI Excellence in Teaching Award[8 September 2014]


    Prof Les Copeland was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award for significant contributions through teaching in the broad field of cereal science and technology by the American Association of Cereal Chemists-International More

  • Timor-Leste Fieldschool Placement Experience[25 August 2014]

    Eleanor Percival, Olivia Agar and Connie Mort visiting local farmers

    Three Agriculture students from the University of Sydney have visited Timor Leste to investigate food security issues facing the developing nation and talk to farmers about the daily challenges they face in producing food. More

  • Australasia Stays Ahead Of The Curve On Fresh Produce Safety [11 August 2014]

    New Fresh Food Safety Centre

    The Australian and New Zealand fresh produce industries joined together today to take proactive steps to further protect this region's well-earned reputation for producing safe, quality food by committing to a new centre dedicated to investigating and promoting the safety of the fruit and vegetables we eat and export. More

  • Graduate honoured as 2014 World Food Prize Laureate[19 June 2014]

    Image of Dr Sanjaya Rajaram

    PhD graduate, Dr Sanjaya Rajaram, has been honoured as the 2014 World Food Prize Laureate for developing new wheat breeding technologies to provide the world with higher yields of better quality food. More