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13 February 2019

Plasma engineering expert a positive addition to the Faculty

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies has attracted international plasma engineering expert Professor PJ Cullen to the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
12 February 2019

Insect population faces 'catastrophic' collapse: Sydney research

Dr Francisco Sanchez-Bayo has published a review of 73 studies into the decline of insect populations. The authors found the main drivers for species loss are intensive agriculture, pollution and climate change.
05 February 2019

Harvesting wild genes gives crops renewed resistance to disease

A new method to take genetic material from wild plants to boost the disease resistance of food crops is the outcome of an international collaboration.
30 January 2019

Study shows dangerous bee virus might be 'innocent bystander'

Research by Professor Madeleine Beekman means the Australian honey bee industry might need to rethink its approach to preparing for the arrival of the Varroa mite, which threatens local bee populations.
14 January 2019

ARC funding for food safety and in vitro blood vessel model

New sensors to detect contaminated food and in vitro development of human blood vessels are projects that have received funding through the federal government's ARC Linkage Project scheme.
18 December 2018

Planning starts for global agricultural science hub in Sydney

Combining the University's world-class veterinary, agriculture and life sciences expertise with the Department of Primary Industry at the historic Elizabeth Macarthur Agriculture Institute will amplify and support research in plant biology, soil science, food research and animal husbandry.
05 December 2018

Soil Tech Project will put Australian science into farmers' hands

On World Soil Day, a consortium of agricultural technology companies with the University of Sydney's Institute for Agriculture, is launching a project to unlock our science for the use of Australia's farmers.