Waite in the Spotlight
Waite in the Spotlight is an annual shared campus event featuring short, TEDx-style talks celebrating the diversity of research at the Waite, what we do, and why it matters. Selected talks from a range of disciplines and by speakers from across the Campus partners are featured to showcase our work and some of our people.
Waite in the Spotlight 2018
- Dr Kate Delaporte, University of Adelaide – Why should we preserve trees in our cities and towns?
- Dr Therese McBeath, CSIRO – Can we grow healthy crops in sandy soils?
- Dr Katja Hogendoorn, University of Adelaide – What’s the buzz about insects in agriculture?
- Dr Simon Schmidt, Australian Wine Research Institute – Spoiled for choice – how choosing the right yeast can make the difference when making wine
- Dr Steven Lapidge, Fight Food Waste CRC – Why do we waste food and what can we do about it?
Waite in the Spotlight 2017
Waite research is providing answers to these questions and more!
- Professor Rachel Burton, the University of Adelaide and ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls – GutWoman’s guide to good insides
- Richard Gawel, Australian Wine Research Institute – You paid WHAT for a bottle of wine? Why what you feel in your mouth matters
- Dr Nina Welti, CSIRO Agriculture – Your food comes from WHERE?
- Kym Perry, SARDI – Nerds with nets protect your food
- Professor Mike Keller – University of Adelaide School of Ag, Food & Wine – Genome editing: is it safe?
Waite in the Spotlight 2016
The inaugural Waite in the Spotlight was held in July 2016 and explored how microbes can transform the future of Agriculture.
- Dr Caitlin Byrt, The University of Adelaide – Biology is the naughty science; try it!
- Dr Gupta Vadakattu, CSIRO – Microbial diversity – can it feed the world?
- Dr Laura Davies, CSIRO Agriculture – Plant parasites: Let the battle commence
- Dr Anthony Borneman, Australian Wine Research Institute – A tale of shipwrecks, yeast and beer
- Professor Göran Roos, Economic Development Board consultant – Food and agriculture to grow the economy.