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 2017

Who is GutWoman and what is her superpower? What determines how wine feels in your mouth? Do you really know where your food comes from? How can nerds with insect nets protect your food? What is genome editing and is it safe? Waite research is providing answers to these questions and more!

Featured speakers:

  • 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?

Watch videos of the speaker presentations at right. The full playlist can be found on our YouTube channel.

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.

Featured speakers:

  • 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.

Watch videos of the speaker presentations at right. The full playlist can be found on our YouTube channel.

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