A wide variety of excellent research was on display last week when some 250 staff and students from across the University of Adelaide’s School of Agriculture, Food and Wine came together for their annual Research Day.

Held at the Adelaide Pavilion in the South Parklands, the day was a chance to share research highlights, celebrate successes and catch up with colleagues from all the research groups within the School.

The program provided an amazing cross-section of expertise and research disciplines with presentations on topics such as: the importance of dietary fibre to health; salt and water transport in plants; measuring vineyard performance to predict wine quality; behavioural genetics of native bees; and legume farming systems in Myanmar.

Many of the research platforms provided at the Waite presented an overview of their services and the afternoon session featured updates from some of the co-located ARC Research Centres and Hubs.

Invited speakers Dr Fiona Cameron (Australian Research Council) and Professor Mark Hutchinson (ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale Biophotonics) both gave very engaging and informative presentations.

The Research Committee thanks everyone for their participation and support, especially the speakers. Planning for next year’s event will need to consider a larger venue!

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