The School of Agriculture, Food & Wine provides a world-class concentration of scientific research, education and infrastructure at the Waite Campus of the University of Adelaide. The School provides an outstanding research environment and is able to offer projects that will stimulate and excite all students with an interest in making new scientific discoveries and developing a career in scientific research.
The Adelaide node of The Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics is part of the School and has internationally important projects aimed at improving the salt and drought tolerance of cereals.
The School has well-established links with many partner organisations which adds considerably to the research opportunities available. The School is a member of the Wine Innovation Cluster, a recent initiative bringing together all wine-related research across the Waite Campus. Staff of the School\x92s Wine Science and Business Group are housed in the Wine Innovation Central building which opened in 2008 and is shared with the Australian Wine Research Institute.
The $32 million Plant Accelerator was opened in early 2010. This state-of-the-art greenhouse facility is the Adelaide branch of the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility. It houses the latest digital imaging technologies combined with high capacity computing and robotics to allow the automated, high throughput, continuous and non-destructive measurement of plant physical attributes (phenotype).
The FOODPlus Research Centre is a collaborative initiative between the University and the Women\x92s and Children\x92s Health Research Institute. It investigates the relationships between agriculture, food and health to better understand how agricultural products can contribute to improved nutrition and enhanced human health outcomes.
The University has further boosted research on the Waite Campus by establishing the Waite Research Institute. This initiative provides significant funding for 5 years to grow new collaborative research activities aimed at improving food security.
The Waite Campus is a rich collaborative environment for agricultural research that is unrivalled in the southern hemisphere. Students in the School are able to easily interact with scientists of the highest calibre who encourage them to \x93catch the vision\x94 and aspire to cutting-edge research.
Herbicide Resistance in Weeds
Weed Ecology and Management
Managing Legumes and Nitrogen Fixation in Farming Systems
Crop Physiology and Plant Nutrition
Visit the Farming System website for more information about research laboratories.
Sensory Science, Grape Berry and Wine Quality Measurements, Wine Consumer Behaviour, Wine and Health, Wine and Food Interactions
Origin of Wine and Regional Branding, Wine Consumer Behaviour, Wine Market Segmentation, Wine Tourism
Grapevine Biochemistry and Wine Making
Visit the Wine Science and Business website for more information about research laboratories.<
Nutrition and Functional Food Science
Agriculture and Ecosystem Services, Agriculture and Development
Consumer Behaviour and Demand Analysis
Visit the Food and Nutrition website for more information about research laboratories.
Plant Pathogen Interactions and Postharvest Physiology
Insect Biological Control; Natural-Enemy Foraging Behaviour; Integrated Pest Management (IPM); Pollination
Fungal and Bacterial Plant Pathology
Visit the Plant Protection website for more information about research laboratories.
Grapevine Reproductive Biology
Nitrogen Nutrition and Transport
Transport of Nutrients and Water
Plant Development and Protein Chemistry
Horticultural Plant Improvement
Salt Tolerance of Grapevines
Visit the Plant Physiology, Viticulture and Horticulture website for more information about research laboratories.
Genetics of Meiosis in Cereals
Grain Biochemistry and Genetics
Faba Bean Breeding
Visit the Plant Breeding and Genetics website for more information about research laboratories.
Drought Genetics & Genomics
Molecular Genetics of Boron Tolerance in Cereals
Cereal Tolerance to Heat and Frost
Nitrogen Use Efficiency in Cereals
Analysis of Genomics Data (Bioinformatics)
Field Evaluation of Transgenic Cereals
Genetic Control of Root Development and Architecture in Cereals
Role of microRNAs in Stress Tolerance
Plant Protein Structural Analysis
Visit the ACPFG website for more information about research laboratories.
Soil Chemistry, Clays, Soil Amelioration
Soil Physics, Water Availability
Soil Ecology and Nutrient Cycling
Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology, Fertilisers and Plant Nutrition
Soils & Agronomic Management, Root Growth, Nutrient Cycling, 3D Imaging of Roots and Soil Pores
Sodic Soils, Impact of Irrigation
Management of Saline and Sodic Soils, Soil Physical Chemistry, Soil-Plant Interactions in Saline and Sodic Soils
Carbon Cycling, Organic Contaminants and Biochar
Visit the Soil Science website for more information about research laboratories.
Further details are available, please contact the Faculty of Sciences office.