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Research centre to grow space food expertise

Artists impression Plants for Space

A new research centre, led by the University of Adelaide, will focus international expertise on finding ways to provide the next generation of space explorers with nutritious foods, and the on-demand supply of materials and medicines.

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Ultra-fast plant enzyme dynamics leads to breakthroughs

The structural changes of a barley enzyme.

Researchers from the University of Adelaide have uncovered previously unknown properties in a plant enzyme that could lead to advances in cereal production, medical and pharmaceutical industries.

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Plant power: the future of sustainability

A scientist examines plant samples.

We know plants are powerful, but are they powerful enough to be the future of sustainability solutions?

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$7 million investment to unite genomics research in SA

Image of a DNA strand

Research institutes across South Australia are combining their expertise and resources to establish a state-of-the-art centre for genomics in SA. The South Australian Genomics Centre will open its doors on 1 July 2020 thanks to an investment of more than $7 million, including $2 million from Bioplatforms Australia through the Australian Government’s National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy.

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