WRI Research Webinar Series

This webinar series showcases the excellent research our members, affiliates and collaborators are undertaking across the agriculture, food and wine sectors. Expand your network and find new collaborators!

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Everyone is welcome – webinars are generally scheduled at 11am on Thursdays, with some exceptions. Registration is required. Recordings of some of our webinars are available to watch below.

Upcoming webinars


Recorded webinars

Watch recordings of some of our past webinars below.

Professor Rachel Burton: Tales from the Hemp Cage

Professor Rachel Burton is from the University of Adelaide's School of Agriculture, Food and Wine at the Waite campus, where she is Head of the Department of Plant Science. Rachel is a plant scientist and molecular biologist whose research interests range from cell wall components in barley and plantago, to biofuel production, to which plants are good for your gut. In this talk, Rachel brings us 'tales from the hemp cage', and tells us about her work and recent research trials with industrial hemp at the University of Adelaide. Presented on Thursday 20th August 2020.

Dr Nicholas Collins: Personal strategies for taming the climate change beast 

Dr Nicholas Collins has worked as an Agricultural researcher at the Waite campus for about 20 years, including most recently in the “ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub for wheat in a hot and dry climate”. In this presentation, Nick describes simple steps you can take to reduce your carbon footprint, focussing on strategies with the highest impact. The good news is that many of these actions can be cathartic, healthy, money-saving or just plain fun. Presented on Thursday 27th August 2020.

Assoc Prof Stuart Roy: High value genes for enhancing wheat yield 

Stuart is a Associate Professor in the Plant Genomics Group at the School of Agriculture, Food & Wine, University of Adelaide, and the Director of the ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub for Wheat in a Hot and Dry Climate. This presentation covers work carried out as part of the International Wheat Yield Partnership, established to address the challenge of raising the genetic wheat yield potential of wheat by 50% in the next 20 years. Presented on Thursday 24th September 2020.