Other events in Perth

Feeding our future

Wheelchair Accessible Venue
Auslan Interpreted Event(s)
Past event - 2019
22 May Doors open 6 pm | Start time 6.30 pm | End time 8.30 pm
The Brisbane, 292 Beaufort St, Highgate,
Perth 6003
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Learn about the challenges that face us in feeding future generations and some of the innovative solutions being developed.

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Navigating the maze of Precision Agriculture

Precision Agriculture integrates spatial and environmental sciences, agronomy, mechatronics and data science. What are the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for agriculture in today's increasingly connected digital world?

Frank D'Emden has been deeply involved in agriculture all his life and holds respective Bachelors and Masters degrees in Natural Resource Management and Agricultural Economics. He also serves as Vice President of the Society for Precision Agriculture Australia.

Panning for gold in mould

Dr Heng Chooi (ARC Future Fellow, University of Western Australia)
Dig deep, aim high! The mining of fungal genomes holds great promise for the discovery of new chemical entities for pharmaceutical and agricultural applications. Find out more about the serious potential of fungi.

Dr Chooi is a Lecturer and a Future Fellow in the Faculty of Science, School of Molecular Sciences at The University of Western Australia where he started his research group in 2015.

How do crops respond to a changing climate?

Dr Nicolas Taylor (Senior Lecturer, University of Western Australia)
Two big challenges for wheat crops in WA are climate change and dryland salinity. Hear about the development of a wheat protein database that offers new insights into these challenges and identifies key proteins involved in yield production of wheat.

Dr Taylor studied at Massey University in New Zealand before attending the University of Western Australia to complete his PhD. After graduating in 2004, he took a post doc position at Oxford in the UK, and upon his return to UWA was awarded an ARC Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship and an ARC Future Fellowship.