Creating transparency of the world’s food supply is the clear motivation for Fraser Taylor, GM of the FoodSwitch program at The George Institute for Global Health.
ICYMI, UNSW’s new, state-government-backed Health Translation Hub, will house 15 storeys of health education and research facilities, linking students and experts with the Randwick hospitals cluster. The hub is expected to benefit patients, carers and the broader NSW community.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand and The George Institute, known for its diet-friendly FoodSwitch app, have joined forces to develop a database that helps consumers understand the nutritional value of packaged foods in the region.
The $47.5m Lang Walker AO Medical Research facility, due to open in 2023, will enable local researchers to address the region’s unique health challenges. WSU and UNSW are participants.
Dist. Prof. David Tissue, CRC Program 2 Lead has been appointed to the role of Research Grant Stream Lead within the new James Martin Institute for Public Policy, which brings policymakers and interdisciplinary academic teams together to address complex societal issues.
QUT researchers will lead the $6.5 million ARC Training Centre for Behavioural Insights for Technology Adoption (BITA) that aims to accelerate Australians’ adoption of innovation technologies in health, agriculture and cybersecurity.
Murdoch University Associate Professor Vicky Solah brings 36 years of expertise in food science and human nutrition to the CRC. Right now she’s profiling artichokes for CRC partner Mt Lindesay. Next, she’ll begin upcycled fruit-and-veg product trials at the new WA Food Innovation Precinct.
In an initial trial in the UNSW-EcoMag project, chemical engineers at UNSW were able to produce very high-purity Mg citrate using their state-of-the-art spray dryer. It’s a first, successful step towards EcoMag’s goal of scaling up to commercial production using the new process.
The federal government is consulting key stakeholders on current and emerging technologies in the health and agriculture sectors that could advance or undermine Australia’s national interests.
UNSW scientists have been honoured for their world-changing discoveries, including revealing the physics of sea-level change, understanding heatwaves, and creating cheap flexible stable and non-toxic solar cells.