Agriculture and Food Sciences is one of UQ's Research Strengths. The School of Agriculture and Food Sciences is home to the Food Science group and has strong links with the food industry and other research agencies such as Dairy Innovations Australia, Food and Grocery Council of Australia, Horticulture Australia, Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation and AusAid.

The Faculty of Science is also home to the ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre Agents of change, training scientists who facilitate transformation of the Australian food industry. Faculty of Science researchers also partner cross-institutionally in the ARC Industrial Transformation Research Program Dairy Innovation Hub.

Our researchers undertake fundamental and applied research to promote and develop the growth of innovative products and processes in conjunction with industry partners. Research areas include:

  • Molecular level to processing-quality relationships
  • Functional foods
  • Molecular food microbiology
  • Novel products and process developments
  • Improving functional and nutritional quality and shelf-life of food and food products

The Food Science researchers have strong collaborations with the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, the School of Chemical Engineering, the Institute of Molecular Bioscience and the School of Pharmacy at UQ. The Food Science group has close associations with the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation - a joint initiative between UQ and the Queensland State Government. 

Read more about our Food Science researchers here, including more information on specific projects, publications and research student opportunities.