High-quality grains research supports food industry

Australian agrifood industries could soon benefit from the development of genomics technologies used in selection and development of high quality grains, after grains expert and molecular biologist, Professor Rudi Appels, was awarded a Visiting Fellowship with the Food Futures Flagship.

Through this fellowship, Professor Appels will bring together the research of CSIRO and Agricultural Research Western Australia, and work with cereal researchers to determine the quality of grain required for specific end-products.

Use of genomics technologies will allow the identification and development of desired attributes in grains, increasing overall wheat quality and Australian export opportunities.

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