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Queensland Government

Science portfolio of the Department of Environment and Science

Department of Environment and Science

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Centre for Nutrition and Food Science (CNAFS)

Papaya fruit research from CFNAS

Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation

The Centre undertakes fundamental and applied research across the nutrition and food sciences integrating approaches from physical, chemical and biological disciplines. CNAFS scientists work across the nutrition and food sciences, using a range of cross-disciplinary approaches, modern analytical techniques and understanding developed through study of model systems, to identify the mechanisms responsible for important food and nutrition properties. This involves extensive collaboration with research groups within UQ and Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF), and many other Australian and international partners.

Website qaafi.uq.edu.au/cnafs

Key science sectors

Strengths and capabilities

  • Food quality and human nutrition
  • Sensory and consumer science
  • Molecular basis for food quality
  • Food bio-materials and processing
  • Molecular parasitology
  • Hostpathogen interaction using genomics and biotechnology
  • Biofortification of fruit, nuts and vegetables

Facilities and major equipment

  • Pilot plant facility
  • Extensive range of food-grade processing equipment

Number of research staff

20–100 research staff

Address

Hartley Teakle Building, Building 83, Slip Road, UQ, St Lucia, 4072

Lead researcher

  • Professor Mike Gidley—Published more than 160 peer-reviewed papers with more than 5000 citations and has an H-index of 42.

Organisation type

  • University Research Centre
  • Australian Research Centre of Excellence – Partner Organisation
  • Queensland Government – Partner

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Last updated:
6 September 2018