Where: Urrbrae House, Waite Campus, The University of Adelaide – off Fullarton Road, Urrbrae
“A grand renaissance”: Breeding new cereals and legumes at the Waite, 1955-2005
by Lynette Zeitz
The 1950s saw the beginning of a “grand renaissance” in cereal breeding at the Waite Agricultural Research Institute at the University of Adelaide.
Historian and Manager of the Urrbrae House Historic Precinct, Lynette Zeitz will talk about the work of Waite scientists in developing the new wheat, barley, triticale and faba bean varieties that have transformed South Australia’s farming landscape in the last 50 years.
L’Oréal has three $20,000 Fellowships intended to help early career women scientists to consolidate their careers and rise to leadership positions in science. The Fellowships are awarded to women who have shown scientific excellence in their career to date and who have an appropriate research plan that will be assisted by the one-year Fellowship.
Applications for the 2011 fellowships will open on April the 1st.
If anyone from the Waite is thinking of nominating (or has already nominated) please contact Heather Bray so any nominations can be tracked. Heather is also able to provide editorial feedback/advice to people preparing nominations if desired.
For more information about these Fellowships please visit the Science in Public website.
Congratulations to Rob Lewis, the Waite Research Institute’s Manager Strategic Projects, who has been recognised by the Governor-General of Australia in the 2011 Australia Day Honours List. Rob has been awarded a Public Service Medal (PSM) “for outstanding public service in the area of primary industries research and development.” If you would like to read the full text of the commendation, you can read it at the Governor-General’s website.