UQ plant breeding expertise recognised globally

23 Feb 2016
Ethiopian technicians at the Melkassa Research Station making breeding crosses between sorghum lines. Photo: Professor David Jordan.

The University of Queensland’s expertise in plant breeding has been recognised by a $3.8M grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to evaluate and improve breeding programs in developing countries.  

UQ was selected to implement the Breeding Program Analysis Tool because of the university’s international reputation for excellence in plant breeding, particularly in tropical crops, and its experience in improving sorghum breeding in Ethiopia. 

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