Future Food Systems CRC Research Showcase 2020

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Future Food Systems CRC Research Showcase

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2020 Research Showcase

The Future Food Systems CRC brings industry, academic and government partners together to solve real-world challenges via industry driven research projects. In this online event, CRC research and project leads, industry partners and experts in the field will introduce you to a cross-section of these exciting collaborations.

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Program 1 showcase

Projects under the CRC’s Research Program 1 are based around developing smart, sustainable specialist agrifood-industry clusters and streamlining supply chains from farm to fork. CRC projects under this research stream range from government-research collaborations laying the groundwork for planning regional and peri-urban agrifood hubs, to industry-led explorations aimed at providing secure, blockchain-enabled platforms that prove the provenance of premium Australian fresh foods to consumers in lucrative export markets such as China.

Program 1 overview

Prof. Doug Baker (QUT)

Commercialising native rice for Indigenous enterprise development: Agronomy and value-adding

Dr Penny Wurm (CDU). Read more about the ‘Commercialising native rice’ project here and here.

China’s Blockchain Services Network and future global trade: a smart trade hub perspective

Prof. Marcus Foth (QUT), A/Prof. Warwick Powell (BeefLedger). Read more about BeefLedger here. Read more about the ‘Blockchain for smart trade’ project here.

Program 2 showcase

Projects under the CRC’s Research Program 2 aim to make indoor cropping operations more productive, cost-effective and sustainable, and to enhance the quality of crops grown undercover. The focus of projects under this research stream is on developing technology and data-driven solutions for future protected-cropping systems – everything from customised light-spectra-selective films to enhance the nutritional profiles of polytunnel-grown berries, to advanced IoT sensor set-ups for indoor-cropping operations and cost-effective, scaleable modular systems for vertical farms.

Program 2 overview

Prof. David Tissue (WSU).

Intelligent Internet of Things (IoT) systems for indoor farming

Assoc. Prof. Wen Hu (WSU). Read more about the ‘IoT for indoor cropping’ project here.

Growing better hydroponic glasshouse crops: Tomato rhizobiome project

Dr Gal Winter (UNE). Read more about the ‘Tomato rhizobiome’ project here.

Program 3 showcase

Program 3 is focused on increasing the value-adding capability of the Australian food sector through innovation in QA and production protocols, formulation for customised goods in high-value segments, innovation in the design and verification of functional foods and precision nutrition products, and design solutions for future food factories, applying circular economy principles.

Program 3 overview

Prof. Jeremy K Nicholson (Murdoch University/ANPC).

Analytical assessment of food quality and processing systems, tracing, biochemistry and nutritional properties of foods (‘ANPC analytics’ project)

Dr Ruey Leng Loo (Murdoch University/ANPC). Read more about the ANPC here and its research here.

Enabling healthier food procurement in Western Sydney: the ‘FoodSwitch Connect’ project

Fraser Taylor (The George Institute). Read more about FoodSwitch here and about the ‘FoodSwitch Connect’ project here.

Speakers


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Program 1

Prof. Doug Baker, Queensland University of Technology, QLD

Doug Baker is a Professor in the School of Built Environment at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane. His areas of expertise include land-use planning, airport management, regional air transport and infrastructure logistics. Read more here.

Dr Penny Wurm, Charles Darwin University, NT

Penny Wurm is a Senior Lecturer at Charles Darwin University (CDU) and a researcher within the university’s Research Institute for Environment and Livelihoods (RIEL). An applied plant ecologist with a research practice that includes ecological, agricultural and livelihood applications in northern Australia, eastern Indonesia and Timor Leste.Read more here.

Prof. Marcus Foth, Queensland University of Technology, QLD

Marcus Foth is Professor of Urban Informatics in the QUT Design Lab at Queensland University of Technology. He is also an Honorary Professor in the School of Communications and Culture at Aarhus University, Denmark. Read more here.

Adj. Prof. Warwick Powell, BeefLedger, QLD

Warwick Powell is the chairman and founder of BeefLedger Ltd and an Adjunct Professor of QUT. BeefLedger is a blockchain-based supply chain tracking and payments platform development company. Read more here.

Program 2

Prof. David Tissue, Western Sydney University, NSW

Distinguished Professor David Tissue is the Scientific Research Director for the National Vegetable Protected Cropping Centre (NVPCC) and Discipline Leader for Agriculture and Food Science at WSU. He has a long history of working alongside agricultural industries in the United States and Australia.Read more here.

Assoc. Prof. Wen Hu, UNSW Sydney, NSW

Wen Hu is an Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). He has more than 15 years’ research, development and deployment experience in wireless sensor networks (WSNs) and Internet of Things (IoT). Read more here.

Dr Gal Winter, University of New England, NSW

Dr Gal Winter is a microbiologist studying microbial ecology in human and plant environments. For the past four years, Dr Winter has been working as a Lecturer and Course Coordinator for the Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences at the University of New England (UNE) in northern New South Wales. Read more here.

Program 3

Prof Jeremy K Nicholson, Murdoch University/ANPC, WA

Prof. Jeremy K Nicholson Pro Vice-Chancellor of Health Sciences and Director of the Australian National Phenome Centre (ANPC) at Murdoch University is a leading researcher in the development of metabolic science in a 21st-century systems biology framework. He is an expert in the gut microbiome and the interaction of food, nutrition and health. Read more here

Dr Ruey Leng Loo, Murdoch University/ANPC, WA

Dr Ruey Leng Loo is a Western Australia Premier’s Early to Mid-Career (EMC) Fellow. She has expertise in epidemiological studies and in data analytics for metabolic phenotyping. Her research involves delivering new knowledge of dietary influence on human metabolism and health/disease, and provides a translational bridge to the food science industry. Read more here.

Fraser Taylor, The George Institute for Global Health, NSW

Fraser Taylor is Managing Director of the FoodSwitch program at the George Institute for Global Health in Sydney, Australia. FoodSwitch is a data and technology platform that captures, catalogues and profiles the changing quality of a country’s food and beverage supply. Read more here.


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Schedule

Housekeeping

1:55 log into the zoom meeting for 2pm start

2:00pm - 2:05pm | Welcome and introduction

Cordelia Selomulya

2.05pm - 2.15pm | Program 1 overview

Doug Baker

2.15pm - 2.30pm | Commercialisation of native rice for Indigenous enterprise development: Agronomy and value-adding

Penny Wurm

2.30pm - 2.45pm | China’s Blockchain Services Network and Future Global Trade - A Smart Trade Hub perspective

Warwick Powell and Marcus Foth

2.45pm - 2.55pm | Program 2 overview

David Tissue

2.55pm - 3.10pm | Intelligent Internet of Things (IoT) systems for indoor farming

Wen Hu

3.10pm – 3.25pm | Microbial rhizosphere diversity in glasshouse hydroponic crops

Gal Winter

3.25pm – 3.35pm | Program 3 overview

Jeremy Nicholson

3.35pm – 3.50pm | Analytical assessment of food quality and processing systems, tracing, biochemistry and nutritional properties of foods

Ruey Leng Loo

3.50pm – 4.05pm | FoodSwitch connect

Fraser Taylor

4.05pm - 4.30pm | Questions and networking

Further information

Registration is free of charge.

For further information about this event or about CRC research projects, contact:

Bonnie Chiu: Future Food Systems Cooperative Research Centre,

bonnie.chiu@futurefoodsystems.com.au

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