The National Research Flagships Program is one of the largest scientific initiatives ever mounted in Australia. Clusters, which are the main element of the Flagship Collaboration Fund offer opportunities for collaborations in areas of national importance.
CSIRO’s other icon celebrates 50 years
It may not have spawned its own movie or played a part in NASA's moon landings, but in its own way, CSIRO’s Phytotron facility has made no less a contribution to science than its more famous cousin, the Parkes Radio Telescope, aka "The Dish".
Dr David Topping: bowel health advocate
Dr David Topping’s current research interest is the potential benefits of processed foods, such as dietary carbohydrates (fibre, resistant starch and oligosaccharides), probiotics and dietary fats, for gut health.
Improving cereal performance
Working within national regulations, researchers have established several trials around Australia to test how genetically modified wheat and barley varieties respond to field conditions.
GM wheat and barley trial DIR117
The Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has approved an application from CSIRO to establish a small field plot of experimental genetically modified (GM) wheat and barley in central New South Wales. (2 pages)
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Flagship postgraduate scholarships
National Research Flagships offer full and top-up Flagship Postgraduate Scholarships to high quality students who wish to work on a Flagship research project.
Flagship research projects
Flagship Collaboration Fund projects provide a means to engage outside expertise to help achieve a particular flagship objective and to enhance collaboration with the university sector.
Sydney: North Ryde, NSW (CSIRO North Ryde)
CSIRO's North Ryde site is in the heart of Sydney's hi-tech hub and near Macquarie University. More than 500 staff members work in mining, food, manufacturing, sustainability, health, petroleum and more.
Dr Michelle Colgrave: investigating proteins
Dr Michelle Colgrave is using mass spectrometry techniques to help identify key proteins that will benefit Australia's livestock and plant industries and improve human health.
Dr James Petrie: metabolic engineering of plant oils
Dr James Petrie's research aims to modify the oil content and oil profile of plants. His current focus in on producing long chain omega-3 oils in land plants, and increasing the levels of seed and leaf oil produced in plants.