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.
Food security and safety
We work to protect and increase the efficiency of livestock and food production systems and to assure the safety, quality and sustainability of Australian foods.
CSIRO aquaculture research news
This brochure provides an overview of the contribution that CSIRO’s Food Futures Flagship is making to the Australian aquaculture industry, focusing on prawn and barramundi farming. Topics covered include sustainable and profitable prawn farming, barramundi feeds, protecting prawns from viruses and research to improve prawn pigmentation. (4 pages)
Understanding consumer behaviour
We are working to understand how consumers make decisions about food, health and nutrition in order to help promote healthy outcomes for Australians.
Study reveals good news about the GI of rice
Research analysing 235 types of rice from around the world has found its glycemic index (GI) varies from one type of rice to another with most varieties scoring a low to medium GI.
We are helping to transform the way food is processed, using sustainable, efficient and innovative practices better suited to a resource-constrained world.
Your health and wellbeing
We are helping to improve the health and wellbeing of Australians by assisting the food industry in bringing foods with substantiated and functional health benefits to the market.