Congratulations to our 2022 Science Award winners!
Congratulations to Dr Stephanie Kerr from the Queensland University of Technology who was awarded the ultimate honour of the Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia’s Award for her project Molecular speed breeding in macadamia.
We also congratulate all the winners of the 2022 industry category Science Awards and their innovative research projects.
Download the winners’ booklet (PDF 4.5 MB) and find out about each winner and the project they will work on over the next 12 months.
|Mingkai Jiang||Forest & Wood Products Australia||Cost-benefit analysis of soil amendment to increase carbon sequestration of Australia plantation trees.|
|Stephanie Kerr||Hort Innovation||Engineering elite tree crops cultivars.|
|Bobbie Lewis Baida||Australian Wool Innovation||Scrotal thermoregulation of the ram: effects of heat stress on reproductive performance.|
|Xiaoqing Li||Cotton Research and Development Corporation||Traceable cotton fibres.|
|Amy Moss||Australian Eggs||A practical strategy to implement precision nutrition for layer hens via liquid mineral inclusion to drinking water.|
|Sonya Moyes||Australian Meat Processor Corporation||Impact of residual glycogen on sensory attributes of Australian lamb.|
|Samantha Sawyer||Wine Australia||Sniffing smoke taint – Sensing phenols in the vineyard and the winery.|
|Thomas Schmidt||CSIRO Biosecurity digital innovation||Building a leafminer genomic databank to track incursions and adaptation.|
|Lauren Staveley||Australian Pork Limited||Qualitative behaviour assessment to define worker attitude and labour disparity between confinement free and traditional farrowing crates.|
|Valentin Thépot||Fisheries Research and Development Corporation||Seaweed as a natural feed supplement to boost growth and immunity in farmed crustaceans.|
|Ashiwin Vadiveloo||AgriFutures Australia||Wastewater grown microalgae as a source of biofertilizer and bio-stimulant for emerging crops.|
|Jaco Zandberg||Grains Research and Development Corporation||Silencing the frost damage caused by ice nucleating bacteria in Australian fields.|
Winners have each been granted funding to undertake a project on an emerging scientific issue or innovative activity which will contribute to the success of Australia’s agriculture sector. The Awards aim to encourage science, innovation and technology in rural industries and help to advance the careers of young scientists, researchers and innovators through national recognition of their research ideas. The Science Awards have already helped 284 young Australians make their ideas a reality and showcase their talent to the world.
Interested in applying in the 2023 round, or know an agricultural innovator? Register to be notified when applications open.
2022 Science Award partners
We thank our partners for their support and commitment to the 2022 Science Awards and for fostering young innovators finding solutions for the agriculture sector. Discover more about our Science Award partners:
- AgriFutures Australia
- Australian Eggs
- Australian Meat Processor Corporation
- Australian Pork Limited
- Australian Wool Innovation
- Cotton Research and Development Corporation
- CSIRO Biosecurity digital innovation
- Fisheries Research and Development Corporation
- Forest & Wood Products Australia
- Grains Research and Development Corporation
- Hort Innovation
- Wine Australia