At least 20 PhD projects are available for commencement in 2022 and 2023.
There are additional opportunities for students with their own scholarship working with one of our team on an aligned program of study.
There are 4 major research themes aligned to our vision of building a future R&D capability to drive growth, productivity and competitiveness for the benefit of Australian agriculture and global food security.
This will be achieved by the implementation of advanced gene technologies and the integration of socio-economic issues concerning these technologies. Underpinning our four research themes in social science, technology, crop improvement and field evaluation will be our training program.
The Research Programs
Program 1 is our training program. Programs 2 – 4 are our research programs.
Benchmark technologies against responsible innovation, consumer perceptions and market accessibility
Technological innovations in plant genomic engineering
SynBio applications to improve quality traits, yield and productivity of major Australian crop species
Innovate in trait and field evaluation technologies to fast-track crop development pipelines
The PhD Research Projects
At least 20 PhD projects are available for commencement in 2022 and 2023. There are additional opportunities for students with their own scholarship working with one of our team on an aligned program of study.
|3||2, 4||GMO field evaluation technology||All|
|4||2, 3a||GMO detection technology||All|
|6||3a||Cereal transgenesis technology||All / Canola|
|7||2, 3a||Novel traits – SynBio||Wheat|
|8||3b, 4||Improved yield – biomass||Wheat / Barley|
|9||3b, 4||Improved yield – biomass||Wheat|
|10||4||Improved yield – grains||Canola|
|11||3a||Improved yield – SynBio||Canola|
|12||3b, 4||Improved yield||Chickpea|
|13||3b, 4||Yield resilience||Wheat|
|15||3b, 4||Shoot architecture||Barley|
|16||3b, 4||Salt resilience||Wheat|
|17||3b, 4||Grain quality||Wheat|
|18||3b, 4||Grain quality||Barley|
|19||3b, 4||Grain quality||All|
|20||3a, 4||Canola innovation||Canola|
|21||3a, 4||Canola innovation||Canola|
|All||New projects will be developed during the life of the Centre|
Industry organisations are welcome to get in touch with proposals for additional projects.
Questions? Simply email us and we’ll get back to you.
SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE GENETIC & FIELD TECHNOLOGIES FOR FUTURE CROPS
The ARC Training Centre for Accelerated Future Crops Development is funded by the Australian Research Council under its Industrial Transformation Training Hubs Program to run from 2022 to 2027.
It is a collaboration of universities, government research agencies and the Australian grains sector’s key stakeholders in training, R&D, social engagement, responsible innovation, breeding, marketing and delivery.
It also has international partners in gene-editing, SynBio, crop breeding, and, other partnerships for co-developing deep technologies to transform the agriculture industry and global food security.