Australian Plant Breeding Academy
Breaking new ground in plant breeding
The Australian Plant Breeding Academy lifts the capability of the agrifood sector across Australia and maximises future profits for growers, through new education and breeding research.
The University and AGT both have a proud and successful history of commercial plant breeding programs including bread wheat, durum wheat, barley, canola, lupins, triticale and faba beans. The new academy will build on this enduring legacy of achievement.
Both the University and AGT are committed to producing the next generation of plant breeders and plant scientists to secure the industry’s ongoing success. The academy will lead a new era of agrifood education in Australia through the appointment of a Breeding Research Fellow responsible for the Academy’s breeding research portfolio, and the establishment of multiple PhD scholars in plant breeding from 2022.
The academy is the first of its kind for plant breeding in Australia. It aims to deliver significant benefits to the industry in the medium to long-term.
- Breeding Research Fellow - Level A (Closes 13 Feb 2022)