New Industry Partnership Grant

Delighted to receive a jointly funded grant from WSU and Australian Steel Mill Services to investigate the use of steel furnace slag (a silicon rich byproduct from steel production) to augment cereal defences from insect herbivores. Looking forward to working with our industry partners to translate research outputs.

Academic collaborators include Prof. Geoff Gurr (Charles Sturt University), Dr Andrew Gherlenda (HIE), Dr Matt Padula (UTS) and Dr Olivia Reynolds (NSW-DPI), pictured below after Geoff's seminar at HIE.