ARC Training Centre for Molecular Technology in the Food Industry
An ARC-MQ Industrial Transformation Training Centre
We will modernise the food industry by bringing state-of-the-art molecular analytical technologies into the mainstream of the food supply chain. The team of investigators in the Centre are experts in analysis of genes, proteins and carbohydrates. These technologies have a crucial role in enhancing productivity, processing and development of new products to meet the ever increasing demand for high-quality foodstuffs.
This Centre will provide world class postgraduate research training of the next generation of scientists who will shape the future of food production in Australia. Our established collaborations with a network of industrial partners will enable us to translate the research project outcomes into practical industry solutions.
Society needs new approaches to solving the difficulties of providing enough food for the future. The Centre will train young scientists in applying molecular analysis skills to solve specific problems that the food industry faces in the whole process of taking food production from "field to fork".
Chief Investigators, post doctoral fellows and students of the ARC Training Centre for Molecular Technology in the Food Industry are all members of the Macquarie University Biomolecular Frontiers Research Centre and many are members of Macquarie University Synthetic Biology Consortium.
The ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Molecular Technology in the Food Industry received Australian Government funding of $2.1 million from the Australian Government through the Australian Research Council Industrial Transformation Research Program scheme.