The Australian Research Council (ARC) Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Functional Grains (The Functional Grains ITTC) will transform the Australian Grains Industry from a commodity-based industry into a highly efficient industry producing high quality food and feed products that exceed market expectations.
The Centre is supported by the Australian Government, through a $2.15 million ARC grant. The Centre is also supported by industry partners:
The Functional Grains ITTC is an initiative of the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation.
Dr Kenneth Chinkwo's research investigates the anti-cancer activity, antioxidant of bioactive compounds derived from cereals and pulses. He is also evaluating the health benefits of dietary polyphenols in haemostasis and platelet function.
in this issue..
In this issue: Three Australian farmers have visited Pakistan as part of a FGC research project, discovering common ground with Pakistani pulse growers and seeing first-hand the value of shared experience. We also meet new PhD student Ms Nyadoub Jok, check out new research into the frying life of Canola oil and celebrate our FGC graduates.
The Functional Grains research strengths include, rice, pulses and canola.
The Functional Grains ITTC is supported by industry partners.
The Functional Grains Centre is looking to attract strong candidates.