Banner
Food Security

Food Security

Bioinformatics and Digital Agriculture applies information technologies to the allied fields of agriculture, horticulture, forestry, biotechnology, microbiology, molecular biology and biosecurity. Together, Bioinformatics and Digital Agriculture synthesises strategies for data management, analysis and integration tools that enable rapid scientific discovery and informed decision making. 

Key areas of relevance to Plant Food Security pursued by the CCG include: leverage DNA next generation sequencing technologies, experimental design and applications to enable improved plant breeding programs; surveillance and diagnosis of viral plant pathogens at the Australasia borders to prevent entry of pathogens that could impact national and international trade markets; tailor web-based analytic workflow environments for diverse large scale -omics analyses; appropriate design of online web-based systems to capture digital information; and end-user engagement and delivery of resources to meet collaborators/clients expectations that are relevant to a broad range of stakeholders including government and industry partners. 

Key Projects

  • "Delivery of an integrated Internet-based bioinformatics toolkit for plant biosecurity diagnosis and surveillance of viruses and viroids", funded through the Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre. http://www.pbcrc.com.au/research/project/2064
  • "Barley Genome sequencing, assembly and annotation of Chromosome 5H and 7H" in partnership with the Department of Agriculture and Food, WA and the International Barley Genome Sequencing Consortium.
  • "Wheat 7A: Experimental design of BAC pool sequencing, assembly, analysis and data management as part of Australia's contribution to the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium"
LATEST PUBLICATIONS See all
  • 24 July 2015

    The emperor's new dystrophin: finding sense in the noise

    READ MORE

  • 24 July 2015

    Editorial: medicinal chemistry of aptamers

    READ MORE