Dr Lee Hickey

Position:  Senior Research Fellow
Place of birth: Brisbane, Australia
Languages: English

Qualifications
2012: PhD in Quantitative and Molecular Plant Breeding, The University of Queensland
2012: Graduate Certificate in Research Commercialisation, The University of Queensland
2007: B.Agr Sc (Hons Class I), The University of Queensland

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Research and teaching positions

  • Senior Research Fellow & ARC DECRA Fellow, QAAFI, The University of Queensland (UQ) (Jan 2017 – current)
  • Research Fellow, QAAFI, UQ (Nov 2012 – Dec 2016)
  • PhD candidate, School of Agriculture and Food Science, UQ (Jan 2007 – June 2012)
  • Biometrics Teaching Assistant, School of Land, Crop and Food Science, UQ (Mar 2008 – Jun 2009)
  • Maize Research Intern, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. Dallas Center, IA, USA (Jun – Dec 2008)
  • Research Assistant, School of Land, Crop and Food Science, UQ (Feb – Jun 2008)

Dr Lee Hickey is a Senior Research Fellow and ARC DECRA Fellow who leads an applied research group that works closely with the plant breeding industry to improve the efficiency of crop improvement programs and development of new tools to assist the deployment of improved varieties. He is an emerging leader in the field as evidenced by publications in high ranking journals for the discipline, leadership of research grants, international speaking invitations and collaborations with leading scientists around the globe.

At UQ, Dr Hickey has played a pivotal role in developing ‘speed breeding’ technology and his advice is sought internationally. Speed breeding is adopted by wheat breeding programs around the world and is fast-tracking development of varieties for farmers. For his speed breeding innovation, Dr Hickey was awarded the 2017 Queensland Young Tall Poppy Scientist of the Year.

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Landmark agronomist, Paul McIntosh with Dr Lee Hickey, inspecting a barley field experiment for drought tolerance.

He is successful in attracting funding and has been a named Chief Investigator on $6.3M of grants in the last 5 years. Dr Hickey has published 41 articles in international refereed journals, 1 provisional patent and 4 book chapters. He has assembled a highly productive research team, and supervised 19 PhD students over the past 5 years. Recent graduates from his lab now work for leading plant breeding companies and high profile research institutes such as Rothamsted and Cornell University.
His latest high impact paper in Nature Plants (Watson & Ghosh et al. 2018), for which he is last/co- corresponding author, has sparked huge interest among the plant science community. Since publication on 1st January 2018, the article quickly moved up the Altmetric rankings to #2 of 614 articles published to date in Nature Plants. The article was featured in 38 news outlets worldwide, 9 online blogs, 10 Facebook pages and has been shared on Twitter 948 times. The speed breeding innovation was widely communicated in mainstream media such as National Geographic magazine, BBC World News TV and Radio, The Guardian and Newsweek Magazine. The innovative plant breeding method has since been listed as one of the Top 10 Advancements in Agriculture in Australia for 2017 by AgriEducate.

Dr Hickey is passionate about communicating science and is an active user of Twitter, with >3,700 followers. He was listed as one of “UQ’s Top Tweeters” and ‘Plant Science Influencer’ on the online blog Plant Science Today. He is also the Producer and Presenter of “Science Over Coffee” – an innovative science communication video series that tackles popular topics in the media that are clouded by misconceptions, for instance GMOs. The videos feature one-on-one interviews with scientists from UQ. For his science communication, he received the Best Proactive Communications Award from Universities Australia and also nominated for a UQ Excellence Award in2018.

Invited keynote and plenary addresses

2019 Invited Lecture, 7th Plant Genomics & Gene Editing Congress, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2019 Invited Lecture, XIV Agricultural Science Congress, New Delhi, India
2019 Invited Lectures (4), Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, USA
2018 Keynote Address, Breeding Technologies for Accelerating Genetic Gains, ICRISAT, Hyderabad
2018 Invited Lecture, Centre for AgriBioscience, Victoria, Australia
2018 Invited Lecture, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
2018 Invited Lecture, Justus-Liebig University, Giessen, Germany
2018 Invited Lecture, Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, USA
2017 Keynote Address, Science Protecting Plant Health, Brisbane, Australia
2017 Invited Lecture, TropAg2017, Brisbane, Australia
2017 Invited Lecture, GOAL Workshop organised by the Crop Trust and Crawford Fund, Malaysia
2017 Invited Lecture, ACIAR Wheat Blast Project Launch, Bangladesh
2017 Invited lecture, Monogram 2017, Bristol, UK
2017 Invited lecture, Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, USA
2016 Keynote Address, 13th International Symposium on Pre-harvest Sprouting in Cereals, Perth
2016 Keynote Address, Monogram 2016, Cambridge, UK
2016 Invited Lecture, Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego
2016 Keynote Address, CropLife National Members’ Forum, Old Parliament House, Canberra
2014 Invited lecture, Durable Rust Resistance Wheat Meeting, San Diego
2013 Plenary lecture, Australian Wheat Breeding Assembly, Brisbane
2013 Plenary lecture, Australian Barley Technical Symposium, Melbourne
2011 Plenary lecture, 12th International Symposium on Pre-Harvest Sprouting in Cereals, Alberta
2011 Plenary lecture, Australian Wheat Breeding Assembly, Perth
2011 Plenary lecture, 15th Australian Barley Technical Symposium, Adelaide
2009 Plenary lecture, 14th Australasian Plant Breeding & 11th SABRAO Conference, Cairns
2007 Plenary lecture, 11th International Symposium on Pre-harvest Sprouting in Cereals, Mendoza

Awards and prizes

2018 Universities Australia, Best Proactive Communications Award 2018 Nominated for UQ Excellence Award (Service)
2017 Queensland Young Tall Poppy Scientist of the Year 2017 ARC Discovery Early Career Award
2017 ARC Discovery Early Career Award (DE170101296)
2016 ATSE Australia China Young Scientists Exchange Program (YESP) Award (1 of 16 scientists)
2013 Paul Johnston Memorial Award
2013 National Finalist for Fresh Science Competition (1 of 12 scientists)
2013 State Finalist (QLD) for Fresh Science Competition
2011 Finalist for The University of Queensland UniQuest Trailblazer Competition
2008 Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship
2008 Grains Research Top-Up Scholarship awarded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation
2008 Edwin Munro Scholarship in Agricultural Science, presented by The University of Queensland
2007 Valedictorian of the Faculty of Biological and Chemical Sciences, The University of Queensland
2007 Bell Memorial Medal, presented by the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology
2007 Ben Brown Memorial Medal for Agricultural Science, presented by The University of Queensland
2007 Undergraduate Honors Scholarship awarded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation

Competitive Funding 
2019-2021 Cereal blueprints for a water-limited world (ARC Discovery: $590,000)
2019-2021 Designing roots to enhance durum and bread wheat yield (GRDC: $362,236)
2018-2021 Rooty: a root ideotype toolbox to support improved wheat yields (GRDC: $162,690)
2018-2019 Mechanisms controlling root architecture in crop plants (DAAD: $18,000)
2018-2021 Interfacing crop improvement and agronomy/nutrition programs (GRDC: $566,320)
2018-2021 FastStack: evolutionary computing to stack desirable alleles (ARC Linkage: $345,465)
2017-2019 Accelerated genomic selection to speed up genetic gain in wheat (ARC DECRA: $372,000)
2016-2016 Winter wheat selection (UniQuest: $18,000)
2014-2015 A phenotyping platform for transpiration efficiency in cereal crops (UQ: $150,000)
2015-2017 Rapid discovery of novel microRNAs mediating resistance to wheat diseases (UQ: $342,000)
2015-2017 Speed pre-breeding for rapid trait pyramiding in durum wheat (Monsanto Company: $96,000)
2014-2015 Mining novel disease resistance genes in wheat landraces (UQ: $39,000)
2013-2017 Accelerating utilisation and deployment of durable APR to leaf rust in barley, GRDC: $1M)
2013-2017 Barley Pre-Breeding for multiple disease resistance in the North (GRDC: $1.2M)
2013-2017 Delivery of wheat root traits that contribute to water limited yield (GRDC: $1.54M) 

Selected publications

Published 41 peer-reviewed journal articles, including 9 as first author and 19 as last named/corresponding author. This included papers in high profile international journals such as Trends in Plant Science (IF 11.9), Nature Plants (IF 10.3), Nature Protocols (IF 12.4), Molecular Plant (IF 8.8), BMC Biology (IF 6.7), Frontiers in Plant Science (IF 4.3), Scientific Reports (IF 4.1) & Theoretical and Applied Genetics (IF 4.1).

Voss-Fels KP, Stahl A, Hickey LT (2019) Modern crop breeding for future food security. BMC Biology (accepted 14th Dec2018)

Rasheed A, Jin H, Xiao Y, Zhang Y, Hao Y, Zhang Y, Hickey L, Morgounov Alexey, Xia X, He Z (2019) Allelic effects and variations for key bread-making quality genes in bread wheat using high-throughput molecular markers. Journal of Cereal Science DOI: 10.1016/j.jcs.2018.12.004

Ghosh S, Watson A, Gonzalez-Navarro OE, Ramirez-Gonzalez RH, Yanes L, Mendoza-Suárez M, Simmonds J, Wells R, Rayner T, Green P, Hafeez A, Hayta S, Melton RE, Steed A, Sarkar A, Carter J, Perkins L, Lord J, Tester M, Osbourn A, Moscou MJ, Nicholson P, Harwood W, Martin C, Domoney C, Uauy C, Hazard B, Wulff BBH, Hickey LT (2018) Speed breeding in growth chambers and glasshouses for crop breeding and model plant research. Nature Protocols 13:2944–2963

Dinglasan EG, Singh D, Shankar M, Afanasenko O, Platz G, Godwin ID, Voss-Fels KP, Hickey LT (2018) Discovering new alleles for yellow spot resistance in the Vavilov wheat collection. Theoretical and Applied Genetics DOI 10.1007/s00122-018-3204-5

Chiurugwi T, Kemp S, Powell W, Hickey LT (2018) Speed breeding orphan crops. Theoretical and Applied Genetics DOI 10.1007/s00122-018-3202-7

Alahmad S, Dinglasan E, Leung KM, Riaz A, Derbal N, Voss-Fels KP, Able JA, Bassi FM, Christopher J, Hickey LT (2018) Speed breeding for multiple quantitative traits in durum wheat. Plant methods 14 (1), 36

Voss-Fels KP, Qian L, Gabur I, Obermeier C, Hickey LT, Werner CR, Kontowski S, Frisch M, Friedt W, Snowdon RJ, Gottwald S (2018) Genetic insights into underground responses to Fusarium graminearum infection in wheat. Scientific Reports 8 (1), 13153

El Hassouni K, Alahmad S, Belkadi B, Filali-Maltouf A, Hickey LT, Bassi FM (2018) Root System Architecture and Its Association with Yield under Different Water Regimes in Durum Wheat. Crop Science DOI 10.2135/ cropsci2018.01.0076

Robinson H, Kelly A, Fox G, Franckowiak J, Borrell A, Hickey L (2018) Root architectural traits and yield: exploring the relationship in barley breeding trials. Euphytica 214 (9), 151

Voss-Fels KP, Snowdon RJ, Hickey LT (2018) Designer Roots for Future Crops. Trends in Plant Science DOI 10.1016/j.tplants.2018.08.004

Phan HTT, Rybak K, Bertazzoni S, Furuki E, Dinglasan E, Hickey LT, Oliver RP, Tan K-C (2018) Novel sources of resistance to Septoria nodorum blotch in the Vavilov wheat collection identified by genome- wide association studies. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 1-16

Alahmad S, Simpfendorfer S, Bentley AR, Hickey LT (2018) Crown rot of wheat in Australia: Fusarium pseudograminearum taxonomy, population biology and disease management. Australasian Plant Pathology, 1-15

Li H, Rasheed A, Hickey LT, He Z (2018) Fast-forwarding genetic gain. Trends in Plant Science. DOI 10.1016/j.tplants.2018.01.007

Richard C, Christopher J, Chenu K, Borrell A, Christopher M, Hickey LT (2018) Selection in early generations to shift allele frequency for seminal root angle in wheat. The Plant Genome (Accepted 17th Jan 2018)

Watson A, Ghosh S, Williams M, Cuddy WS, Simmonds J, Rey MD, Hatta MAM, Hinchliffe A, Steed A, Reynolds D, Adamski N, Breakspear A, Korolev A, Rayner T, Dixon LE, Riaz A, Martin W, Ryan M, Edwards D, Batley J, Raman H, Carter J, Rogers C, Domoney C, Moore G, Harwood W, Nicholson P, Dieters MJ, DeLacy IH, Zhou J, Uauy C, Boden SA, Park RF, Wulff BBH, Hickey LT (2018) Speed breeding is a powerful tool to accelerate crop research and breeding. Nature Plants (4) 23–29

Voss-Fels KP, Robinson H, Mudge SR, Richard C, Newman S, Wittkop B, Stahl A, Friedt W, Frisch M, Gabur I, Miller-Cooper A, Campbell BC, Kelly A, Fox G, Christopher J, Christopher M, Chenu K, Franckowiak J, Mace ES, Borrell AK, Eagles H, Jordan DR, Botella JR, Hammer G, Godwin ID, Trevaskis B, Snowdon RJ, Hickey LT (2018) VERNALIZATION1 modulates root system architecture in wheat and barley. Molecular Plant 11:226–229

Dinglasan EG, Godwin ID, Phan HTT, Tan K-C, Platz GJ, Hickey LT (2018) Vavilov wheat accessions provide useful sources of resistance to tan spot (syn. yellow spot) of wheat. Plant Pathology DOI 10.1111/ppa.12822

Ziems LA, Franckowiak JD, Platz GJ, Mace ES, Park RF, Singh D, Jordan DR, Hickey LT (2017) Investigating 2 successive Australian barley breeding populations for stable resistance to leaf rust. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 130:2463–2477

Riaz A, Athiyannan N, Periyannan SK, Afanasenko O, Mitrofanova OP, Platz GJ, Aitken EAB, Snowdon RJ, Lagudah ES, Hickey LT*, Voss-Fels KP* (2017) Unlocking new alleles for leaf rust resistance in the Vavilov wheat collection. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 131:127–144

Qian L, Hickey LT, Stahl A, Werner C, Hayes B, Snowdon RJ, Voss-Fels KP (2017) Exploring and harnessing haplotype diversity to improve yield stability in crops. Frontiers in Plant Science (Accepted 9th August 2017)

Zhou Y, Tang H, Cheng M, Dankwa KO, Chen Z, Li Z, Gao S, Liu Y, Jiang Q, Lan X, Pu Z, Wei Y, Zheng Y, Hickey L, Wang J (2017) Genome-wide association study for pre-harvest sprouting resistance in a large germplasm collection of Chinese wheat landraces. Frontiers in Plant Science DOI 10.3389/fpls.2017.00401

Ziems LA, Hickey LT, Platz GJ, Franckowiak JD, Dracatos PM, Singh D, Park RF (2017) Characterisation of Rph24: A gene conferring adult plant resistance to Puccinia hordei in barley. Phytopathology DOI 10.1094/PHYTO-08-16-0295-R

Hickey LT, Germán S, Pereyra S, Diaz J, Ziems LA, Fowler R, Platz GJ, Franckowiak JD, Dieters M (2017) Speed breeding for multiple disease resistance in barley. Euphytica 213:64 DOI 10.1007/s10681-016-1803-2

Riaz A, Athiyannan N, Periyannan S, Afanasenko O, Mitrofanova O, Aitken EAB, Lagudah E, Hickey LT (2017) Mining Vavilov’s Treasure Chest of Wheat Diversity for Adult Plant Resistance to Puccinia triticina. Plant Disease DOI 10.1094/PDIS-05-16-0614-RE

Fowler RA, Platz GJ, Bell KL, Fletcher SEH, Franckowiak JD, Hickey LT (2017) Pathogenic variation of Pyrenophora teres f. teres in Australia. Australasian Plant Pathology 46:115–128

Riaz A, Periyannan S, Aitken E, Hickey L (2016) A rapid phenotyping method for adult plant resistance to leaf rust in wheat. Plant Methods 12:17 DOI 10.1186/s13007-016-0117-7

Riaz A, Hathorn A, Dinglasan E, Ziems L, Richard C, Singh D, Mitrofanova O, Afanasenko O, Aitken E, Godwin I, Hickey L (2016) Into the vault of the Vavilov wheats: old diversity for new alleles. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 64:531–544

Dinglasan E, Godwin ID, Mortlock MY, Hickey LT (2016) Resistance to yellow spot in wheat grown under accelerated growth conditions. Euphytica 209:693-707

Robinson H, Hickey L, Richard C, Mace E, Kelly A, Borrell A, Franckowiak J, Fox G (2016) Genomic regions influencing seminal root traits in barley. The Plant Genome DOI:10.3835/plantgenome2015.03.0012

Gous PW, Hickey LT, Christopher JT, Franckowiak J, Fox GP (2016) Discovery of QTL for stay-green and heat- stress in barley (Hordeum vulgare) grown under simulated abiotic stress conditions.

Euphytica 207:305–317

Richard CA, Hickey LT, Fletcher S, Jennings R, Chenu K, Christopher JJ (2015) High-throughput phenotyping of seminal root traits in wheat. Plant Methods 11:13

Wang X, Mace ES, Platz GJ, Hunt CH, Hickey LT, Franckowiak JD, Jordan DR (2015) Spot form of net blotch resistance in barley is under complex genetic control. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 128:489–499

Zhou Y, Tang H, Cheng M, Dankwa KO, Chen Z, Li Z, Gao S, Liu Y, Jiang Q, Lan X, Pu Z, Wei Y, Zheng Y, Hickey L, Wang J (2017) Genome-wide association study for pre-harvest sprouting resistance in a large germplasm collection of Chinese wheat landraces. Frontiers in Plant Science DOI 10.3389/fpls.2017.00401

Ziems LA, Hickey LT, Platz GJ, Franckowiak JD, Dracatos PM, Singh D, Park RF (2017) Characterisation of Rph24: A gene conferring adult plant resistance to Puccinia hordei in barley. Phytopathology DOI 10.1094/PHYTO-08-16-0295-R

Hickey LT, Germán S, Pereyra S, Diaz J, Ziems LA, Fowler R, Platz GJ, Franckowiak JD, Dieters M (2017) Speed breeding for multiple disease resistance in barley. Euphytica 213:64 DOI 10.1007/s10681-016-1803-2

Riaz A, Athiyannan N, Periyannan S, Afanasenko O, Mitrofanova O, Aitken EAB, Lagudah E, Hickey LT (2017) Mining Vavilov’s Treasure Chest of Wheat Diversity for Adult Plant Resistance to Puccinia triticina. Plant Disease DOI 10.1094/PDIS-05-16-0614-RE

Mackay MC, Street KA, Hickey LT (2016) Toward More Effective Discovery and Deployment of Novel Plant Genetic Variation: Reflection and Future Directions. In: Applied Mathematics and Omics to Assess Crop Genetic Resources for Climate Change Adaptive Traits. A Bari, et al (Eds.), CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group pp 139-150

Riaz A, Periyannan S, Aitken E, Hickey L (2016) A rapid phenotyping method for adult plant resistance to leaf rust in wheat. Plant Methods DOI 10.1186/s13007-016-0117-7

Riaz A, Hathorn A, Dinglasan E, Ziems L, Richard C, Singh D, Mitrofanova O, Afanasenko O, Aitken E, Godwin I, Hickey L (2016) Into the vault of the Vavilov wheats: old diversity for new alleles. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution DOI 10.1007/s10722-016-0380-5

Dinglasan E, Godwin ID, Mortlock MY, Hickey LT (2016) Resistance to yellow spot in wheat grown under accelerated growth conditions. Euphytica 209:693–707

Robinson H, Hickey L, Richard C, Mace E, Kelly A, Borrell A, Franckowiak J, Fox G (2016) Genomic regions influencing seminal root traits in barley. The Plant Genome DOI:10.3835/plantgenome2015.03.0012

Gous PW, Hickey LT, Christopher JT, Franckowiak J, Fox GP (2016) Discovery of QTL for stay-green and heat-stress in barley (Hordeum vulgare) grown under simulated abiotic stress conditions. Euphytica 207:305–317

Richard CA, Hickey LT, Fletcher S, Jennings R, Chenu K, Christopher JJ (2015) High-throughput phenotyping of seminal root traits in wheat. Plant Methods 11:13

Wang X, Mace ES, Platz GJ, Hunt CH, Hickey LT, Franckowiak JD, Jordan DR (2015) Spot form of net blotch resistance in barley is under complex genetic control. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 128:489–499

Ziems LA, Hickey LT, Hunt CH, Mace ES, Platz GJ, Franckowiak JD, Jordan DR (2014) Association mapping of resistance to Puccinia hordei in Australian barley breeding germplasm. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 127:1199–212

Chu S, Hasjim J, Hickey LT, Fox G, Gilbert RG (2014) Structural changes of starch molecules in barley grain during germination. Cereal Chemistry 91:431–437

Hickey LT, Lawson W, Platz GJ, Fowler RA, Arief V, Dieters M, Germán S, Fletcher S, Park RF, Singh D, Pereyra S, Franckowiak J (2012) Mapping quantitative trait loci for partial resistance to powdery mildew in an Australian barley population. Crop Science 52:1021–1032

Hickey LT, Lawson W, Arief VN, Fox G, Franckowiak J, Dieters MJ (2012) Grain dormancy QTL identified in a doubled haploid barley population derived from two non-dormant parents. Euphytica 188:113–122

Hickey LT, Lawson W, Platz GJ, Dieters M, Franckowiak J (2012) Origin of leaf rust adult plant resistance gene Rph20 in barley. Genome 55:396–399

Hickey LT, Wilkinson PM, Knight CR, Godwin ID, Kravchuk OY, Aitken EAB, Bansal UK, Bariana HS, DeLacy IH, Dieters MJ (2012) Rapid phenotyping for adult plant resistance to stripe rust in wheat. Plant Breeding 131:54–61

Hickey LT, Lawson W, Platz GJ, Dieters M, Arief VN, Germán S, Fletcher S, et al. (2011) Mapping Rph20: a gene conferring adult plant resistance to Puccinia hordei in barley. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 123:55–68

Hickey LT, Dieters MJ, DeLacy IH, Christopher MJ, Kravchuk OY, Banks PM (2010) Screening for grain dormancy in segregating generations of dormant × non-dormant crosses in white-grained wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Euphytica 172:183–195

Hickey LT, Dieters MJ, DeLacy IH, Kravchuk OY, Mares DJ, Banks PM (2009) Grain dormancy in fixed lines of white-grained wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) grown under controlled environmental conditions. Euphytica 168:303–310

 In the media

DIY crop speed breeding system to boost drought research

https://www.uq.edu.au/news/article/2018/11/diy-crop-speed-breeding-system-boost-drought-research

Space age plant breeding lights the way for future crops

https://www.uq.edu.au/news/article/2017/12/space-age-plant-breeding-lights-way-future-crops

Crop gene discovery gets to the root of food security

https://www.uq.edu.au/news/article/2017/12/crop-gene-discovery-gets-root-of-food-security

Australian genetic research on rust secures the future of good beer
http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/food/australian-genetic-research-on-rust-secures-the-future-of-good-beer/story-fneuz8wn-1226691693989

Scientists unveil new way to grow quality wheat faster
http://www.qaafi.uq.edu.au/fast-wheat-188880

Farming in 2030: Researchers cast the net for the next generation of farmers
 http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-20/future-farmers-of-2030/7525442

Future fare tipped to be GM, GE, 'organic' or none as shortages compound
http://www.smh.com.au/national/future-fare-tipped-to-be-gm-ge-organic-or-none-as-shortages-compound-20160316-gnksl1.html

Young Queensland researcher says speed breeding and drones are the future of wheat production
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-09-18/lee-hickey-on-speed-breeding/6787746

Australian genetic research on rust secures the future of good beer
http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/food/australian-genetic-research-on-rust-secures-the-future-of-good-beer/story-fneuz8wn-1226691693989

Scientists unveil new way to grow quality wheat faster
http://www.qaafi.uq.edu.au/fast-wheat-188880