Deane Woruba from the Western Sydney University introduces the concept of probiotics, fitness, microbiomes and how his PhD research is helping farmers manage a terrible insect pest (Tephritid fruit flies such as the Queensland fruit fly).
Dr Thomas Jeffries from the Western Sydney University introduces the concept of metagenomics, microbiomes and how such research can help understanding human health and climate change.
Dr Alex Watson-Lazowski, a Western Sydney University post-doctoral research fellow, talk to us about photosynthesis and carbon concentrating plants that have adapted to hot and arid climates!
Western Sydney University research lecturer Dr Yolima Carrillo talks about soil and explains what a rhizosphere is and how it affects not only our crops but also our climate!
Robert Mueller, a Western Sydney University doctoral researcher, talks about how a beetle species is an expert farmer: a fungal garden kept disease free with organic pesticides!
Western Sydney University doctoral researcher Bronwen Roy studies the viruses found in bees. But what is a bee for an Australian scientist?
Western Sydney University researcher and DECRA Fellow Dr Jonathan Plett is explaining what the word “symbiosis” means for him.