Fascination of Plants Day at IMB

11 May 2012

To celebrate International Fascination of Plants Day on Friday May 18, UQ has organised two events, both being held at IMB.

To view other events happening around Australia, please visit http://www.plantday12.eu/australia.htm




18 May 12

10am - 3pm

QLD Bioscience Precinct Auditorium Foyer
Bld 80 (entrance via Chancellor's Place, St Lucia Campus)

Free Event



Art ExhibitionImage of a seed and DNA sequences

Sophie Munns

Australian artist Sophie Munns, currently based in Brisbane, will complete a three-week stint as ‘artist-in-residence’ at The University of Queensland’s IMB, where she will gain inspiration for her ‘homage to the seed’ project + series of artwork. Her work will be exhibited to co-incide with 2012 International Fascination of Plants Day.


18 May 12

12 - 1.00pm

QLD Bioscience Precinct Seminar Room
Bld 80 (entrance via Chancellor's Place, St Lucia Campus)

Free Event



'Plants – and the future of global food security'

Prof. Julian Cribb

Feeding 10 billion people sustainably in the mid-late 21st century is the greatest challenge humanity has ever faced. While food demand will double by 2060, scarcities are emerging of almost all resources required to satisfy it. This challenges us to rethink food itself and how we produce it, and to create diets and foods for the future that are safe, healthy, nutritious and tread less heavily on the planet. The role of plants in this will be absolutely critical and the opportunities enormous.
Julian Cribb

Author, journalist, editor and science communicator Julian Cribb is principal of Julian Cribb & Associates, which provides specialist consultancy in the communication of science, agriculture, food, mining, energy and the environment. 
Julian’s career includes appointments as newspaper editor, scientific editor for The Australian newspaper, director of national awareness for CSIRO, member of numerous scientific boards and advisory panels, and president of national professional bodies for agricultural journalism and science communication.

This initiative has been coordinated by the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture & Food Innovation, the Global Change Institute and UQ Science as part of the global Fascination of Plants Day on 18 May 2012.

Numbers are limited so attendees MUST RSVP here>>>