Popular Media Coverage
Work from the Plant Molecular and Biotechnology group has been extensively featured in TV, Newspapers & popular magazines. Selected examples are listed below:
- Channel 10 news presented by Sandra Sully on 6 February 2002.
- ABC Channel 2, Australia Wide 6 February 2002
- The Australian; 7 February 2002.Vaccine promises yearly jab against hay fever
- Bioworld Online; February 20, 2002 Australian Researchers isolate gene implicated in hayfever
- New Scientist; 16 February 2002, Breathe Easy Life Science; 26 Feb 2002, Taking the angst out of allergies
- Herald Sun; 6 February 2002. Sniff of hope on hay fever
- MX-Melbourne; 5 February 2002 Jab to end hayfever
- The Age; 7 February 2002.Hay fever cure a step closer
- Sydney Morning Herald 7 February 2002. Rye smile for allergy sufferers
- The New Zealand Herald 19 February 2002.Here is something refreshing
- 3 AK Melbourne radio interview by Derryn Hinch on 7 February 2002
- Campus Review; 23 January 2002, Research medal for Prem Bhalla
- Channel 9 news; 15 June 2000 Hayfever cure.
- Frankfurter Allgemeine (German Newspaper); 7 October 1999 Pollen gentechnisch von Allergen befreit.
- Channel 9 news; 4 October 1999 Hypoallergenic ryegrass.
- Herald Sun; 12 September 1999 Relief near for allergy victims.
- The University of Melbourne Research Review; 1999 World-first low-allergen ryegrass heralds an end to grass pollen hayfever.
- 1999 Green Pages Annual (Turfgrass Technology); Melbourne scientists continue world class research on grass.
- The University of Melbourne Research Review; 1999 Genetically engineered ‘compactness’ gene will reshape export potential of ornamental plants.
- Herald Sun; 27 February 1999 At the cutting edge – Researchers leading the world.
- The Weekly Times; 16 December 1998 Hybrid cauli ahead on yield.
- The University of Melbourne Research Review; 1998 Single sex hybrid cauliflower gives value for money.
- The Weekly Times; 12 November 1997 Non-toxic ryegrass closer: researcher.
- Ground Cover; Spring 1997 Genes to take nasties out of ryegrass.
- Campus Review; 12 February 1997 Women reap their harvest in plant biotechnology field.
- Uni News; 31 October 1997 Single sex hybrid cauliflower gives value for money.
- Science and Technology; Achievements Budget Statement 1998-1999 by Hon John Moore, MP.
- Today’s Life Science; Dec 1997, vol 9, Vegie patch ventures.
- Herald-Sun Dec 1997 Hybrid seeds
- The Age; 29 April, 1997 A wide word of opportunities.
- The Australian; June 12, 1996 Academic couple help us to breathe easy.
- The Age; December 1, 1994 Allergy vaccine may bring relief to some and dollars to others.
- The University of Melbourne Research Review 1995 Genetic engineering for hybrid seed production.
- TurfCraft International; International popular magazine, March 1995 Vaccines for suffers of grass pollen-world leading research at Melbourne University.
Selected News Articles
“Hybrid cauli ahead on yield” from The Weekly Times; 16 December 1998
“Single sex hybrid cauliflower gives value for money” from Uni News, 31 October 1997
“Genes to take the nasties out of ryegrass” from Ground Cover, Spring 1997
from The Australian, 12 June 1996
“Hay Fever Cure in Pollen-Free Grass” from Sunday Herald Sun, 12 November 1995
“Allergy vaccine may bring relief to suffers and dollars to others” from The Australian, 1 December 1994