Our research capabilities

Hands calibrating metabolomics laboratory equipment

Agriculture Victoria Research uses a modern multi-disciplinary science approach drawing on world-class capabilities in genomics and cellular sciences; microbial sciences, pests and diseases; plant sciences; plant production sciences; animal production sciences; and agriculture resources sciences.

More than 500 scientists and PhD students work across 12 locations throughout Victoria to deliver research and innovation outcomes for Victoria’s agriculture industries.

Research and innovation are underpinned by advanced platform technologies including:

  • high-throughput sequencing – which enables rapid, low-cost DNA sequencing, and can be used to sequence entire genomes of plants, animals and microbes
  • high-throughput phenotyping and remote sensing technologies – which include sophisticated imaging technologies mounted on robotic ground-based or aerial vehicles to rapidly and accurately measure and assess key characteristics of plants from individual plant to paddock scale
  • advanced scientific computing – which powers the generation and analysis of big data for agriculture productivity and biosecurity outcomes
  • technologies for measurement of greenhouse gases – including state-of-the-art systems to measure enteric methane from individual animals in housed and grazing systems.
Page last updated: 25 Jun 2020