Coconut researcher to compete in global competition

31 August 2016

University of Queensland PhD student and Australia Awards Scholarship recipient Quang Nguyen knows his coconuts, and is working to help farmers increase coconut crop production during global climate change.

"Coconut is one of the most interesting crops to grow in the coming years due to its ability to cope with sea-level rises,” he said. 

"Therefore rapid multiplication of these planting materials is of paramount importance.”

Quang, of the UQ School of Agriculture and Food Sciences has been selected as a finalist in a global Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition (in which PhD researchers explain their research in three minutes).

He will present his 3MT®, titled Coconut Cloning on September 23 at the McDonnell International Scholars Academy 6th International Symposium, to be held in Brisbane on 22-25 September. 

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