Waite In the Spotlight 2017

This is a shared Waite Campus event featuring TEDx-style talks celebrating the diversity of research at the Waite and exploring how science can provide solutions to the big problems facing the world today. Called ‘Waite in the Spotlight’, this event will feature selected talks from a range of disciplines and by speakers from across the Campus partners to showcase our work and some of our people to the world via YouTube and this website.

The talks at this event will be short, each focused on a single topic or idea springing from agriculture, food, wine and environmental science and designed to be thought-provoking and interesting to a non-scientific audience. Delivered with clarity and enthusiasm, we hope they will provide an effective medium for increasing public awareness and understanding of the Waite, and why the work we do here matters.


Featured speakers:

  • Professor Rachel Burton, the University of Adelaide and ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls – GutWoman’s guide to good insides
  • Richard Gawel, Australian Wine Research Institute – You paid WHAT for a bottle of wine?? Why what you feel in your mouth matters.
  • Dr Nina Welti, CSIRO Agriculture – Your food comes from WHERE?
  • Kym Perry, SARDI – Nerds with nets fighting insect pests
  • Professor Mike Keller – University of Adelaide School of Ag, Food & Wine – Genome editing: is it safe?


Waite in the Spotlight is a free public event, however we ask that you register to assist us with catering, venue and capacity arrangements. Refreshments and a cash bar will be available. Register online at:

Please arrive by 2:45pm for a 3pm start. Refreshments will be available after the talks at approximately

Register at:

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