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International training for CSU student

International training for CSU student

Ms Shiwangni Rao in the lab.

A PhD research student at the ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Functional Grains (Functional Grains Centre) at Charles Sturt University (CSU), who's examining the potential anti-cancer properties of coloured rice has won a coveted spot in an international training program.

Ms Shiwangni Rao, who is in the second year of her PhD will travel to the Philippines for a training program through the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). Ms Rao has been awarded a scholarship by the NSW Crawford Fund to attend the three-week IRRI Rice Production to Research Course.

Functional Grains Centre (FGC) Director Professor Chris Blanchard said, "One of the main aims of the Centre is to train the next generation of grain scientists. This course will be an important learning opportunity for Shiwangni and provide her with a global perspective of rice production."

The ARC’s Industrial Transformation Training Centres scheme fosters close partnerships between university-based researchers and other research end-users to provide innovative Higher Degree by Research (HDR) and postdoctoral training, for end-user focused research industries that are vital to Australia's future.


Media issued by: Charles Sturt University.

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