MALDI-ID has won a 2018 Science and Innovation Award from the Australian Government.

The grant worth $22,000 was sponsored by the Grain Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and will help to expand our root nodule identification tool RHIZO-ID to include grain legumes. This will allow for quick and accurate feedback to producers regarding the type of rhizobia in the legume root nodules.

During the official ceremony, Dr De Meyer had the hopuor of personally receiving the award from Daryl Quinlivan, secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Water resources in Canberra on March the 6th 2018.

In the picture from left to right: Robyn Cleland, Daryl Quinlivan, Dr De Meyer, Bondwen Maclean, Richard Heath