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Biomedical Sciences Professor Lindsay Brown
As people descend on the Darling Downs for the Felton Food Festival this weekend, USQ is proud to once again support the celebration of country life in the region.

The festival aims to connect food lovers, providing a tangible link between paddock and plate while showcasing the Felton Valley and country communities.

Festival attendees will be able to find USQ food science experts Biomedical Sciences Professor Lindsay Brown and Senior Research Fellow (Health and Wellbeing) Dr Sunil Panchal at the ‘Science in Action’ tent on Sunday (March 26).

Both Professor Brown and Dr Panchal are part of USQ’s Functional Foods Research Group which focuses on development treatments to reverse chronic inflammatory diseases such as obesity, hypertension, diabetes, fatty liver, inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis and kidney damage.

USQ will also be at the festival to demonstrate its role in rural communities, showing how science is changing agriculture to educate and captivate visitors and celebrating the future of farming. For example, Research Fellow Dr Alison McCarthy from USQ’s National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture will discuss automation for precision irrigation and crop sensing.

Learn more about the Felton Food Festival by visiting