News

2022

May

Fri, 20 May 2022 - Crocodile meat can be a dangerous alternative for people allergic to fish
The first reptile allergen has been discovered, suggesting that crocodile meat, a healthy protein source, can trigger allergic reactions in those allergic to fish. Read more

April

Tue, 12 Apr 2022 - Looking to exercise more? Focus and plan out your actions
A new study examines how different types of planning could help increase physical exercise behaviour and overcome a lack of action. Read more

2021

November

Mon, 8 Nov 2021 - Welcoming visitors from the Singapore Food Agency to the Singapore campus of James Cook University
James Cook University welcomed visitors from the Singapore Food Agency to the Singapore campus to boost collaboration and share more about future initiatives. Read more

September

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 - Longevity: The Alternative Perspective and Impact of Ageing
Professor Laurie Buys shared how we can change the current mindset from ageing to longevity, viewed through the lens of physical, social, economic and cultural shifts. Read more

Thu, 2 Sep 2021 - Showcasing rich and diverse research in the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition 2021
The 2021 edition of the 3MT Competition at James Cook University, Singapore showcased the amazing research efforts of our higher degree research candidates, external partners, and academics and researchers. Read more

August

Fri, 20 Aug 2021 - Longitudinal Perspectives on Successful Ageing
Professor Paulin Tay Straughan and Mr Micah Tan offered a research-driven look at the well-being of older adults and how COVID-19 has affected them. Read more

July

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 - Ageing Intelligence™ - Valuing Citizen and Consumer VOICE
Professor Lynne Corner shared how businesses are working to create products needed to support people around the globe to live better, healthier, longer lives. Read more

Tue, 6 Jul 2021 - Life Below the Water: Challenges in Sustainable Management and Conservation of Tropical Marine Ecosystems
Dr Neil Hutchinson shares his insights on how our actions impact our oceans, and the challenges we face in protecting them. Read more

June

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 - Ageing, Our Best Opportunity
Professor Nic Palmarini shared about healthy longevity and the opportunities of a longevity economy. Read more

May

Tue, 18 May 2021 - Strategies to Extend Healthy Longevity
Professor Brian Kennedy shared insights on the slowing of ageing and increasing our healthspans, as well as the benefits of staying healthier for longer. Read more

Mon, 17 May 2021 - Tropical Futures Institute receives grants for R&D in sustainable urban food production
The Tropical Futures Institute at James Cook University in Singapore, along with collaborative research partners Republic Polytechnic, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Food Agency (SFA)’s Marine Aquaculture Centre, Wageningen University & Research, Barramundi Group, UVAXX, Blue Ocean Harvest, Aquaculture Centre of Excellence and Singapore Aquaculture Technologies have been awarded funding for four research projects in aquaculture genetics and nutrition. Read more

April

Thu, 29 Apr 2021 - Allergy and Ageing: An Emerging Health Issue
Professor Andreas Lopata shared insights on allergies in the Tropics, how these problems impact the ageing population, and how we may deal with allergies. Read more

Wed, 14 Apr 2021 - Life expectancy & other factors in the Western Pacific Region
We Professor Alex Molasiotis explored health variables, epidemiological indicators and other factors in the first lecture of the Healthy Ageing lecture series. Read more

February

Tue, 16 Feb 2021 - Urban Design and Economic Growth: An Analytical Tale of Two Tropical Cities
We explore the urban development of Singapore and Cairns, as we study diversity in patterns of urban growth in relation to economic growth. Read more

Thu, 11 Feb 2021 - JCU launches Healthy Ageing lecture series
Global leaders will share their insights on Healthy Ageing and how we can help to improve the lives of older people, their families and their communities. Read more


2020

December

Tue, 1 Dec 2020 - How to prepare for the next pandemic
James Cook University contributes to a book on pandemic preparedness for practitioners and policymakers. Read more

November

Sat, 28 Nov 2020 - TFI secures research grant for innovative research that encourages sustainable fishing practices
An agreement between the United Nations Development Programme and Tropical Futures Institute (TFI) at James Cook University in Singapore, under the Archipelagic and Island States Joint Research program, has provided a grant to develop innovative research at TFI. Read more

Wed, 11 Nov 2020 - Cultivating a deeper understanding of traumatic brain injury
In his Professorial Lecture, Professor Nigel V. Marsh explored the prediction of survival and patterns of recovery following significant traumatic brain injury. Read more

Mon, 2 Nov 2020 - JCU signs MOU with Chulalongkorn University
The MOU between the two universities explores opportunities for collaborations and strengthens their ties of friendship. Read more

October

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 - Nature immersion: Improving your life with the great outdoors
Research examines guided nature immersion programs and reinforces the benefits of nature immersion. Read more

Mon, 19 Oct 2020 - What factors affect the future of travel and tourism post-COVID-19?
COVID-19 has considerably changed tourism. Research suggests how different factors will influence travel post-COVID-19. Read more

September

Mon, 7 Sep 2020 - 3MT goes virtual: The compelling pitches that won our hearts
James Cook University (JCU), Singapore held the 2020 edition of its Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition. 3MT is an internationally-recognised competition that challenges competitors to present their thesis and its significance within three minutes, in a way that is interesting and anyone can understand. Read more

Thu, 3 Sep 2020 - Meeting Singapore's '30 by 30' food goals: Strengthening food security with aquaculture
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted Singapore’s vulnerability to global food supply disruptions – whether it’s price fluctuations or agricultural countries restricting food exports over concerns for their own food security. Read more

July

Thu, 16 July 2020 - Celebrating International Day of the Tropics 2020 by learning more about allergies
In conjunction with International Day of the Tropics, which takes place every year on 29 June, the Singapore campus of James Cook University held a webinar focused on the allergy epidemic in the tropical regions of world – titled “Allergy in the Tropics”. Read more

May

Fri, 8 May 2020 - Packing a professorial punch for JCU's 50th Anniversary
James Cook University (JCU) has devoted 50 years to developing “graduates who have the knowledge, skills and experience to succeed and thrive in the global workforce.” Read more

March

Wed, 4 Mar 2020 - Dr Clive Jones’s rock lobster farming research may provide relief from poverty
With almost four decades of professional experience, Dr Clive Jones is developing aquaculture opportunities in the Tropics. Read more

February

Fri, 21 Feb 2020 - What the new coronavirus outbreak means for the tourism industry
Tourism is a fragile and fickle industry that is highly influenced by external factors, such as the COVID-19 outbreak. Read more

January

Wed, 8 Jan 2020 - Meet our new Dean of Research
The Singapore campus of James Cook University has appointed a new Dean of Research. Read more


2019

December

Tue, 31 Dec 2019 - The Tropical Futures Institute signed a Research Collaborative Agreement with Adisseo
This agreement strengthens research collaborations between the Tropical Futures Institute and Adisseo in the field of aquaculture. Read more

November

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 - Elevating entrepreneurship with a new collaboration
The Centre of International Trade and Business in Asia at James Cook University in Singapore and the Center for Entrepreneurship at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam will work together on teaching, research and consultancy projects, primarily in the area of entrepreneurship. Read more

July

Fri, 12 Jul 2019 - JCU launches the Aquaculture Research and Teaching Facility
The new facility will provide access to new learning and research opportunities. Read more

June

Fri, 28 Jun 2019 - Furthering aquaculture innovations and technologies in Singapore
The Tropical Futures Institute (TFI) at the Singapore campus of James Cook University (JCU) will work with the National University of Singapore (NUS) to expand collaboration in the field of aquaculture technology. Read more

Wed, 26 Jun 2019 - James Cook University supports launch of Aquaculture Innovation Centre
The Aquaculture Innovation Centre will reinforce Singapore’s growing aquaculture sector with research and development, and co-innovation partnerships. Read more


Contacts

Tropical Futures Institute: Professor Caryn West researchdean-singapore@jcu.edu.au
Media: Pinky Sibal pinky.sibal@jcu.edu.au