Mrs Sandra Micallef

Research Officer

School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Faculty of Science
s.micallef@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 69409

Overview

Improving Data collection and Database systems for agricultural research. Specializing in germplasm databases.

Graduated in Electrical Engineering with vast experience in designing and developing custom made databases for commercial enterprises. Design, development and maintenance of databases, database applications and websites.

Involved in projects in Plant Breeding and grain germplasm enhancement.

Research Interests

  • CAIGE project
    CIMMYT Australia ICARDA Germplasm Enhancement project is funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation to promote uptake of CIMMYT germplasm by Australian breeding programs. In 2008, germplasm from ICARDA will also be imported for evaluation by Australian breeders
  • International Crop Information System
    The International Crop Information System is a free database system for crop scientists, researchers, and farmers for the integrated management of breeding programs and crop improvement activities on any crop

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Engineering, The University of Malta

Publications

  • S. Micallef, K. Mathews, I. Delacy, R. Trethowan and M. Dieters (2009). Data management for the CIMMYT-ICARDA-Australia Alliance project. In: 14th Australasian Plant Breeding Conference and 11th SABRAO, Cairns, Australia, (). 10-14 August 2009.

  • Micallef, A.S., Delacy, I. H. and Weerasinghe, S. S. (2001). Design of an ICIS study to store the data from plant breeding multi environment trial. In: R. Eastwood, G. Hollamby, T. Rathjen and N. Gororo, 10th Assembly Proceedings, Wheat Breeding Society of Australia Inc.. Wheat Breeding Society of Australia Inc. 10th Assembly, Mildura, Victoria, Australia, (197-199). 16-21 September, 2001.

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Publications

Conference Publication

  • S. Micallef, K. Mathews, I. Delacy, R. Trethowan and M. Dieters (2009). Data management for the CIMMYT-ICARDA-Australia Alliance project. In: 14th Australasian Plant Breeding Conference and 11th SABRAO, Cairns, Australia, (). 10-14 August 2009.

  • Micallef, A.S., Delacy, I. H. and Weerasinghe, S. S. (2001). Design of an ICIS study to store the data from plant breeding multi environment trial. In: R. Eastwood, G. Hollamby, T. Rathjen and N. Gororo, 10th Assembly Proceedings, Wheat Breeding Society of Australia Inc.. Wheat Breeding Society of Australia Inc. 10th Assembly, Mildura, Victoria, Australia, (197-199). 16-21 September, 2001.