In November 2012 Jerome Chopard presented "IMPROVED IDENTIFICATION METHODS FOR AUSTRALIAN TEA TREE OIL" to the IFEAT International Conference. More »»
Agricultural greenhouse gas emissions and building soil carbon in the tea tree industry will be the subject of a collaborative research program between Southern Cross University and the NSW Department of Primary Industries. More »»
Local agribusinesses and their industry associations are backing a scheme to train and recruit local people specifically for their industry. More »»
Lavender, eucalyptus and tea-tree oils have come under the microscope at Charles Sturt University's School of Animal and Veterinary Science, where PhD student Lynne Appleby is researching their effect on mastitis-causing bacteria. More »»
Dr Cornelia Bertram, from the UWA School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, will receive $24,000 towards her research into improved tea tree oil based formulations that can eradicate cancer cells and be used to treat superficial and deep skin cancers more efficiently.
"My research will also cover how this treatment works by examining what happens at the genetic level of cancer cells after they are treated with tea tree oil," Dr Bertram said.
Ultimately Dr Bertram, who works in collaboration with the tea tree oil industry of Australia, hopes her research will lead towards the development of a better topical treatment for common skin cancers such as basal and squamous cell carcinomas rather than the existing surgical treatment.