About Us

To support the development of the Australian meat industry, various Principal Research Organisations have been set up. Our group is one of these organisations and our unique focus is researching Microbial Ecology and Physiology. Hence, we call ourselves the Principal Research Organisation for Microbial Ecology and Physiology (PROMEP).

We aim to enhance the technical capacity of the Australian meat industry to innovate and respond positively to market threats concerning microbiological issues.

Our group is funded and managed by Meat and and Livestock Australia (MLA) with financial support from the Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC). We are based in Hobart at the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA), a joint venture between the University of Tasmania and the Tasmanian Government.

Supporter logos MLA Meat and Livestock Australia, AMPC Australian Meat Processor Corporation and TIA Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture

Work programs

We have five work programs and details about these can be found under Project Developments. We are currently working on two research projects:

  1. Antimicrobial Interventions, and
  2. Shelf Life Extension

Engage with us

Our research is guided by an industry-based Advisory Group. Through this interactive blog, we keep our stakeholders informed and provide a platform for engagement with our research developments.

Please ask questions or comment in the ‘Leave a Reply’ box at the bottom of each page and we’ll gladly respond to you.

Team with Principal Research Organisation certificate
Team presented with their second Principal Research Organisation certificate. From left: Chawalit (Jay) Kocharunchitt (TIA), Tom Ross (TIA), Ian Jenson (MLA), Mandeep Kaur (TIA), John Bowman (TIA) and Long Huynh (MLA)

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