Winthrop Professor Richard Hobbs (photo by Paul Ricketts)

The inspired becomes inspiring

Monday, 26 July 2010

As a teenager, Richard Hobbs was inspired by American biologist Paul Ehrlich but, 40 years on, he wonders if any lessons on sustainability have been learned.

The cartoneros of Buenos Aires

Waste becomes a way of life

Monday, 26 July 2010

Tens of thousands of poverty-stricken people in poor countries scrounge from rubbish dumps to stay alive.

UWA's Professor of Engineering Education Caroline Baillie and her collaborators and supporters around the world are working to help these people make a living, while educating future engineers about using waste products.

Professor Christophe Gaudin

UWA researchers unravel North West Shelf seabed

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Pioneering researchers from the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (COFS) are developing new benchmarks for deep water engineering and exploration to unravel the complexities and unique characteristics of the North West Shelf ocean floor.

Barrister Judith Fordham in her office at the Centre for Forensic Science

Jury research an open (then shut) case

Monday, 28 June 2010

At the end of a court case, everybody wants to hear what the jury has to say.

Our legal system hinges on the ‘12 good men and true'. Their words can send an accused to heaven or to hell. But in WA, any words from jurors other than "guilty" or "not guilty" are closely guarded by the State Government.

sandalwood oil

Patent for potent perfume

Monday, 28 June 2010

Move over Spice Girls.

SspiSsy, SauSsy and SaSsy are about to take on the spicy world of perfume oil following the discovery at UWA of the genes for synthesis of sandalwood oil.

A/Professor Manfred Beilharz (front) with (from left) Mutsa Madondo, Kathryn Pel

Cold and flu pill closer to the counter

Monday, 28 June 2010

A phase two clinical trial of a potential cold and flu treatment has proved interferon alphas to have a significant effect on preventing and moderating winter flu. 

Dick Mizerski with two of his Muslim students, Sharifah Fatimah Syed-Ahmad (fron

Go online for new rules from ancient laws

Monday, 28 June 2010

The internet is changing the way the ancient religion of Islam is being practised.

Eugene Lim - Photo by Jarrad Seng

Increasing the impact of the Force

Monday, 28 June 2010

While the rest of the world is engrossed in soccer, a UWA Masters student is already focusing on next season's rugby. 

Itsara in the kitchen

“Want a job in my lab? Can you cook?”

Monday, 14 June 2010

How many chefs can tell you that sticky rice is deficient in the gene for granule bound starch synthase? Or that germinating bean sprouts are busy converting fat to sugar through the glyoxylate cycle?

Itsara Pracharoenwattana can.

Andrew Chubb, Thomas Williams and Liyong Wang

Having fun with the language wins top spots

Monday, 14 June 2010

Two UWA students are the ‘golden boys' of a national Mandarin-speaking competition.