At the opening of the Centre for Genetic Epidemiology on 1 October 2009, Winthrop Professor Lyler Palmer spoke of an extraordinary – even transcendent – time in the history of bioscience. This is an edited version of the speech.
We are in the midst of a major paradigm shift in our ability to understand the causes of common disease, powered by a genomics revolution.
Security in the time zone shared by Western Australia and 60 per cent of the world's population is the concern here of Former Defence Minister, now Australia's Ambassador Designate to the United States of America, Professor Kim Beazley. Professor Beazley is also Professorial Fellow of Political Science and International Relations at The University of Western Australia.
Professor Alan Robson, Vice-Chancellor, The University of Western Australia, writes about the opportunities and challenges - and suggests some likely solutions - for higher education in globalised economies.
The role of citizen diplomacy in the time zone Western Australia shares with 60 per cent of the world's population is the concern of Sue Boyd, President of the Australian Institute of International Affairs (WA Branch).
International collaboration and technology in response to pandemics is essential, argues Professor Barry Marshall AC. Nobel Prize Laureate Professor Marshall is Co-Director of the Marshall Centre for Infectious Diseases Research and Training.
Professor Krishna Sen, UWA's Dean of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, on last week's move by the Prime Minister in vetoing the nomination of Mr Borrowman, a successful career diplomat, as Australia’s next Ambassador to Germany, on the grounds that he was not fluent in the German language ...