University News


Lunch with some of the faculty's Rising Stars

Alumni catch up with our award winners

Friday, 25 September 2009

UWA alumni also had the opportunity to hear from some of the faculty’s Rising Stars at a University Club lunch in February. The researchers featured included West Australian Young Scientist of the Year for 2008, Ben Corry; and Science Student of the Year, Jacinta Delhaize.

Ben and Jacinta are shining examples of the impact scholarships and fellowships can make on shaping an individual’s career and the resulting benefits that flow on to the community.

The event was hailed as a resounding success and the lively exchange of ideas and information generated demonstrates how the passion of science transcends generations.

Tim Perkins

Where are they now? - Tim Perkins

Friday, 25 September 2009

Tim Perkins
Genetic Research Scientist, rows for Cambridge
BSc (majoring in Biophysics and Chemistry) 2001

I finished my biophysics degree at UWA in 2001 and headed for Europe where I took up a job as Research Assistant at Imperial College, London at the Centre for Molecular Microbiology and Infection.

I now work at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Centre, famous for human genome research, with a world class Pathogen Biology team. The work is on gene expression in salmonella and recently deep sequenced bacterial mRNA which I believe to be a world first.

George Taylor

Distinguished UWA engineer rides crest of a green wave

Friday, 18 September 2009

A world-leader in green, large-scale conversion of wave energy to electricity, Dr George W. Taylor, was last night awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters at The University of Western Australia.

Kylie Forth

Triumph for disabled student-sailor

Friday, 11 September 2009

A disabled student who left her wheatbelt hometown of Kununoppin to study at The University of Western Australia is among more than 1,300 graduands to be awarded degrees during the Spring Graduation series starting on Monday.

Scholarship will help pay for life

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

The inaugural recipient of the WIRF BMedSc scholarship in honour of Professor Gordon King is undertaking research into pre-term birth at King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women.

A King-size contribution to medicine

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Professor Gordon King made significant medical and personal contributions in five major world arenas, namely the United Kingdom, China, Hong Kong, Australia and Africa.

Magnetic malaria molecules attract mosquitoes

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

People who say that mosquitoes are inexplicably attracted to them might be interested in physicist Stephan Karl’s work.

Professor Stephen Hopper

Kew Director comes home to talk about place

Friday, 7 August 2009

Stephen Hopper, director of the world heritage-listed Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, UK, will return to his alma mater to deliver the annual George Seddon lecture.

Kate gets cooking on MasterChef

Friday, 17 July 2009

UWA Law/Arts student Kate Rodrigues had the time of her life participating in MasterChef Australia, one of the TV hits of 2009.

Alumni strong in Melbourne and Sydney

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Despite the West Coast Eagles' disappointing 41 point loss to TheBlues more than 100 University of Western Australia graduates rated thealumni event at Docklands Stadium a huge success.