Ancient nickel-iron sulphide deposits, which are some of our most
valuable mineral resources, provide important clues to help us
understand the operation of the Earth’s systems more than 2.5 billion
Formed at a time when there was no oxygen and no complex life, these
clues can help us find more deposits, according to Professor Mark
Barley of the Centre for Exploration Targeting in The University of
Western Australia’s School of Earth and Geographical Sciences.
Scientists at The University of Western Australia are racing against
the clock to find plants that will provide bio-energy and bio-fuels and
be able to perform under the environmental extremes predicted with
And an inconspicuous, aesthetically-challenged weed, Arabidopsis
thaliana (or thale or mouse-eared cress) is offering vital information
to researchers at the Centre of Excellence for Plant Metabolomics, to
be opened at 4pm today (Monday, October 15, 2007) at UWA, by the
Minister for Energy, Resources, Industry and Innovation, Fran Logan.
The University of Western Australia’s Rural Clinical School has won
a prestigious 2007 Carrick Award for its Clinical Learning Embedded in
Rural Communities Program.
The program was recognised in the Innovation in Curricula, Learning
and Teaching category of the Carrick Awards, which acknowledge the
vital contribution made by individuals and teams to the quality of
student learning in Australia.
One of Australia’s leading geophysicists will tackle the hot topic
of changing sea levels in a free public talk – the Joseph Gentilli
Memorial Lecture – at The University of Western Australia next week.
Professor Kurt Lambeck, President of the Australian Academy of
Science, will review past changes in sea level and the implications for
glaciations and past shoreline reconstructions in his lecture Sea level
change through the ages: Learning from the past to understand the
A unique event which is set to explore the future 50 years of
medical research in Western Australia is planned for the culmination of
The University of Western Australia’s Medical School’s golden
The research symposium entitled Medical Research: Securing the
Future Health of our State, will involve a number of high profile
international, national and local speakers and is open to the public.
Eight PhD students from four schools within the Institute of
Agriculture at the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (FNAS)
at The University of Western Australia (UWA) recently presented their
research to an audience of 60 in a post-graduate showcase, ‘Frontiers
in Agriculture and Resource Management’.
Focussing on innovative land management and animal production
systems, as well as plant production for the future, the sessions were
an opportunity to showcase high quality research and for students to
interact with the industry and potential employers.
11:15hrs Tuesday 9 October 2007
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands
All media welcome
Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall will announce details of a
new study at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital on Tuesday 9 October.
He will also call for volunteers to take part in the study which
aims to determine if people develop immunity to a common stomach
infection called Helicobacter pylori or H. pylori or if they are always
open to re-infection.
Three outstanding teaching and learning programs at The University
of Western Australia have been recognised with 2007 Carrick Awards for
Programs that Enhance Learning.
UWA Vice-Chancellor Alan Robson said the awards rewarded the efforts
of individual staff members to enhance the quality of student learning.
“UWA staff have a well-deserved reputation for excellence and
quality teaching and it is particularly pleasing to see staff rewarded
for their commitment in winning three out of 14 institutional awards,”
Professor Robson said.