Dresser Formation in the Pilbara

Ancient rock remains reveal signs pointing to earliest life on Earth

Thursday, 3 October 2019

Ancient rock remains in the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia hold the key to analysing some of the earliest signs of life on Earth, according to a new study by The University of Western Australia in collaboration with a global team of scientists.

Tayyeb Shah

Our future lies in the East as brains follow money

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

This article is reprinted with the permission of The Australian newspaper. It was published on Wednesday 2 October 2019.

Hackett Professor Kadambot Siddique

Agricultural expert receives highest honour from People's Republic of China

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Director of The University of Western Australia’s Institute of Agriculture, Hackett Professor Kadambot Siddique, has been awarded a prestigious Friendship Award at a ceremony in Beijing today.

Winthrop Hall

UWA retains top spot in WA in Times Higher Education rankings

Thursday, 12 September 2019

The University of Western Australia remains the highest-ranked university in Western Australia and eighth in the nation, according to the 2020 Times Higher Education World University Rankings released today.

Hands holding peanuts in Timor Leste

Study finds crop fungus not linked to malnutrition in Timor-Leste

Thursday, 12 September 2019

A global team including researchers from The University of Western Australia has assessed the impact of fungal contamination in maize and peanuts on the health of women and children in Timor-Leste and found that it was unlikely to cause stunting in children.

Raine Study

Origins of adult obesity found in early childhood

Friday, 6 September 2019

Western Australia’s Raine Study provided important data for a major international study that has found body mass index (BMI) in babies, children and adults is influenced by different genetic factors that change as we age.

Forrest Fellows

Medical researcher and physicist awarded Forrest Fellowships

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

A medical researcher developing ways to improve the treatment of brain tumours in children and a physicist who hopes to create the world’s first laser link in WA for use in space missions are recipients of prestigious 2020 Forrest Fellowships.

Honouring One of our Own - Professor Geoff Laurent Memorial Fellowship

Thursday, 22 August 2019

Professor Geoff Laurent was an acclaimed scientist and globally renowned world class researcher on every aspect of respiratory health.

Black hole about to swallow a neutron star

Scientists marvel at collision between black hole and possible neutron star

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

More than 30 scientists from The University of Western Australia’s node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) are part of an international team that for the first time may have witnessed the end of a neutron star as it was engulfed by a black hole.

Dr Maryam Abdolahpour

How ecology and seagrass drove a change in focus for hydraulics engineer Maryam

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

As an expert in hydraulics and environmental fluid mechanics, Dr Maryam Abdolahpour could have expected to spend time in oceans research, but she probably never imagined the role of seagrass would play in her career.