Swan Valley Honey Festival

Swan Valley Honey Fest, the place to bee this Sunday

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Right now, thousands of workers live outdoors in tiny wooden sheds in Australia, even though their labour is valued at $6 billion in this country alone. They are vegetarians who neither eat fruit, nor veggies, but help produce the meat we eat.

Curious? The humble honey bee is a workforce to be reckoned with and this Sunday is your chance to find out all about them, as Western Australia plays its part in National Honey Month.

Barry Marshall in China

Nobel Laureate leads popular events during Australia Week in China

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Nobel Laureate and Professor at The University of Western Australia Barry Marshall has lead a number of prominent events in China during Austrade’s second Australia Week in China (AWIC) program.

Professor Marshall was joint winner of the Nobel Prize for medicine in 2005 and is remembered in particular for an episode in which he acted as a 'human guinea pig' and swallowed a concoction containing Helicobacter pylori to provide evidence to prove his hypothesis.

Coral reef

New coral reef research targets information gap

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

A new study by The University of Western Australia aims to bridge the gap in understanding the effects of ocean acidification on coral reefs – one of the biggest worldwide threats to their future.

Prof Kadambot Siddique designated Special Ambassador for Pulses by UN FAO

UWA Professor named FAO Special Ambassador for Pulses

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has designated The University of Western Australia’s Agriculture Chair, Hackett Professor Kadambot Siddique the Special Ambassador for Pulses 2016 at a ceremony in Marrakesh, Morocco.

ARC hubs

New training and research hubs officially launched at UWA

Monday, 18 April 2016

Two new $20 million hubs to be used for international research and training in offshore oil and gas have been officially launched at The University of Western Australia.

Ryan Lowe and Christophe Gaudin

UWA wins grant to help reduce wave energy costs

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

The University of Western Australia has won $1 million in funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to work on the deployment of arrays of wave energy converters.

Jacob Hawkins

China's changing diet linked to higher emissions

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

China’s rapidly changing diet has ramifications not only for the supply of land and water, but also for energy supplies and greenhouse gas emissions, according to research at The University of Western Australia.

UWA PhD student Jiayi Qin and Professor David Blair

New method of detecting gravitational waves will bring them closer

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Scientists at The University of Western Australia have discovered new technology which could mean that instead of being detected a billion light years away, gravitational waves may be identified throughout ‘the observable universe’.

Ian Murray demonstrates equipment used in Parkinson's sleep studies

Helping people with Parkinson's get a better night's sleep

Monday, 11 April 2016

A new study at The University of Western Australia may offer hope in alleviating some of the memory and thinking skills problems associated with the debilitating movement disorder, Parkinson’s. 

Farmers inspecting cultivars and agronomic treatments in a yield potential trial

Addressing yield gap for global food security

Friday, 1 April 2016

Yield gaps in rainfed crops remain large enough to suggest considerable scope for increasing prevailing yields at the farm level, according researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Adjunct Professors Walter Anderson and Chris Johansen, and Professor Kadambot Siddique from The UWA Institute of Agriculture critically reviewed the rainfall-limited potential yields and the gap between actual or average yields of cereal and grain legume crops.