Road safety launch

$4.6 million research centre to help improve safety on WA roads

Thursday, 5 December 2019

A new centre to carry out road safety research is being established at The University of Western Australia, which has been awarded the State Government’s $4.6 million road safety research contract for the next five years with support from the Road Safety Commission.

Great Southern Reef

Great Southern Reef recognised internationally for biodiversity

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Australia’s Great Southern Reef has been named Mission Blue’s newest ‘Hope Spot’ – a special place that’s critical to maintaining the health of our oceans – thanks to a PhD researcher at The University of Western Australia.

Professor Cheryl Praeger

UWA researchers awarded $12.2 million in federal funding

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Prime Minister’s Prize for Science winner Professor Cheryl Praeger is among several researchers at The University of Western Australia to be awarded $12.2 million in Federal Government funding for 27 projects.

Ghost bat

Understanding ghost bat diet key to protecting the endangered species

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Endangered ghost bats in the Pilbara eat more than 46 species of animals from small mammals, to birds, reptiles and amphibians, research led by The University of Western Australia has revealed.

Blue shark

Rezone marine parks to help conserve sharks

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

A lack of habitat protection is hindering our ability to manage the conservation of endangered open-ocean sharks in Australian waters, according to new research by The University of Western Australia.

Butterfly

Cutting-edge protein biomarker analysis facility for WA

Monday, 2 December 2019

Bioplatforms Australia, The University of Western Australia and Proteomics International have combined forces to launch a cutting-edge facility to explore biological markers affecting medicine, agriculture, the environment and marine world.

Herbicide tolerant wheat to improve productivity

Herbicide tolerant wheat to improve productivity

Friday, 29 November 2019

A team of researchers from The University of Western Australia has discovered key genes in wheat that are associated with Metribuzin herbicide tolerance.

Professor Michaela Lucas and clinic nurse Hana Karuppasamy

World-first testing strategy for penicillin

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

New research led by The University of Western Australia will lead to a world-first in testing strategy for penicillin allergy to ensure patients aren’t avoiding taking antibiotics when they don’t need to, as well as preventing more superbugs from emerging.

Luke Thomas

UWA student awarded New Colombo Plan Fellowship

Monday, 25 November 2019

A 19-year-old student from The University of Western Australia who is passionate about how data and economics can be used to tackle global challenges, is the recipient of the prestigious New Colombo Plan ASEAN Fellowship.

Daniel Arthur

UWA scientist leads trial of space robot

Friday, 22 November 2019

A scientist from The University of Western Australia's Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences is leading a team of four researchers to trial a space robot in Antarctica this summer.