Aanandini Ganesalingam

Scholarship winner uses maths brain for good grain

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

A researcher who turned down a career-based position in the Commonwealth Defence Department in Canberra to pursue a PhD in agriculture at The University of Western Australia has won a prestigious fellowship.

Winthrop Professor Michael Tobar

Don't be late for lecture on the quest for the theory of everything

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Few people know as much about the importance of time as The University of Western Australia's Winthrop Professor Michael Tobar.

The Hon. Greg Combet AM, MP

Federal Climate Change Minister explains carbon price

Monday, 18 June 2012

The Federal Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, the Hon. Greg Combet AM, MP, delivered a public joint lecture on ‘Understanding Climate Change and the Carbon Price' to 250 guests at The University of Western Australia last week.

Julia Reisser stands next to the manta net onboard RV Southern Surveyor

First map of floating plastics to help save baby turtles

Monday, 18 June 2012

A PhD student at The University of Western Australia is creating the first map to show the distribution of floating marine plastics in Australian waters, and models that chart the likely pathways of these plastics and sea turtle hatchlings.

female student with laptop

SNAP Service Retirement

Friday, 15 June 2012

UWA’s SNAP service will finally be put to rest during June.

SNAP was designed in-house by UWA staff over ten years ago to provide the University with its original wireless and VPN services. At the time it was at the leading edge of technology and security. Like many such systems, however, it was not designed to scale to meet the expansion of wireless and remote access brought about through mobile computing, nor to meet the security requirements of the University in the more aggressive global internet environment. 

Associate Professor M Piggott and PhD student Michael Gandy

Taking the party out of ecstasy - a strategy for new Parkinson's disease drugs?

Thursday, 14 June 2012

The illicit drug ‘ecstasy' is strongly associated with rave culture, but can a drug that makes people want to dance be used to develop medicines that curb involuntary movements in Parkinson's disease? A team led by a medicinal chemist at The University of Western Australia thinks it may be possible.

Associate Professor Joe Dortch

Grants for inspiration: the science of tasting and Indigenous/European heritage

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Exploring the archaeological evidence and impact of contact between Western Australia's first isolated British settlement and the Noongar people of the State's South-West, and workshops to explain the science of tasting food have received Inspire Australia government funding to bring science to the community.

App to boost mental health awareness

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

A new mobile phone app aims to encourage West Australians to stay mentally healthy by providing information and guidance on how to ward off mental illness and get more out of life by staying physically, mentally and socially active.

Professor Peter Quinn

Starry celebration for Square Kilometre Array

Monday, 11 June 2012

His Excellency, Malcolm McCusker, Governor of Western Australia, and Mrs Tonya McCusker, Federal and State Ministers, astronomers and other scientists were among the guests celebrating Australia's share in the $2 billion international radio telescope project, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA).

Acute lack of skilled marine researchers: expert

Monday, 11 June 2012

Australian marine science suffers from acute skills shortages, according to one of Australia's leading marine scientists.