Philanthropist offers prize for genome research paper

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Western Australian researchers have been offered an incentive to use state-of-the-art gene sequencing equipment - a $20,000 prize for publication of the first research paper, using the equipment, in an influential scientific journal.

Perth businessman Charles Morgan

Charles Morgan: Driving genome research

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Prominent Perth businessman and philanthropist Charles Morgan's drive for new markets and new technology has infected the world of genome research in Western Australia to the point where, thanks to his almost one million-dollar donation, it can now boast one of only two open access facilities in Australia.

Scholarships to boost rebuilding of Pakistan

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

The University of Western Australia hopes two new PhD scholarships in agriculture will help in the long-term rebuilding of Pakistan following last year's devastating floods.

UWA researcher aids marine conservation in Seychelles

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Marine conservation efforts in the Seychelles have been boosted by a marine biodiversity study involving The University of Western Australia's Oceans Institute.

Experts question aspects of prescribed burning

Friday, 18 February 2011

Prescribed burning to reduce the hazards of bushfires may do more harm than good in some circumstances, according to a group of leading environmental scientists.

Winthrop Professor Mike Tobar

It's time - testing Einstein's theories in outer space

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Winthrop Professor Michael Tobar knows the importance of time.

He’s involved in cutting edge research that involves measuring time to improve international clock technology, as well as undertaking space research to test the fundamental rules of physics.

Vice-Dean, Winthrop Professor Brendan Waddell

New Courses 2012: New opportunities for the Sciences at UWA

Thursday, 17 February 2011

This year is shaping up to be a watershed year for the Faculty of Life and Physical Sciences.

We achieved considerable research success over the past 12 months – and the next 12 months will involve exciting developments in our teaching programs. These developments relate primarily to preparations around New Courses 2012, the most significant university-wide change in teaching programs in UWA’s history.

Professor Harvey Millar

UWA researchers among world's most influential plant scientists

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Three UWA plant researchers – Professor Harvey Millar, Professor Steve Smith and Professor Jim Whelan – have been included in a list of highly cited plant scientists.

Crowd at a rock concert

Did you hear? Tinnitus may be curable

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Beethoven suffered from it. Soldiers are more likely to get it than any other group. And rock concerts and iPods could cause it.

Dr Myrtille Laas-Bourez and and John Moore with the Zadko telescope

Gingin telescope first to zoom in on cosmic explosion

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Just 215 seconds after receiving an alert from a NASA satellite and with no direct human involvement, the Zadko telescope near Gingin was the first in the world to turn its gaze to the light coming from a powerful explosion billions of light years away.