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.
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.
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.
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.