University News


Electric Lotus in drive for sustainable transport future

Friday, 19 November 2010

A high-performance sports car, converted to run on renewable energy with a maximum speed of around 200km/hour and a range of 110km, was launched at The University of Western Australia today.

Funding ensures UWA continues to serve the community

Thursday, 18 November 2010

The quality of research at The University of Western Australia has again been recognised in national funding this week.

Jo Brown and Jess Fob discussing project

New gas reserve discovered in Swan River

Thursday, 18 November 2010

A new $63 million Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre based at The University of Western Australia will boost marine science capacity in Australia, according to UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Robson.

WA helps world's biggest genetic study of asthma

Thursday, 18 November 2010

A large international genetic study of asthma is being hailed as huge leap forward in understanding and treating asthma, according to researchers.

Lotus unveiled - high powered, low impact

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

The University of Western Australia will launch its new Renewable Energy Vehicle (REV) - a Lotus Elise S2 - this Friday.

Taking action against asthma

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

A patient card being distributed to metropolitan pharmacies across Western Australia this month will give people with asthma more control over their asthma and may save lives.

Tiago Tomaz

Perth surfer-scientist discovers key to plant vitamin C levels

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Young Perth researcher and avid surfer, Tiago Tomaz, recently published the discovery that removing two proteins from plants can increase levels of Vitamin C and have large effects on plant growth.  This surprising discovery from The University of Western Australia arose from altering plant respiration - the way plants "breathe" and produce energy.

Medical research in WA receives a $20M boost

Friday, 12 November 2010

The University of Western Australia has been awarded $19.7 million in grants for medical research, through the National Health and Medical Research Council.

Right:  Professor Alan Robson, Dr Kristen Nowak, Prof Lance Twomey

Kristen Nowak wins Young Tall Poppy of the year

Thursday, 11 November 2010

One of Western Australia's top young scientists who has been instrumental in leading research towards a cure for Floppy Baby Syndrome, a paralysing disorder that affects thousands of infants worldwide, has won the inaugural Western Australia Young Tall Poppy Science Award.

ARC Linkage funding for CLIMA

New ARC Linkage funding for CLIMA project

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

A method to measure methanogenic potential of plants in rumen fluid and improving the quality of pasture legume Trifolium subterraneum (subterranean clover) in Australia is among techniques that will be employed in a project supported in round two of the Australian Research Council Linkage Projects scheme.