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Mental health consumers to receive better physical care

Monday, 25 October 2010

Guidelines to help people with mental health problems receive better medical treatment for their physical health will be launched at The University of Western Australia tomorrow.

$29M to UWA to pursue national research priorities

Monday, 25 October 2010

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have secured almost $19 million in grants from the Australian Research Council.  Another $10.4 million has been pledged by national and international organisations to support a number of specific research projects.

Ancient crop may be a lifeline for farmers

Friday, 22 October 2010

A hardy ancient Russian oilseed crop could prove a lifeline for farmers in marginal regions of the State, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Preliminary trials around WA have shown that camelina grows best on sandy soils.  More drought and frost tolerant than most other oilseed crops, it needs less fertilizers and other inputs than canola.

Workshop Instructor Andrew Vieler

Introduction to Natural Gas Processing and LNG Production Workshops

Thursday, 21 October 2010

The Centre for Energy is holding two workshops for related courses - Introduction to Natural Gas Processing and LNG Production. Lectures will be followed by hands-on simulation examples and problem solving sessions using process flowsheet simulation program.

Introduction to natural gas processing (23-23 November 10)

Lab tests point to better outcome for human blood cancers

Thursday, 21 October 2010

The treatment of a range of human blood cancers such as chronic myelomonocytic leukemia and juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia may be improved as a result of international research involving The University of Western Australia.

Dr Ela Eroglu

SEMINAR: Algal Hydrocarbon Production: Method Development for Product Extraction and Quantitation

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Dr Ela Eroglu will present her latest research from the University of California at Berkeley about "Algal Hydrocarbon Production: Method Development for Product Extraction and Quantitation" at the Bioenergy Forum on Tuesday 2nd November 2010.  

Dr. Ela Eroglu is one of the newest researchers to join the UWA - Centre for Energy. Ela completed her Postdoctoral research at the University of California, Berkeley on algal biofuels, following her PhD Degree in Chemical Engineering (METU, Turkey) on biohydrogen production by utilization of agricultural wastes.

Camelina:  a new crop to consider

Ancient crop may be a lifeline for farmers

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

A hardy ancient Russian oilseed crop could prove a lifeline for farmers in marginal regions of the State, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia.

UQ and UWA joint research projects announced

Monday, 18 October 2010

The first awards have been announced under a new bilateral research collaboration agreement between The University of Western Australia and The University of Queensland.

Associate Professor Kevin Pfleger

UWA spin-off company wins funding for kidney treatment

Monday, 18 October 2010

An innovative project that aims to deliver a new treatment for a common kidney disease was one of only two WA recipients of Federal funding announced on Friday by Innovation, Industry, Science and Research Minister, Senator Kim Carr.

A picture of Assoc Prof Xiaolin in front of an Australian flag and Chinese flag

Australia China Young Scientist Exchange Program (YSEP)

Monday, 18 October 2010

Associate Professor Xiaolin Wang recently attended the Australia China Young Scientist Exchange Program (YSEP) Showcasing Event at the Australia Pavilion, Shanghai World Expo where he met with other past representatives and this year’s Australia Young Scientists from program.

While at the expo, Xiaolin participated on a panel discussion about the past achievements and the future development of the YSEP program.