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Liquid gold under the microscope at UWA

Friday, 13 August 2010

In a world first, researchers at The University of Western Australia have isolated the genes for sandalwood oil and lodged a patent for the process.

The team, which also comprises members from the Forest Products Commission (FPC) and the University of British Columbia, has synthesised the oil’s major components in three species of sandalwood.

Australian growers to benefit from nation-wide weed assault

Friday, 13 August 2010

Grain growers around the nation will benefit from the new Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI) based at The University of Western Australia.

The centre will be the focus of national efforts to combat herbicide resistance, one of the biggest threats to agriculture.  AHRI has evolved from the WA Herbicide Resistance Initiative.

Director of UWA's Centre for Energy, Winthrop Professor Dongke Zhang

UWA welcomes research grants from state and industry

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

West Australian industry and the State Government have contributed more than $22 million to a series of research projects that won Federal Government funding in the latest round of linkage grants for The University of Western Australia.

UWA Winthrop Professor Stephen Powles

Australian growers to benefit from nation-wide weed assault

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Grain growers around the nation will benefit from the new Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI) based at The University of Western Australia.

Professor Don Robertson and audiology researchers

Did you hear? Tinnitus may be curable

Monday, 9 August 2010

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

Dr Marco Fiorentini, CET Research Fellow

Two sides of the same coin

Monday, 9 August 2010

In the minds of many academics pure science and applied research are worlds apart.

Yet an applied research centre last year produced a third of the university's publications in Nature and Science, all from industry co-funded projects, demonstrating that astute research project design can satisfy both academic and industry priorities.

The University of Western Australia - a leading University

Friday, 6 August 2010

New ratings of Australian universities have confirmed The University of Western Australia's position as the premier University in the State and one of the best Universities in Australia.

New survey to update health of neighbourhoods

Friday, 6 August 2010

Six years after a ground-breaking project to study the health and wellbeing of 1,800 people moving into new housing estates in the Perth metropolitan area, researchers from The University of Western Australia will be back out in the field again early next year to re-interview residents on how they feel about their neighbourhoods in 2011.

Dr Chris Jones, UWA sandalwood expert

Liquid gold under the microscope at UWA

Thursday, 5 August 2010

In a world first, researchers at The University of Western Australia have isolated the genes for sandalwood oil and lodged a patent for the process.

Nedlands campus

Campus Plan 2010

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

The University of Western Australia is seeking public comment to assist in the development of Campus Plan 2010 - its key planning document for the next decade and beyond.