Professor Joseph Trapani

If researchers are claiming so many 'breakthroughs', why are so many of my friends getting cancer?

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Are we really making progress? The answer is a definite ‘yes' according to Professor Joseph Trapani, from the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute in Melbourne, who will be the special guest at the 2012 Wesfarmer' Harry Perkins Oration, to be held at The University of Western Australia on 2 November.

Cameron Gardner from Shenton College

Learning Links program puts high school students on world stage

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Students and staff from The University of Western Australia will today be honoured for their involvement in a program that helps high school students experience and produce world-class research.

Dr Alex Hewitt

Scientists awarded funding boost for prem babies and eye research

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

The Ramaciotti Foundations last night awarded two researchers from The University of Western Australia nearly $145,000 to help better understand the risk of life-threatening infections in premature babies and the genetics of glaucoma, the world's leading cause of irreversible blindness.

Volunteers sought for edible vaccine trials

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Imagine being part of a scientific breakthrough which would revolutionise the way vaccines are administered and make painful needle and syringe jabs a distant memory.

Professor Len Collard

House of spider or no brunettes? - Nyungar scholar sets record straight

Monday, 15 October 2012

An Indigenous expert from The University of Western Australia is working to unravel generations of confusion over the true meaning of Aboriginal place names throughout Perth and the South-West.

UWA to participate in the Australian Universities IT Service Quality Benchmark Survey

Friday, 12 October 2012

As part of the ongoing IT service improvement activities, UWA will once again participate in the Australian Universities IT Service Quality Benchmark Survey.

Staff and students are invited to complete a short survey about their experiences with the UWA IT support teams. The survey will be conducted by Systems Thinking, an external organisation, and all responses will be treated confidentially. An email containing the link to the on-line survey will be sent shortly.

Professor Peter Quinn

UWA tops WA science awards

Friday, 12 October 2012

Scientists from The University of Western Australia have again scooped the State’s annual Science Awards with world-renowned astrophysicist Professor Peter Quinn leading the accolades as the 2012 Scientist of the Year.

EDFAA library photo

Information Services News: October issue

Thursday, 11 October 2012

In the October issue of Information Services News you can read about the artwork featured on the walls of the refurbished EDFAA Library, Unifi improvements, an exhibition celebrating 200 years of Charles Dickens, and new tools designed to aid research.

Access the October issue in PDF (or RTF for screen readers) from the Information Services News page


Assistant Professor Vance Matthews

Discovery may lead to new drugs to curb obesity, type 2 diabetes

Thursday, 11 October 2012

An international study led by a researcher from The University of Western Australia for the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR) has produced exciting results that may lead to new drugs to treat obesity and reduce the incidence of Type 2 diabetes.

Bigger play areas for kids cut obesity risk

Bigger play areas for kids cut obesity risk

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

The global fight against obesity could be helped by providing support for child’s play, a researcher from The University of Western Australia has found.