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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.