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Winthrop Professor Harvey Millar

UWA plant energy professors among world's most recognised

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Two Professors from The University of Western Australia are among the world's most cited plant scientists, according to the publisher of the two leading international journals for the advancement of plant science.

Mind and body care for mental health consumers

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

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

Action needed to create brighter future for children

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Western Australia needs to make children and young people's mental health a priority to alleviate suffering and build a brighter future for the whole community.

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.