More UWA finalists in running for science awards

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Two scientists from The University of Western Australia are finalists in Early Career Scientist category of the 2011 WA Science Awards.

Book celebrates aquatic diversity in Northern Australia

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Water scorpions, brightly coloured spotted scats and freshwater sawfish are just some of the unique species featured in the most comprehensive book yet about northern Australia's inland aquatic habitats.

WAGCOE Director, Winthrop Professor Klaus Regenauer-Lieb and Minister Moore, Min

WAGCoE student trials geothermal desalination

Friday, 4 November 2011

UWA PhD student, Alexander Christ,  is working with The West Australian Geothermal Centre of Excellence (WAGCoE) and the National Centre of Excellence in Desalination (NCED) to design a new desalination system.

Professor Carlos Duarte, Director of the Oceans Institute, UWA

Marine life off Australia most at risk from temperature changes due to climate change

Friday, 4 November 2011

Marine life in the areas to the north of Australia and elsewhere along the Equator, as well as the waters off Australia's east coast, have emerged as being at particular risk from temperature changes due to climate change, according to a study published today in the international journal Science.

UWA scientists scoop finals

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Scientists from The University of Western Australia are the three finalists in the 2011 WA Scientist of the Year Awards.

Susan Melo de Howard shows John Dodson the Bible in which the leaves were found

Mysteries of the Bible solved by science

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Three little leaves found in a 450-year-old Bible have brought together UWA alumni from around the world to solve a puzzle.

MJ Ong and trainer Liliana Balaguera

Cycle Study might stop diabetes cycle

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

A study to see if exercise can help prevent pregnant women from developing gestational diabetes has become very personal for research co-ordinator and PhD candidate MJ Ong.

UWA leads in research funding

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

The University of Western Australia cemented its place as the state's leading research institution with the announcement of a total of $16.6 million in Federal Government grants awarded by the Australian Research Council.

The primitive hagfish

Study finds hagfish use slime to choke predators

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

A new study has found the primitive hagfish, also known as a "snot eel" can defend itself by releasing a noxious slime that chokes would-be predators.

Christian Nansen in Niger, inspecting a pearl millet spike for millet head miner

UWA appointment to boost entomology and research

Monday, 31 October 2011

Christian Nansen has been appointed Associate Professor in Applied Entomology to join researchers at The University of Western Australia (UWA) Institute of Agriculture (IOA) in a fight to ‘beat the bugs’.

The new position, effective from January, 2012, is a joint initiative between the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and The University of Western Australia, and will benefit grain growers locally and nationally.