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The University of Western Australia's highly cited Head of School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Winthrop Professor Mark Spackman has been awarded the prestigious Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (RSAS) 2013 Gregori Aminoff Prize in Crystallography.
Two new varieties of chickpea developed by researchers at The University of Western Australia are expected to take the Indian market by storm and turn the tide for an industry that has struggled to recover from a devastating disease that first hit the Western Australian crop in 1999.
A discovery at The University of Western Australia that microbes helped shape rare spheres of iron-oxide on Earth may aid the newly landed Curiosity Rover in its search for the first verifiable signs of extra-terrestrial life in similar rocks on Mars.
Researchers from The University of Western Australia and Murdoch University have for the first time identified a number of WA sites capable of producing large quantities of commercial biofuel from microalgae.
Man-made structures such as harbours, tourist facilities, oil rigs and aquaculture farms provide ideal sanctuaries for jellyfish polyps to flourish and may explain an apparent increase in jellyfish blooms in many coastal waters around the world.
A Chinese official has praised the global value of carbon reduction research at The University of Western Australia's Future Farm, where scientists have found that a common Australian native plant can greatly reduce on-farm greenhouse gas emission.