Orectolobus maculatus - Picture courtesy of Tane Sinclair-Taylor

Researchers confirm shark solution is black and white

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

New research which could help to deter and conserve sharks has confirmed that many of the ocean predators are probably completely colour blind.

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Have your say about our services and go in the draw to win an iPad!

Monday, 17 September 2012

We encourage all staff and students to complete our Information Services Client Survey 2012 to tell us what you think of our services, facilities, libraries and collections. We're always looking for ways to improve our services so your views are very important to us.

One lucky student respondent and one staff respondent will win an iPad so make sure you complete the survey by Friday 5th October and provide your e-mail address to be in the running. It will only take you about 10 minutes to complete!

Winthrop Professor Mark Spackman

UWA crystal scientist awarded Nobel Academy prize

Friday, 14 September 2012

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.

Mingenew Irwin Group spring field day

New chickpeas set to revive Australian pulse industry

Thursday, 13 September 2012

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.

Dr Monique Robinson

Asthma kids risk mental health

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

A new study has found that young children with severe or persistent asthma are at higher risk of developing many common mental health problems.

Mars Curiosity Rover

UWA discovery helps search for extra-terrestial life on Mars

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

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.

Assistant Professor Bryan Boruff

Researchers identify WA’s best sites for large-scale algal biofuel

Monday, 10 September 2012

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.

'Trojan horse' effect may explain jellyfish blooms

Friday, 7 September 2012

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.

Mr Shi Jixi, researcher Xixi Li and Professor Graeme Martin examine Tarbush

Chinese visit hails UWA Future Farm research

Thursday, 6 September 2012

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.