Researchers from The University of Western Australia’s Institute of Agriculture and University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute have discovered that high levels of genetic diversity and dominant genes in grain crops such as wheat, barley or rice leads to the production of greater yields in hybrid varieties.
Healthcare innovation in Western Australia has received a boost under a new initiative that will help Australia’s brightest minds in medicine, business, research and engineering develop into medtech entrepreneurs and early stage start-ups.
The University of Western Australia’s Associate Professor Britta Bienen has been awarded the prestigious John Booker Medal in Engineering Science for her contribution towards improving the safety and reliability of offshore foundations.
Stunning ‘gardens’ of deep-sea corals have been discovered in the Bremer Canyon Marine Park by Australian and international scientists during an oceanographic expedition aboard Schmidt Ocean Institute’s R/V Falkor.
Leading water and coastal engineering experts from The University of Western Australia warn one of the biggest risks facing Australia is water security, with some regional towns experiencing water shortage to the point where they are unable to respond to bushfires and coastal areas at risk from rising sea levels.
People who incorporate sprints into their exercise may be more likely to make healthier food choices after their workout, according to a new study by The University of Western Australia and James Cook University.
Dirima Cuthbert is an anthropologist with a degree in environmental design. This background gives her a ‘people first’ perspective and while her path through those areas to environmental sustainability and eventually the Oceans Institute may seem unpredictable, it follows a lifelong love of the ocean.