New doctors will help growers

Tuesday, 31 July 2007

Juggling work commitments and study has paid off for three University of Western Australia (UWA) post-graduate students who recently completed their theses with the Western Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (WAHRI).

David Minkey, Catherine Borger and David Ferris were granted study leave from the Department of Agriculture and Food WA (DAFWA) to complete their PhDs with WAHRI.

New era for local timber research

Friday, 27 July 2007

The State Government will usher in a new era for Western Australian research into value-adding local timber products with the launch of the Advanced Timber Concepts Research Centre (ATCRC) today.

WA Forestry Minister Kim Chance said the new research centre had been developed as a joint venture between the Forest Products Commission (FPC) and The University of Western Australia (UWA). It would be located at the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts, on UWA’s Nedlands campus.

Optimise special K to sustain cereals

Thursday, 19 July 2007

A new approach to fertiliser management that investigates how different wheat and canola genotypes respond to fertilisers will help graingrowers develop better nutrient management practices and reduce the financial and environmental costs of wasted fertiliser.

Recognising that fertiliser is a graingrower’s greatest single expense, with annual farm input cost at 16 percent, the Crop Nutrition group at The University of Western Australia (UWA), led by Professor Zed Rengel, is examining the optimal management of potassium (K), nitrogen (N), sulphur (S) and phosphorus (P) for wheat, barley and canola.

New approach to fertilizer management

Thursday, 19 July 2007

A new approach to fertiliser management that investigates how different wheat and canola genotypes respond to fertilisers will help graingrowers develop better nutrient management practices and reduce the financial and environmental costs of wasted fertiliser.

In grandmother's medical footsteps

Wednesday, 11 July 2007

Professor Susan Prescott, whose research at The University of Western Australia is helping to unravel the causes of allergic diseases in children attending her clinics, will pay tribute to an intrepid grandmother, Lady Monica Prescott – a medical missionary in war-torn China in the 1930s – at a fund-raising function at UWA later this month.

China collaboration combats climate change

Friday, 29 June 2007

International collaboration can help combat climate change and WA and Chinese researchers are joining forces to improve climate adaptation strategies and pass on the subsequent benefits to growers.

As part of a A$1.9 million project, The University of Western Australia (UWA) Institute of Agriculture is collaborating with China’s Lanzhou University on a sustainability initiative for dry and cold ecosystems, using west China as a model.

New vaccine may provide broader protection against cervical cancer

Thursday, 28 June 2007

Just under 150 Perth women have contributed to major international research at the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research that has proved that the new Cervarix vaccine provides broader protection against cervical cancer.

China collaboration combats climate change

Thursday, 28 June 2007

International collaboration can help combat climate change and WA and Chinese researchers are joining forces to improve climate adaptation strategies and pass on the subsequent benefits to growers.
 
As part of a A$1.9 million project, the University of Western Australia (UWA) Institute of Agriculture is collaborating with China’s Lanzhou University on a sustainability initiative for dry and cold ecosystems, using west China as a model.

UWA symposium explores link between emotion and motivation

Tuesday, 19 June 2007

A fascinating line-up of speakers will converge on The University of Western Australia next week for a major symposium on emotions and what motivates people to act as they do.

The ‘Emotions, Moods and Motivations’ Symposium will tease out the relationship between emotion and motivation in a diverse range of issues, including migration, trans-nationalism, eating, teaching and even pop music.

UWA converence to fucus on early european research

Tuesday, 19 June 2007

The University of Western Australia’s Institute of Advanced Studies next month will host the inaugural conference of the Australian Research Council’s Network for Early European Research.

The conference, to be held at the University Club from Tuesday July 3 to Saturday July 7, 2007, aims to foster innovative research and new connections between researchers, as well as promote interdisciplinary and international contacts and collaborations.