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Hackett Professor Kadambot Siddique AM FTSE

UWA people honoured at Western Australian of the Year awards

Monday, 2 June 2014

The University of Western Australia's Professor Kadambot Siddique, whose mission is to ‘feed the world', and UWA arts, law and economics student - and football umpire - Timothy Lefroy have been named winners in the Western Australian of the Year awards.

Work begins on new world-class marine research centre

Friday, 30 May 2014

The development a new $62 million marine research centre at The University of Western Australia will create a world-class facility that will position the State - and the nation - as a leading oceans researcher within the Indo-Pacific region.

R. solani on lupin

Solving the puzzle of a clever fungus

Friday, 30 May 2014

Scientists from the CSIRO and UWA's Institute of Agriculture (IOA), with financial aid from the Grains Research and Development Corporation, have sequenced the genome of a strain of the common fungus Rhizoctonia solani and found some surprising results.

Motherhood and childcare: is it just a pain in the back?

Thursday, 29 May 2014

A world-first study by a researcher from The University of Western Australia is calling for volunteers to help unravel why being a mum may cause years of back pain and dysfunction.

Obesity study

Global study shows obesity rates climbing worldwide

Thursday, 29 May 2014

New Zealand has the highest rates of adult and child obesity in the region and Australians too are becoming obese at an alarming rate with seven in 10 men overweight or obese according to the most comprehensive global obesity study to date.

A World of Fruit Fly Problems

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

UWA's School of Agricultural and Resource Economics PhD student Isabel Aravelo-Vigne has recently returned from the 9th International Symposium on Fruit Flies of Economic Importance. This symposium, which is held every four years, was held this year in Thailand, and was attended by more than 350 people from all over the world including Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, the USA, Israel, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, France and Spain.

Human CMV virus

Volunteers sought to boost long-term outcomes of kidney transplants

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Researchers at The University of Western Australia are calling for volunteers to participate in a study that will help to determine new methods of assessing the impact of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections in kidney transplant recipients.

Jennifer Stone

Dr Jennifer Stone awarded New Independent Researcher Infrastructure Support

Friday, 23 May 2014

Dr Jennifer Stone, National Breast Cancer Foundation Fellow, was awarded $10,000 from the Government of Western Australia Department of Health to enable her breast cancer research. Jennifer has a specific interest in mammographic density and is an internationally recognised expert in the field. Jennifer will travel to Belgium later in the year to attend the Breast Cancer Association Consortium (BCAC) meeting. 

Canola testing

Plant researchers sow seeds of major disease breakthrough

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Breakthrough research carried out by The University of Western Australia and scientists in India and China has established that oilseed varieties resistant to the devastating fungal disease Sclerotinia can be bred readily.

Professor Michael Tobar (left) and Professor Eugene Ivanov

National award for world-leading physics researchers

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Two internationally acclaimed physicists from The University of Western Australia whose technology has been extensively used by the defence sector have won a prestigious national award.