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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.