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Chief Scientist of WA Professor Peter Klinken.

Peter Klinken appointed new Chief Scientist of WA

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Premier and Science Minister Colin Barnett today announced the appointment of The University of Western Australia's Professor Peter Klinken as the new Chief Scientist of Western Australia, the third UWA researcher to be appointed to the role.

Assistant Professor Michael Considine

Next generation science behind WA's top drop of red

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

A researcher at The University of Western Australia is leading a national project using next generation sequencing to examine how even small changes to grapevines affect the quality and taste of the wine produced.

UWA Medical Researcher

WA Government Awards $1.85M to UWA Medical Researchers

Friday, 6 June 2014

More than $1.85m in funding has been awarded to 22 medical researchers at The University of Western Australia, as part of the State Government's bid to improve the national competitiveness of WA researchers in attracting national medical and health research grants.

Bumblebee on Eustoma

Bumblebees learn hidden patterns in flowers

Friday, 6 June 2014

Bees pollinate about one-third of what we eat so it is important that we know as much about them as possible.

Professor Cate Taylor

Twins talk half as much at two

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

A world first study of language development in toddler twins confirms the widely held belief that twins start to talk later than single-born children.

Pet fish deserve care too: expert

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

When the housemate of lecturer Miriam Sullivan bought a Siamese fighting fish, Miriam's life changed - and life may change for the better for the world's pet fish too, if she has her way.

An SMS a day keeps the doctor away

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Habit-based messages by text message or email have proven to increase the fruit consumption of young adults according to Australian research.

Remote community

Short-stay placements the future for remote area dental services

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

One of the keys to solving extreme shortages of dental practitioners in remote Australia is proving to be short-stay (three to four weeks) placements for final-year dental students, according to a recent report into a 10-year program in WA.

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.