Professor Manfred Beilharz

UWA Expert Series - A few daily drops may have the potential to guard against COVID-19

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Daily low-dose oral interferon in the form of nose drops, lozenges or mouth spray could have a key role to play in protecting pandemic frontline workers by triggering the immune system to constantly run in defence mode, says The University of Western Australia’s pioneering interferon researcher Associate Professor Manfred Beilharz.

Professor Barry Marshall

UWA Expert Series - Barry Marshall confident a COVID-19 vaccine will be developed

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

There is hope future pandemics could be controlled in as little as a few short months if current research projects working on experimental custom-made vaccine technologies are eventually successful, according to The University of Western Australia’s Nobel Laureate and Clinical Professor Barry Marshall.

Eleanor with UWA Albany Director

Scholarship recipient sets her sights on increasing knowledge through science

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

A University of Western Australia student who is passionate about studying the mysteries of the ocean and making science more accessible to the public has been awarded a Friends of UWA Albany Verna Rowbotham Scholarship.

Wave

New data reveals significance of Perth super storm

Monday, 1 June 2020

Two drifting wave buoys deployed along the coast of Western Australia by researchers at The University of Western Australia have highlighted the significance of Perth’s recent super storm, recording massive waves along 1000km of WA’s coastline. 

Galaxy

Astronomers see ‘cosmic ring of fire’, 11 billion years ago

Friday, 29 May 2020

A University of Western Australia scientist is part of a global team of astronomers that have captured an image of a super-rare type of galaxy – described as a “cosmic ring of fire” – as it existed 11 billion years ago.

Scott Reef

Powerful and large cyclones place distant coral reefs at risk

Thursday, 28 May 2020

Big and strong cyclones have the potential to damage coral reefs up to 1000km away from their paths, according to a new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia and the Australian Institute of Marine Science.

Job seeker

UWA Expert Series - Youth support critical to battle COVID-19-related employment challenges

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Researchers from The University of Western Australia’s Centre for Social Impact say supporting young people is more important now than ever, highlighting the long-term impact on youth unemployment as the result of shutdowns and restrictions from COVID-19.

Katie Attwell

UWA Expert Series - New research prepares for COVID-19 vaccine roll-out

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

As the world waits for a COVID-19 vaccine, University of Western Australia researchers are part of a new study designed to prepare parents and government for a potential Australia-wide vaccination program.

Chief Investigator A/Prof Marco Fiorentini in the field in the Ivrea Zone, Italy

ARC Linkage success will lead to more sustainable gold exploration

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

As one of the world’s leading producers, gold mining contributes substantially to gross economic output in Australia. UWA's School of Earth Sciences' Associate Professor Marco Fiorentini's recent ARC Linkage Grant success will provide a new set of tools to explore for gold-rich ore deposits in Australia and globally.

Three UWA scientists named Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science

Monday, 25 May 2020

Three top science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) researchers from The University of Western Australia have been elected as 2020 Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science.  They make up the total number of scientists representing WA from 24 Australians elected as Fellows this year.