Perth Biodesign 2019 cohort

UWA initiative supports healthcare innovation and early stage entrepreneurs

Thursday, 5 March 2020

Healthcare innovation in Western Australia has received a boost under a new initiative that will help Australia’s brightest minds in medicine, business, research and engineering develop into medtech entrepreneurs and early stage start-ups.

Bremer Canyon sponges

Deep-sea coral gardens discovered in canyons off Australia's South West

Friday, 28 February 2020

Stunning ‘gardens’ of deep-sea corals have been discovered in the Bremer Canyon Marine Park by Australian and international scientists during an oceanographic expedition aboard Schmidt Ocean Institute’s R/V Falkor.

Drought

Experts warn Australia at risk from drought, rising water levels

Friday, 28 February 2020

Leading water and coastal engineering experts from The University of Western Australia warn one of the biggest risks facing Australia is water security, with some regional towns experiencing water shortage to the point where they are unable to respond to bushfires and coastal areas at risk from rising sea levels.  

Natayla Beer providing motivation to a person using a spin bike

How exercise conditions can shape post-workout food intake

Thursday, 27 February 2020

People who incorporate sprints into their exercise may be more likely to make healthier food choices after their workout, according to a new study by The University of Western Australia and James Cook University. 

Dirima Cuthbert

A love for the sea and passion for sustainability lead anthropologist Dirima to the Oceans Institute

Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Dirima Cuthbert is an anthropologist with a degree in environmental design. This background gives her a ‘people first’ perspective and while her path through those areas to environmental sustainability and eventually the Oceans Institute may seem unpredictable, it follows a lifelong love of the ocean. 

Federico

New technology to speed up the development of more resilient crops

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

A research collaboration led by The University of Western Australia has created a new technique that speeds up the development of seeds, producing better quality and more abundant pulse crops.

Inspiring oceans interest and ownership is key for Tina

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

You may have noticed a familiar face on the fifth floor, Tina Zhang from OceanWorks has joined the Oceans Institute’s science communication team!  

Heat stress experiment

High-tech lab goes to sea to find heat resistant corals

Monday, 10 February 2020

Marine scientists are using portable ship-borne aquaria in the search for heat-resistant corals that could survive warming ocean temperatures caused by climate change.

Gwion Gwion rock art figures

Kimberley Gwion Gwion rock art figures dated at 12,000 years

Thursday, 6 February 2020

Archaeologists at The University of Western Australia are part of a national team of researchers that has been able to more accurately date a significant number of the Kimberley’s most remarkable ancient rock art to more than 10,000 years ago.

Dirk Zeller

Recreational fishers targeting more sharks and rays

Thursday, 30 January 2020

A new study by an international team of scientists including researchers from The University of Western Australia, Universidade Federal de Sergipe in Brazil and the University of British Columbia has revealed an increase in the fishing of threatened sharks and rays.