Peter Veth, Rebecca Prince-Ruiz, Peter Whish-Wilson

AMSA 2019 hailed a major success

Friday, 12 July 2019

Fifty UWA Oceans Institute members have participated in AMSA’s landmark Marine Science for a Blue Economy conference in Fremantle this week.

Baby sleeping on blanket

New test could reduce premature births by up to 30 per cent

Friday, 12 July 2019

Researchers at The University of Western Australia and King Edward Memorial Hospital have teamed up with Australian molecular diagnostics company SpeeDx to commercialise a new low-cost test to identify women at risk of premature birth. Based on research and results of clinical trials they predict the test could reduce premature birth by up to 30 per cent.

Ana Sequeira

Martial arts and global marine megafauna movements? All in a day’s work for Ana

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Dr Ana Sequeira had always dreamed of working in marine science but it was completing an internship at Lisbon’s Oceanarium in her home country Portugal that cemented her ambition.

Group of Indigenous high school students jumping

Holiday camp to inspire Indigenous high school students

Friday, 5 July 2019

More than 40 Year 10 and 11 Indigenous students from across the State will spend their school holidays at The University of Western Australia for the annual Indigenous Science, Engineering and Health Camp where they will learn about future career opportunities.

Johanna Zimmerhackel

How a passion for sharks led to a study in economics

Friday, 5 July 2019

Johanna Zimmerhackel has always had a passion for sharks but as a marine biologist, she probably never imagined she’d delve quite so deeply into economics.

OI beach clean up team

OI beach clean crew tackle polystyrene spill

Thursday, 4 July 2019

A UWA Oceans Institute team got a little more than they bargained for during a clean-up on Cottesloe Beach to kick off Plastic Free July last weekend.

TB antibiotic

Lipid bodies help antibiotics to kill TB infections

Monday, 1 July 2019

Researchers are a step closer to better understanding how to treat one of the world’s deadliest diseases tuberculosis (TB), according to a new study published in Science.

Mouse sperm

Competition leads to fathers who produce more male sperm

Monday, 1 July 2019

New research led by The University of Western Australia has shown that the social conditions that a male experiences while growing up can influence the amount of X and Y chromosome sperm that he produces as an adult.

Bronwyn Ayre with kangaroo paws

Kangaroo paw may hold clues to understanding WA biodiversity

Thursday, 27 June 2019

A new study on kangaroo paws by The University of Western Australia and researchers at Kings Park and Botanic Gardens has challenged existing views that plants favour long distance rather than short distance pollination to reproduce.

Professor Wendy Erber

Top Indigenous STEM students make finals of Premier's Science Awards

Friday, 21 June 2019

Students at The University of Western Australia have taken out all four finalist places in a new Aboriginal STEM Student of the Year category in this year’s Premier’s Science Awards, announced by WA Premier Mark McGowan.