Dr Ryan Lister

UWA stem cell researcher awarded prestigious Metcalf Prize

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

The University of Western Australia’s Professor Ryan Lister has been awarded a $50,000 2015 Metcalf Prize, from the National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia, in recognition of his leadership in stem cell research.

Whitefly research team

Inspired students make Incite finals

Friday, 8 May 2015

Helping to feed the world may seem like the province of agricultural research, but it is also the challenge of academic and student researchers at The University of Western Australia working in computational biology and information technology – and an enthusiastic team of undergraduates recently made it into the finals of the Incite Awards run by the WA Information Technology and Telecommunications Alliance.

Sunflower protein 'scissors' provide sunny news for medicine

Friday, 8 May 2015

Scientists have discovered an extraordinary protein-cutting enzyme that has also evolved to glue proteins together, a finding that may be valuable in the production of therapeutic drugs.

Swan Valley honey fest is bees knees

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

They do not eat their fruit and veg, but without them you wouldn't either.  And even though they are vegetarians, they help produce the meat you eat.  Their labour is valued at up to $6 billion here in Australia alone, but their workforce lives in dark wooden sheds.

Australia-China wheat workshop

A century of spectacular wheat yield improvements in China

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Almost 100 years of data on China's wheat yield improvements have been unearthed for the first time by researchers from Northwest Agricultural and Forestry University in China and The University of Western Australia.

Orangeite

Scientific study shines new light on the source of diamonds

Monday, 20 April 2015

A team of specialists from four Australian universities, including The University of Western Australia, has established the exact source of a diamond-bearing rock for the first time.

Jade Pham

Brainiest students in Brain Bee challenge announced

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Australia's ‘brainiest' student proved herself in the national finals of the Brain Bee Challenge at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research in Perth today.

Dr Ryan Kempster wit5h Port Jackson shark

UWA shark researchers enlist the help of the public as citizen scientists

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Shark researchers from the Neuroecology Group at The University of Western Australia are asking for the public's help to identify and record shark sightings from around the world, using their new Citizen Science project, SharkBase (www.shark-base.org).

An autoclave

Study to aid rapid clean-ups after disastrous offshore oil and gas leaks

Friday, 27 March 2015

One of the first experimental investigations to simulate the high-pressure formation of oil droplets during deepwater blowouts has attracted the attention of the prestigious journal Chemical Engineering Science

Golden snub-nosed monkey

Beards as badges of honour?

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Are beards ‘in' again because guys are under pressure? Maybe.