UWA partners Ausplow Farming Systems to optimise seeding performance

Friday, 9 June 2017

The University of Western Australia has entered a research and development partnership with Ausplow Farming Systems to improve crop yields and machine performance.

Ausplow will test various configurations of their DBS D260-36 matched to a 6000 litre Drawbar mounted Airseeder for seeding in the wide-ranging landscapes at UWA Farm Ridgefield, the University’s 1600 hectare farm near Pingelly.

Glass spearhead

Rare glass spearhead found on Rottnest Island

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Staff and students from The University of Western Australia’s School of Indigenous Studies have made an exciting discovery during a University excursion on Rottnest Island (Wadjemup).

Assoc/Professor Tim Inglis

Prof Tim Inglis publishes new method for rapid profiling of antibiotic resistant bacteria.

Friday, 26 May 2017

Congratulations to Assoc/Professor Tim Inglis and his team on their recent publication on “Rapid susceptibility profiling of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae” in Scientific Reports.

In this publication, they describe a novel technique called flow cytometry-assisted susceptibility test (FAST) method which combines rapid qualitative susceptible/non-susceptible classification and quantitative antibiotic resistance levels in a single process completed shortly after receipt of a primary isolate in the pathology diagnostic laboratory.

Team EMS takes home the Innovator Award at Unearthed

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Unearthed was bursting with creativity and innovation over the weekend as The University of Western Australia’s Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (EMS) team took out the Young Innovator Award at Perth’s fourth mining based hackathon.

Professor Peter Veth

Earliest evidence found for Aboriginal people living on the Australian coast

Friday, 19 May 2017

A team of international archaeologists has confirmed evidence from a remote cave in Australia’s North West that pushes back human occupation of Australia to around 50,000 years ago.  The discovery is of international significance in providing one of the earliest age brackets for the settlement of Australia. It also has the longest record of dietary fauna providing unprecedented insights into the lifeways of the earliest Australians.

Credit John Cook

'Inoculation' messages prevent spread of fake news

Monday, 8 May 2017

An international team of researchers has demonstrated how people can be ‘inoculated’ against misinformation and fake news on topical issues such as climate change.

Professor Martyn French, Dr Laila Abudulai and Dr Sonia Fernandez

Study reveals new insight into susceptibility to pneumonia

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

A new research study of immune responses to pneumococcal vaccines, commonly given to people with compromised immune systems, young children and people over 65, has identified a type of immune cell which is important in generating antibodies that prevent people from developing pneumococcal pneumonia.

Prof Guijun Yan, Prof Jacqui Batley, Prof Dave Edwards and Dr Helen Liu

UWA’s international partnership to enhance global wheat yields

Thursday, 27 April 2017

The University of Western Australia has been awarded a major grant to improve wheat production, in response to rising global demand for food in a changing and variable climate.

The Australian Government will invest $995,724 for this four year project, with an additional $1,552,081 contributed by global partners.

Australia Day underwater speakers a success for RiverLab team

Monday, 24 April 2017

Researchers from UWA’s FutureLab RiverLab team combined science with entertainment on Australia Day in an attempt to explore links between neuroscience and biology.

The team set up a series of underwater speakers at Matilda Bay to allow revellers the chance to listen to music while swimming in the Swan River during Australia Day celebrations.

The music played through 135-Watt Clark Synthesis underwater speakers between the pontoons in Matilda Bay between 3 and 4pm, playing Triple J’s Hottest 100 and other music.

Reef sharks

Declines in sharks drive 'fatter' fish

Thursday, 20 April 2017

New research from The University of Western Australia and the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) suggests that reef fishes eat differently when sharks are around.