Professor Laco Mucina

UWA Project to tap into millions of years of plant history

Thursday, 23 July 2015

A new project being carried out by The University of Western Australia will look at ‘plant communities’ that took millions of years to assemble, to try to understand the mechanisms allowing them to persist for such a long time.

Blue shrimp light

Shrimp’s ‘scary’ blue light helps scientists

Thursday, 23 July 2015

An enzyme squirted out of deep sea shrimp causing a bright blue burst to scare away predators is the key to innovative scientific work to develop new therapies for serious human diseases.

Alistair Forrest

Research into human body cell behaviour reveals interesting results

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Researchers from Western Australia, Japan and Germany have collaborated to create the first map of cell-to-cell communication between the hundreds of cell types which make up our bodies.

The work which was published today in Nature communications has revealed for the first time that there are literally hundreds of messages passed between any two cell types.

ASERA 2015 International Conference at UWA

Science Education and Research Takes Centre Stage

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Up to 150 delegates from around the world gathered in Perth to attend the 46th Annual Australasian Science Education Research Association (ASERA) Conference held earlier this month at The University of Western Australia.

The conference offers a platform for science educators and researchers to share their work and ideas in all aspects of teaching and learning of science at primary, secondary and tertiary levels. 

Science

UWA finalists at Premier's Science Awards

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

The University of Western Australia congratulates seven of its academics who are among 13 finalists announced at the Premier’s Science Awards.

Galaxy

What happens when cosmic giants meet galactic dwarfs?

Monday, 13 July 2015

New research from The University of Western Australia has shed new light on the way galaxies grow and evolve.

Zhong Xien Yeoh

West Perth student wins State Brain Bee Challenge

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Year 10 student Zhong Xien Yeoh from Shenton College who lives in West Perth has won the State championships at the Australian Brain Bee Challenge and will go on to represent WA at the National Championships in December.

Earth

UWA physicists celebrate advance in search for gravitational waves

Monday, 22 June 2015

An international collaboration of scientists, including a team from The University of Western Australia, has upgraded United States gravitational wave detectors to bring the instruments to sensitivities that are expected to directly detect and measure gravitational waves for the first time. 

Brain Bee students

Australia’s brainiest students put to the test

Friday, 19 June 2015

More than 100 brainy Year 10 students from WA are preparing to compete in the State championships at the Australian Brain Bee Challenge to be held on Tuesday 23 June at The University of Western Australia.

Shark

Shark deterrent research reveals interesting results

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Shark researchers from the Neuroecology Group at The University of Western Australia have released the results of their WA State Government-funded research into the effectiveness of a range of novel and commercial shark deterrents.