Thestias

Citizen scientists name planet

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Volunteers from the Perth based citizen astronomy project theSkyNet have won the right to name a planet around a distant star as part of a global contest run by the International Astronomical Union (IAU).

Protein research

$2 million boost for cancer research

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Research across Australia into how cancers begin and spread will be supported through a $2 million grant provided by the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) to the Australian Synchrotron.

Mali delegation sign MOU

Mali looks to WA to develop its meat and livestock industry

Monday, 7 December 2015

On Monday 7 December, a delegation from Mali, signed a Memoranda of Understanding between The University of Western Australia and two Malian universities specialising in agricultural sciences.

James Mushayija

UWA helping in the East African fight against crop devastating plagues

Thursday, 26 November 2015

A Rwandan Biosecurity Fellow’s visit to The University of Western Australia will help bring much-needed skills to African scientists trying to fight insect plagues threatening Africa’s food security.

UWA's Summer Music Academy seeking talented young musicians

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Talented young music students are invited to apply for The University of Western Australia's Summer Music Academy from December 7 to 11.

UWA

UWA supports move to City of Perth

Thursday, 19 November 2015

The University of Western Australia congratulates the State Liberal and Labor parties for supporting new laws to bring the Crawley campus of the State’s oldest university entirely within the City of Perth.

Orbicella faveolata coral

Research uncovers how some coral can survive annual bleaching events

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

A study has found that coral with high levels of fat or other energy reserves can withstand the impact of annual coral bleaching events, compared to coral with lower levels of fat reserves.

Launch of WA Children's Diabetes Research and Education Centre

Major boost for children's diabetes research in WA

Monday, 16 November 2015

Research into childhood diabetes in Perth has been given a major boost with today’s launch of the WA Children’s Diabetes Research and Education Centre for Research Excellence on the eve of World Diabetes Day.

Jacinta Foley and Sean Randell

Smart agriculture students explore ways to increase wheat yield

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Once the world’s largest individual wheat grower, the late Sir Eric Smart would have been proud to see a scholarship in his name help two agricultural science students from The University of Western Australia conduct research into improving the productivity of wheat.

Bruce Robinson

Funding for promising vaccine to shrink tumours

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

World-leading Perth cancer researcher Professor Bruce Robinson believes his team is close to developing a vaccine to try and shrink cancerous tumours.