Marie-Lise Schlappy and Professor Simon Biggs

Aspiring to greater things

Monday, 22 July 2019

The Oceans Institute’s Dr Marie-Lise Schläppy is already looking forward to 2020, after winning an Aspire Award for Professional Development.

Dr Andy Lewis and Naomi Longa

Conservation, coral and art - an exhibition not to miss

Friday, 19 July 2019

Antoni Gaudi said ‘Nothing is art if it does not come from nature’. 

Two whales

Exmouth gulf home to secret whale nursery

Friday, 19 July 2019

A study led by The University of Western Australia and Oceanwise Australia has revealed the remarkable biodiversity of the Exmouth Gulf in Western Australia’s remote North West, including a secret nursery where whales whisper to their calves.

Immunotherapy researchers

Researchers unlock clues to improving cancer treatment

Thursday, 18 July 2019

A research project led by The University of Western Australia in collaboration with Telethon Kids Institute and 13 health research organisations has identified key differences between cancers that respond to immunotherapy and those that do not.

Elderly woman holding two bottles of medication

Older Australians taking multiple medicines may be putting their health at risk

Monday, 15 July 2019

The number of Australians over the age of 70 taking five medicines or more a day has risen to nearly one million people and is increasing, according to a new study led by The University of Western Australia in collaboration with UNSW, Sydney.  The study has been published in the Medical Journal of Australia.

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.