Test tubes

UWA finalists announced in Premier's Science Awards

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Ten academics from The University of Western Australia have been announced as finalists in the 2017 Premier’s Science Awards.

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.

Needle

Microscope-in-a-needle licensed for commercialisation

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

UWA’s award winning invention, a miniaturised optical imaging probe known as the microscope-in-a-needle, has been licensed to Miniprobes Pty Ltd. so it can be developed and commercialised for use by surgeons.

Cholesterol

Researchers find new way to study cholesterol distribution and movement

Monday, 13 February 2017

An international team of researchers has developed a new way of visualizing the distribution of cholesterol in cells and tissues. Their studies, which provide unique insights into the movement of cholesterol into and out of cells, could eventually lead to new therapies for cardiovascular disease.

Dinosaur brain

Fossilised dinosaur brain tissue identified for the first time

Friday, 28 October 2016

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have helped British scientists confirm that an unassuming brown pebble, found more than a decade ago by a fossil hunter in Sussex, is the first example of fossilised brain tissue from a dinosaur.

Gallium nanoparticles

Perpetual 'ice-water' solid-liquid state revealed in gallium nanoparticles

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Imagine placing ice cubes into a glass of water and having the ice cubes remain unchanged and in the same state for hours, even under intense heat or freezing conditions.

Professor David Sampson

Leading researchers named finalists in Premier's Science Awards

Monday, 25 July 2016

A public health researcher whose groundbreaking work has helped prevent birth defects and a biomedical scientist who helped pioneer a microscope-in-a-needle to detect cancer cells are two of eight leading academics from The University of Western Australia among 15 finalists in this year’s Premier’s Science Awards.

Pancreatic cancer trials

New treatment opportunities for pancreatic cancer

Friday, 4 March 2016

An international project assisted by researchers from The University of Western Australia has offered new hope to patients with pancreatic cancer.

Herbicide hunt

Common antibiotic inspires hunt for new herbicide

Friday, 12 February 2016

Plant biologists at The University of Western Australia have discovered that the commonly used antibiotic ciprofloxacin, which kills bacteria, also kills plants by blocking the DNA copying machinery of the plants.

UWA microspectrometer on its way to creating major impact

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

New miniature sensor technology capable of analysing anything from crop quality to the freshness of fruit and vegetables in the supermarket could soon be made available to consumers after a licencing deal between The University of Western Australia and private firm Panorama Synergy (ASX:PSY).

Boris Baer

Discover UWA's best ideas at Research Week

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Find out how sleep disorders are related to the shape of your face, whether plant biology and advances in genomics could alleviate the growing global food crisis, and what our homes and communities will look like when living to over 100 is the norm.


Map of a cross section through a pseudofossil

Oldest fossils controversy resolved

Monday, 20 April 2015

New analysis of world-famous 3.46 billion-year-old rocks by researchers from The University of Western Australia is set to finally resolve a long-running evolutionary controversy.

Kwongan bushland

Big surprises underground for plant scientists

Monday, 20 April 2015

The kwongan eco-region in WA's south-west has revealed some amazing plant kingdom secrets to University of Montreal and University of Western Australia scientists.

(Left to right) Christobel Saunders, David Sampson and Robert McLaughlin

UWA scoops innovation prizes for medical breakthroughs

Thursday, 6 November 2014

The University of Western Australia might be the oldest university in the State, but its researchers are leading the way in new technologies, taking out major prizes in the 2014 WA Innovator of the Year Awards for inventions that will improve the health of millions of people worldwide.

Microscope in a needle team

Microscope in a needle an award finalist

Friday, 1 August 2014

The world's smallest microscope - which can fit into a needle and is capable of detecting cancer cells often missed by surgeons - has earned its inventors at The University of Western Australia a place in the finals of the 2014 WA Innovator of the Year Awards.

Assistant Professor David Wacey

$3.4 Million for UWA Future Fellows

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Four researchers from The University of Western Australia will receive more than $3 million from the Australian Research Council Future Fellowship scheme to fund a diverse range of projects - from the origin of life on Earth and a history of Soviet war experiences to the future of crops in a phosphorus-scarce world, and 3D optical microscopy expected to facilitate unprecedented insights into the structure of tissue.

Premier's Science Awards

Strong showing of UWA finalists in Premier's Science Awards

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Three eminent researchers from The University of Western Australia have been named among the finalists for the 2014 Scientist of the Year to be announced at the Premier's Science Awards on 21 August during National Science Week, Australia's largest annual celebration of science.

Heavy microalgae – diatoms

Tiny plastic dwellers have big impact on our oceans

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Microscopic creatures that live on tiny ocean plastics greatly affect the fate and ecological impacts of marine plastic pollution, according to researchers from The University of Western Australia.

From right: Prof Clode, UWA Vice-Chancellor Prof Paul Johnson and Sen. Carr

New high-sensitivity ion probe to boost mining discoveries

Friday, 9 August 2013

The University of Western Australia has doubled its capacity to help find new mineral ore deposits through funding for a new NanoSIMS imaging and analysis facility announced yesterday by Federal Innovation, Industry Science and Research Minister Kim Carr.

Winthrop Professor David Sampson

World accolades continue for microscope-in-a-needle scientist

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

The University of Western Australia's Director of the Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis, Winthrop Professor David Sampson, has been elected a Fellow of the prestigious international society for optics and photonics, SPIE.