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Professor Michael Johns

Ten UWA projects win national research funding

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Research that will improve our understanding about the potential of unconventional oil and gas in tight rocks and a design guideline for the installation of offshore wind turbines are two new research projects at The University of Western Australia to receive Federal Government funding.

Supertrawler - credit Greenpeace Pierre Gleizes

Expanded fisheries impact 90 per cent of the entire ocean

Thursday, 2 August 2018

A new study has found that since 1950 industrial fishing fleets have more than doubled the distance travelled to fishing grounds and spread so far that they now operate in more than 90 per cent of the global ocean.

L-R Ashkay Venkatesh and Angel Yu

UWA maths prodigy wins international award

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Professor Akshay Venkatesh, believed to be one of The University of Western Australia’s youngest graduates, is only the second Australian to have been awarded one of the world’s most prestigious mathematical awards – the Fields Medal.

Rock art research

Desert heritage in the spotlight in Karratha 6-10 August

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

A summit organised by The University of Western Australia about the Murujuga/Burrup World Heritage Nomination in Karratha will take place on Monday 6 August.

Breastfeeding baby

LactaPedia takes the guesswork out of breastfeeding

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

A world-first lactation dictionary that aims to take the confusion out of breastfeeding was launched today by researchers from The University of Western Australia.

Book sale

Save the Children Book Sale

Monday, 30 July 2018

The University branch of Save the Children Australia will hold its annual book sale at The University of Western Australia between Friday 17 August and Wednesday 22 August.

$3 million federal grant to help combat drug-resistant bugs

$3m Federal grant to help combat drug-resistant bugs

Monday, 30 July 2018

A project involving UWA researchers to rediscover lost antibiotics and fight drug-resistant bugs has secured $3 million in Federal Government funding through the Cooperative Research Centre Project (CRC-P) Program announced today by Federal Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation Zed Seselja. 

Prof Wendy Erber, Kathy Fuller and Henry Hui

New UWA medical invention on Eureka Prize shortlist

Thursday, 26 July 2018

A world-first medical invention that can detect abnormal chromosomes inside leukaemia cells is a finalist for the 2018 Australian Museum Eureka Prize.

A bicinctus (G Rusconi)

Study finds Nemo's bright colours protect it from predators

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

The colourful stripes of coral reef-dwelling clownfish may serve to warn predators about their poisonous anemone hosts, according to a new study by The University of Western Australia.

UWA Open Day

Find out about university life at UWA Open Day

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Experience university life at UWA Open Day, on Sunday 12 August between 10am and 4pm.

Virtual reality

Virtual reality makes learning about plant science fun

Monday, 23 July 2018

A ground-breaking virtual reality program created by the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology (PEB) at The University of Western Australia takes students on an exciting immersive journey through the cells of plants normally too small to be seen and highlights plant research that is contributing to global food security.

Dingo bone

Dingoes may provide clues to understanding how Australia evolved

Friday, 20 July 2018

Researchers from The University of Western Australia and the Australian National University have uncovered new evidence that suggests dingoes arrived in Australia between 3,348 and 3,081 years ago, more recently than previously thought.

Conference

Forum puts modern slavery and human trafficking into focus

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Modern slavery and human trafficking will be the focus of this year’s WA Migration and Mobilities Update forum, to be held on Tuesday 24 July at The University of Western Australia. It will be followed by a half-day workshop on Wednesday 25 July where modern slavery will be discussed.

Winthrop Hall

UWA scores highly in world university subject rankings

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

The University of Western Australia has cemented its place among the world’s top universities with nine subject areas ranked in the top 50 globally, according to the 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities.

UWA Zadko telescope and David Coward

UWA telescope to help NASA explore Saturn's largest moon

Monday, 16 July 2018

The University of Western Australia’s Zadko Telescope will be used to capture a rare astronomical event: an “occultation” (eclipse), where Saturn’s largest moon Titan will pass in front of a star.

Virtual plant cell

UWA finalists announced in Premier's Science Awards

Monday, 16 July 2018

Seven academics from The University of Western Australia and one science education initiative have been announced as finalists in the 2018 Premier’s Science Awards.

UWA establishes Africa centre

Friday, 13 July 2018

The University of Western Australia has established the Africa Research & Engagement Centre (AfREC) to drive innovative and ethical collaborations with the dynamic continent of 55 countries and 1.3 billion people.

Seabird credit Dan Bayley

Eradicate rats to bolster coral reefs

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Rat control should be considered an urgent conservation priority on many remote tropical islands to protect vulnerable coral reefs, according to an international research collaboration including The University of Western Australia.

Albany wave buoy

New wave energy technology creates a splash in Albany

Thursday, 12 July 2018

New technology to measure ocean waves and currents with greater accuracy than ever before is being deployed off the Albany coast this week, as part of the new Wave Energy Research Centre, an initiative led by The University of Western Australia.

Mouse penis

Study finds shape not size matters in male mice

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Male mice exposed to other male competitors have thicker penis bones according to a new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia, published today in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.