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.

Dr Boykin

UWA researcher addresses the United Nations to end hunger

Friday, 2 October 2015

A Research Fellow from The University of Western Australia has spoken at the United Nations Headquarters in New York about how her research will play a role in tackling the Global Goal of “zero hunger”. The goal is to “end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture”.

Ig Nobel Prize winners

Egg research cracks top prize

Friday, 25 September 2015

Researcher and chemistry student Callum Ormonde from The University of Western Australia is part of a team that has won an Ig Nobel Prize for working out how to unboil an egg.

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.

Whitefly research team

Inspired students make Incite finals

Friday, 8 May 2015

Helping to feed the world may seem like the province of agricultural research, but it is also the challenge of academic and student researchers at The University of Western Australia working in computational biology and information technology – and an enthusiastic team of undergraduates recently made it into the finals of the Incite Awards run by the WA Information Technology and Telecommunications Alliance.

Sunflower protein 'scissors' provide sunny news for medicine

Friday, 8 May 2015

Scientists have discovered an extraordinary protein-cutting enzyme that has also evolved to glue proteins together, a finding that may be valuable in the production of therapeutic drugs.

Dr Laura Boykin

TED Fellowship for Australian computational biologist

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Passionate and engaging Australian researcher Laura Boykin has been named as the only Australia-based TED Fellow for 2015.

Schematic representation of a graphene sheet

Research unlocks potential of super-compound

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have discovered that nano-sized fragments of graphene - sheets of pure carbon - can speed up the rate of chemical reactions.

Winthop Hall Undercroft

UWA climbs higher in world rankings

Friday, 15 August 2014

In just 12 months, The University of Western Australia has climbed three places in the Academic Ranking of World Universities, to be placed at 88th in the world.

Amanda and Daisy_Photo Credit  Jacqueline Kent

Breastfeeding trends good news for new mothers

Monday, 7 July 2014

There is no "average" pattern or set of rules when it comes to breastfeeding according to a recent study published in the journal Breastfeeding Medicine.

New collaboration may lead to promising treatments for fatal brain cancer

Monday, 31 March 2014

Glioblastoma is the most common and the most lethal type of brain cancer - and at the moment, there is no cure for it.

Associate Professor Joshua Mylne

Ancient buried treasure found in daisy seeds

Monday, 31 March 2014

By tracing the evolutionary origin of a drug-like protein ring found in sunflowers, Australian and US scientists have discovered a diverse, 18-million-year-old group of buried proteins in daisy seeds.

Assistant Professor Foteini Hassiotou

Breastmilk research may lead to medical breakthrough

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

A researcher at The University of Western Australia has been awarded two major international grants to carry out further investigations into human breast milk.

New national plant energy centre at UWA to lead food security innovation

Friday, 20 December 2013

A $26 million Australian Research Council grant will fund a new national Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology (CoE PEB) at The University of Western Australia until 2020.

UWA PhD student Jessie Moniodis

Breakthrough discovery could result in fragrant golden harvest

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Sandalwood oil - the ‘golden harvest' - is one of the world's most valuable essential oils, but increased demand has caused natural populations of sandalwood trees to diminish over the past century through harvesting, grazing animals and disease.

Dr Swaminatha Iyer

UWA forms spin-out company to develop nanoparticle cancer drugs

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

The University of Western Australia and Yuuwa Capital LP have set up a new spin-out company, Eridan Technology Pty Ltd, to commercialise nanoparticle technology for drug delivery applications.