Dr Mitali Sarkar-Tyson wins Project Leader Award

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Dr Mitali Sarkar-Tyson from the School of Biomedical Sciences has won the Project Leader Award from the Defence Materials Technology Centre (DMTC).

Mitali with her award

Awards and achievements - March 2018

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students.

Karratha Podiatry Rural Placement

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

In February 2018, as final year University of Western Australia Doctor of Podiatric Medicine post-graduate students, three of us undertook a two-week non-traditional rural placement with the WA Centre for Rural Health (WACRH) in Karratha, Western Australia. This placement was liaised through UWA’s Head of Division Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Associate Professor Michael Wilding, and organised by WACRH’s Associate Professor Dr Monica Moran and the rest of the WACRH team based in Karratha.

GSK Launches Discovery Fast Track

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

GSK has launched its Discovery Fast Track Australian Challenge, a program designed to accelerate the translation of early-stage research into game-changing new medicines. The Challenge provides a new template for drug discovery as it aims to rapidly uncover the best opportunities for discovery research.

Vaccine study for pregnant women

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

The Telethon Kids Institute is seeking healthy pregnant women with an expected delivery date from 03 April to 30 June 2018 who are delivering at SJOG Subiaco, Mt Lawley, Murdoch and KEMH hospitals to participate in an international vaccine trial. The maternal vaccine aims to provide protection to newborn babies against RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) infections in a similar way to the recommended pertussis and influenza vaccines.

Fresh Science Competition 2018 nominations now open to early-career researchers

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Are you an early career researcher and want the world to know about your discoveries? 

Fresh Science is a national competition designed to help you tell a compelling story about your research to the community and media.

The program takes up-and-coming researchers with no media experience and turns them into spokespeople for science.

Those selected to take part will get a taste of life in the limelight, with a day of media training and public event in WA.  This is a great way to learn how to talk about your research in a compelling, newsworthy way.

Open Day

UWA's Health Campus opens its doors to the community

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Future students and their families are invited to The University of Western Australia’s Health Campus (off Monash Avenue in Nedlands) for its inaugural community Open Day on Sunday 8 April between 10am and 2pm.


Vitamin D deficiency can put children at risk of autism-like behaviour

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Researchers at The University of Western Australia and Telethon Kids Institute have found vitamin D plays an important role in the brain development of children.

Professor Matthew Fox from Boston University visits Perth

Monday, 5 March 2018

Professor Matthew Fox from Boston University’s Departments of Epidemiology and Global Health is currently visiting UWA from February 26 to March 9.

Mark Fisher

Proteins date back to the time of sabre toothed cats

Friday, 2 March 2018

Plant scientists at The University of Western Australia have discovered a completely new family of small proteins called PLPs (PawL Peptides) that form by piggybacking on other proteins.

Charmaine Papertalk Green and John Kinsella book launch

Friday, 2 March 2018

Charmaine Papertalk Green, a local poet, writer, visual artist, and WACRH Research Associate and John Kinsella launched their book of poems False Claims of Colonial Thieve at the Perth Festival Writers Week last week which is published through Magabala Books.

Jessica Kretzmann chosen to present breast cancer research to past Nobel Prize winners

Friday, 2 March 2018

Jessica Kretzmann will soon be presenting her gene therapies for breast cancer research in front of 43 Nobel Prize winners in Germany.

Caine Chennat

Awards and achievements - December 2017 - January 2018

Thursday, 8 February 2018

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students. To recognise these achievements, a monthly article is published on the UWA news page on the website and in UWA Forward on the first week of every month.

Professor Daniel Fatovich

WA tops states for alcohol-related emergency admissions

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Western Australia has the highest alcohol-related presentations to the emergency department of any state, according to new research by The University of Western Australia.

Dr Rowland Anderson Direct Pathway to Medicine Memorial Scholarship

Monday, 5 February 2018

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is pleased to announce its newest scholarship – the Dr Rowland Anderson Direct Pathway to Medicine Memorial Scholarship.

Orientation Day for MD and DMD international students

Friday, 2 February 2018

On Friday 19 January, the Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Dental Medicine international students were welcomed onto the UWA campus for a fun filled orientation day. The aim of the day was to enable the students to get to know one another in a casual and friendly environment.

Lotterywest grant enables further development of mental health resource

Friday, 2 February 2018

On 5 December 2017 the My Medicines and Me (M3Q) Tool, the PhD project of UWA staff member Dr Deena Ashoorian, was officially launched by the Deputy Premier and Minister for Health the Hon. Mr Roger Cook MLA.

Medical Research Future Fund grants announced

Friday, 2 February 2018

Dr Thomas Snelling

Congratulations to Thomas Snelling, Clinical Senior Lecturer at Telethon Kids Institute for being awarded a Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) grant of $3.545 million last week to further his research into cystic fibrosis. This grant is one of 19 projects under the first round of the rare cancers and rare diseases program of the MRFF.   

Population Health student wins New Colombo Plan Scholarship

Friday, 2 February 2018

Congratulations to Population Health student Zoe Fitzgerald who has won a coveted New Colombo Plan Scholarship and was chosen as the Fellow for Hong Kong.

UWA congratulates recipients of Australia Day Honours

Monday, 29 January 2018

Olympic gold medallist Rechelle Hawkes was among 15 graduates and two staff members of The University of Western Australia recognised in this year’s Australia Day Honours List.