Clinical Professor Keryn Christiansen

Keryn Christiansen: a household name in microbiology

Friday, 17 June 2011

There are good and bad points to living in the world's most isolated city. For Keryn Christiansen, Head of the Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at the Royal Perth Hospital, Perth has been a fantastic place to raise her family and has provided a unique opportunity to study staphylococcal epidemiology in a remote Australian location. It has also left her feeling at times professionally isolated, yet inspired her to take on a range of national and international roles that have made her a household name in microbiology.

Lupins (GGA)

A little lupin improves the bread of life

Monday, 13 June 2011

We can lower our risk of heart disease significantly, just by using flour containing 40 per cent lupin beans in the place of conventional wholemeal flour, according to research by Victoria University dietitian Dr Regina Belski and colleagues from The University of Western Australia.

Prof Peter Eastwood and Elisa Robey PhD student at Sleep Centre

Sleep research to save Australia billions

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

With sleep disorders costing the Australian community $10 billion a year, the newly refurbished Centre for Sleep Science at The University of Western Australia will address the causes of poor sleep.

Left to right:  Professor Tom Ratajczak, Professor John Walsh, Dr Sarah Rea

Gene discovery linked to bone disease

Monday, 30 May 2011

An international study involving researchers at The University of Western Australia School of Medicine and Pharmacology and the Centre for Medical Research has provided new insights into the genetics of bone disease that may allow future genetic profiling to identify people at risk of metabolic bone disease.

Dr Rachael Duff

Breakthrough for people with unknown muscle disease

Friday, 27 May 2011

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have discovered a gene mutation in a rare new form of muscle wasting disease which will lead other sufferers to be more accurately diagnosed.

Winthrop Professor Wendy Erber

UWA appoints Chair in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Thursday, 26 May 2011

The University of Western Australia's leading role in pathology has been strengthened with the appointment of Dr Wendy Erber as Winthrop Professor, Chair and Head of the School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

New medical research hub under way

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Construction of a major new $112 million medical research hub at the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre will be officially under way tomorrow.

Audiology group

New link in tinnitus research

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have shown changes in a part of the brain previously not known to be involved in tinnitus generation.

Professors Jun Ping Liu, Peter Klinken, and Jiake Xu

China-Australia biomedical research for mutual good

Friday, 29 April 2011

Sequencing of the DNA of species as diverse as the giant panda and the cucumber will be one of the topics discussed at the first Perth satellite meeting of the Australia-China Biomedical Research Conference on Monday.

Chair in Musculoskeletal Medicine to be established at UWA

Monday, 18 April 2011

A Chair of Musculoskeletal Medicine is to be established at The University of Western Australia under an agreement involving UWA, Arthritis & Osteoporosis WA and the North Metropolitan Area Health Service.

Mr Charles Morgan

Gift of next-generation sequencer adds another dimension to WA research

Monday, 18 April 2011

Equipment at the cutting-edge of DNA sequencing has been generously donated to The University of Western Australia.

Winthrop Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Leon Flicker

Neuroscientists focus on ageing

Thursday, 7 April 2011

The diseases of ageing including Alzheimer's, dementia, stroke and Parkinson's disease will be the focus of the 2011 Symposium of Western Australian Neuroscience to be held on 29 April at The University of Western Australia.

Ben Hug

Cancer Council grants support research into prevention and treatment

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Two young PhD students from The University of Western Australia are among the winners in this year's annual Cancer Council Western Australia research grants.

Fat protects older men from dementia: study

Monday, 28 March 2011

New results from a decade-long epidemiological study have shown that overweight older men are less likely to develop dementia.

Mr Val Lishman

CTEC helps second annual emergency crisis conference for WA country doctors

Thursday, 17 March 2011

More than 130 doctors, surgical trainees, surgical interns, theatre nurses and GPs from across Western Australia will converge on Bunbury this weekend to update their expertise on effectively handling surgical emergencies in isolated locations. 

Winthrop Professor Ian Jacobs

Any attempt at resuscitation is better than none

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Revised national resuscitation guidelines highlight the need to get help as soon as possible, perform compressions before ventilations and give quality cardio-pulmonary resuscitation.

Winthrop Professor Assen Jablensky

Gene research project boosts links to Mongolia

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

A new joint project between Western Australia and Mongolia aims to strengthen ties between the two countries through collaborative genetic research.

Changes to professional pathways from 2012

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

With the introduction of New Courses 2012, most professional qualifications from UWA will be obtained by completing a postgraduate degree course following an undergraduate degree. The timetable for the introduction of new professional postgraduate courses has been set.

UWA awards excellence in teaching

Thursday, 6 May 2010

The University of Western Australia has awarded its highest accolade for excellence in teaching to six exceptional teachers selected from the UWA nominations to the national Australian Learning and Teaching Council Awards.

SHIP researchers

Charting new waters

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

A unique national study into high impact psychosis that includes schizophrenia and bipolar disorder is being spearheaded by three WA researchers, all from the Faculty.