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Adjunct Professor John Hamblin

Blast from the past gives wheat a boost

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Half a century after conducting a plant experiment as part of his undergraduate Honours project, Adjunct Professor John Hamblin from The University of Western Australia's Institute of Agriculture (IOA) expects to see very positive results in 2015.

Chief Scientist of WA Professor Peter Klinken.

Peter Klinken appointed new Chief Scientist of WA

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Premier and Science Minister Colin Barnett today announced the appointment of The University of Western Australia's Professor Peter Klinken as the new Chief Scientist of Western Australia, the third UWA researcher to be appointed to the role.

Assistant Professor Michael Considine

Next generation science behind WA's top drop of red

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

A researcher at The University of Western Australia is leading a national project using next generation sequencing to examine how even small changes to grapevines affect the quality and taste of the wine produced.

Professor Samina Yasmeen

Queen's Birthday Honours for UWA graduates and staff

Monday, 9 June 2014

Fourteen graduates and two staff members of The University of Western Australia have been honoured by their inclusion on the 2014 Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Bumblebee on Eustoma

Bumblebees learn hidden patterns in flowers

Friday, 6 June 2014

Bees pollinate about one-third of what we eat so it is important that we know as much about them as possible.

UWA architecture team poised to wow Venice

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Guests at an official preview of Australia's contribution to the 2014 Venice Biennale of Architecture will discover first-hand 22 unbuilt Australian architectural projects brought to life through augmented reality in an exhibition created by a team largely based at The University of Western Australia.

Vinka Cummins-Barunga – Credit to NAIDOC Perth and photographer Eva Fernandez

NAIDOC celebration of impressive Indigenous UWA women

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Two Indigenous students from The University of Western Australia were among 10 young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women named as finalists in the 2014 Miss NAIDOC Perth awards.

Murujuga  group

Dampier's Murujuga community land and sea representatives say thank you

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Members of the Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation travelled to The University of Western Australia recently to thank the University for its participation in the repatriation component of their Cultural Management Plan.

Professor Cate Taylor

Twins talk half as much at two

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

A world first study of language development in toddler twins confirms the widely held belief that twins start to talk later than single-born children.

Pet fish deserve care too: expert

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

When the housemate of lecturer Miriam Sullivan bought a Siamese fighting fish, Miriam's life changed - and life may change for the better for the world's pet fish too, if she has her way.