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University News

Tiago Tomaz

Perth surfer-scientist discovers key to plant vitamin C levels

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Young Perth researcher and avid surfer, Tiago Tomaz, recently published the discovery that removing two proteins from plants can increase levels of Vitamin C and have large effects on plant growth.  This surprising discovery from The University of Western Australia arose from altering plant respiration - the way plants "breathe" and produce energy.

Tom Higham

UWA music makers off to Melbourne

Monday, 15 November 2010

Three graduates from The University of Western Australia's School of Music have won prestigious scholarships to the Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne.

Medical research in WA receives a $20M boost

Friday, 12 November 2010

The University of Western Australia has been awarded $19.7 million in grants for medical research, through the National Health and Medical Research Council.

Kevin Rudd speaks on foreign policy at UWA

Friday, 12 November 2010

Australia's Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Kevin Rudd MP, has delivered a speech at UWA on Australia's foreign policy interests in the region.

Right:  Professor Alan Robson, Dr Kristen Nowak, Prof Lance Twomey

Kristen Nowak wins Young Tall Poppy of the year

Thursday, 11 November 2010

One of Western Australia's top young scientists who has been instrumental in leading research towards a cure for Floppy Baby Syndrome, a paralysing disorder that affects thousands of infants worldwide, has won the inaugural Western Australia Young Tall Poppy Science Award.

Floating towards giving

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

A report documenting ways in which to encourage more philanthropy in WA will be launched at The University of Western Australia's Business School.

UWA Business School welcomes ANZ as corporate partner

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Business students will have the opportunity to participate in a combined student exchange and work experience program with an Asia-Pacific focus.

UWA graduate named Social Worker of the Year

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

A Bachelor of Social Work graduate from The University of Western Australia has won the 2010 Social Worker of the Year Award for her efforts in helping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children find a safe home when they are unable to live with their families.

Study reveals how plants solve problems

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

A new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia has provided a unique insight into how the same protein plays different roles in plant and animal cells.

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Shark eye research gives insight into ocean health

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

New research on how sharks see may help explain the relationship between other aquatic life and their environments and provide a benchmark for the health of our oceans.