Sea weed - see vital resource: expert

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

To many people, seaweed is something that washes up on beaches and gathers in ugly, smelly piles.

Heart-stopping shark movie selected for international film festival

Monday, 19 March 2012

An eye-catching film made by ocean researcher Ryan Kempster from The University of Western Australia on the unique survival skills of bamboo sharks has been selected to be shown at a prestigious US film festival.

Beverley Hill

UWA scores 10 out of 10 for equality in workplace

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

The University of Western Australia has been recognised nationally as an Employer of Choice for Women for the 10th consecutive year.

Structure on cells

Synchrotron shines light on cancer proteins

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Researchers at The University of Western Australia and the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR) have revealed a ground-breaking new molecular structure formed by two human proteins involved in turning genes on and off in cancer.

Honorary degree for former Premier

Monday, 12 March 2012

Former Western Australian Premier Dr Geoff Gallop is one of several people whose contributions to society will be recognised at The University of Western Australia during its autumn series of graduations for 3,471 students.

Winthrop Professor Arun Dharmarajan

Putting heads together to cure killer brain tumours

Monday, 12 March 2012

In a world first, Indian and Australian medical scientists are attacking lethal brain tumour stem cells with a naturally occurring protein in a bid to cure an aggressive form of cancer that kills within weeks or months.

Winthrop Professor Paul Flatau

Corporate, investment, non-profits 'crucial' to social policy

Monday, 12 March 2012

The effective interaction of the corporate sector, philanthropists, investors, not-for-profit service delivery agencies (and governments) is increasingly crucial to delivering improved social and community benefits to people across social service areas and those in need, according to Winthrop Professor Paul Flatau, Director of the Centre for Social Impact at The University of Western Australia.

Photo:  Ben Miller, Kings Park and Botanic Garden

Plant scientists unlock fire and witchcraft secrets

Friday, 9 March 2012

Witchweeds suck the juices from their host plant while other plants sprout after bushfires and reproduce.  Now a coven of researchers at The University of Western Australia has unlocked the secret of the dark arts that could help to bring the dormant back to life.

Winthrop Professor John Dell (left) and Dr Harold Clough AO

New engineering student centre creates network hub

Friday, 9 March 2012

A new centre for engineering students at The University of Western Australia will provide a modern 24/7 facility for team-based learning and private study in a professional and contemporary environment.

Professor Samina Yasmeen

Champion for tolerance inducted into Hall of Fame

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Professor Samina Yasmeen, The University of Western Australia director of the Centre for Muslim States and Societies, has been inducted into the WA Women's Hall of Fame on the centenary of International Women's Day.