University News

University News

Boost to UWA's medical education

Friday, 16 October 2009

Undergraduate medical teaching at The University of Western Australia will be significantly boosted with a $5 million grant from the Federal Government.

Jessica Meeuwig

UWA marine research recognised in coastal awards

Friday, 16 October 2009

A project team that mapped 1500 square kilometres of coastline from the Abrolhos to Esperance has been awarded a 2009 WA Coastal Award for Excellence in Marine Science and Education.

UWA teachers recognised as among best in country

Thursday, 15 October 2009

The high standard of teaching at The University of Western Australia has been recognised in the 2009 Australian Awards for University Teaching.

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UWA researchers part of US consortium that has mapped the human epigenome - The genome's 'new clothes'

Thursday, 15 October 2009

A major breakthrough study, published today in Nature, has provided a complete roadmap of the human epigenome and has major implications for the treatment of human diseases and development of stem-cell based regenerative medicine.

Professors Marshall and Warren

Nobel Laureate series named in honour of Barry Marshall and Robin Warren

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

A public lecture series to allow the community to engage with Nobel Laureates from around the world has been named in honour of Professors Barry Marshall and Robin Warren, joint winners of the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine in 2005.

UWA's Winthrop Hall is pink for the Pink Ribbon Campaign

Winthrop Hall turns pink

Friday, 9 October 2009

The University of Western Australia will join universities across Australia in glowing pink for a week to mark the official launch of the National Breast Cancer Foundation's (NBCF) annual Pink Ribbon Campaign.

Food superhero to serve it up at UWA

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Slow Food hero Carlo Petrini, famous for instigating the eco-gastronomy movement that is sweeping the world, will give a free public lecture at The University of Western Australia during his one-day visit to Perth.

A 'gem' from UWA pulmonary specialist

Thursday, 8 October 2009

A Winthrop Professor of Respiratory Medicine at The University of Western Australia has won a prestigious first prize in the British Medical Association book awards' respiratory medicine category.

More hope to lung cancer patients with new technology

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Deaths from lung cancer are higher than for any other form of cancer, with more than 8,000 Australians diagnosed each year - but the latest technology being demonstrated at The University of Western Australia offers new hope to sufferers.

Centre to investigate common disease causes

Friday, 2 October 2009

A new premises for investigating genetic and environmental causes of common human diseases such as cancer, heart disease and depression was launched at The University of Western Australia yesterday.