WA software cracks secret code of inheritance

Friday, 18 April 2008

Australian and United States researchers have, for the first time, mapped the genetic switches that determine the epigenetic inheritance code for plants, paving the way for studies on humans that could unlock the secrets of cancer and other diseases. 

UWA considers intellectual property judgement

Thursday, 17 April 2008

The University of Western Australia is considering an appeal following a Federal Court judgement relating to the University's right to protect its investment in intellectual property developed by its staff.

Zinc link made in barley breeding

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Chromosomal regions conferring zinc efficiency in barley, recently identified by three WA researchers, could have important implications for improving the zinc status of the human diet. 

UWA lends experts to 2020 Summit

Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Leading academics from The University of Western Australia will travel to Canberra to be among the 1000 delegates to the 2020 Summit on April 19 and 20. 

Indigenous school students get taste for science at UWA

Monday, 14 April 2008

Twenty-five Year Nine indigenous students from across WA will get a taste of potential career paths in science and engineering when they visit The University of Western Australia this week.

Trial to help Kimberley Aborigines quit smoking

Friday, 11 April 2008

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have been awarded nearly $750,000 funding to trial new ways of tackling nicotine addiction among Aboriginal people in the Kimberley. 

Chevron selects UWA for global partnership

Thursday, 10 April 2008

Global energy company, Chevron, has selected The University of Western Australia to join its prestigious worldwide university partnership program.

Mt Barker farmer wins Honorary Doctorate in Agriculture

Thursday, 10 April 2008

Mt Barker farmer Terry Enright last night became the first farmer to be awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Agriculture from The University of Western Australia. 

WA community to benefit from aiming for stars

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

All levels of the community will benefit from the combined efforts of the State and Federal Government to attract international support for the construction of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) in WA, Professor Alan Robson, Vice-Chancellor of The University of Western Australia said today.

UWA to host new Chair in Australian Literature

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

A new Chair in Australian Literature at The University of Western Australia will play an important role in developing Australia's cultural and intellectual capital, the University's Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Robson said today.