Pea in maze

Study reveals plants 'listen' to find sources of water

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

A study led by The University of Western Australia has found plants have far more complex and developed senses than we thought with the ability to detect and respond to sounds to find water, and ultimately survive.

Josh Izaac with Prof Jingbo Wang

UWA advances in race to develop quantum computer

Thursday, 6 April 2017

In our fast-paced world where quicker computer search engine speeds are like gold, an international research team that includes UWA scientists has identified a way to analyse information quicker than ever before.

Dr Dirk Zeller

Leading scientist brings expertise to Indian Ocean conservation

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

A world-class marine biologist will lead research into ocean conservation in the Indian Ocean region following his professorial appointment at The University of Western Australia.

Helicobacter pylori

Study reveals how ulcer-inducing bacteria survive in the stomach

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Scientists at The University of Western Australia, in collaboration with researchers at Imperial College London and Perth-based biotech Ondek Pty Ltd, have revealed new insights into the structure of an important biomolecule in Helicobacter pylori, the bacterium that causes stomach ulcers.

Students

UWA to offer Harvard Business School's online program

Monday, 3 April 2017

In an Australian first, The University of Western Australia has joined forces with one of the world’s leading universities to provide local students with access to some of the best online courses in the world.

Coral

Understanding how coralline algae responds to climate change

Monday, 3 April 2017

A study carried out by The University of Western Australia at the Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre in Watermans Bay has revealed for the first time that coralline algae is able to adjust its internal chemistry to respond to rising pH levels in the ocean.

Dr Joshua Mylne

Chemicals that cure malaria can kill weeds too

Monday, 3 April 2017

Plant biologists at The University of Western Australia have revealed the relationship between plants and the parasite that causes malaria is close enough to mean many antimalarial drugs are effective herbicides. 

Teddy Tahu Rhodes and Gabrielle Scheggia

UWA and West Australian Opera strike up duet

Friday, 31 March 2017

The next generation of opera stars from The University of Western Australia will be offered the opportunity to get real world experience within a professional opera house as part of a new agreement with West Australian Opera (WAO).

Mineral exploration

Experts to discuss future of mineral exploration

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Global leaders will examine key issues and opportunities facing the minerals exploration sector at a summit to be held at The University of Western Australia between Wednesday 19 April and Friday 21 April.

Solar panels

Network storage the key to WA's energy future

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

New research from The University of Western Australia has shown that the growing popularity of household and business solar panels could produce 85 per cent of Perth’s electricity demand by 2050 and be the major contributor to reaching 100 per cent renewable energy.