University News

University News

Brenda Coutts

National recognition for UWA research student

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

A PhD student, whose research on plant viruses has resulted in advances in the potato industry, has been named Researcher of the Year by one of Australia's peak grower industry bodies.

Dancers are Yilin Kong and Kenny Johnson, Photo by Dana Weeks

Ochre bridges the gap through dance

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

There is a lot of talk about ‘bridging the gap' between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians and usually it is in the context of addressing the imbalance in health and life-expectancy.

Plastic pieces

Research needed to resolve fate of missing plastic debris

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Plastic pollution in the open ocean is widespread but less than predicted, according to a study published today in the US journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

Green light for revolutionary new science curriculum

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

A revolutionary new science curriculum that aims to teach all school students about science starting with Einstein's discoveries a century ago has received $400,000 in Federal Government funding.

Eliot Courtney

Science students awarded New Colombo Plan scholarships

Monday, 30 June 2014

Two high-achieving science students from The University of Western Australia have been awarded prestigious scholarships under the Federal Government's New Colombo Plan Pilot Program - a program that aims to improve knowledge of the Indo-Pacific in Australia.

Assistant Professor Susan Peters

State funding for medical research

Monday, 30 June 2014

Five researchers from The University of Western Australia have been awarded State Government funding of $10,000 each in this year's New Independent Researcher Infrastructure Support (NRIS) awards.

WINTERarts inspire at UWA

Monday, 30 June 2014

A wacky children's theatre production hailed as ‘pure junkyard genius', dance representations of award-winning West Australian novelists' works and a performance featuring internationally renowned clarinettist Ashley Smith are just some of the inspiring events on the menu for this year's WINTERarts festival at The University of Western Australia.

Why are women delaying pregnancy?

Friday, 27 June 2014

A study by the Telethon Kids Institute and The University of Western Australia is exploring the reasons why women are delaying pregnancy well into their thirties.

Dr Christine Allen in Stirling Range National Park

Young plant rescuer on a mission

Friday, 27 June 2014

There are only 400 Stirling Range Wattles and 600 Kambellup Banksias alive in the wild - and a researcher at The University of Western Australia has devoted the last four years of her life to making sure the two species are not lost forever.

Professor Livia Hool

Researchers find link to failing heart in muscular dystrophy

Thursday, 26 June 2014

In a world first, researchers at The University of Western Australia have discovered a communication breakdown may be responsible for causing heart failure in people with muscular dystrophy.