Ozren Bogdanovic and Ryan Lister in a zebrafish research facility

Gene switch makes us look like our animal cousins

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

An international team of biologists has discovered how the same genes are turned on in mammals, fish and amphibians early in embryonic development, making them look incredibly similar for a brief period of time.

Adventurer Kate Leeming trains for her Antarctic expedition

Autumn graduations recognise outstanding West Australians

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

An adventurer preparing to tackle the Antarctic by bicycle, WA’s first Government marine research scientist and a former Lotterywest chief are among several distinguished Western Australians whose contributions will be recognised at The University of Western Australia during its autumn series of graduations.

UWA Campus

UWA welcomes Perth boundary decision

Thursday, 25 February 2016

The University of Western Australia congratulates the Parliament of Western Australia for passing new legislation to expand the boundaries of the City of Perth to include the University’s Crawley campus and the adjoining QE2 medical precinct.

Marine ecosystem

Urgent changes needed to stem tide of damage to marine ecosystems

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Current approaches to managing marine ecosystems are failing to tackle their alarming degradation, according to an international research team that includes scientists from The University of Western Australia.

Galaxy tail

Galaxy trailed by stunning plume of gas

Monday, 22 February 2016

Astronomers have discovered a spectacular tail of gas more than 300,000 light years across coming from a nearby galaxy.

UWA students on a study tour in China

UWA and UTAS join forces in Sino-Australian college first

Monday, 22 February 2016

Two of Australia’s oldest and most prestigious universities, The University of Western Australia and the University of Tasmania, have joined forces with western China’s highly regarded Southwest University to form a Sino-Australian college.

Sir John Winthrop Hackett

In memory of Sir John Winthrop Hackett - 100 years on

Friday, 19 February 2016

The man who founded The University of Western Australia, Sir John Winthrop Hackett, has been commemorated at a special service held at St George’s Cathedral on Sunday 21 February at 5pm.

Mothers group

Mothers' groups linked to positive well-being

Thursday, 18 February 2016

A Perth study led by researchers from The University of Western Australia has found that participation in a local mothers’ group (facilitated or parent-led) is linked to mothers’ who have a positive mental well-being.   

Barry Marshall and Matheus Saueressig

Talking biofabrication and meeting a Nobel Laureate all in a days work for UWA prize winner

Thursday, 18 February 2016

A Brazilian student who won The University of Western Australia’s ‘Pitch the Course of the Future’ competition has visited Perth as part of his prize, to explain his idea for a degree in biofabrication to a panel of UWA experts.

Pople Supercomputer

New supercomputer for computational chemistry, biology and physics

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

The study of gravitational waves is one of a number of research areas that will benefit from ‘Pople’, a high-performance computing (HPC) cluster which is the latest addition to the Faculty of Science at The University of Western Australia.