UWA agriculture moving up in the world

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

A series of innovative projects and initiatives have placed the Institute of Agriculture (IOA), The University of Western Australia (UWA), at the forefront of national and international agricultural education and research.

IOA Director, Professor Kadambot Siddique, said plant based food, fibre and industrial raw materials were essential for human survival against the backdrop of escalating input costs and climate change.

Recognising this has led to the development, earlier this year, of  the International Centre for Plant Breeding, Education and Research (ICPBER) at UWA within the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

Professor Siddique said the Centre addressed the emerging global need for training first class scientists in genetics, biotechnology and plant breeding.

Students shine in health research

Thursday, 15 January 2009

A conference initiated by UWA medical students to showcase undergraduate health research has proven so successful in its second year that it could become a national event.

Hone facial trauma management skills

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Health professionals will have the chance to brush up on the emergency management of dental and facial trauma in the sporting arena at a congress in Perth next year.

Influencing clinical practice – medical research is the key

Thursday, 15 January 2009

An international expert on immunology and transplant matching is a believer in getting an early taste of medical research before the demands of work and family make it trickier.

Teaching on the Run takes off and picks up more health professions

Thursday, 15 January 2009

A staff development program for clinical teachers in medicine has been so popular that it has been expanded and rolled out to other health professionals.

Rural research calls to country-born student

Thursday, 15 January 2009

The winner of a rural award for medical students will head to the UK next year to examine why rural cancer patients have poorer survival rates than their urban counterparts.

CAMDH looks to an excellent future

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

A Centre of Excellence in Indigenous Medical Education is being mooted for UWA.

The Dean’s Desk - By Professor Ian Puddey, Dean

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Season’s greetings to all our readers. As 2008 draws to an end it is appropriate to reflect on some of the achievements of another demanding year.

Regrowing body parts damaged by disease or injury

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Regenerative medicine is a new buzzword in biomedical research and describes an emerging area of medicine, according to a leading Faculty investigator.

Helping people with mental illness to help themselves

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

In a bid to help redress the health inequities for people with mental illness in WA, the HealthRight project, jointly partnered by the Faculty, has been successfully encouraging this group to visit th