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Discover some of the ground-breaking research and innovation happening at UWA.

Reef sharks

Declines in sharks drive fatter fish

20 April 2017

New research from The University of Western Australia and the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) suggests that reef fishes eat differently when sharks are around.

Dr Owen Duncan

Wheat genome decoded to enhance food security

20 April 2017

University of Western Australia researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology have published the most comprehensive analysis of a wheat genome.

Dr Clare Sutherland

Why a stranger should choose your profile picture

18 April 2017

A team of researchers has found that people tend to choose more flattering photos for complete strangers than they do for themselves when posting images on social networking sites.


Pathogen uses light to help its invasion of wheat plant

12 April 2017

Researchers have discovered the deadly fungus Parastagonospora nodorum invades wheat plants by producing a herbicide compound which kills plant cells when they are exposed to light.


Poor diet 'reprograms' male sperm to produce smaller offspring

12 April 2017

Researchers from UWA have found that a change in a male’s diet can have profound negative effects on sperm quality which can influence the quality of his offspring.

Monica Gagliano

Study reveals plants 'listen' to find sources of water

11 April 2017

A study led by UWA 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.


UWA is engaged with our local and international communities through education, research, vibrant events and cultural activities.

Dr Dirk Zeller

Leading scientist brings expertise to Indian Ocean conservation

05 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.

Teddy Tahu Rhodes and Gabrielle Scheggia

UWA and West Australian Opera strike up duet

31 March 2017

The next generation of opera stars 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.

Mineral exploration

Experts to discuss future of mineral exploration

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 to Friday 21 April.

Anna Nowak

International recognition for mesothelioma expert

29 March 2017

A world-leading researcher into asbestos-related diseases has received an international award for her outstanding contribution to mesothelioma research.

UWA dental staff with patient

UWA students help relieve dental suffering

27 March 2017

Nearly 100 homeless people and refugees, some who have had insufferable dental pain for years, received free dental treatment, thanks to a team of dentists, UWA dental students and volunteers from Tzu Chi Foundation.

Indigenous law graduates

Record number of Indigenous Law students graduate

13 March 2017

A record number of Indigenous students from UWA have graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree this year.

Indigenous commitment

The University is committed to enrolling and graduating the highest quality students and recruiting, developing and retaining the highest quality staff.