Scientists seek landholder help to combat toxic fireweed

Fireweed is one of eastern Australia’s worst invasive species, and scientists are asking landholders for on-the-ground information about where it is growing and how they deal with it.

17 January 2020
UQ researcher Kusinara Wijayabandara seeks community help in tackling the invasive fireweed

Controlling molecular glue protects connections between brain cells

A way in which some connections between brain cells can resist degeneration – a hallmark of traumatic brain injuries and neurodegenerative diseases — has been discovered by researchers at The University of Queensland.

16 January 2020
Attachment sites (magenta) in the surrounding skin of roundworm nerve cells act as a glue, helping the cells remain intact during periods of strain.

'Whoopi’ the manta ray – a regular visitor to Western Australia’s Ningaloo Reef – has helped University of Queensland and Murdoch University scientists study rays’ impressive ability to heal.

18 December 2019

A University of Queensland graduate and advocate for social justice has been named a 2020 Australia-at-large Rhodes Scholar.

17 December 2019

With only about half of Earth’s terrestrial surface remaining as natural vegetation, a University of Queensland-led team has proposed an international goal to halt its continued loss.

17 December 2019

Australian school students’ poor performance in mathematics could harm the economy and the next generation’s job prospects, according to a University of Queensland researcher.

17 December 2019
The SVII camera system piloted by Christophe Bailhache in Raja Ampat. ? Underwater Earth / XL Catlin Seaview Survey / Aaron Spence

More than one million high-resolution images from 860 of the world’s coral reefs have been made available to scientists by The University of Queensland and ocean conservation non-profit, Underwater Earth.

16 December 2019

A television appearance teaching science was one of many highlights for Alicia Kirk, who graduated as Valedictorian after completing her Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Chemistry, following a dual degree in Science and Arts.

16 December 2019

A ‘student-village’ precinct, integrated health and fitness centre and a new Brisbane CBD hub have been given the green light as part of a $206.5 million investment by The University of Queensland.

13 December 2019

The initial cohort of a first-of-its-kind program at The University of Queensland has celebrated its graduation as a tight-knit unit.

13 December 2019

Being part of The University of Queensland’s successful mooting team was the first step towards a potential career at the bar for Arts/Law Valedictorian Mia Williams.

13 December 2019
A 3D reconstruction of a chimeric viral particle

A new technology to produce safer ‘hybrid’ viruses at high volumes for use in vaccines and diagnostics for mosquito-borne diseases has been developed at The University of Queensland.

12 December 2019

University of Queensland graduand Jack Hill has been appointed Youth Governor of Queensland for 2020, working to amplify the voice of young people across the state.

12 December 2019
Incontinence affects almost 40 per cent of Australian women – often due to pregnancy, childbirth and menopause, says Lissy Changuion

The University of Queensland’s 2020 ilab Accelerator program has awarded $20,000 each to 10 aspiring startups to help them launch.

11 December 2019

The future of the world’s energy supply is a challenge that excites University of Queensland graduand, Rhianna Cardamone.

11 December 2019

Medical student Sherice Ansell is following in her father’s footsteps, as she prepares to graduate as a doctor from The University of Queensland.

11 December 2019

Low-productivity agricultural land could be transformed into millions of hectares of conservation reserves across the world, according to University of Queensland-led research.

10 December 2019

After six years as Vice-Chancellor of Curtin University, Professor Deborah Terry, will return to The University of Queensland as Vice-Chancellor and President, commencing on 1 August 2020.

5 December 2019

A mutated gene found in people with intellectual disabilities that could be targeted for treatment has been identified by an international team including University of Queensland researchers.

5 December 2019

Agricultural Science Valedictorian Peta Stockwell is confident the skills she’s learned at The University of Queensland will serve her well in a challenging time for the agricultural sector.

5 December 2019
Moreton Bay near Brisbane ... healthy oceans are critical to all life on Earth

Climate change is not being taken into account in the design and management of marine parks, according to research featuring University of Queensland scientists.

5 December 2019

The University of Queensland welcomes a new Associate Dean (Indigenous Engagement) next month – a first for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

4 December 2019
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