UQ crowns its Sportspeople of the Year

Australian netball vice-captain Gabi Simpson and national gymnastics champion Michael Mercieca have been named The University of Queensland’s Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year.

24 April 2018
UQ Sportsman of the Year Michael Mercieca, and UQ Sportswoman of the Year Gabi Simpson

Work experience program a pipeline for students with autism

University students with a range of neurodiverse traits will be able to boost their employability through a new work experience program that helps them breakdown barriers, gain skills, and make vital connections.

24 April 2018
UQ Sportsman of the Year Michael Mercieca, and UQ Sportswoman of the Year Gabi Simpson

Australian netball vice-captain Gabi Simpson and national gymnastics champion Michael Mercieca have been named The University of Queensland’s Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year.

24 April 2018

University students with a range of neurodiverse traits will be able to boost their employability through a new work experience program that helps them breakdown barriers, gain skills, and make vital connections.

24 April 2018

Mental health will be included as a priority in decision-making at The University of Queensland from this year.

24 April 2018
(L-R) UQ VC Peter Høj, Professor Perry Bartlett, The Honorable Leeanne Enoch MP, Emeritus Professor Andrew Boyd, Professor Pankaj Sah

A potential drug to treat motor neurone disease (MND) is set to emerge from a partnership between The University of Queensland and the Queensland Government.

20 April 2018
UQ researchers Dr Taras Plakhotnik, Associate Professor Claudia Vickers, Professor Kirill Alexandrov

University of Queensland researchers have topped the nation in the 2018 round of Human Frontier Science Program research funding awards.

20 April 2018
Professor Matt Trau and PhD student Jing Wang

A new blood test using gold nanoparticles could give oncologists an early and more accurate prognosis of how cancer treatment is progressing and help guide the on-going therapy of patients.

19 April 2018
Dual gold medallist Lakeisha Patterson. Photo courtesy of Delly Carr - Swimming Australia

University of Queensland students and alumni have combined to win 12 medals at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games (4-15 April).

18 April 2018
Professor Jian Yang.

Evolution has shaped the human race, with University of Queensland researchers finding signatures of natural selection in the genome that influence traits associated with fertility and heart function.

18 April 2018
UQ Centre for Clinical Research group leader Dr Hosam Zowawi.

A new wave of highly antibiotic resistant superbugs has been found in the Middle East Gulf States, discovered by University of Queensland researchers.

18 April 2018

The first of three University of Queensland Regional Training Hubs supporting junior doctors to undertake specialist training in regional Queensland will be launched on Thursday 19 April.

17 April 2018
The ACRF Cancer Ultrastructure and Function Facility at UQ’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience was supported by the Australian Cancer Research Foundation.

Researchers will soon understand how to better target cancer treatments with the opening of a new Australian Cancer Research Foundation facility at The University of Queensland today (Tuesday 17 April).

17 April 2018

Queensland school teachers are chalking up around $230 million a year in health-related work, according to University of Queensland research.

17 April 2018

Changing diet and lifestyle during pregnancy is too little and too late to reduce the risk of major complications, according to a University of Queensland researcher.

17 April 2018

University of Queensland researchers have found that childhood asthma in Australia is associated with gas stoves and damp houses.

16 April 2018

University of Queensland researchers have highlighted a link between fetal brain development and the origins of developmental diseases such as schizophrenia.

16 April 2018
Farmers have been warned to be cautious of using drones for farm management.

Farmers should be cautious of drone imagery being offered by rogue operators, researchers have warned.

16 April 2018
100 international academics analysed alcohol use in 599,912 drinkers

Thresholds for safer alcohol use might need lowering, University of Queensland drug and alcohol experts have cautioned.

13 April 2018

An academic paper involving University of Queensland authors has been retracted after the researchers found errors in the computer code used to analyse some of the data.

12 April 2018
HYPE Sports Innovation board member Uli Becker, ARIVAL CEO David Turik, ARIVAL founder Matt Coleman, UQ Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj

An augmented reality platform that brings fans into the match has won the inaugural HYPE UQ SPIN Accelerator Global Pitch competition held during the Commonwealth Games.

11 April 2018
Excavating at Al Wusta. Photo by Klint Janulis

The discovery of an 88,000-year-old fossilised human finger in Saudi Arabia is rewriting the history of the first human migration out of Africa.

10 April 2018