Close to half of UQ’s 2018 funding will go to the Faculty of Medicine, accounting for $20 million across 18 projects.

University of Queensland research into dementia, cancer, superbugs, painkillers, and children’s health are among 51 projects that will benefit from National Health and Medical Research Council 2018 Project Grant funding announced today.

6 December 2017
Yr 12 students in the NYSF program get an engaging experience of real science

Nearly 200 year 12 students will take part in the 12-day National Youth Science Forum in January when UQ hosts the program for the first time.

6 November 2017
(L-R) Ms Inge Matt, Dr Barbara Maenhaut, Associate Professor Tim McIntyre, Dr Chris Landorf, Ms Rhea Jain

The cream of The University of Queensland’s teaching crop has been fêted at the annual UQ Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

31 October 2017
When two black holes experience their final death spiral before merging, they emit ripples in the fabric of spacetime itself. Swinburne Astronomy Productions.

Gravitational waves, black holes and a possible ninth planet beyond Pluto will be discussed at a free public event at The University of Queensland on November 7.

20 October 2017
L-R: PVC Professor Doune Macdonald, Professor Anthony Cassimatis, Dr Lisa Fitzgerald, Dr Poh Wah Hillock, DVC Professor Joanne Wright

Three University of Queensland teachers have been recognised for their dedication and contributions to student learning at the Australian Awards for University Teaching.

14 October 2017
CLE peptides are critical for plant development

An Australian study of peptide hormones critical for plant development could result in enhanced agricultural yields, benefits to tissue culture, and improved knowledge of peptide hormones in humans.

10 October 2017
The Biodiversity Roadshow will include opportunities to get involved in citizen science activities

Would you like to know more about the remarkable diversity on Brisbane’s doorstep in Moreton Bay, extending from corals to manta rays?

10 October 2017
The Nanopatch targets cells in the skin’s outer layers

Efforts to rid the world of polio have taken another significant step, thanks to research led by University of Queensland bioscience experts and funding from the World Health Organisation (WHO).

5 October 2017
White rhinos in Namibia Ikiwaner

The challenges of meeting African wildlife and livestock welfare needs will be the subject of a free symposium at the University of Queensland in October.

3 October 2017
Diprotodon undertaking mass migration, while being observed by a giant lizard (Megalania) and giant grey kangaroos. Credit: Laurie Beirne

A giant prehistoric Ice Age marsupial related to wombats and koalas has been discovered to be the only marsupial known to have ever followed annual seasonal migration.

27 September 2017
Carla Archibald and Rachel Friedman

Do you want to learn more about citizen science, or hear about research on a cryptic Australian bird that is hard to spot, even when it’s only metres away?

27 September 2017
Bali’s Mount Agung seen at sunset from Mount Rinjani.  Image: Rosino

Increasing seismic activity suggests that eruption of Bali’s Mount Agung volcano may be imminent, according to a University of Queensland volcanologist.

26 September 2017
The competition seeks playable, fun computer games that explore some of the themes from quantum mechanics

Could you design an electronic game inspired by quantum physics?

21 September 2017
A total of 7280 bacterial and 623 archaeal genomes were obtained

A remarkable effort from UQ researchers has helped increase the number of known genomes by almost 10 per cent.

12 September 2017
Divers collect dead coral. (Credit S Dalton)

Extensive loss of branching corals and changes in coral community structure in Australia’s Palm Islands region over the past century has been revealed in a new study.

12 September 2017
Nautical chart from the Florida Keys, 1775

Centuries-old nautical charts, mapped by long-deceased sailors to avoid shipwrecks, have been used by modern scientists to study loss of coral reefs.

7 September 2017
Seagrass and adjacent land in Palau (Photo by Mark Priest)

Marine restoration, rather than protection, might be the most cost-effective solution for coastal marine ecosystems suffering from human activities, a new study has found.

7 September 2017
Image: Tom Charlton

University of Queensland researchers have found that antivenoms produced using snakes from one region may perform poorly or fail completely against the same species of snakes from other regions.

4 September 2017

Global US food and animal safety company Neogen Corporation is establishing an animal genomics facility at The University of Queensland Gatton campus in a move that will reinforce UQ’s capacity to support the livestock industry and animal breeders.

1 September 2017
Key factors affecting leaf size were night temperatures and risk of frost damage

Why is a banana leaf a million times bigger than a common heather leaf? And why are leaves generally much larger in tropical jungles than in temperate forests and deserts?

1 September 2017