Australian and Queensland athletes will contest the 35th edition of The University of Queensland’s Great Court Race on Wednesday 22 May.

15 May 2019
Vampire bat

Vampire bats could hold the key to new treatments for a range of serious medical problems, but researchers have hit a snag accessing the specimens needed to advance their work.

15 January 2019

The University of Queensland is Australia’s top-ranked sporting university after being crowned inaugural UniSport Nationals Div 1 champions.

4 December 2018
Dr Chris Hay for the UQ Drama: Building Pathways to Creative Careers team and right, Dr Kay Colthorpe

The University of Queensland celebrated excellence in teaching and learning at Brisbane’s Customs House last night.

30 October 2018
Pets can be especially vulnerable to snake bites

University of Queensland experts are available for comment on the current seasonal increase in snake numbers and the impacts on people and pets.

26 October 2018

A team of international scientists has discovered why brown tree snakes have become one of the most successful invasive species.

26 September 2018

The ink has not yet dried on a scientific paper describing a new species of snake, yet the reptile may already be in danger of extinction due to mining.

16 July 2018
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
Tiger snakes are part of a group that has existed for 10 million years. Credit: Stewart Macdonald

Australian tiger snakes have “hit the jackpot” because prey cannot evolve resistance to their venom.

22 August 2017
Associate Professor Bryan Fry with a Komodo dragon

Various types of lizard venom are being studied as possible treatments for blood clotting diseases that lead to millions of cases of stroke, heart attack and deep-vein thrombosis annually.

8 August 2017
UQ Sport Aquatic Centre

Swimmers can take the plunge in a new 25-metre heated swimming pool at The University of Queensland’s St Lucia campus.

27 June 2017
Adult eastern brown snake. Credit: Stewart Macdonald

The “blood nuking” capabilities of adult brown snake venom only come about after an amazing transformation.

16 May 2017
2016 Men’s Great Court Race winner Oliver Wightman

University of Queensland students lining up at this month’s 2017 Great Court Race will compete for the largest pool of prize money offered in the event’s 32-year history.

4 May 2017

A fearless fanged coral reef fish that disables its opponents with heroin-like venom could offer hope for the development of new painkillers.

31 March 2017

A University of Queensland-led international study has revealed how one of the world’s most feared types of snakes – cobras – developed their potent venom.

14 March 2017
Blue coral snake: photo by Tom Charlton

One of the world’s most beautiful and venomous snakes has a venom unlike that of any other snake, research involving University of Queensland scientists has revealed.

31 October 2016

Athletes across Brisbane will now have access to two state-of-the-art synthetic fields with the opening of The University of Queensland’s new sporting precinct.

22 September 2016
University of Queensland School of Pharmacy researcher Dr Harendra Parekh.

University of Queensland School of Pharmacy researcher Dr Harendra Parekh will host a morbid but fascinating discussion at the upcoming event Murder in Brisbane – The Science of Life and Death.

2 September 2016
Associate Professor Bryan Fry is using a new technique to extract venom from box jellyfish

An international research team led by University of Queensland venomologist Associate Professor Bryan Fry has developed a new technique for ‘milking’ box jellyfish to extract deadly venom for the development into lifesaving drugs.

11 August 2015
Law reform is necessary to avoid complex court cases and to end uncertainty for surrogate babies, mothers and contracting parents.

Australia should urgently legalise commercial surrogacy, says the Family Court’s Chief Justice Diana Bryant.

15 April 2015