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

The Australian Research Council has awarded 14 new Future Fellowships to University of Queensland researchers.

5 June 2017

A genomic-based healthcare business which profiles gut microbes to help people take charge of their wellbeing has been identified as one of Australia’s top startups by a leading global accelerator program.

5 April 2017

Scientists have discovered a major group of organisms contributing to climate change, the second major breakthrough in 12 months towards mapping the tree of life.

10 October 2016
Inside a canga cave. Photo by Dr Gerald Hartig.

Termite guts could contribute to mining site rehabilitation and pay big dividends for the planet, thanks to University of Queensland research.

22 April 2016

The University of Queensland is again Australia’s highest-ranking institution on the Nature Index, further strengthening its global reputation as a top-tier research organisation.

21 April 2016

Textbooks on methane-metabolising organisms might have to be rewritten after researchers in a University of Queensland-led international project today (23 October) announced discovery of two new organisms.

23 October 2015
Photo of a barramundi fish

The University of Queensland and industry, business and community partners will collaborate on research projects worth more than $24 million, under the latest round of Australian Research Council Linkage Projects grants.

27 June 2014
Scientists document the temperature of soil, one layer above permafrost. Supplied image: Dr Virginia Rich, University of Arizona.

Scientists from The University of Queensland have discovered a microbe that is set to play a significant role in future global warming.

19 February 2014

Eight researchers and two research supervisors working across a range of disciplines were celebrated at a University of Queensland awards ceremony tonight.

17 September 2013

The discovery of a new form of microbial life that can consume the potent greenhouse gas methane has earned University of Queensland (UQ) researchers a place in the prestigious journal Nature.

30 July 2013

For their outstanding service in a range of fields, an inspiring and distinguished group of staff, students and alumni from The University of Queensland community have been honoured in the 2013 Australia Day awards and honours list.

26 January 2013

A PhD student from CSIRO and The University of Queensland has found a better way to 'spell check' gene sequences and help biologists better understand the natural world.

16 May 2012

Three scientists and a research team from The University of Queensland are finalists in the prestigious Australian Museum’s Eureka Prizes, which offers more than $240,000 in prize money.

23 August 2011
UQ graduate Tyson Stelzer, who has set up the Australian Wine Trade Flood Relief Raffle

UQ graduate Tyson Stelzer has rallied the Australian wine industry to organise a fundraiser with a twist.

17 February 2011

A UQ academic’s research into whether nature or nurture influences the development of gut flora has been published in Nature and may hold the key to understanding obesity.

20 July 2010

The Queensland University Regiment has led the pack at the recent Royal Military College of Australia Graduation Weekend, outstripping its interstate counterparts on the eve of its 60th anniversary.

7 April 2008