UQ discovery enables rapid diagnosis anywhere

A new Australian study published today has reported a revolutionary dipstick technology that allows DNA and RNA to be extracted from living organisms in as little as 30 seconds.

22 November 2017
Holding the dipstick technology (from left) Dr Michael Mason, Professor Jimmy Botella and Yiping Zhou

Growing tomorrow’s horticulture

A new Centre for Horticultural Science will be launched at The University of Queensland in 2018 to respond to the demand for plant-based foods, vegetables, fruit and nuts that improve human health.

20 November 2017
A new Centre for Horticultural Science will be launched at UQ next year.
IMB clinical genomics expert Dr Joseph Powell.

Scientists from The University of Queensland have joined a global effort to map every single cell in the human body to create a freely accessible database that will eventually become an ‘instruction manual for life itself’.

9 November 2017
Consumers will soon be eating gene-edited foods that have added nutrients.

Consumers will soon be eating gene-edited foods that have added nutrients, potatoes that do not turn brown, and mushrooms with a longer shelf life, scientists at The University of Queensland predict.

9 November 2017

The next generation of biopharmaceuticals to treat diseases and save and change lives could be developed through a new $10 million research hub launched at The University of Queensland.

9 November 2017
: The two pearlside species studied, Maurolicus muelleri (top) and Maurolicus mucronatus (bottom). Image: Wen-Sung Chung

A new type of cell has been found in the eye of a deep-sea fish, and scientists say the discovery opens a new world of understanding about vision in a variety of light conditions.

9 November 2017
His Excellency Taneti Maamau with Associate Professor Renuka Mahadevan.

For the first time since US President Barack Obama’s historic visit in 2014, The University of Queensland has welcomed another international president to its St Lucia campus – this time, a UQ alumnus.

8 November 2017
Emeritus Professor Ian Zimmer ... his legacy lives on.

Emeritus Professor Ian Zimmer was a key leader at The University of Queensland in the years leading up to his retirement in 2013.

8 November 2017
Supportive parenting can help teenagers be happy and healthy.

Can parent-adolescent relationships influence a teen’s mental health? University of Queensland researchers are seeking families with teenagers to help them find out.

8 November 2017
A portrait of Professor Dorothy Hill by Jiani Sheng, Bachelor of Science (Honours) student with UQ’s School of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

The evolution of the Australian continent, the triggers behind volcanic eruptions, and the achievements of women in earth science will be on the agenda at a University of Queensland symposium this month.

7 November 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

Get up close and learn about underwater creatures at The University of Queensland’s Moreton Bay Research Station’s annual Open Day on Saturday 25 November.

6 November 2017

Eight UQ student athletes have joined the ranks of the sporting elite after receiving a UQ Blue – The University of Queensland’s highest sporting honour – at the 2017 UQ Blues Awards Dinner.

6 November 2017

The University of Queensland has announced the results of elections and Governor-in-Council appointments to its 34th Senate.

3 November 2017

A discovery that bees have individual flying direction preferences could lead to strategies for steering drone aircraft fleets.

3 November 2017

The editors and publishers of the journal Brain Injury have retracted an academic paper following advice from The University of Queensland.

2 November 2017

Do you want to run alongside the major players in global sports technology innovation or - even better - set the pace?

1 November 2017
The 2017 UQ Sport 1500m Classic

Australian middle-distance runners UQ alumnus Brittany McGowan and Jordan Williamsz will return to The University of Queensland tomorrow to defend their race titles at the 2017 UQ Sport 1500m Classic.

1 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
Australian wheat traditionally attracts a high price in the market

The discovery of genes that determine the yield of flour from wheat could increase milling yield, boosting food security and producing a healthier flour.

31 October 2017
White Eagle Memorial Preserve. Photographs by Jodie Buller.

The secret to the survival of critically endangered wildlife could lie beyond the grave, according to a University of Queensland researcher.

31 October 2017

The University of Queensland Business School’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program has ranked first in Australia and the Asia-Pacific and 16th in the world in the 2017 Economist MBA rankings.

31 October 2017