UQ coral reef expert on ABC’s Australian Story

The University of Queensland’s Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg and his bold new plan to save coral reefs from extinction will feature on Monday’s episode of Australian Story.

23 February 2017

UQ academic waltzing with Matilda Award

Playwright and University of Queensland drama lecturer Dr Stephen Carleton has received the prize for Best New Australian Work at the 2017 Matilda Awards.

23 February 2017
Stephen Carleton ... has had a long relationship with QTC. Image: @bulimabastudios

The University of Queensland’s Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg and his bold new plan to save coral reefs from extinction will feature on Monday’s episode of Australian Story.

23 February 2017
Stephen Carleton ... has had a long relationship with QTC. Image: @bulimabastudios

Playwright and University of Queensland drama lecturer Dr Stephen Carleton has received the prize for Best New Australian Work at the 2017 Matilda Awards.

23 February 2017

Understanding how exercise affects language learning could help patients with brain conditions such as stroke, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

23 February 2017
Inaugural Paula and Tony Kinnane Scholar in Residence Tim Munro. Credit: Joe Mazza.

Three-time Grammy award winner and University of Queensland alumnus Tim Munro is set to return to UQ for a two-week residency thanks to a generous bequest from the late Paula and Tony Kinnane.

23 February 2017
Associate Professor Lachlan Coin, Devika Ganesamoorthy, Dr Minh Duc Cao

Researchers from The University of Queensland’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) have developed a faster and more accurate method for assembling genomes which could help clinicians rapidly identify antibiotic-resistant infections.

22 February 2017

A new study could pave the way for a simple blood or saliva test to predict whether an expectant mother is likely to have a preterm birth.

22 February 2017

Plugging decommissioned oil and gas wells may become safer and more economical with a solution championed by University of Queensland researchers.

22 February 2017
The QCE Award winners

The University of Queensland is the university of choice for more than half of Queensland’s top performing secondary school students.

21 February 2017
Health costs ... a big challenge for Australia. Image: iStock

The University of Queensland’s new Centre for the Business and Economics of Health has opened its doors and will host an international forum on health expenditure this week.

21 February 2017
Koala populations have declined rapidly in south-east Queensland.

Cars and chlamydia were the top causes of a dramatic rise in south-east Queensland koala deaths over the past two decades, according to a new University of Queensland-led study.

21 February 2017
Virus-like nanoparticles are made from structural proteins.

Drugs disguised as viruses are providing new weapons in the battle against cancer, promising greater accuracy and fewer side effects than chemotherapy.

20 February 2017

University of Queensland students struggling to find study spots on campus can identify possible locations with the newly developed MyUQ Spot Finder.

20 February 2017
Market days are the big events of the O-Week calendar

More than 14,000 new students are due to begin their studies at The University of Queensland next week, and a plethora of Orientation Week Festival activities are under way at the St Lucia and Gatton campuses from today.

20 February 2017
Professor Wayne Hall is calling for a minimum price per standard unit of alcohol.

An increase in alcohol taxation, a reduction in the hours of alcohol sales, and changes to how alcohol is promoted are all needed to reduce alcohol-related harm, a public health policy expert has argued.

20 February 2017
Dr Hooman Baghaie

A decade after fleeing his native Iran, Dr Hooman Baghaie, knows the importance of being able to smile.

20 February 2017
UQ PhD student Trace Martyn gathering data on the spatial orientation of York gum wild flower communities. Photo: Margie Mayfield.

A new University of Queensland-led study could help scientists more accurately predict and explain patterns of diversity in nature.

20 February 2017
Globally about 20 million pregnancies each year are complicated by hyperglycaemia. Image: iStock

Mothers who develop diabetes during pregnancy will be the focus of a University of Queensland researcher’s work on a Visiting Professor Fellowship in Denmark.

17 February 2017
Dr Tom Aechtner ... Over the past decade communities in scientifically advanced nations have experienced devastating vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks

The influence of media and religion on anti-vaccine attitudes in Australia will be the focus of University of Queensland research enabled by a Westpac Bicentennial Foundation fellowship.

16 February 2017
Shallow reef at Emily's Pinnacles, Bermuda. © The Ocean Agency / XL Catlin Seaview Survey / Christophe Bailhache

Deep coral reefs should not be relied upon as a “lifeline” for shallow reefs, a new study by University of Queensland marine scientists argues.

16 February 2017

As controversy continues to unfold at the White House, experts from The University of Queensland are available to comment on various aspects of Donald Trump’s presidency.

15 February 2017