Professor Michael Yu is working on revolutionary termiticide products

Challenges of a modern Australia – ranging from melanoma, to termites, to degenerative disorders, reef protection and food provision – are in the sights of six UQ projects to share $4.2 million in State Government funding.

20 October 2017
UQ is one of Australia’s top three universities

UQ has continued its climb in one of the world’s most respected university ranking systems.

17 October 2017
One research project aims to develop crop yield prediction systems using satellite data and biophysical crop modelling. iStockphoto

University of Queensland research projects to develop better batteries for renewable energy and a way of predicting crop yields from space have been funded under a joint Queensland-China scheme.

17 October 2017
Konstantinos Vavitsas is exploring the potential of cyanobacteria

Advancing research in fields as diverse as manufacturing, human health, agriculture and the protection of ecosystems will be the aim of a $13 million investment by CSIRO in which UQ features heavily.

17 August 2017
Clostridium autoethanogenum was originally discovered in rabbit droppings

The average person might struggle to get excited about bacterium found in rabbit droppings – but it’s potentially a knight in shining armour for our planet.

28 July 2017
The batteries come in a thin, flexible format

Flexible screen-printed batteries may be the way forward for renewable energy thanks to a joint project between The University of Queensland and the University of New South Wales.

24 July 2017
UQ Associate Professor Ben Hogan

Repairing damaged heart and vascular tissues will be the unique focus of a new University of Queensland research centre, established to combat cardiovascular disease.

2 May 2017
Dr Nasim Amiralian, Minister Leeanne Enoch and Ms Jordan Debono at the awards on Sunday.

Two University of Queensland researchers have won the Queensland Women in STEM competition in recognition of their work paving the way for young women to enter science careers.

27 March 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
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk launching StemCARE at UQ today.

The University of Queensland today launched a new $7 million regenerative medicine research centre to improve older Australians’ quality of life and increase their participation and productivity.

17 October 2016
UQ's Young Tall Poppy winners

Investigating what we look for in a partner – and how that has affected human evolution – has led the University of Queensland’s Dr Barnaby Dixson to be named the Queensland Tall Poppy of the Year.

18 August 2016
Professor David Abramson: "The award is really a tribute to ... the Genomics Virtual Lab team."

The director of The University of Queensland’s Research Computing Centre has been named the iTnews Education Chief Information Officer of the Year.

23 February 2016
Dr Nasim Amiralian of AIBN.

Fibres from the Australian native spinifex grass are being used to improve latex that could be used to make condoms as thin as a human hair without any loss in strength.

10 February 2016
Robbie Wilson’s research will enhance understanding of how native species cope with changing natural environments

The Australian Research Council has awarded five new Future Fellows at The University of Queensland, from a total of only 50 awarded across the nation.

16 December 2015
Associate Professor Christine Wells ... "making good quality data available, easy to use and shareable ... can lead to major discoveries".

Associate Professor Christine Wells from The University of Queensland has won a $50,000 prize for leadership in stem cell research.

13 May 2015

A University of Queensland start-up company has received more than $3 million in investor support for its scratch-resistant and environmentally sustainable acrylic glass for use in the computer, electronics and automotive industries.

23 April 2015
Research shows Botox travels to our central nervous system

New research might bring a frown to even the most heavily botoxed faces, with scientists finding how some of the potent toxin used for cosmetic surgery escapes into the central nervous system.

16 April 2015
A coloured transmission electron micrograph of the Hendra virus. Image produced by Electron Microscopy Unit, Australian Animal Health Laboratory

An antibody manufactured at The University of Queensland will be used in world-first human Hendra virus clinical trials starting this month.

1 April 2015

A rare disease discovered at The University of Queensland gave an Australian family a diagnosis for their son’s mystery illness, and is now the subject of a new book, Cracking the Code.

30 March 2015
A single-drop DNA test invented by UQ scientists could revolutionise the detection of diseases in humans, livestock and crops.

A single-drop DNA test invented by University of Queensland scientists could revolutionise the detection of diseases in humans, livestock and crops.

20 March 2015