Denmark seeks UQ expertise on gestational diabetes

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

Research probes role of media and religion in anti-vax views

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
Dr Tom Aechtner ... Over the past decade communities in scientifically advanced nations have experienced devastating vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks
Emma Sykes of UQ Rugby Club

The University of Queensland will play a central role in an exciting advent for female sport, following confirmation UQ will field a team in the inaugural national women’s rugby sevens competition.

3 February 2017
Samantha Nixon ... developing better treatments for drug-resistant parasitic worms, to help Aussie sheep farmers

Three University of Queensland postgraduate students have received funding for study and travel, and entry to a leadership program, thanks to a fund celebrating a bank’s bicentenary.

2 February 2017
Hypothetical structural model of the assembly of TIR domains during signalling, from the SNC1 immunity receptor found in Arapidopsis plants. Individual subunits are shown in different colours, with β-strands shown as arrows and α-helices shown as cylinders.  Image: Bostjan Kobe.

A University of Queensland-led study has highlighted the minute details of how the plant’s immune system leads to its ability to resist disease.

31 January 2017
Ben Milbourne filming in The University of Queensland Great Court

A Queensland celebrity chef will serve up a fusion of science, education and gastronomy when Food Lab by Ben Milbourne is launched at Brisbane’s Customs House on Tuesday, 31 January.

31 January 2017
Mining site in Kahuzi Biega National Park in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

A University of Queensland-led international study published today warns that more than 100 Natural World Heritage Sites are being destroyed by encroaching human activities.

31 January 2017
Professor Leanne Hides

Increasing knowledge about what treatments are most effective for addiction and mental health is the focus of an appointment made by The University of Queensland and collaborators Lives Lived Well.

31 January 2017

The Australian Research Council has backed three projects led by The University of Queensland to deliver innovative solutions to the resources sector with $1.2 million in competitive funding announced today.

30 January 2017

Newly-appointed Executive Dean of The University of Queensland’s Faculty of Business, Economics and Law Professor Andrew Griffiths plans to strengthen the faculty’s international focus.

30 January 2017
Professor Max Lu AO, former UQ Provost. Photo courtesy of the University of Surrey.

Eminent members of the University of Queensland community were recognised in the Australia Day 2017 Honours List.

27 January 2017

UQ’s School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences has ranked 4th and 5th in the world for sport science in two highly respected global rankings systems.

27 January 2017

A large international study has linked early puberty and childlessness with an increased risk of early menopause.

26 January 2017
Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy and Minister for Small Business Leeanne Enoch with team members from Microba

Budding entrepreneurs will have greater access to industry, mentorship and facilities with innovation incubator ilab at UQ relocating to The University of Queensland’s St Lucia campus.

25 January 2017
During the program, students live on campus, visit labs and talk to leading researchers, tour industrial and research facilities and take part in debates, lectures and dinners

Two hundred young scientists will converge on Brisbane when the National Youth Science Forum makes its Queensland debut in January next year.

25 January 2017
IVIg therapy can reduce harmful inflammation in spinal cord injuries

Queensland researchers are launching a world-first clinical trial aimed at improving recovery from spinal cord injuries.

20 January 2017

Genetic research projects aimed at improving healthcare, food production, the environment, and developing new technologies for tomorrow will be boosted with the formation of a new integrated genomics facility at The University of Queensland.

20 January 2017
Uncontrolled inflammation can cause pain and drive disease

University of Queensland researchers have discovered a molecular trigger for inflammation that could lead to new treatments for rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and neurodegenerative diseases.

19 January 2017
Shehenaz Ismail

Shehenaz Ismail's pride in teaching psychology in the Maldives shines through when she describes her work.

19 January 2017
UQ PhD student Gurion Ang will present at Concophillips Science Experience

More than 165 high school students from Queensland and northern New South Wales will converge on The University of Queensland this week to discover the wonders of science and technology.

18 January 2017
Emeritus Professor John Fuerst

University of Queensland microbiologist Emeritus Professor John Fuerst has a new bacterial genus (a group of related organisms) named in his honour.

18 January 2017

Leonie the leopard shark has made a switch that could save her species – becoming the first shark recorded to change from sexual to asexual reproduction.

17 January 2017