Explorama inspires and challenges high achievers

More than 200 gifted and talented primary school students will visit UQ this weekend for Explorama.

25 March 2019
Children doing calligraphy at Explorama

Prize backs UQ physicist’s data security quest

A UQ physicist will use her share of a $1 million prize to advance the development of revolutionary data privacy systems.

25 March 2019
Dr Jacq Romero ... her work seeks to secure communication, conserve data privacy and guard against the growing risk of cyberattacks

Ageing coconut palm trees could be replaced quickly and cheaply by superior cloned coconuts being developed by University of Queensland researchers.

11 March 2019
Treatment strategies that don’t use antibiotics have the advantage of bacteria not developing resistance

New details about the role of zinc in our immune system could help the development of new non-antibiotic treatment strategies for bacterial diseases, such as urinary tract infections (UTIs).

11 March 2019
Professor Henry is conducting the first gene-editing experiments to effectively produce biofuels and bioplastics

Gene-editing sugarcane for use in renewable energy and bio-plastics could help secure the industry’s future.

11 March 2019
Associate Professor Jess Mar in the lab at The University of Queensland’s Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology

Australian and US researchers have developed a way to discover elusive cancer-promoting genes, and have already identified one that appears to promote aggressive breast cancers.

8 March 2019

Exercise may help improve brain health and prevent dementia, but what form of exercise is the most effective?

8 March 2019
It will be so much fun, and it is such an honour, Mr Tambunan said of his new role as 2019 UQ Chief Student Entrepreneur.

The University of Queensland’s new Chief Student Entrepreneur, Josh Tambunan, has his work cut out for him as he knuckles down for his final year of study toward a double degree in engineering and science.

7 March 2019
ilab's Germinate Plus participants will have up to $30,000 in legal services available to them.

Up-and-coming entrepreneurs in a University of Queensland accelerator program are being given access to expert legal services – and will only have to pay the bill if their startup is a success.

7 March 2019
Dr Richard Gordon and assistant in his lab

Researchers from The University of Queensland will investigate the potential of existing drugs to be repurposed to fight Parkinson’s disease thanks to a new research grant.

7 March 2019
Copper will be crucial in a renewable-powered future, but global supplies are far from guaranteed

Researchers have identified a matrix of risks that the mining industry must overcome to unlock vitally important copper reserves.

6 March 2019
Three generations of women sit on a couch.

An international study has revealed the age at which women experience major reproductive events, such as their first period or giving birth, has changed significantly over time.

6 March 2019

A stocktake of Australia’s animal havens – conservation areas free of cats and foxes – has found that they have already prevented 13 mammal extinctions.

5 March 2019
A clinician works with a child at the UQ Audiology clinic.

University of Queensland experts are available to comment on hearing loss during Hearing Awareness Week this week. Journalists can contact the experts below or search by topic or name at UQ Experts.

4 March 2019

Research has revealed some large whale populations have defied over-exploitation and near-extinction to reach ‘peak’ abundance – or will do so early in the next decade.

4 March 2019

Dementia is one of the leading causes of death in Australia, but University of Queensland research has found the disease affects men and women differently.

4 March 2019

The risk of developing melanoma is significantly multiplied for people who have red hair and more than 20 large moles, University of Queensland researchers have found.

4 March 2019
An operator prepares to launch a drone.

Researchers are launching a $9 million study which aims to embed ethics and the law into autonomous defence systems, such as self-driving military vehicles.

1 March 2019
Dr Ubide and her team have analysed variations in the chemical composition of volcanic crystals

Research shedding light on the internal “plumbing” of volcanoes may help scientists better understand volcanic eruptions and unrest.

1 March 2019
Cows being milked at the UQ Gatton dairy ... UQ ranks highest in Australia in Agriculture and Forestry

The University of Queensland has jumped to the top of the national table in Agriculture and Forestry, and it also ranks first in Australia for Environmental Sciences and Sports-Related Subjects, according to the latest international rankings survey.

28 February 2019
Dr Katalin Trencsényi

Internationally renowned drama expert, researcher and theatre-maker Dr Katalin Trencsényi has been named The University of Queensland’s Creative Fellow for 2019.

28 February 2019
A paddock showing a large tract of pasture dieback.

University of Queensland researchers trying to pinpoint the mystery killer behind ‘pasture dieback’ find their research is fascinating – but they would much prefer to watch grass grow.

28 February 2019