Experts

Could algae farming be Australia’s next big thing?

August 17th, 2017

Emeritus Professor Michael Borowitzka

Murdoch University researchers are at the forefront of a new report, which asserts algal farming can create jobs and protect the Great Barrier Reef.

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Indonesia: Ahok blasphemy conviction ‘inevitable’

May 19th, 2017

Dr Ian Wilson is a fellow of the Asia Research Centre

A Murdoch University researcher has said the recent jailing of Jakarta’s former Christian governor Ahok for insulting Islam was inevitable due to the scale of his public demonisation and the history of blasphemy charges in Indonesia.

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Murdoch forensic expert talks crime scenes

April 8th, 2017

Forensic expert Dr Paola Magni gave a TEDx presentation in Sydney

Forensic biologist Dr Paola Magni explained the science behind crime solving to an audience at TedX in Sydney.

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Wheat breakthrough at Murdoch

August 1st, 2016

Adjunct Professor Ian Edwards with the Tungsten crop in Toodyay, Western Australia

Researchers at Murdoch University have made a major breakthrough in improving the quality and profitability of Australia’s $6 billion wheat crops.

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Opinion: A cheat sheet for reading the federal budget

April 27th, 2016

Dr Anne Garnett is a senior lecturer in economics

Dr Anne Garnett co-aurthors an article in The Conversation about how to find key information in the upcoming federal budget papers.

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Opinion: We need to stop Australia’s genetic heritage from being taken overseas

October 27th, 2015

Dr Steve Wylie with the Australian native plant in high demand

In an opinion piece for The Conversation, senior research associate in plant virology at Murdoch University, Dr Steve Wylie looks at the importance of building Australia’s intellectual property (IP) with its genetic heritage, and questions whether our State and Federal Governments should continue to allow the legal export of our native seeds.

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FactCheck Q&A: Has the number of asylum seeker children in detention declined?

October 21st, 2015

Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny

Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny from Murdoch's School of Law checks assertions made by politicians on the ABC's Q&A about asylum seeker children in detention in an article for The Conversation.

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Opinion: The High Court has confirmed what we already knew: human genes are not inventions

October 8th, 2015

The Australian High Court has ruled that breast cancer genetic mutations cannot be patented

In an article for ABC’s The Drum, Murdoch University Adjunct Professor Luigi Palombi discusses the significance of the High Court ruling in the D’Arcy v Myriad Genetics case that breast cancer genetic mutations cannot be patented. Professor Palombi goes over the history of the case and highlights that previous Australian rulings in the Federal Court […]

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Improving the profitability of Australian wheat

September 30th, 2015

The new Australia-China Centre for Wheat Quality is looking to map the entire wheat protein genome.

Murdoch University researchers have received more than $4 million in funding over five years from the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) to improve the quality and profitability of Australian Wheat.

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Opinion: Silverbacks and greenbacks: the catch-22 at the heart of gorilla conservation

September 5th, 2015

Mountain gorillas in Uganda

Inspired by his encounter with Guy the gorilla at London Zoo 54 years ago, environmental scientist Associate Professor David Newsome recently went on a wildlife tour to Uganda.

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