School of Veterinary and Life Sciences

Students to benefit from $321 million Federal funding

May 17th, 2017

Murdoch University’s Master of Forensic Science students have been handed a major career boost after the Federal Government announced $321 million funding for the AFP.

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Students and donors praised on Murdoch prize night

May 10th, 2017

Murdoch University Vice Chancellor Professor Eeva Leinonen paid tribute to the donors and students giving and receiving prizes at an annual Award Ceremony. More than 80 prizes and scholarships were awarded to outstanding students from the Schools of Health Professions, Psychology and Exercise Science and Veterinary and Life Sciences at the event, which was held on the Perth campus.

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Murdoch to the rescue

May 9th, 2017

Murdoch ecologists, from left to right, Dr Joe Fontaine, Dr Katinka Ruthrof, Dr Catherine Baudains, Dr Jane Chambers and Dr Rachel Standish

Scientists from Murdoch University are helping to guide the restoration of a woodland site, which was cleared to make way for a new transport project.

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Fifty shades of genetic modification

April 28th, 2017

The science that underlies GM crops will be presented at a public lecture at Murdoch University

A new weekly series of free public lectures begins at Murdoch University next week, with genetically modified (GM) crops being the first topic to be discussed.

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WA scientists help crack barley genetic code

April 27th, 2017

Professor Chengdao Li (Image: Wayne Rochat)

The development of new and improved barley varieties is set to be accelerated, after the complete barley genome was recently mapped by an international consortium, which included Murdoch University scientists.

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Linking tick bites with a Lyme-like disease

April 26th, 2017

Professor Una Ryan will be presenting her research on Lyme-like Disease at Western Australia’s premier media research conference, Science on the Swan, on 2 May.

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Sawfish v crocodiles and bull sharks

April 12th, 2017

A freshwater crocodile preying on a freshwater sawfish in the Kimberley (Picture provided by David Woods, WA Department of Parks and Wildlife)

Murdoch scientists have shown the critically endangered sawfish found in the Kimberley region must contend with threats from two species of crocodiles and bull sharks.

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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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Ambassadors for Murdoch

March 30th, 2017

Vice Chancellor Professor Eeva Leinonen with Australian Ambassadors, from left to right, Mark Sawers, James Larsen and Miles Armitage

Murdoch University hosted three special visitors today, with the arrival of Australia’s Ambassadors to Turkey, Jordan and Ethiopia and the African Union.

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WA agricultural expertise aids Bangladeshi food security

March 29th, 2017

Murdoch University Professor Richard Bell has led an international capacity building project enhancing food security in Bangladesh.

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