School of Veterinary and Life Sciences

Research to boost biosecurity measures in WA grain

August 10th, 2017

Murdoch University is leading the charge to develop a powerful tool to manage key biosecurity threats to Western Australian grain produce.

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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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Young researcher battles invasive parasites

April 21st, 2017

A Murdoch University early career researcher has revealed invasive parasites on Australia’s west coast are creating serious concerns for conservation programs and for public health in the region.

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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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Call for Murdoch women to be bold for change

March 10th, 2017

The Murdoch community gathered to hear from a group of inspirational women to celebrate International Women’s Day. Keeping to the theme of Be Bold for Change, the speakers shared their views on how our society can move closer to gender equity.

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Opinion: As Australian shipping grows, how can we avoid collisions with marine animals?

December 1st, 2016

Dr Joshua Smith

Increasing concerns for Australian marine mammals injured or killed following collisions with shipping vessels has led to calls to investigate the extent of the problem.

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Could altering soils and crops reduce heat wave intensity?

December 1st, 2016

Dr Jatin Kala

A Murdoch University researcher will be investigating how altering land management practices to change the properties of soils and crops will help to reduce the intensity of heat waves.

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First report of virus causing flu-like disease in bobtail lizards

November 10th, 2016

Researchers have found the presence of a new virus in bobtail lizards (Image: Bethany Jackson)

In a world first, Murdoch University researchers have discovered the presence of a new virus in bobtail lizards, which may be threatening the iconic species.

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