science

The future needs women in STEM

March 29th, 2018

Murdoch University hosted the WISE Women Symposium this week following the International Women’s Day #PressforProgress movement being championed by celebrities across social media.

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Developing girls’ interest in STEM subjects at Mondays@Murdoch

March 23rd, 2018

Results published by the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) that measures student performance in reading, mathematical and scientific literacy, show that both female and male 15-year old students achieve similar results in science literacy. This doesn’t, however, translate into the girls’ continued participation of these subjects in senior secondary school, nor enrolments in science, […]

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Murdoch research that grabbed the world's attention in 2017

December 22nd, 2017

In 2017 Murdoch researchers continued to be a creative force in the world, pushing the boundaries of scientific knowledge for the benefit of all.

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Murdoch strengthens ties with Asia

June 9th, 2017

Murdoch University is playing a pivotal role in solidifying Australia’s relationship with India by exploring future agricultural collaboration opportunities.

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Science experience broadening the minds of WA high school students

December 19th, 2016

High school students enjoyed the Conocophillips Science Experience at Murdoch University. Photo: Matt Gredley

High school students from across WA got a taste of university science thanks to The ConocoPhillips Science Experience at Murdoch University.

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Murdoch Live and Explosive

December 7th, 2016

Andrew Foreman dazzled students during the demonstration

Hundreds of primary school students from Perth’s metropolitan area were dazzled recently by Murdoch University’s illuminating science extravaganza, ‘Murdoch Live and Explosive’.

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PERSPECTIVE: ‘Ugly’ animals need love too!

September 18th, 2015

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In an article for Science Network WA, Associate Professor Trish Fleming advocates for the less media-friendly animals of Australia before these species are lost forever.

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Murdoch’s key role in groundbreaking wheat research

July 23rd, 2014

Murdoch University wheat researcher Professor Rudi Appels has played a key role in an international research project which has published the draft sequence of the bread wheat genome in the prestigious journal Science.

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Unlocking the genetic secrets of avian hairstyles

February 1st, 2013

Sir Walter Murdoch Adjunct Professor Thomas Gilbert is part of an international team that has decoded the genetic blueprint of the common pigeon.

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Sturdy Scandinavian conifers survived the Ice Age

March 5th, 2012

A Murdoch University researcher has helped rewrite history after radiocarbon dating and genetic analysis proved that Scandinavian conifers in the high arctic survived the last ice age for several thousands of years.

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