PERSPECTIVE: ‘Ugly’ animals need love too!

September 18th, 2015


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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Course will help Indigenous students into science careers

January 20th, 2012

Indigenous students hoping to follow a career in science are being urged to sign up for a special course at Murdoch University.

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New Aboriginal genome study rewrites the history books

September 23rd, 2011

An electron microscope photograph of the hair sample

An international team of scientists, including researchers from Murdoch University, have just published findings that re-interpret the history of our species.

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Move to help Indigenous students into science careers

February 8th, 2011

Murdoch University is launching a new course designed to encourage Indigenous people to follow careers in science. It is hoped the new program will increase Indigenous employment, particularly in the resources sector.

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