University of Melbourne researchers have been awarded $14.1 million to assist with a range of projects in collaboration with industry partners. These range from next generation technologies to monitor microorganisms in Melbourne’s water catchments, developing interventions for family violence and improving cochlear implants.
Biosecurity research will be a major focus over the next four years with the University of Melbourne being awarded a $7.8 million grant to establish the Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis (CEBRA).
Scientists have produced the largest flexible, plastic solar cells in Australia – ten times the size of what they were previously able to – thanks to a new solar cell printer that has been installed at CSIRO.
Human rights and international law expert Professor Hilary Charlesworth, says that Australia's appointment to the UN Human Rights Council gives the country an opportunity to examine its own human rights record.