Aircraft engine expert and mechanical engineer Professor Richard Sandberg, in collaboration with General Electric, will use some of the world’s fastest computers to complete 3000 years of research in a single year.
Research into whether melanoma can be detected by a blood test or ‘liquid biopsy’, instead of a tissue biopsy, is among 127 new University of Melbourne projects funded in the latest National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants.
The latest Australian Research Council (ARC) funding round will boost the University’s capacity to make lasting impact through its research, according to the University of Melbourne’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor James McCluskey.
High salt in soil dramatically stresses plant biology and reduces the growth and yield of crops. Now researchers have found specific proteins that allow plants to grow better under salt stress, and may help breed future generations of more salt-tolerant crop plants.
Renowned Victorian climate scientist Professor David Karoly is the 2015 winner of the prestigious Royal Society of Victoria's Medal for Scientific Excellence in the category of Earth Sciences. A Professor of Atmospheric Science from the School of Earth Sciences within the University of Melbourne's Faculty of Science, Professor Karoly's acclaimed career has placed him ahead of a very strong field of nominees.