The University of Sydney has challenged the University of Melbourne’s crown at this year’s Head of the Yarra in a university showdown at the nation’s rowing classic being held this year on Saturday 28 November.
Scientists have identified the evolution of venom proteins in lizards such as the Gila Monster, a discovery which could help provide clues to future drug development. The new study reveals extraordinary genetic rearrangements which have produced novel toxins in the Gila Monster and Beaded Lizard venoms.
Chair of Opera Australia and former Telstra CEO, Dr Ziggy Switkowski has agreed to be the independent chair of an open and extensive consultation and review of the Faculty of the VCA and Music (VCAM) at the University of Melbourne.
Leading University of Melbourne climate change expert Professor David Karoly has warned there is only a short window of opportunity to take action on climate change, and seize the opportunities to provide a safe future for society and has challenged our leaders rise to put aside politics for good government.
Almost half of the people from non-English speaking backgrounds have experienced discrimination, resulting in poorer health outcomes, research from the University of Melbourne and the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission has found.
A University of Melbourne academic has been awarded US$150,000 in funding to help researchers in Asia and Africa better understand how fungi cause disease. Despite being one of the most significant health problems in many emerging countries, not enough is known about medically important fungi.
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.