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December 2008
Ocean floors - the rough and the smooth of it    View Summary
18 December 2008
Jo Whittaker & Dietmar MullerDr Joanne Whittaker and Professor Dietmar Müller, from the School of Geosciences, and colleagues in France and USA, have found a previously unknown connection between the break-up of the ancient supercontinent Pangaea and the topography of the deep ocean floor.
Sydney sea urchins show how bacteria help make fossils   View Summary
18 December 2008
Sea urchin fossilNew research conducted at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, has shed light on a palaeontological paradox: how soft animal tissues are able to survive long enough to become fossilised. The secret ingredient is bacteria.
Sydney sea urchins show how bacteria help make fossils   View Summary
18 December 2008
Sea urchin fossilNew research conducted at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, has shed light on a palaeontological paradox: how soft animal tissues are able to survive long enough to become fossilised. The secret ingredient is bacteria.
Ocean floors - the rough and the smooth of it    View Summary
18 December 2008
Jo Whittaker & Dietmar MullerDr Joanne Whittaker and Professor Dietmar Müller, from the School of Geosciences, and colleagues in France and USA, have found a previously unknown connection between the break-up of the ancient supercontinent Pangaea and the topography of the deep ocean floor.
$385 million Centre for Obesity, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease   View Summary
12 December 2008
ObesityThe Faculty of Science is a key partner in the new $385 million Centre for Obesity, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease, which will receive $95 million from the Australian Government through its Higher Education Endowment Fund.
$385 million Centre for Obesity, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease   View Summary
12 December 2008
ObesityThe Faculty of Science is a key partner in the new $385 million Centre for Obesity, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease, which will receive $95 million from the Australian Government through its Higher Education Endowment Fund.
Rick Shine in Top 100 most influential people   View Summary
11 December 2008
Rick ShineProfessor Rick Shine, from the School of Biological Sciences, has been named in the top 100 most influential people in Sydney by the Sydney Morning Herald's the(sydney)magazine.
Rick Shine in Top 100 most influential people   View Summary
11 December 2008
Rick ShineProfessor Rick Shine, from the School of Biological Sciences, has been named in the top 100 most influential people in Sydney by the Sydney Morning Herald's the(sydney)magazine.
Professor Nalini Joshi elected President of Australian Mathematical Society   View Summary
8 December 2008
Nalini JoshiProfessor Nalini Joshi, Head of the School of Mathematics and Statistics, has been elected as President of the Australian Mathematical Society.
Professor Nalini Joshi elected President of Australian Mathematical Society   View Summary
8 December 2008
Nalini JoshiProfessor Nalini Joshi, Head of the School of Mathematics and Statistics, has been elected as President of the Australian Mathematical Society.
Audrey Dussutour wins outstanding journal paper prize   View Summary
2 December 2008
Green headed antsDr Audrey Dussutour, from the School of Biological Sciences, has won the 2008 Outstanding Paper Prize from the Journal of Experimental Biology. This prestigious international prize is awarded annually by the journal's editors to an outstanding young scientist for their contribution to an exceptional research paper published during the year.
Audrey Dussutour wins outstanding journal paper prize   View Summary
2 December 2008
Green headed antsDr Audrey Dussutour, from the School of Biological Sciences, has won the 2008 Outstanding Paper Prize from the Journal of Experimental Biology. This prestigious international prize is awarded annually by the journal's editors to an outstanding young scientist for their contribution to an exceptional research paper published during the year.
November 2008
Physics helps convict Gordon Wood of murder   View Summary
25 November 2008
The Gap, Watsons BayAssociate Professor Rodney Cross, from the School of Physics, provided key evidence in the trial of Gordon Wood for the murder of Caroline Byrne, a Sydney model, who's body was found in June 1995 at the foot of The Gap, in Watsons Bay.
Congratulations MyScience!   View Summary
25 November 2008
MyScienceMyScience has been recognised as the Best Education and Training Collaboration for 2008 at the Business Higher Education Round Table (B-HERT) Awards, held in Melbourne on 21 November 2008.
Congratulations MyScience!   View Summary
25 November 2008
MyScienceMyScience has been recognised as the Best Education and Training Collaboration for 2008 at the Business Higher Education Round Table (B-HERT) Awards, held in Melbourne on 21 November 2008.
Physics helps convict Gordon Wood of murder   View Summary
25 November 2008
The Gap, Watsons BayAssociate Professor Rodney Cross, from the School of Physics, provided key evidence in the trial of Gordon Wood for the murder of Caroline Byrne, a Sydney model, who's body was found in June 1995 at the foot of The Gap, in Watsons Bay.
First study showing how protein fine-tunes the heart   View Summary
24 November 2008
Cardiac myosin-binding protein CDr Andrew Whitten, Dr Cy Jeffries and Professor Jill Trewhella, from the School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences, University of Sydney, with Samantha Harris, from the University of California, USA, have the first data clearly showing how a protein in heart muscle cells works to maintain regular heart function.
First study showing how protein fine-tunes the heart   View Summary
24 November 2008
Cardiac myosin-binding protein CDr Andrew Whitten, Dr Cy Jeffries and Professor Jill Trewhella, from the School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences, University of Sydney, with Samantha Harris, from the University of California, USA, have the first data clearly showing how a protein in heart muscle cells works to maintain regular heart function.
Science degrees cost less in 2009!   View Summary
19 November 2008
Studying scienceThe Australian government has reduced the cost of undergraduate science and mathematics degrees starting in 2009 - there has never been a better time to enrol in an undergraduate science degree. Fees have fallen from as high as $7 260 per year in 2008 to $4 162 per year starting from 2009.
Science degrees cost less in 2009!   View Summary
19 November 2008
Studying scienceThe Australian government has reduced the cost of undergraduate science and mathematics degrees starting in 2009 - there has never been a better time to enrol in an undergraduate science degree. Fees have fallen from as high as $7 260 per year in 2008 to $4 162 per year starting from 2009.
October 2008
Four Young Tall Poppies for Sydney University    View Summary
24 October 2008
Young Tall Poppies Science AwardsFour outstanding University of Sydney researchers received New South Wales Young Tall Poppy Science Awards at a special reception at NSW Parliament House on Thursday 23 October.
Four Young Tall Poppies for Sydney University    View Summary
24 October 2008
Young Tall Poppies Science AwardsFour outstanding University of Sydney researchers received New South Wales Young Tall Poppy Science Awards at a special reception at NSW Parliament House on Thursday 23 October.
NHMRC funding success for Faculty of Science   View Summary
18 October 2008
NHMRC logoFaculty of Science researchers have scored more than $3.66 million in National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants, announced on 16 October 2008 by The Hon. Nicola Roxon MP, Minister for Health and Ageing.
NHMRC funding success for Faculty of Science   View Summary
18 October 2008
NHMRC logoFaculty of Science researchers have scored more than $3.66 million in National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants, announced on 16 October 2008 by The Hon. Nicola Roxon MP, Minister for Health and Ageing.
ARC funding success for Faculty of Science   View Summary
17 October 2008
ARC logoResearchers from the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney have secured $19.3 million in funding for Discovery Projects and more than $1.78 million in funding for Linkage Projects from the Australian Research Council, for research to begin in 2009.
ARC funding success for Faculty of Science   View Summary
17 October 2008
ARC logoResearchers from the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney have secured $19.3 million in funding for Discovery Projects and more than $1.78 million in funding for Linkage Projects from the Australian Research Council, for research to begin in 2009.
Prestigious Award for Best Student in Materials Science   View Summary
14 October 2008
Jennifer Tilley awardJennifer Tilley, a British Masters of Engineering student who completed her final year research project in the University of Sydney's School of Physics, has won Best Student in Materials Science at the UK's prestigious 2008 Science, Engineering and Technology Student of the Year awards.
Prestigious Award for Best Student in Materials Science   View Summary
14 October 2008
Jennifer Tilley awardJennifer Tilley, a British Masters of Engineering student who completed her final year research project in the University of Sydney's School of Physics, has won Best Student in Materials Science at the UK's prestigious 2008 Science, Engineering and Technology Student of the Year awards.
CHAST Distinguished Lecture - Life is Sweet: Sugars in Nature   View Summary
13 October 2008
CHAST lectureThe 2008 CHAST Distinguished Lecture will be given by Professor Ben Davis of the University of Oxford, who has conducted leading work in the use of Chemistry to answer fundamental questions in Biology, such as ways to prevent HIV and malaria.
CHAST Distinguished Lecture - Life is Sweet: Sugars in Nature   View Summary
13 October 2008
CHAST lectureThe 2008 CHAST Distinguished Lecture will be given by Professor Ben Davis of the University of Oxford, who has conducted leading work in the use of Chemistry to answer fundamental questions in Biology, such as ways to prevent HIV and malaria.
Radius of the Lost Arc   View Summary
2 October 2008
Radius of the Lost ArcDissatisfied by the most recent Indiana Jones movie sequel? Come get the quality sequel you deserve at the 2008 Science Revue: Radius of the Lost Arc.
Radius of the Lost Arc   View Summary
2 October 2008
Radius of the Lost ArcDissatisfied by the most recent Indiana Jones movie sequel? Come get the quality sequel you deserve at the 2008 Science Revue: Radius of the Lost Arc.
September 2008
Reward ideas, not CVs   View Summary
30 September 2008
Bryan GaenslerProfessor Bryan Gaensler, from the School of Physics at the University of Sydney, comments on the way scientific research is funded in Australia's universities. He says it puts an excessive emphasis on guaranteed results at the expense of adventurous ideas and major breakthroughs.
Reward ideas, not CVs   View Summary
30 September 2008
Bryan GaenslerProfessor Bryan Gaensler, from the School of Physics at the University of Sydney, comments on the way scientific research is funded in Australia's universities. He says it puts an excessive emphasis on guaranteed results at the expense of adventurous ideas and major breakthroughs.
International Science Linkages success   View Summary
18 September 2008
International Science LinkagesSydney University scientists have successfully secured more than $940 000 in the recent round of International Science Linkages Competitive Grants scheme - a significant proportion of the federal funding for new international research projects.
International Science Linkages success   View Summary
18 September 2008
International Science LinkagesSydney University scientists have successfully secured more than $940 000 in the recent round of International Science Linkages Competitive Grants scheme - a significant proportion of the federal funding for new international research projects.
Sydney University scientists work on the Large Hadron Collider   View Summary
16 September 2008
ATLAS Large Hadron ColliderScientists from the University of Sydney's High Energy Physics group have been playing a key part in the world's biggest and most expensive scientific experiment - the Large Hadron Collider.
The search for Science Alumni    View Summary
16 September 2008
David DayDid you graduate with a Science degree from the University of Sydney? We want to hear from you!
Sydney University scientists work on the Large Hadron Collider   View Summary
16 September 2008
ATLAS Large Hadron ColliderScientists from the University of Sydney's High Energy Physics group have been playing a key part in the world's biggest and most expensive scientific experiment - the Large Hadron Collider.
The search for Science Alumni    View Summary
16 September 2008
David DayDid you graduate with a Science degree from the University of Sydney? We want to hear from you!
Whitley Medal for marsupials book   View Summary
12 September 2008
A Fragile BalanceProfessor Chris Dickman, Professor in Terrestrial Ecology and Director of the Institute of Wildlife Research in the School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, has won the prestigious Whitley Medal for his book 'A fragile balance: the extraordinary story of Australian marsupials.'
Ben Eggleton wins NSW Scientist of the Year Award in Physics and Astronomy   View Summary
12 September 2008
Ben EggletonProfessor Ben Eggleton, from the School of Physics at the University of Sydney, has won the Physics and Astronomy Category of the inaugural NSW Scientist of the Year Awards.
Whitley Medal for marsupials book   View Summary
12 September 2008
A Fragile BalanceProfessor Chris Dickman, Professor in Terrestrial Ecology and Director of the Institute of Wildlife Research in the School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, has won the prestigious Whitley Medal for his book 'A fragile balance: the extraordinary story of Australian marsupials.'
Ben Eggleton wins NSW Scientist of the Year Award in Physics and Astronomy   View Summary
12 September 2008
Ben EggletonProfessor Ben Eggleton, from the School of Physics at the University of Sydney, has won the Physics and Astronomy Category of the inaugural NSW Scientist of the Year Awards.
Untouched beaches mean more babies   View Summary
3 September 2008
Untouched beaches mean more babiesDavid Pike, a PhD student in the School of Biological Sciences, has found that marine turtles nesting on beaches that are untouched by human development have fewer offspring.
Untouched beaches mean more babies   View Summary
3 September 2008
Untouched beaches mean more babiesDavid Pike, a PhD student in the School of Biological Sciences, has found that marine turtles nesting on beaches that are untouched by human development have fewer offspring.
August 2008
Blog of a lab rat   View Summary
29 August 2008
Life of a Lab RatDr Richard Grant, a postdoctoral fellow in the School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences, has been opening up the world of the science lab through his blogs: 'Life of a Lab Rat' and 'The Scientist'.
Blog of a lab rat   View Summary
29 August 2008
Life of a Lab RatDr Richard Grant, a postdoctoral fellow in the School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences, has been opening up the world of the science lab through his blogs: 'Life of a Lab Rat' and 'The Scientist'.
A new generation of Sleek Geeks were awarded at the 2008 Eureka Prizes   View Summary
20 August 2008
This year's Sleek Geeks Eureka Prize awarded students of all ages for their love of communicating science.
Professor Steve Simpson wins prestigious research award at Australian Museum Eureka Prizes   View Summary
20 August 2008
Professor Steve SimpsonUniversity of Sydney biologist Steve Simpson wins Eureka Prize for Scientific Research!
A new generation of Sleek Geeks were awarded at the 2008 Eureka Prizes   View Summary
20 August 2008
This year's Sleek Geeks Eureka Prize awarded students of all ages for their love of communicating science.
A new generation of Sleek Geeks were awarded at the 2008 Eureka Prizes   View Summary
20 August 2008
This year's Sleek Geeks Eureka Prize awarded students of all ages for their love of communicating science.
Professor Steve Simpson wins prestigious research award at Australian Museum Eureka Prizes   View Summary
20 August 2008
Professor Steve SimpsonUniversity of Sydney biologist Steve Simpson wins Eureka Prize for Scientific Research!
Students love Science in the City   View Summary
15 August 2008
Science in the CityA show where air crushes steel, a chance to make lightening and extract DNA from strawberries, plus Dr Karl's show 'Great Moments in Science'… it could only mean one thing - Science in the City in 2008!
Students love Science in the City   View Summary
15 August 2008
Science in the CityA show where air crushes steel, a chance to make lightening and extract DNA from strawberries, plus Dr Karl's show 'Great Moments in Science'… it could only mean one thing - Science in the City in 2008!
University of Sydney World Scholars - Scholarship   View Summary
14 August 2008
The World Scholars program will provide expanded study opportunities for the best and brightest international research students, build sustainable research relationships with partner institutions overseas, and promote international student diversity.
University of Sydney World Scholars - Scholarship   View Summary
14 August 2008
The World Scholars program will provide expanded study opportunities for the best and brightest international research students, build sustainable research relationships with partner institutions overseas, and promote international student diversity.
The WiSci Project Launch   View Summary
6 August 2008
Women in ScienceThe Women in Science Project is sponsored by the Faculties of Science at the University of Sydney. It originated from an awareness that, although women are well represented among undergraduate and postgraduate students and even among postdoctoral fellows, they are under-represented among staff in senior academic roles. Women are also over-represented in the lower levels of the academic hierarchy and tend not to apply for promotion in the same numbers as men.
The WiSci Project Launch   View Summary
6 August 2008
Women in ScienceThe Women in Science Project is sponsored by the Faculties of Science at the University of Sydney. It originated from an awareness that, although women are well represented among undergraduate and postgraduate students and even among postdoctoral fellows, they are under-represented among staff in senior academic roles. Women are also over-represented in the lower levels of the academic hierarchy and tend not to apply for promotion in the same numbers as men.
July 2008
Finalists announced in the University of Sydney's Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize   View Summary
29 July 2008
Eureka Prize logoSix short films made by Australian primary, secondary and tertiary students have been named as the finalists in the 2008 University of Sydney's Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prizes.
Finalists announced in the University of Sydney's Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize   View Summary
29 July 2008
Eureka Prize logoSix short films made by Australian primary, secondary and tertiary students have been named as the finalists in the 2008 University of Sydney's Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prizes.
Vote for Steve!   View Summary
24 July 2008
Steve-Simpson-thumbnailProfessor Steve Simpson, from the School of Biological Sciences, is a finalist in two of the 2008 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes categories - for Scientific Research and the People's Choice Award. Vote for him in the People's Choice Award!
Vote for Steve!   View Summary
24 July 2008
Steve-Simpson-thumbnailProfessor Steve Simpson, from the School of Biological Sciences, is a finalist in two of the 2008 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes categories - for Scientific Research and the People's Choice Award. Vote for him in the People's Choice Award!
Pitman Medal for Sydney University statistician   View Summary
11 July 2008
John-Robinson-Pitman-Medal- Professor John Robinson, from the School of Mathematics and Statistics, has been awarded the prestigious 2008 Pitman Medal by the Statistical Society of Australia.
Pitman Medal for Sydney University statistician   View Summary
11 July 2008
John-Robinson-Pitman-Medal- Professor John Robinson, from the School of Mathematics and Statistics, has been awarded the prestigious 2008 Pitman Medal by the Statistical Society of Australia.
Breaking the Internet's glass ceiling   View Summary
9 July 2008
Ben EggletonA small scratch on a piece of glass will help increase our Internet speeds exponentially, University of Sydney researchers say.
Breaking the Internet's glass ceiling   View Summary
9 July 2008
Ben EggletonA small scratch on a piece of glass will help increase our Internet speeds exponentially, University of Sydney researchers say.
First Australian to win prestigious mammalogy award   View Summary
8 July 2008
Chris DickmanProfessor Christopher Dickman, Professor in Terrestrial Ecology in the School of Biological Sciences, is the first Australian to ever receive the prestigious C. Hart Merriam Award for outstanding and sustained research contributions in mammalogy.
First Australian to win prestigious mammalogy award   View Summary
8 July 2008
Chris DickmanProfessor Christopher Dickman, Professor in Terrestrial Ecology in the School of Biological Sciences, is the first Australian to ever receive the prestigious C. Hart Merriam Award for outstanding and sustained research contributions in mammalogy.
June 2008
Sydney University scientist appointed to Dietitians Association Board   View Summary
13 June 2008
marg_allman_smAssociate Professor Margaret Allman-Farinelli, from the School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences, was appointed to the Board of the Dietitians Association of Australia in June.
Sydney University scientist appointed to Dietitians Association Board   View Summary
13 June 2008
marg_allman_smAssociate Professor Margaret Allman-Farinelli, from the School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences, was appointed to the Board of the Dietitians Association of Australia in June.
Celebrating Success   View Summary
8 June 2008
Celebrating SuccessEach year, the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney takes the opportunity to acknowledge the outstanding team of researchers and teachers who make Science at Sydney a major contributor and competitor in the global scientific community and the producer of the next generation of science leaders in Australia.
Celebrating Success   View Summary
8 June 2008
Celebrating SuccessEach year, the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney takes the opportunity to acknowledge the outstanding team of researchers and teachers who make Science at Sydney a major contributor and competitor in the global scientific community and the producer of the next generation of science leaders in Australia.
May 2008
The psychology behind ostracism   View Summary
20 May 2008
We've all been left out in a social situation at some point, and it can really hurt our feelings. Ostracism - the act of being excluded and ignored - has damaging psychological, behavioural and physiological consequences, but this phenomenon has only recently been the focus of empirical investigation.
Beautiful death-star could threaten Earth   View Summary
20 May 2008
The Earth may be in the firing line when one of the sky's most beautiful objects explodes, according to University of Sydney astronomer Peter Tuthill.
Beautiful death-star could threaten Earth   View Summary
20 May 2008
The Earth may be in the firing line when one of the sky's most beautiful objects explodes, according to University of Sydney astronomer Peter Tuthill.
The psychology behind ostracism   View Summary
20 May 2008
We've all been left out in a social situation at some point, and it can really hurt our feelings. Ostracism - the act of being excluded and ignored - has damaging psychological, behavioural and physiological consequences, but this phenomenon has only recently been the focus of empirical investigation.
Make science entertaining and win big!   View Summary
19 May 2008
Become a young Sleek Geek by entering the University of Sydney Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize. Entertaining science gurus, Dr Karl and Adam Spencer, invite young Australians to make a short film about any scientific topic that painlessly increases the audiences science knowledge or, as the Sleek Geeks like to say: "Learn something without even noticing."
Sydney University brings hands-on biology to Tocal   View Summary
19 May 2008
TocalWhat sort of bear has eight legs, measures 1mm long, and can survive temperatures from minus 200 to 200 degrees celcius? You'll have to come to Tocal Field Days to find out.
Award for high school science education resources   View Summary
19 May 2008
Kaye PlacingKaye Placing knows what science teachers want. Having originally been a high school science teacher, Kaye now works at the University of Sydney in UniServe Science, providing online, print and workshop resources for science teachers. Her work over the past ten years has won her a Distinguished Service Award from the Science Teachers Association of NSW, presented at their annual conference in December 2007.
Reconstructing vanished oceans   View Summary
19 May 2008
Sydney University scientists Dr Maria Sdrolias and Associate Professor Dietmar Müller, with Dr Carmen Gaina from the Centre for Geodynamics, Norway.
Seven super science students start at Sydney University   View Summary
19 May 2008
Seven super students who scored a UAI of 100 in their Higher School Certificate have enrolled in the University of Sydney's combined science and medicine degree, starting in March.
From algae to parasites: new 'missing link' species found in Sydney Harbour   View Summary
19 May 2008
From algae to parasites: new 'missing link' species found in Sydney HarbourIt's not often that brown algae is considered exciting or revolutionary, but Associate Professor Dee Carter from the School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences at the University of Sydney and her former PhD student, Robert Moore, have found a new species of single-celled brown algae that is an evolutionary missing link.
Winning over gambling   View Summary
19 May 2008
Putting down a bet, having a flutter on the pokies or buying a lotto ticket are all accepted recreational activities in our culture. But gambling can get out of hand for some people costing them not only money, but their relationships, jobs and psychological well-being.
Make science entertaining and win big!   View Summary
19 May 2008
Become a young Sleek Geek by entering the University of Sydney Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize. Entertaining science gurus, Dr Karl and Adam Spencer, invite young Australians to make a short film about any scientific topic that painlessly increases the audiences science knowledge or, as the Sleek Geeks like to say: "Learn something without even noticing."
Winning over gambling   View Summary
19 May 2008
Putting down a bet, having a flutter on the pokies or buying a lotto ticket are all accepted recreational activities in our culture. But gambling can get out of hand for some people costing them not only money, but their relationships, jobs and psychological well-being.
Sydney University brings hands-on biology to Tocal   View Summary
19 May 2008
TocalWhat sort of bear has eight legs, measures 1mm long, and can survive temperatures from minus 200 to 200 degrees celcius? You'll have to come to Tocal Field Days to find out.
Seven super science students start at Sydney University   View Summary
19 May 2008
Seven super students who scored a UAI of 100 in their Higher School Certificate have enrolled in the University of Sydney's combined science and medicine degree, starting in March.
From algae to parasites: new 'missing link' species found in Sydney Harbour   View Summary
19 May 2008
From algae to parasites: new 'missing link' species found in Sydney HarbourIt's not often that brown algae is considered exciting or revolutionary, but Associate Professor Dee Carter from the School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences at the University of Sydney and her former PhD student, Robert Moore, have found a new species of single-celled brown algae that is an evolutionary missing link.
Reconstructing vanished oceans   View Summary
19 May 2008
Sydney University scientists Dr Maria Sdrolias and Associate Professor Dietmar Müller, with Dr Carmen Gaina from the Centre for Geodynamics, Norway.
Award for high school science education resources   View Summary
19 May 2008
Kaye PlacingKaye Placing knows what science teachers want. Having originally been a high school science teacher, Kaye now works at the University of Sydney in UniServe Science, providing online, print and workshop resources for science teachers. Her work over the past ten years has won her a Distinguished Service Award from the Science Teachers Association of NSW, presented at their annual conference in December 2007.
Follow a friend, even in the face of danger   View Summary
15 May 2008
BarracudasResearch by Dr Ashley Ward, from the School of Biological Sciences has shown for the first time in vertebrates just how strong the desire to follow a leader can be in animals that are alone compared to those in a group.
Radical new ways to control cane toads   View Summary
15 May 2008
Professor Rick Shine"Using both methods together will decrease the number and impact of cane toads in Australia," said Professor Shine. "Community groups, who are already at the frontline fighting cane toads, could implement these tactics in the future, because they are passionate about controlling toads and are good at organising action."
Follow a friend, even in the face of danger   View Summary
15 May 2008
BarracudasResearch by Dr Ashley Ward, from the School of Biological Sciences has shown for the first time in vertebrates just how strong the desire to follow a leader can be in animals that are alone compared to those in a group.
Radical new ways to control cane toads   View Summary
15 May 2008
Professor Rick Shine"Using both methods together will decrease the number and impact of cane toads in Australia," said Professor Shine. "Community groups, who are already at the frontline fighting cane toads, could implement these tactics in the future, because they are passionate about controlling toads and are good at organising action."
March 2008
New diagnostic test for cancer promises less trauma for patients   View Summary
18 March 2008
A rapid new diagnostic test developed by Sydney researchers will mean fewer tests and less trauma for cancer patients says Richard Christopherson, who has a Personal Chair in the School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences in the Faculty of Science.
New diagnostic test for cancer promises less trauma for patients   View Summary
18 March 2008
A rapid new diagnostic test developed by Sydney researchers will mean fewer tests and less trauma for cancer patients says Richard Christopherson, who has a Personal Chair in the School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences in the Faculty of Science.
February 2008
Academy awards for scientific excellence   View Summary
11 February 2008
University of Sydney scientists have taken out three of the four awards made to NSW scientists by the Australian Academy of Science for 2008. The award winners were announced in January and recipients will receive their awards in a ceremony as part of the Science at the Shine Dome event, held in Canberra in May 2008.
Academy awards for scientific excellence   View Summary
11 February 2008
University of Sydney scientists have taken out three of the four awards made to NSW scientists by the Australian Academy of Science for 2008. The award winners were announced in January and recipients will receive their awards in a ceremony as part of the Science at the Shine Dome event, held in Canberra in May 2008.