Researchers showcases

  • Plant gene discovery could lead to growing food on space

    QUT scientists have discovered the gene that will open the door for space-based food production. Professor Peter Waterhouse, a plant geneticist at QUT, discovered the gene in the ancient Australian native tobacco plant Nicotiana benthamiana, known as Pitjuri to indigenous Aboriginal... Read more
  • Researchers study physics of life with light

    RMIT is one of three core collaborators in the Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP), which will develop novel biophotonics techniques for studying living cells within biological systems. This new centre, we will be able to develop entirely new techniques to open windows into cell... Read more
  • Researchers study true costs of mandatory health programs

    Health economists at the University of Technology Sydney are using the tools of consumer behaviour to determine the true costs of mandatory public health programs, in work that will have implications for policy makers, industry and consumers. Governments are increasingly turning to mandatory... Read more
  • Sight set on tracking threatened species

    To better protect threatened habitat, wildlife experts and QUT researchers have combined to create an "immersive environment" to predict, locate and track species, through virtual reality. Professor Kerrie Mengersen, from QUT's School of Mathematical Sciences, said the information gathered from... Read more
  • Striking against stroke

    Dr Alyson Miller, who heads RMIT's Cerebrovascular and Stroke Laboratory, hopes to discover new ways to effectively treat brain damage caused by stroke that has the potential to make a huge difference to the 50,000 Australians who suffer new or recurrent strokes each year. The study investigates... Read more
  • Sustainability expert

    Professor Peter Newman, Director of the Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute (CUSP), is known for his service to science education as an academic and researcher, through contributions to urban design and transport sustainability and to the community. He played a major role in the... Read more
  • World’s first plastic automotive mirror

    Researchers from University of South Australia’s Future Industries Institute have delivered the world’s first plastic car mirror by pioneering highly sophisticated innovations in thin film coatings.   Through clever materials engineering, the plastic mirror out-performs glass in terms of... Read more