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A letter to my Year 12 self – Sophie Dolling

"If I were to have my time at uni again there are a few things I wish I knew…"

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Eureka! Shellfish reef project wins major award

University of Adelaide marine ecologists are among a team of scientists awarded a Eureka Prize for their research towards rebuilding Australia’s lost shellfish reefs.

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New wheat and barley genomes will help feed the world

Scientists have unlocked new genetic variation in wheat and barley – a major boost for the global effort in breeding higher-yielding varieties. 

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$7m boost for sciences research

ARC Discovery projects showcase the dynamic breadth of sciences research at the University of Adelaide.

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River Murray fish species bounce back from Millennium Drought

Research shows some native migratory fish species are now thriving after an earlier threat of extinction.

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A pain in the grass: Native wildlife and cultural sites in arid Australia at risk

Researchers have uncovered, for the first time, the extent of impact that buffel grass has on the environment in arid Australia.

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Exploring the origins of wine regionality

World's experts to convene for two-day conference to discuss the science that creates and defines regionality in wine.

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Wine and beer perception survey

Participate: Help the wine and beer industries tailor products that better meet your needs and expectations.

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Scientists dig up soil secrets of Adelaide's community gardens

Researchers have surveyed the soil health of community gardens across Adelaide to assess their suitability for urban agriculture.

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Fighting wine fraud with fluorescence fingerprinting

Researchers are developing a fast and simple method of authenticating wine – a potential solution against the estimated billions of dollars’ worth of wine fraud globally.

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Scientists in the news this week: October 2020

‘What even is the economy?’ Citymag has published a three-part series on ‘how SA makes money and stuff’ featuring several University of Adelaide scientists and science graduates.

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Peter Veitch receives Australia's most prestigious scientific research award

Professor Peter Veitch has been awarded the Prime Minister’s Prize for Science for his involvement in one of the greatest scientific discoveries of this century.

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Cat diseases - the impact on our health and economy

Scientists have examined the rates of cat diseases in Australia, their health effects, and the costs to our economy.

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New research to help koalas survive future bushfires

Scientists to study the clinical data of koalas injured in last summer’s devastating bushfires to give them the best possible chance of survival and recovery in future bushfires.

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'Ingenious' scientists feature at key research-industry showcase

Scientists will feature at Ingenuity 2020 – a showcase of student projects exploring real-life applications across all disciplines of STEM.

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