News & Events
Learn about what’s trending in science at the University of Adelaide with the latest news, events and social engagement from across the faculty and schools.
Events held at Waite campus by the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
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What's trending in science?
Growing evidence links natural green space exposure with a range of health benefits, including for mental health.Read more about Biodiverse soil dust linked to reduced anxiety
The availability of high-quality plant genome sequences and advances in functional genomics is revolutionising our ability to understand plant evolution.Read more about Gene scans provide deep insights into plant evolution
An internationally recognised food scientist and leader of research organisations in Australia and the United States has been appointed the new Head of the University of Adelaide’s School of Agriculture, Food and Wine.Read more about Food scientist is new head of Agriculture, Food and Wine
Research shows that climate is an important indicator of what colour and pattern bird eggs will be.Read more about birds in cooler climates lay darker eggs to keep their embryos warm
Fiona Whelan has been appointed as the newest Ramsay Fellow in Applied Science.Read more about New Ramsay Fellow in Applied Science
Sunscreen from mushroom waste, healthy skincare products from apples and berries, and high-tech materials from Brussels sprout stalks?Read more about Making high value products from agricultural waste
A new partnership between the State Government and the University of Adelaide to deliver an AgTech PhD scholarship is open for applications.Read more about New AgTech scholarship set to bear fruit
Australia’s national parks are under serious threat of overgrazing and native kangaroos are major contributors to the problem.Read more about Who's eating away Australia's national parks?
A research paper that recommends increasing urban green spaces to prevent human disease, has won a significant award in its field.Read more about Urban rewilding paper wins Bradshaw Medal
Geoscientist Natalie Debenham has been awarded the Journal of Structural Geology’s 'Student Author of the Year Award'.Read more about Local geoscientist the first Australian student to win award
Scientists are investigating our understanding of wine complexity - and they need your help.Read more about Participants wanted for Chardonnay tasting
Australian and New Zealand researchers have joined forces to document their view of kelp forests.Read more about Marine biologists provide deep thoughts on kelp forests
Mauricio and Ben met while studying viticulture and oenology at the University of Adelaide and their friendship grew over their shared love of all things food and wine.Read more about Wine graduates making it big in Mexico
Start-up companies in agricultural technology, food and wine are being given a guiding hand with a new business incubator launched at the University of Adelaide’s Waite campus.Read more about Local boost for AgTech, food and wine start-ups
In a unique initiative, Defence Science and Technology and the University of Adelaide are conducting dual-use research that has found applications in defence, mining, medicine, soil forensics and archaeology.Read more about Shedding new light in many directions
New program set to teach future veterinarians key business and entrepreneurship skillsRead more about Getting down to business - Vets set for real world practice with new elective
Animal science graduate Michelle Birkett talks about her dream job as a zookeeper in Sarah Holloway’s latest ‘Seize the Yay’ podcast.Read more about Koalafications for becoming a zookeeper
A unique new facility at the University of Adelaide will help protect Australia’s precious groundwater from overuse and contamination.Read more about Trapping atoms to protect Australia’s groundwater
New environmental remote sensing PhD opportunities are available working with researchers from our School of Biological Sciences and the CSIRO.Read more about New PhD opportunities in environmental remote sensing
Researchers have trialled a non-invasive model for detecting smoke contamination in grapevines.Read more about Researchers develop a non-invasive test for smoke contamination in vineyards
Only fish have gills, right? Wrong. Scientists have found a snake that can breathe through the top of its own head.Read more about this sea snake gathers oxygen through its forehead
Researchers call for compulsory testing of in-car dog restraints and better education about the dangers of having pets loose in your car.Read more about Restrained or unrestrained – Dogs travelling in cars set for a ‘ruff’ ride
If we are so concerned for the rainforest why don’t we do more globally to help protect it?Read more about Tackling the causes of the Amazon forest fires
A new study finds up to 40 per cent of owners report their pet dogs are scared while being examined by a vet.Read more about It’s common for dogs to be scared of going to the vet
The depth and diversity of research student projects in the Faculty of Sciences was once again on display at this week's final of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition.Read more about Spaghetti and mud pies scoop 3-Minute Thesis final
Could veterinary technicians help alleviate pressure and make a vet's job easier?Read more about Vet nurses vs vet techs - What’s the difference?
Collaborative research will expand to embrace expertise in areas such as engineering, mathematics, computer science, big data, and machine learning, for the application of new technologies.Read more about Research giants team up to boost primary industries sector
Blue is a very prominent colour on earth. But when it comes to nature, blue is very rare. Less than 1 in 10 plants have blue flowers and far fewer animals are blue.Read more about Why is the colour blue so rare in nature?
Recent case studies have revealed an overall positive relationships between the diversity of native species and presence of weedy species, notably in Mediterranean Biome grasslands.Read more about Not all weeds are bad - Some may actually be good for Australian grasslands