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.
What's trending in science?
Scientists from the Research Centre for Infectious Diseases have developed a single vaccination approach to simultaneously combat influenza and pneumococcal infections.Read more about Deadly diseases to be hit by single vaccine
There's exciting science you can find in your glass, writes viticulture and oenology graduate Lieke van der Hulst.Read more about What you missed from 'Tasting Australia - the chemistry of wine'
Scientists discover how mutations in DNA can cause neurodegenerative disease.Read more about Scientists discover how mutations in DNA can cause neurodegenerative disease
The University of Adelaide-led world-leading facility that underpins innovative plant research in Australia has appointed its first Executive Director to drive future success.Read more about New director of world-leading plant research facility
Horses have a amazing ability to be able to sleep standing up. But they do also sleep lying down. If you’re a horse, you need to be able to do both.Read more about Why don’t horses sit or lie down even while sleeping?
South Australia’s multi-billion-dollar food industries will benefit from new scientific leadership in the state.Read more about New leadership for food sciences research
Scientists discover wild barley genes that could be used to improve drought tolerance in barley, the second most important cereal crop in Australia.Read more about Wild barley reveals drought tolerant traits that could improve elite cultivars
Jasmin Martino investigates the use of ear stone chronologies for understanding long-term trends and drivers of growth in fisheries.Read more about Uncovering long-term growth histories in fishery species
The Australian continent has a remarkable history - a story of isolation, desiccation and resilience on an ark at the edge of the world.Read more about a tale of amazing people, amazing creatures & rising seas
The craft spirit scene in South Australia is booming. Here's how you can get involved in the art of spirit production and winemaking.Read more about How you can get involved in the South Australian gin spike
Researchers inspired by chocolate biscuits and Doctor Who aliens when choosing names for 10 new species of wasps.Read more about Who, where, when, why, wasp? New wasps named after biscuits & Doctor Who aliens
Scientists have uncovered how aquatic beetles breathe in underground water.Read more about Underground beetle breathing brainteaser solved
Researchers to work with the Defence Science and Technology Group on four ambitious quantum technology projects.Read more about Quantum sensors to make Australia safer
Sea snakes discovered swimming almost 250 metres deep.Read more about Sea snakes set record for deep dives
Science research at the University of Adelaide has reached new heights according to the 2018 Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) results released this week.Read more about Sciences research ranks high in ERA results
Replanting urban environments with native flora could be a cost effective way to improve public health.Read more about Urban biodiversity to lower chronic disease
A new study has revealed that the language used by the global climate change watchdog, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, is overly conservative.Read more about Climate change threats much greater than reports
New research outlines steps to usefully combine optimism with pessimism when talking about environmental conservation.Read more about How (and why) to stay optimistic when it feels like the environment is falling apart
With several hundred cases diagnosed each year, Australia has one of the highest rates of Q fever worldwide.Read more about Australia’s drought could be increasing Q fever risk, but there are ways we can protect ourselves
Researchers are investigating whether smoke from stubble burning has any effect on wine grapes.Read more about Research to clear the air on smoke taint in wine
Commercialisation potential of Faculty of Sciences’ research is in the spotlight after the development of a new pneumonia vaccine.Read more about Pneumonia vaccine shows commercialisation strengths
Veterinary science, taught at Roseworthy campus, is a stand-out result in a suite of impressive results in the QS World University Rankings by Subject.Read more about veterinary science breaks into top 50
Scientists are helping save a threatened native plant and art is helping raise awareness about it.Read more about Conservation of threatened flora species inspires street art
$35K Gary Sansom Scholarship was awarded to Joshua Angove for his research on the influence of the maternal environment on how meat chickens grow.Read more about PhD research a global game changer for chicken breeding
New Colombo Plan Scholarship recipient Rhona Hamilton has sights on her internships at the University of Tokyo and National Astronomical Observatory of Japan.Read more about Photonics & space internships await physics student
Scientists have revealed the African origins of New Zealand’s most mysterious giant flightless bird – the now extinct adzebill – showing that some of its closest living relatives are the pint-sized flufftails from Madagascar and Africa.Read more about African origins of giant extinct New Zealand bird revealed
University of Adelaide marine biologists have discovered that some sea snakes contain genes in their tail skin that help them stay safe from predators.Read more about Shining a light on sea snake senses