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.
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What's trending in science?
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
Roseworthy campus' oldest horses turned 28 and celebrated with carrot cake, party hats and lots of friends.Read more about Hip, hip… neigh! Birthday time for the University’s oldest horses
Researchers to collaborate with industry to explore the effect of netting on beehive health, set and quality of apples.Read more about Do fruit tree nets impact the ability of bees to carry pollen?
Agriculture, animal science and vet students perform a cut above the rest at the Australian Intercollegiate Meat Judging conference.Read more about Students claim high-steaks judging competition
Modern humans interbred with at least five different archaic human groups as they moved out of Africa and across Eurasia, genetic analysis reveals.Read more about New genetic analysis reveals breeding history of modern humans
A project to map the hearing capability of zebrafish has won Mengke Han third prize at the global Frontiers in Neurophotonics’ summer school.Read more about Adelaide scientist wins ‘bronze’ at global neurophotonics event
Wine researchers are investigating drought-tolerant grape varieties from Cyprus for their suitability for Australian conditions.Read more about Mediterranean drought-tolerant vines set for Australian experiment
Research for a range of industrial sectors including scientific, advanced manufacturing, defence, resources, biomedical and agriculture has received a major boost.Read more about $35.6 million boost for sciences' research infrastructure
A new three-year Bachelor of Veterinary Technology at the University’s Roseworthy campus will train ‘paraveterinary’ health care specialists.Read more about New ‘vet tech’ degree to target emerging skills gap
Animal scientists have found the genetics of a cow strongly influence the composition of their gut and how much methane they produce.Read more about Moo-ve over methane... Scientists show we can breed cattle that produce less gassy emissions
Chlamydia-free koalas from Kangaroo Island may be needed to help save declining populations in other parts of Australia.Read more about Disease-free locals 'koalafy' as population protectors
Earth scientists suggest that continents may have risen out of the sea much earlier than previously thought but were destroyed, leaving little trace.Read more about New model suggests lost continents for early Earth
An incredible journey - the first people to arrive in Australia came in large numbers, and on purpose
It took more than 1,000 people to form a viable population in Australia. But this was no accidental migration, the first arrivals must have been planned, scientists say.Read more about An incredible journey - the first people to arrive in Australia came in large numbers, and on purpose
Researchers investigating the world’s exotic wildlife trade have made a startling discovery...Read more about What endangered creature are your cowboy boots made from?