Scientists in the news this week: May 15, 2020
From birds and bats; to geologists and seed terminator machines... here’s your week of University of Adelaide scientists in the news.
Agriculture, food and wine
Associate Professor Gurjeet Gill is facilitating the ‘Managing Brome in Canola’ trial which is assessing the options we have to manage brome once it becomes resistant to Group B herbicides. This research is featured in Sea Lake & Whycheproof Times Ensign and Buloke Times.
Animal and veterinary sciences
Dr Lloyd Low, Professor John Williams and Professor Stefan Hiendleder's new technique that delivers complete DNA sequences of chromosomes inherited from mother and father, featured in the news again this week via Science Daily and Forensic Mag.
Dr Kieren Mitchell was a part of a University collaboration which used DNA analysis to resolve the evolutionary origins and dispersion of the Australian frogmouth species of bird, as reported in Phys.org
Associate Professor David Paton talks on ABC Radio Adelaide about the Murray-Darling Basin freshwater-saltwater debate.
Ongoing coverage of Associate Professor Bastien Llamas, co-author of the worldwide project to sketch the first ever large-scale genomic portrait of Ancient pre-Columbian Andean civilisations, this week in The National Tribune, Mirage News, and Australia’s Science Channel.
Palaeontologist and PhD student Tiah Bampton continues to get coverage with a feature on Radio National regarding leading a new dig at South Australia's World Heritage-listed Naracoorte Caves National Park.
The Herald Sun featured universities and the mining industry working closely together. In particular, the University of Adelaide was highlighted showing participants of the National Exploration Undercover School (NExUS) initiative, led by Dr Richard Lilly of the Department of Earth Sciences.
Huy Tuong Cao has led a team of researchers in developing a new type of deformable mirror that is poised to improve the sensitivity of ground-based gravitational wave detectors, learn more about this ground-breaking research on the feature in Infosurhoy.
Students and alumni
Agricultural science student and Rural Bank scholarship recipient Sabrina Lawrence featured on ABC Radio and in a Murray Pioneer newspaper article about her studies and her passion for cereal cropping and livestock production.
Wine alumni Brett Grocke and Penny Jones feature in respective stories in Halliday magazine.
Sixth-generation Barossan vigneron/winemaker Brett graduated from a Graduate Diploma in Viticulture in 2000. Penny from Bay of Fires wines in Tasmania is a graduate of our Bachelor of Agricultural Science.
Share your story
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