News Archive - 2015

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The Head of School is pleased to share the great news that Dr Rebecca LeBard has been awarded a 2015 Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence.

The letter of notification from the VC states that excellence in teaching is an essential and fundamental mission of UNSW, and of course, teaching...

Recent work being done by Senior Lecturer Dr Vladimir Sytnyk’s lab on Alzheimer's Disease has just been published in the prestigious journal ...

BABS Senior Lecturer Dr Brendan Burns and his recent PhD student Dr Elizabeth Blaber are co-authors on a study performed in space that looked at whether microgravity inhibits the ability of embryonic stems cells to differentiate and...

The School is very pleased to congratulate BABS graduate Dr Shane Ingrey, who was awarded his PhD at the recent Science graduations. Shane was supervised by Scientia Professor Brett Neilan in conjunction with the UNSW's Nura Gili program, a pathway scheme that embraces indigenous knowledge and culture, and is the fourth Indigenous student to graduate from UNSW with a PhD in 2015.

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Alongside the plentiful coffee shops and eating areas, students at UNSW have a new place to hang out: an innovation centre where they are encouraged to turn up, socialise, brainstorm with each other, and make things. The centre is located on the ground floor of the new Material Science and Engineering building, and is a flexible area with tools, whiteboards, lounges, a kitchen and a...

UNSW has reinforced its reputation as one of the fastest movers in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, jumping 27 places to be 82 in the world.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings are the only global performance tables that judge research-intensive universities across all their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and...

We are once again hosting an Honours Information Night/Networking Event for students considering Honours with BABS in 2016.

The event will be held on Wednesday 16September commencing at 5:30pm in Central Lecture Block 1.

There will be a short (30 minute) presentation on Honours and the research areas in the school, and then students will have the...

Senior Lecturer and current DECRA Fellow Dr Irina Voineagu is lead author on a paper just published in Nature Neuroscience that reports their newly discovered link between autism and genetic changes in some segments of DNA responsible for switching on genes in the brain.

The project is the first in the world to investigate how the activity of enhancers and genes are...

BABS Senior Lecturer Dr Brendan Burns was a participant in global Ocean Sampling Day, a simultaneous sampling campaign of the world’s oceans which took place for the first time on the 2014 summer solstice. The aim of the project is for the cumulative samples – related in time, space and environmental parameters – to provide insights into fundamental rules describing microbial diversity and...

University of NSW boss helps double odds on ovarian cancer
The Australian, 5 May 2015

A test invented by the new boss of one of Australia’s biggest universities has doubled the chances of detecting a lethal women’s cancer before symptoms emerge.

A decade-long European trial, which tracked more than 200,000 women aged over 50, has found that the new screening...

Blue-sky research faces funding crisis
Merlin Crossley
T
he Australian, February 25, 2015

Blue-sky research under a cloudWho is responsible for the...

Dietary cholesterol no longer a worry: blood levels the main culprit
The Australian February 21, 2015
John Ross, Higher Education Reporter

IT is one of the main risk factors for heart disease, but cholesterol should no longer be avoided in the diet, a key US report has found.

Draft dietary guidelines issued by the US...

In late 2014, the School hosted A/Professor Leonard Lipovich from Detroit's Wayne State University School of Medicine for the second instalment of collaboration with BABS A/Professor Kevin Morris.

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