News Archive - 2016

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BABS Deputy Head of School/Director of Teaching Associate Professor Louise Lutze-Mann has been awarded one of 15 inaugural UNSW Scientia Education Fellowships that were announced by UNSW President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Jacobs at this week’s Learning and Teaching Forum. The aim of the Fellowships is to provide leadership in learning and teaching to support UNSW’s commitment to be a...

A team of researchers from UCLA and UNSW (including BABS researcher Dr Irina Voineagu and Gavin Sutton, a student who is also on the BABS iGEM team) has made a major advance in understanding the biology of schizophrenia using 3D chromosome-mapping, a new technology...

BABS scientists (Professor Peter White and his team) have identified three new strains of highly contagious norovirus responsible for a major epidemic of viral gastroenteritis that has affected hundreds of thousands of Australians over winter.

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We are once again hosting an Honours Information Night/Networking Event ...

Are you considering undertaking Honours at UNSW in 2017? If so, you are invited to peruse Honours Projects available in BABS in our 2017 Honours Booklet, now available on this website along with full information on the application process on our ...

BABS are offering a valuable research experience opportunity as part of the Summer Vacation Research Scholarships (SVRS). This is available to undergraduate students in the penultimate (second last) year of a Science undergraduate degree, who are considering undertaking postgraduate research and successful applicants will undertake a 6 week...

Nature has named UNSW the region's top 'Rising Star' for its impressive increase in publications in prestigious scientific journals between 2012 and 2015. This is great news for our staff and students.

The Nature Index 2016 Rising Stars supplement identifies the countries and institutions showing the most significant growth in high-quality research publications...

Dr Rich Edwards, Professor Marc Wilkins and A/Professor Mark Tanaka are the BABS academics on a new $325k ARC Linking Project grant awarded in in partnership with Dr Paul Attfield and Dr Phillip Bell from Microbiogen Pty Ltd.
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Simone Li completed Honours in BABS in bioinformatics, then became the first employee of the NSW Systems Biology Initiative headed by BABS Professor Marc Wilkins. In 2012, she headed off to Germany to the prestigious European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) located in Heidelberg to commence her PhD.

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In 2012, Professor Peter White's lab identified and named the then new strain of Norovirus, Sydney 2012. This was one of the first of such viruses to have its genome sequenced, allowing its falling incidence to be tracked as immunity in the general population increased.

Most notably, the highly contagious Norovirus causes regular outbreaks on cruise ships, with large numbers of...

The first group industry partners will initially set up incubator spaces on the Kensington campus in close proximity to researchers and a growing community of student entrepreneurs. Investment is expected to build to $100 million, enabling the construction of a new purpose-built, globally connected UNSW innovation precinct by 2025.

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UNSW Science will be running a Year 10 Work Experience Program from 28 November to 2 December 2016.

Applications are currently being accepted from students in Year 10 who are enrolled in an Australian secondary school.

Full details can be found at: ...

Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) is a rare degenerative neurologic condition that affects both men and women, usually starting in their 50s or early 60s. About 2,500 Australians are suffering with it right now. The progression of the disease is rapid, with patients confined to bed within 5 years of symptom onset, and death within an average of 9 years.

MSA is clinically similar to...

A group of UNSW researchers led by BABS A/Professor Mike Manefield was awarded a Program grant of $967K in the latest round of the Australia/India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF) announced yesterday by Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop and Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Christopher Pyne. The project’s total budget is $1,212M, which includes a $200K contribution from UNSW...

UNSW Law has risen two places to 13th in the 2016 QS university subject rankings, joining Accounting and Finance in the top spot. In its best result to date, UNSW now has 21 subjects in the world’s top 50.

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BABS is pleased to announce a new Honours scholarship scheme open to students commencing honours in BABS in S1, 2016.

For full details, please visit the ...

An international research team that includes BABS scientists has discovered an important new genetic target for the development of possible treatments for common inherited blood diseases.

The study, led by Dr Takahiro Maeda of Harvard Medical School, has been published in the journal Science. BABS team members include Dean of Science Professor Merlin Crossley, Dr Alister...