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October 2016

UTS Science graduate Dr Aiden Martin recently secured a research position at the prestigious Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, USA.
Second-year Forensic Biology in Biomedical Science student, Felicity Hall, has recently returned from Romania on month-long archaeology dig. She spent July studying in a field school located in the town of Odorheiu Secuiesc in the historically Hungarian region of Transylvania.
UTS scientists are using the body shapes of fishes to predict which species from the tropical reefs of the Great Barrier Reef might be able to successfully establish resident populations in the warming temperate waters around Sydney.
This year, the 2016 Tony Roach Prize was awarded to fellow UTS alumnus James Hitchcock for his paper entitled ‘After the flood: changing dissolved organic carbon bioavailability and bacterial growth following inflows to estuaries.’
Wild dog attacks on livestock are devastating, but bounties and culling aren't the answer, write Euan Ritchie and Arian Wallach.
A pair of scientists at UTS have received a top prize from a US science firm to assist their research into the efficacy of probiotics in treating depression.
The Wildlife One Health Initiative is a dynamic cross-disciplinary team of UTS scientists who aim to tackle wildlife health, loss and extinction.
The federal government is considering changes to Australia’s marine reserves to implement a national system. This week The Conversation is looking at the science behind marine reserves and how to protect our oceans.
A new innovative clinic designed for families with behaviourally challenged children and teenagers has recently opened in Sydney. The Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS) clinic is the first to be accredited in Australia and is providing parents and their children with alternative and effective methods of reducing conflict.
Charles’ passion for science has earned him a UTS University Medal for his Honours research project where he studied freshwater ecologies.

September 2016

Two leading UTS researchers provide a critical review of achievements in the field of single-photon emitters, regarded as a frontrunner for realising quantum technologies.
Where might a degree in science or maths take me? Can I get a job utilising all my research skills? These were some of the questions that our science and maths students asked at the recent Your Future in Science & Maths careers event.
UTS Science won four out of six awards at this year’s UTS Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Research Excellence.
There are a range of diseases, not just infectious diseases, for which antibiotics are used routinely; in patients who are immunosuppressed - who have had chemotherapy or organ transplants - or after most routine operations.
Spring has sprung and so could Australia's first national pollen monitoring system thanks to research being undertaken by a team of scientists with funding from the NHMRC.
Recent UTS biotechnology graduate, Ms Gemma Stubbs, has been awarded an invaluable scholarship to complete an honours project next year.
The Australian Technology Network (ATN) Industry Doctoral Training Centre is a collaboration between the Australian Government, UTS and four other universities in the ATN. The program looks to pair students’ PhD research with work in the industry.
Outstanding research performance has been recognised at this year’s UTS Science Scholarship and Prize Giving Ceremony.
Three female UTS finance students have been awarded prestigious scholarships to help them pursue careers in a competitive, male-dominated sector.
Sydney Harbour coral recovery study aims to understand what makes these unique temperate corals so hardy.

August 2016

Not many people would think you could combine optics and coral research together, but for recent UTS PhD graduate Daniel Wangprasuert that’s exactly what he did.
UTS microbiologist Dr Willa Huston has identified a chemical that paves the way for a new antibiotic specially for koalas.
A $1m NSW Government grant will support an innovative bio-manufacturing facility at UTS. Based on algae and known as the Deep Green Biotech Hub, it will connect industry, entrepreneurs and students to boost the state’s bio-economy.
Professor Dayong Jin envisions a future where portable diagnostic devices will be as ubiquitous as smartphones, where scientists can peer inside individual cells, and where diseases can be detected before they infect our bodies.
Synthetic cathinones are designed to mimic the highs of prohibited substances while staying under the drug control radar.
UTS postdoctoral fellow Dr Benjamin Raymond has received the Louis Dienes award at the 21st Congress of the International Organization for Mycoplasmology, which was held recently in Brisbane.
UTS Science has introduced two new undergraduate degrees: the Bachelor of Forensic Science and the Bachelor of Biotechnology for students commencing studies in 2017.
PhD candidate Naomi Koh Belic has won the 3 Minute Thesis Competition (3MT) run by UTS Science with her presentation titled, ‘Multiple sclerosis: A disease in a dish’.

July 2016

Researchers at UTS have found some of the brightest quantum emitters ever recorded. They’re also tuneable over a large spectral range, easily engineered and robust in harsh conditions.
Large-scale intensive livestock production generates huge volumes of animal waste contaminated with veterinary antibiotics, further driving global antibiotic resistance.