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December 2016

Sheila Donnelly, Charlene Lobo, Jonathan Webb, Daniel Ramp and David Suggett have been promoted to Associate Professors within the UTS Faculty of Science.
Extreme wet years are getting wetter and more common. This means Australia's terrestrial ecosystems will play a larger role in the global carbon cycle.
UTS played host to the 2nd International Symposium on Renewable Energy Technologies from 30 November to 4 December.
The federal government is tackling antimicrobial resistance with a 'One Health' approach. But what is One Health and what can it offer that other approaches haven't?
A young scientist at UTS is using research on ‘cleavage’ as a catalyst for a potential future in science communication.

November 2016

Two UTS researchers working at the leading edge of modern science have been recognised by the Australian Academy of Science in its annual awards for excellence.
Antimicrobial resistance is recognised as a global crisis - diseases are no longer responding to medicines that once cured them.
Primary Industries Minister Niall Blair has announced the NSW Government is collaborating with UTS researchers to assess the capabilities of the Clever Buoy shark-spotting sonar technology off Port Stephens, as part of the $16 million Shark Management Strategy.
Over the last few months, researchers in UTS Science have been working on their applications for Senior Lecturers. This extensive process requires candidates to explain their research, papers written and published, and their potential plan for academic growth.

October 2016

Four UTS Science staff members have received Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning from the Australian Department of Education, as part of the 2016 Australian Awards for University Teaching.
Russell Sandstrom, a UTS Science PhD candidate, graduated from the UTS Hatchery program held between March and May earlier this year. The UTS Hatchery is a distinctive extra-curricular program for UTS students, designed to up-skill students with new ways to solve real world problems.
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.