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News and highlights

June 2017

Nural Cokcetin’s Famelab journey came to an exciting conclusion this month, after she was named joint runner-up (second place) at the 2017 Famelab International final held at the Cheltenham Science Festival.

May 2017

Microbiologist and honey expert Dr Nural Cokcetin has been named the country’s best young science communicator at the Australian final of FameLab, an international competition sponsored by the British Council.

April 2017

PhD candidate, Riti Mann, will present her research at the Australian Society for Microbiology’s (ASM) Annual Scientific Meeting in Hobart later this year, following her successful presentation at the NSW branch competition last month.

March 2017

Researchers at the University of Technology Sydney warn that the broad-spectrum antimicrobial effectiveness of silver is being put at risk by the widespread and inappropriate expansion of nanosilver use in medical and consumer goods.

February 2017

The Australian Academy of Science has released a think tank report discussing how risk and uncertainty impact the decisions we make as a society.

December 2016

Australian manuka honey is at least as powerful against bacteria as the more commonly known New Zealand variety, researchers have found.
A young scientist at UTS is using research on ‘cleavage’ as a catalyst for a potential future in science communication.

November 2016

Antimicrobial resistance is recognised as a global crisis - diseases are no longer responding to medicines that once cured them.
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

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.

September 2016

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. It doesn’t stop with humans - antibiotics are widely used in the agricultural sector.

August 2016

UTS microbiologist Dr Willa Huston has identified a chemical that paves the way for a new antibiotic specially for koalas.
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.

July 2016

Large-scale intensive livestock production generates huge volumes of animal waste contaminated with veterinary antibiotics, further driving global antibiotic resistance.

May 2016

Parasitic worms are typically something we're keen to avoid, but new research from UTS's ithree institute shows that controlled infection of parasites could be harnessed to prevent the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS).

April 2016

Professor Liz Harry – a world leader in the field of bacterial cell division – has been appointed as Director of ithree institute (infection, immunity and innovation) at UTS Science.

February 2016

It's UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science, so we shine a spotlight on some of the great women scientists here in Australia.