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Novel use of insect microbiomes to prevent Ross River virus transmission in Australian mosquitoes Geomicrobial biosensors: microbial diversity and the genetics of heavy metal resistance in regolith

Wildfires show us why tipping points are so important

Tipping points are something that we hear a lot about in the media, often about climate change. With the recent catastrophic fires in Australia, a discussion about tipping points is especially important because tipping points could alter, forever, our economic […]

What are Cyanobacteria?

By Leanne Pearson  Photosynthetic microorganisms known as cyanobacteria are found in a variety of aquatic and terrestrial habitats worldwide, including oceans, lakes, polar melt-water ponds, hot springs and desert soil crusts. Sometimes erroneously termed ‘blue-green algae’, they are in fact a morphologically and physiologically diverse phylum of bacteria. Cyanobacteria were among the earliest lifeforms to colonise Earth, and it […]

Meet our iGEM team

Greetings! We are the DeNovoCastrians, the inaugural iGEM team from University of Newcastle. iGEM (international Genetically Engineered Machine) is a competition that gives students the opportunity to push the boundaries of synthetic biology by tackling everyday challenges. Synthetic biology is […]

ABC interview

Our very own Professor Silvia Frisia gives a fascinating ABC radio interview discussing the importance of examining climate archives and the science behind dating historical carbon events on Earth.

New combined degree 2020

The Bachelor of Development Studies is currently available as a combined degree with Business, Laws and Social Sciences. Excitingly, starting in 2020, it will also be available as a combined degree with Global Indigenous Studies.  The collaborative degree will draw […]


November; World Vegan Month

This month I am super excited to post about World Vegan Month! We would have all heard the common stereotypes “vegans don’t eat anything that casts a shadow”, “they just eat grass”, “it’s not healthy, protein comes from meat” and […]


Bachelor of Coastal and Marine Science

  Is the ocean and coast part of your lifestyle? Are you wanting to learn about the marine environment?   The Faculty of Science at the University of Newcastle invites you to celebrate the launch of our exciting new Bachelor […]

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