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Dr Nghia Nguyen-Trong a Rising Star

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Congratulations to Dr Nghia Nguyen-Trong, Lecturer in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, who has been recognised as one of Australia’s rising stars as a researcher.

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Learn to Program: Python at UOA Online

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Want to learn about the fundamental concepts in programming using Python and apply them to analyse a sample research dataset?

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Ironing out the cause of Alzheimer’s disease

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University of Adelaide researchers have found important evidence supporting their theory that a deficiency of active iron in the brain is an important factor in Alzheimer’s disease.

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Congratulations to Menasha Thilakaratne for her 2021 Winnovation Award win

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School of Computer Science researcher Menasha Thilakaratne was successful in winning the Maths and Data Award, sponsored by Fixe.

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Funded opportunities for engineering students

Applications for Virtual Summer School programs with funding available for Engineering students are now open.

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Landscape Architecture student wins 2021 Future Landscapes Competition

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Congratulations to Zhuocheng (Jackie) Gu for winning the 2021 Future Landscapes Competition run in conjunction with the recent Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) national conference.

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How humans catalysed the extinction of the woolly mammoth

Woolly mammoths persisted in Siberia until the mid-Holocene. Credit Mauricio Anton - https://mauricioanton.wordpress.com/

New research shows that humans had a significant role in the extinction of woolly mammoths in Eurasia, occurring thousands of years later than previously thought. 

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New Ramsay Fellows to lead physical sciences' research

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The University of Adelaide’s newest Ramsay Scholars will conduct trailblazing research spanning computational materials science to novel statistical and machine learning for astrophysical phenomena. 

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Smuggling bear parts in Australia and NZ

Asiatic black bear in a cage. The sad reality of the illegal wildlife trade. Photo by yongkiet - iStock

Australia doesn’t have any native bears, yet our involvement in the illegal trade of bear parts and products is sadly a different story. 

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What do astronauts eat?

Fresh food grown in the microgravity environment of space - by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (CC BY-NC 2.0)

But what are the challenges of growing plants in space? And how could we develop crops to support long-term space habitation?

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