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Honorary doctorate to be awarded to Dr Lowitja O’Donoghue

The University of Adelaide will award an honorary doctorate to one of Australia’s most highly respected Aboriginal leaders, Dr Lowitja O’Donoghue AC CBE DSG.

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Students honoured in NASA robotics challenge

A team of undergraduate and honours students from the University of Adelaide has been awarded third prize and US$75,000 in the NASA Space Robotics Challenge, as well as an Innovation Award for its work on critical challenges in the competition.

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DNA editing technique provides new tool for disease research and gene therapy

Researchers at the University of Adelaide, the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) and CSIRO have developed a new technique to edit genes in living cells with unprecedented efficiency. 

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New AgTech to measure meat quality in lamb

In the sheep meat industry the amount of intramuscular fat is a key indicator of eating quality, but can be particularly difficult to measure in lamb carcases, which are not individually graded.

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Uni of Adelaide tops state for graduate employability

The University of Adelaide is again South Australia’s number 1 university and among the leaders in Australia for graduate employability, according to the 2022 QS Graduate Employability Ranking.

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News in brief

Honeyeater evolution for high sucrose diet

Scientists have long suspected the digestive systems of nectar-eating birds, such as honeyeaters, co-evolved with the nectar-composition in flowers. To document whether this theory is accurate, in a paper published in iScience, researchers at the University of Adelaide studied the ability of birds to digest different sugars, and looked at whether they matched the nectar sugars found in plants used by families of birds in different parts of the world.

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Building more drought-resilient crops through science

In a review paper published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, researchers at the University of Adelaide’s School of Agriculture, Food and Wine have summarised seven years of research published in more than 20 international journals, on the effect of drought on cereal plants such as wheat and barley.

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Regional opportunities spark interest from legal minds

Students from Adelaide Law School recently visited regional South Australia to find out about career opportunities that are sometimes overlooked by law graduates.

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Events

28

Sep

Festival of Learning and Teaching 2021 - Blended Futures

Join friends and colleagues on 28 and 29 September at the University of Adelaide's premier event for educators and those working in Learning and Teaching.

29

Sep

2021 Lloyd Cox Memorial Lecture

Professor Ingrid Scheffer (Epilepsy Research Centre, The University of Melbourne) will present this year's lecture on: Solving the hidden genetics of the epilepsies.

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