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Global recognition for biomedical innovator

Jiawen Li

Dr Jiawen Li, a biomedical engineer from the University of Adelaide, has been named in the 2023 global list of Innovators Under 35 by the MIT Technology Review for her work in biomedical engineering. Dr Li is the only recipient of this prestigious global recognition from Australia.

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Sea shanty celebrating South Australia performed by 300 schools

Anne Mathews is an Honours student studying music education and pedagogy at the Elder Conservatorium of Music

A sea shanty, written by a University of Adelaide student, that celebrates South Australian history will be performed by 300 schools statewide during the Primary Schools’ Music Festival this September.

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Top researchers meet to make cancer history

Proteins in Prostate Cancer

World-leading cancer experts will discuss the shifting approach towards diagnosing and treating cancers, such as childhood cancer, and the key challenges in the battle against the disease at the University of Adelaide’s Making Cancer History event.

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Climate change is reducing global river water quality

Finniss River in drought in 2009

A review of almost 1000 studies on the effects of climate change and extreme weather events on rivers around the world has found an overall negative effect on water quality in rivers globally.

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Unique musical collaboration explores cross-cultural soundscapes

Elder Conservatorium ensemble

A special free musical event will explore the rich cultural legacies of two nations when musicians from the University of Adelaide’s Elder Conservatorium of Music collaborate with peers from Singapore’s Yong Siew Toh (YST) Conservatory for a one-night-only concert in Adelaide.

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Closing in on cure for common leukaemia

Photo of Dr Illaria LPagani at a computer

A groundbreaking leukaemia test can help identify patients who are strong candidates for lifelong treatment free remission (TFR) – meaning they are effectively cured of the disease.

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Energy expert appointed Future Industry Making Fellow

University of Adelaide’s Professor Christian Doonan

Leading energy expert, the University of Adelaide’s Professor Christian Doonan, has been appointed as a State sponsored Future Industry Making Fellow. In his new role he is set to accelerate new ideas and solutions that will put South Australia at the forefront of renewable energy, minerals and resources research.

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Experts focus on hydrogen production tech

Hydrogen production

The latest technology and developments in the hydrogen sphere will be discussed by over 70 experts from around the world when they meet at a virtual international forum convened by the University of Adelaide.

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Engineering of plant cell wall modifying enzymes opens new horizons

A 3D image of nasturtium xyloglucan xyloglucosyl transferase with bound substrate reactants.

A newly discovered way of optimising plant enzymes through bioengineering has increased knowledge of how plant material can be converted into biofuels, biochemicals and other high-value products.

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Invasive alien species a major threat to nature, people

Shipyard worker removing vegetation and mussels. Note that invasive alien species have been introduced by many human activities (such as trade, transport or tourism) to regions and biomes around the world.

A new international report, co-authored by Dr Phill Cassey from the University of Adelaide, has found that the number of alien species has been rising continuously for centuries in all regions, but are now increasing at unprecedented rates.

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