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Honorary doctorate to be awarded to Dr Lowitja O’Donoghue

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

NASA Space Robotics Challenge Team University of Adelaide

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

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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

Scanning meat using needle

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

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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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Geological cold case may reveal critical minerals

Eclogite

Researchers on the hunt for why cold eclogites mysteriously disappeared from geological records during the early stages of the Earth’s development may have found the answer, and with it clues that could help locate critical minerals today.

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Scientists focus on keeping Australians safe

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Scientists at the University of Adelaide will be working on a new set of defence-related projects to continue world-class research that aims to keep Australia safe.

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New fund launched to support Indigenous students

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The University of Adelaide will create further educational opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, following the launch of a new Indigenous Support Fund.

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New catalyst improves waste water conversion to clean energy

Waste water

A new generation of high performance catalysts developed by a team led by University of Adelaide scientists will improve the efficiency of using urea loaded waste water to generate clean energy.

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Developing DNA testing methods for timber supply chain verification

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Researchers at the University of Adelaide in partnership with InterpreData and DoubleHelix Tracking Technologies, Singapore, have been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Commonwealth Government’s Global Innovation Linkages Program to develop scientific origin verification tools for global timber supply chains.

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