A focus on science

How do we use bacteria that can eat and breathe electricity using renewable resources to produce something we can use? This could potentially be very powerful here in Australia as we have abundance of land, sun and wind but in areas that aren't populated.

Ashley's research is also looking at ways in which dairy farmers can produce less methane and greenhouse gases from their cattle by feeding cattle the right foods and supplements.

Engineering the climate: Geo-engineering as alternative climate policy?

Geoengineering is emerging as a third leg of climate change policy, despite substantial ethical and other concerns.

Food for the future

How will we lift a billion people out of poverty and feed an extra 2 billion people by 2050?

Architecture as a driving force for changing approaches to teaching and research in molecular sciences

Nick's vision for a hub for a shared working environment - linking world class research, training and laboratory teaching - will be realised with LIMS.

Bulging belly: Does the answer to chronic disease prevention lie in the womb?

Coronary heart disease is more closely related to low birthweight than to known behavioural risk factors.

Obesity epidemic: Who are the culprits?

Could we fortify fast and processed foods with 'protective' chemicals to shield us from weight gain and insulin resistance?