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  1. 13 January 2021 – Australia, Conservation, Genomics, Native Animals, Zoology

    Delving into the DNA of our iconic platypus and echidna

    The recently published platypus and echidna genomes are a valuable resource for both research and conservation, say University of Melbourne experts

  2. 11 January 2021 – Animals, Evolution, Genomics, Marsupials, Tasmanian tiger

    Tasmanian tigers start to look like dogs in the pouch

    The Tasmanian tiger and wolf evolved similar genetic blueprints, lifestyle strategies and skull shapes, even as puppies finds University of Melbourne-led study.

  3. 11 December 2020 – Australia, Climate, Climate Change, Climate Conversations, Indigenous Land Management

    Watch episode 1: Climate Conversations: Australia in 2029

    University of Melbourne's Climate Conversations addresses the challenges and opportunities of climate change to create a positive future.

  4. Podcast9 December 2020 – Environment, First Nations, Indigenous, Indigenous Land Management, Narrm Oration

    Everything is Country

    Wiradjuri man and University of Melbourne geographer Associate Professor Michael-Shawn Fletcher explores how belonging to Country embeds us within the world

  5. 1 December 2020 – Aquaculture, Disease, Fish, Fish Farms, Genomics

    Genomics, gene-editing and the Blue Revolution

    University of Melbourne research finds genomics and gene editing is giving aquaculture a more precise way of making disease resistant fish and shellfish.

  6. 26 November 2020 – Australia, Fires, Indigenous, Indigenous Land Management, Narrm Oration

    Our country, Our way

    This year, the University of Melbourne's Narrm Oration explores how Indigenous people and knowledge can save Australia’s environmental unravelling.

  7. 12 November 2020 – Agriculture, Biosecurity, Environment, International, Risk

    An ounce of biosecurity prevention is worth two pounds of cure

    Australia will avoid $A314 billion in damages through the continued operation of its biosecurity systems, new research led by University of Melbourne shows

  8. 9 November 2020 – Antiviral, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Drug Development, Viruses

    New drug target for sugar-coated viruses

    New research including University of Melbourne shows targeting sugar production in human cells has potential for broad-spectrum drugs against viruses.

  9. 29 October 2020 – Environment, Exciton, Light, Solar Cells, Solar Power

    Organised chaos: The key to next-generation solar technology

    Researchers including at University of Melbourne have resolved a fundamental challenge in next-generation perovskite solar cells, bringing widespread use closer