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  1. 9 February 2024 - Science Matters

    “I’ll never forget the first iceberg we saw”

    University of Melbourne's Dr Kristy DiGiacomo switched goats for penguins when she travelled to Antarctica as part of a global women in STEMM leadership program

  2. 17 November 2023 - Science Matters

    From diet to climate, our fertility is at risk

    A childhood fascination with the family dairy farm led University of Melbourne Associate Professor Mark Green to a career in reproductive biology

  3. 28 July 2023 - Humanities

    Bringing community together through urban farming

    A new project is building urban farming across some of Rio de Janeiro's poorest suburbs, building community in Brazil, says University of Melbourne expert.

  4. 7 March 2023 - Science Matters

    Wheat’s ancient roots of viral resistance

    University of Melbourne research has found that a gene that protects wheat from destructive Wheat Yellow Mosaic Virus originated in an ancient wild relative

  5. 20 October 2022 - Animals, Food & You

    Smart fertilisers for food security

    Fertilisers that increase nitrogen efficiency may boost crop productivity, while reducing farm costs and environmental harm say University of Melbourne experts.

  6. 12 October 2022 - Humanities

    Food for thought

    Food connects all of us – so using it as a tool to teach students global competency and citizenship makes sense, says University of Melbourne expert.

  7. 17 August 2022 - Science Matters

    Be alert, not alarmed about foot and mouth disease

    The spread of foot-and-mouth disease to Bali was not unexpected, but what we each do next will determine the consequences, says a University of Melbourne expert

  8. 28 July 2022 - Science Matters

    Drugging plants to learn their secrets

    New University of Melbourne research finds that discovering chemicals and drugs that affect the circadian rhythms of plants could improve crop yields.

  9. 26 July 2022 - Animals, Food & You

    Protecting Australia from foot-and-mouth disease

    Australia's been free of foot-and-mouth disease since 1872, but outbreaks in neighbouring countries are a cause for concern, says University of Melbourne expert

  10. 1 July 2022 - Engineering & Technology

    Feral honeybees key to controlling deadly parasite

    To combat the Varroa destructor parasite attacking honeybees, Australia also needs to target feral bee populations, say University of Melbourne and RMIT experts