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  1. 24 October 2023 - Science Matters

    The great mystery of interstellar chemistry

    University of Melbourne researchers are replicating the cold vacuum of space to study how interstellar molecules are produced and what they’re made of.

  2. 20 August 2021 - Science Matters

    The nanoparticle ingredient for Australian-made COVID tests

    University of Melbourne researchers have developed a crucial COVID-19 test ingredient, paving the way for Australian-made tests and local production

  3. 15 February 2021 - Science Matters

    When the Earth’s magnetic field flipped

    First Australian-based record of major global event where the Earth’s magnetic field ‘switched’ and north became south, shows University of Melbourne-led study.

  4. 22 April 2020 - Under the Microscope

    My eyesight is weak, but my vision is strong

    University of Melbourne PhD student Nisha Mehta was born with albinism; but with support she has overcome challenges to pursue an academic career in chemistry.

  5. 15 October 2019 - Science Matters

    The man who built a whole new field of chemistry

    In the 90s, University of Melbourne's Professor Richard Robson created a new class of solids, now being developed into novel gas and energy storage devices.

  6. Podcast9 May 2018 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Smashing through science’s glass ceiling

    Frances Separovic from the University of Melbourne was recently named one of 12 Distinguished Women In Chemistry or Chemical Engineering.

  7. 19 March 2018 - Go Figure

    The science behind Novichok

    As the British government accuses Russia of stockpiling Novichok, a University of Melbourne expert looks at what makes the Soviet-era nerve agent so deadly.

  8. 11 March 2018 - Science Matters

    Trailblazing for women in science

    The University of Melbourne's Frances Separovic was Victoria's first female chemistry professor and has now been included on the Victorian Honour Roll of Women.

  9. 16 November 2017 - Science Matters

    Tricking our tongues: Creating guilt-free cheese

    University of Melbourne researchers are using high pressure and sonic waves to create low fat cheese that tastes just like the real thing.

  10. 12 May 2017 - Engineering & Technology

    From laundry to weapon disposal: The role of enzyme mimics

    A University of Melbourne team have created an enzyme mimic that makes laundry detergent more effective in cold washes and may help safely dispose of sarin gas.