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  1. 10 February 2023 - Science Matters

    The smallest marine microbes share nutrients – briefly

    Fleeting interactions between the smallest phytoplankton and bacteria help to shape global ocean productivity, finds new University of Melbourne led research

  2. 12 April 2022 - Health & Wellbeing

    Silencing disease-causing genes

    DNA unravels to switch genes on and off, potentially helping us toward understanding how to silence disease-causing genes, say University of Melbourne experts

  3. 14 May 2019 - Science Matters

    The superheroes of nutrient detection living in our oceans

    With no Uber Eats for bacteria, a University of Melbourne-led study reveals how ocean microorganisms are supremely evolved to detect and swim toward nutrients.

  4. Podcast9 January 2019 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Defining a pathogen

    This episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast brings together two world-leaders in microbiology and immunology.

  5. 16 June 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Malaria’s dark secrets exposed by a simple glow

    University of Melbourne scientists develop technique to track malaria through its complicated life cycle using fluorescence to expose the parasite's weaknesses

  6. 16 June 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    The immune legions fighting Legionnaires’ disease

    University of Melbourne research reveals previously unknown ‘immune cell circuitry’ as the secret weapon in front line defence against Legionella

  7. Podcast18 December 2015 - Up Close

    Germ warfare: Young researchers combatting diverse microbe threats

    Two young University of Melbourne science researchers discuss their investigations of microbes that threaten, respectively, human health and our food supply.

  8. Podcast1 September 2015 - Up Close

    Go with the gut: Our symbiotic relationship with our intestinal bacteria

    Chemist Spencer Williams talks to the Up Close podcast on rapidly emerging understandings of human microbiota, the microorganisms residing on and in our bodies.

  9. 31 August 2015 - Science Matters

    How a mathematical equation opened a new frontier in nanotechnology

    Professor John Sader discovered a mathematical trick to simultaneously reveal both the shape and weight of nano-scale objects like proteins and viruses.