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Under the Microscope

University of Melbourne academics and researchers have experienced much on some amazing journeys – and share them here.

  1. 5 November 2018 – Algorithms, Lectures, Mathematics, STEM, Teaching

    Stress testing algorithms

    University of Melbourne academic Professor Kate Smith-Miles uses mathematical questions and algorithms to find the best way to making the world a better place.

  2. 14 September 2018 – Art, Classical, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Music, University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

    Turning the orchestral tide

    University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra travels to Singapore and Shanghai to perform works including Tide, by composer and arranger Alice Humphries.

  3. 8 July 2018 – Bio-engineering, Injury, Musculoskeletal, Physiotherapy, Sports

    The enigma of the ACL

    More people than even are injuring their ACL; University of Melbourne PhD candidate Raneem Haddara is focussing on preventing the injury, rather than curing it.

  4. 5 July 2018 – Animals, Biodiversity, Conservation, Veterinary Sciences, Zoos

    Conserving biodiversity to safeguard our future

    The new head of the Melbourne Veterinary School at the University of Melbourne, Professor Anna Meredith, says humanity's future depends on a balanced ecosystem.

  5. 29 June 2018 – Media, Race, Racism, Sociology, Sports

    Race, sport and media: Questioning the status quo

    University of Melbourne sociologist Professor Karen Farquharson researches race, ethnicity and racism in media and sport - and its impact in modern Australia.

  6. 27 June 2018 – Immunology, Innate Immune System, T Cells

    Tapping into the power of unusual white blood cells

    A University of Melbourne and Peter Doherty Institute researcher is probing unusual T cells in the immune system to find new ways of combating diseases

  7. 24 June 2018 – Chronic, Diabetes, Healthcare, Nursing, Wounds

    Healing the wounded

    How do we treat wounds that don't heal and become a chronic problem? That's where the research of a very focused University of Melbourne expert comes in.

  8. 31 May 2018 – Acting, Drama, Opera, Performance, Theatre

    The Crucible reborn

    Theatre director and University of Melbourne alum Adena Jacobs explains her modern take on The Crucible and looks forward to her UK operatic directorial debut.

  9. 30 May 2018 – Drama, Performance, Theatre, Victorian College of the Arts, Writing

    Putting cross-cultural stories centre stage

    University of Melbourne masters student Kim Ho has won the prestigious Patrick White Playwrights’ Award for his play Mirror’s Edge - set near Lake Tyrrell.