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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. 27 April 2018 – Art, Ballet, Choreography, Dance, Victorian College of the Arts

    At the cutting-edge of choreography

    University of Melbourne choreographer Gideon Obarzanek began dancing as a teenager, but it's his work as a choreographer that he's most proud of.

  2. 11 March 2018 – Chemistry, Feminism, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Women, Women In Science

    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.

  3. 15 December 2017 – Aboriginal, Architecture, Design, Indigenous, Urban Design

    Connecting to country through architecture

    Jefa Greenaway is an architect and lecturer at the University of Melbourne, who is passionate about integrating Indigenous knowledge with architectural practice

  4. 29 November 2017 – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders, Education, Higher Education, Indigenous, Sciences

    Expanding young, indigenous, scientific minds

    University of Melbourne volunteer and mentor Adriana Zanca talks about working with young indigenous scientists towards an exciting future.

  5. 3 November 2017 – Academics, Antarctica, Climate Change, History, United States

    The winding road to Yale

    University of Melbourne PhD candidate Emma Shortis is the first University of Melbourne student to receive the prestigious Yale Fox International Fellowship.

  6. 12 October 2017 – Birth, Cognitive Development, Education, NAPLAN, Pregnancy

    When economists have babies

    After both his children were born via C-section, University of Melbourne researcher Dr Cain Polidano investigated how caesarians impact cognitive development.

  7. 27 July 2017 – Alcohol, Beer, Brewing, Dookie, Viticulture

    How a longing for ‘real beer’ turned a hobby into a career

    University of Melbourne students can study the art and science of beer brewing, thanks to a passionate lecturer who brews his own English-style ales.

  8. 12 July 2017 – Autism, Behaviour, Education, Schools, Teaching

    Struggling in school: Helping every student learn

    Dr Shiralee Poed from the University of Melbourne has spent her career in special education. She now focuses on supporting students with behavioural issues.

  9. 10 July 2017 – Agribusiness, Agriculture Technology, Dairy, Robotic Dairy, Robotics

    Meet the cow whisperer

    The University of Melbourne's own cow whisper is Kenny Oluboyede who oversees the award winning research robotic dairy at Dookie in rural Victoria.