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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 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 4 May 2018 – Animal Behaviour, Animal Welfare, Antarctica, International, Women In Science

    If we could talk to the animals

    Animals, like people, are more productive when they are treated well; a University of Melbourne researcher finds it also benefits the people who work with them

  8. 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.

  9. 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.