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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. 31 December 2018 – Artificial Intelligence, GFC, Genes, Gut Bacteria, Soil

    Discoveries that blew our minds in 2018: Part One

    This year was a big year for research - we asked University of Melbourne experts to review some of the amazing research, discoveries and big thinking of 2018.

  2. 11 December 2018 – Art, Asia, Curating , Victorian College of the Arts, Visual Arts

    Curating a life

    Natalie King, an Enterprise Professor at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, was listed as one of the AFR's Women of Influence 2018.

  3. 22 November 2018 – Bio-engineering, Cancer, Nanoparticles, Nanotechnology, Vaccination

    A smarter way to deliver drugs

    The University of Melbourne's Georgina Such works with nanoparticles to deliver vaccines and drugs; a breakthrough could change the lives of people with cancer.

  4. 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.

  5. 5 October 2018 – Developing Countries, Development, Population Health, Poverty, Public Health

    No room for saviours in global health

    Matt Reeve from the University of Melbourne's Nossal Institute grew up in Pakistan, and has worked on public health programs in Asia and Africa.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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