The University of Queensland was founded in 1909. The student body for graduate and undergraduate is more than 37,000. The UQ is a premier research center for molecular biology and biomedical research. UQ is noted for its high-tech emphasis and research centers devoted to various high level research in cancer, cells and technology. Environmental research is another accomplishment of UQ.
Scorpions take sting out of pain
(Phys.org) —Australia is home to many venomous creatures and boasts some of the world's most deadly, but a particular group of venomous Aussies had been almost entirely ignored.
Reducing large proteins to small molecules yields more affordable drugs
(Phys.org) —University of Queensland researchers have pioneered a drug development technique that could pave the way for a new class of low-cost medicines.
Climate change inaction betrays the next generation, scientists warn
Most of the Earth's remaining fossil fuels must be left in the ground to avoid disastrous consequences for today's young people and for future generations, according to research published today.
Galapagos cormorant threatened by climate change
The effects of climate change in the Galápagos Islands are posing a severe threat to one of the world's rarest seabirds, a decade-long historical study led by a University of Queensland researcher has revealed.
Scientists discover a hidden giant
(Phys.org) —University of Queensland researchers have discovered a vivid new species of giant clam on reefs in the Solomon Islands and at Ningaloo in Western Australia.
Sorting good bacteria from bad
An international team engineers and biologists has developed a new technique that could lead to improved infection diagnosis for cystic fibrosis patients.
Researchers identify plants that could be mined for metals
(Phys.org) —Mount Kinabalu is well known to climbers and adventurers all over the world – now a University of Queensland researcher is putting the Borneo mountain region on the map for trees that contain ...
Fossil fuel's double whammy' to wildlife
The Earth's richest areas for biodiversity – northern South America and the western Pacific Ocean – are threatened by future fossil fuel extraction.
Social group may be key to fostering creativity
(Phys.org) —Creativity and genius are commonly seen as attributes of an individual, but new research indicates the role played by the surrounding group may be just as important.
Launch of world's largest coral reef library
The Catlin Seaview Survey last year made one of the great wonders of the world – Australia's Great Barrier Reef – accessible to anyone with an internet connection.
Researchers examine the social networks of wild giraffes
(Phys.org) —New research from The University of Queensland reinforces the value of network analysis and long-term studies for examining the social systems of wild animals.
Teleportation with engineered quantum systems
A team of University of Queensland physicists has transmitted an atom from one location to another inside an electronic chip.
Scientists unveil new way to grow quality wheat faster
University of Queensland scientists have discovered a fast way to develop a new strain of wheat that is resistant to stripe rust and pre-harvest sprouting.
Unravelling the secrets of maleness
New research has identified the key to becoming male is an enzyme that "unravels" DNA to trigger male development of the embryo, a discovery that may give greater insight into intersex disorders.
Study finds coral reefs under even greater threat
In a landmark study, scientists at The University of Queensland (UQ) have simulated future ocean conditions and found climate change will jeopardise the future of coral reefs.