• The discovery is important for industrial cheesemaking. iStockphoto

    Researchers unlock cheesemaking secret

    Researchers say their new knowledge on the inner workings of a bacterium has important implications for Australia’s billion dollar cheese industry.

    17 August 2017
  • Humpback whale 'spy hopping': Pic courtesy BRAHSS

    Whales turn tail at ocean mining noise

    A new international study has measured the effect of loud sounds on migrating humpback whales as concern grows as oceans become noisier.

    17 August 2017
  • Woodland in the Cooloola dunes near Rainbow Beach. Image: Lui Weber

    Plants love microbes – and so do farmers

    UQ scientists are studying plants' microbial communities, with the aim of improving crop and plant yields. A piece of land on Queensland's Sunshine Coast has proved vital to their quest, with its wide range of species in close proximity, in very...

    10 August 2017
Professor Milburn ... has made a sustained contribution to physics at the highest level

University of Queensland School of Mathematics and Physics quantum physics researcher Emeritus Professor Gerard Milburn has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society.

11 May 2017

A range of University of Queensland experts is available to comment on issues around the Federal Budget. Journalists can search by topic or name at UQ Experts or contact the following experts.

10 May 2017
Gold's transition as it forms natural nuggets is now better understood, thanks to the research. Photo: iStockphoto

Gold could be discovered more efficiently and extracted from complex materials, thanks to research into “nugget-producing” bacteria.

28 April 2017

Aiming to demonstrate science’s crucial value to the world, University of Queensland researchers will hit the streets on Saturday in the March for Science.

19 April 2017
Habitats are turned into dry land - Image: Nick Murray

An international team of citizen scientists and researchers has identified a major contributor to the dramatic decline of migratory shorebird populations in Australia.

11 April 2017
PhD student Edward Kerr (right) and his supervisor Ben Schulz

The growing craft beer industry is about to hop ahead with new University of Queensland research supported by the Queensland Government.

29 March 2017
The shy and nocturnal night parrots live in remote and rugged areas

Ensuring one of Australia’s most high-profile threatened bird species does not disappear a second time is the mission of a University of Queensland researcher.

29 March 2017
Dr Nasim Amiralian, Minister Leeanne Enoch and Ms Jordan Debono at the awards on Sunday.

Two University of Queensland researchers have won the Queensland Women in STEM competition in recognition of their work paving the way for young women to enter science careers.

27 March 2017
UQ's research will benefit Queensland and have global impact

University of Queensland researchers are celebrating a combined multi-million-dollar success in the Queensland Government’s Advance Queensland Fellowships scheme.

24 March 2017
Swiss ketch Fleur de Passion

A Swiss yacht on an epic research expedition to map the world’s oceans will host University of Queensland marine scientists on the Great Barrier Reef in March and April

22 March 2017
An orangutan in the wild in Borneo. Photo: Nardiyono

Work by a trio of University of Queensland researchers and their teams to help save tropical habitats has prompted government policy changes in Malaysia, Indonesia and around the world.

21 March 2017
Eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (inset image details below)

Next-generation steel and metal alloys are a step closer to reality, thanks to an international research project involving a University of Queensland scientist.

17 March 2017

The welfare of millions of animals in China – which raises and slaughters more livestock than any other nation – is the focus of a project led by the University of Queensland’s School of Veterinary Science.

3 March 2017
The QCE Award winners

The University of Queensland is the university of choice for more than half of Queensland’s top performing secondary school students.

21 February 2017

Mothers who develop diabetes during pregnancy will be the focus of a University of Queensland researcher’s work on a Visiting Professor Fellowship in Denmark.

17 February 2017