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PhD student Louise Wilson using hydrophones and an accelerometer to record how the soundscape changes as a boat passes by on the surface. Photo: Paul Caiger

Marine science research is breaking new ground in the bountiful benefits mussel reefs can provide and the impact of quieter times for animals under the sea.

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Professor John Hosking, Dean of Science

Welcome to the 2021 edition of inSCight. This issue is themed around finding solutions with science.

A word from the Dean
Sun shine and blue sky peek through clouds of smoke

Our researchers investigate what’s really in the air we breathe and how we can make it cleaner and fresher in our urban areas.

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Black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens)

Biological Sciences alumnus Neil Birrell’s Hexacycle start-up is putting organic waste to good use with the help of a certain fly.

Alumni story
Faculty of Science Alumna, Anne Wyllie

Biomedical Science alumna Dr Anne Wyllie is at the forefront of the global pandemic efforts, having developed a faster and less invasive Covid-19 saliva test.

Alumni story
Dr Rizwan Asghar and Dr Qinwen Hu

As our dependence on being connected to the internet grows, so does our need to protect our data and improve our resilience to cyber-attacks.

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Fluorescence in action.

Researchers in biophotonics tell us how they are using fundamental science to create solutions to improve food safety testing and reduce antibiotic resistance.

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Sustainability events on phone

Data from wearable devices could be put to good use, not only in preventative healthcare but also for managing chronic conditions.

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Learning about DNA through virtual reality

Sebastian Dunn is a Science Masters student working with the School of Biological Sciences and the School of Computer Science.

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Amy Lee

Pharmacist Amy Lee embarked on a Bioscience Enterprise degree to work on healthcare projects with a positive global impact.

Student story
La-Teish Brown

Conjoint degree student La-Teish Brown chose to study science and law for a specific purpose – to protect sacred spaces from coastal erosion.

Student story

The Faculty’s first-ever Pacific Research Symposium will be held this November, to showcase our Pacific researchers and Pacific-related research in Science.

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Professor Niki Harré

Psychology Professor Niki Harré explains generalised love and how it can enrich our world.

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