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2 Oct 2020
Applications now open for 2021 Forrest PhD Scholarships – the brightest minds, the best research, the biggest impact.
We attract the brightest minds from around the world to conduct bold and exciting doctoral research at any of Western Australia’s five universities. Forrest PhD Scholarships are offered to students...
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26 Aug 2020
Hunger for knowledge drives Marisa’s search for muscular dystrophy treatments
By Liz McGrath Marisa Duong’s love of learning began when she was a child in Vietnam, soaking up everything she could from her computer science teacher mum and electrical engineer...
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31 Jul 2020
$3 million research boost to support ideas and innovation in WA
The Forrest Research Foundation has today announced a new $3 million Prospect Fellowship Program to bring Australia and New Zealand’s brightest recent PhD graduates to Western Australia to continue their...
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6 Jul 2020
How a childhood passion led Forrest Scholar Ana from Argentina to London to ground-breaking research among the Kimberley’s world-famous rock art
By Liz McGrath Growing up in Buenos Aires with its seductive but omnipresent noise and energy is about as far from the breathtaking wilderness of Western Australia’s remote Kimberley Region...
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12 Jun 2020
Forrest Scholar Liam’s electron-molecule collision modelling ‘great step forward’ in largest nuclear fusion experiment the world has ever seen
By Liz McGrath Put Liam Scarlett to the ‘pub test’ and ask him to summarise his area of research in 30 seconds and no problem. That’s despite his field of...
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18 May 2020
My focus was always going to be the brain says Forrest Scholar Bhedita, ‘our most complex organ but the least understood’
By Liz McGrath Bhedita Seewoo laughs that growing up the middle of five children in a highly competitive and tight-knit family might have left her with a burning desire to...
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24 Apr 2020
Meeting climate change head on with a focus on feeding the future world is Forrest Fellow Philipp Bayer’s challenge
By Liz McGrath Bioinformatician and Forrest Fellow Philipp Bayer is a valuable commodity in today’s world – a biologist with ‘a knack’ for computational analysis and a desire to tackle...
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12 Sep 2019
Forrest Scholar involved in unique discovery at a 12,000 year old swamp
Frederik Seersholm, a Forrest Scholar completing his PhD at Curtin University, is part of an international team who have uncovered a large number of bones of extinct Mauritian animals, including...
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28 Aug 2019
2020 Forrest Fellows Announced
Four post-doctoral researchers from around the world have been named recipients of the prestigious 2020 Forrest Fellowships. Forrest Fellowships are provided to outstanding early career researchers to undertake high quality...
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22 Jul 2019
Robotic fish helps protect native species from invasive pests
Researchers at The University of Western Australia have developed a robotic fish that behaves like a bodyguard for native species and safeguards them against the aggressive attitudes of invasive pests....
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24 Jun 2019
First Forrest Scholar part of WA ‘brain gain’
Tim Hammer, the very first of the Forrest Scholars to commence his PhD in 2015, was also this week the first to submit his doctoral thesis. Tim came to UWA...
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10 Mar 2019
Announcement of 2019 Scholars
The Forrest Research Foundation has announced its 2019 scholars. Since the program began in 2015, 26 scholars from 17 countries around the world have commenced their studies through the program...
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