News, research and experts from the University of Melbourne
Supporting students affected by coronavirus (COVID-19)
The University of Melbourne is offering a support package for students who have been affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) and associated travel restrictions, including support grants of up to $7,500.
Fulbright Scholars boost US ties and research
Eight University of Melbourne graduates have been named 2020 Fulbright Scholars, boosting research collaboration in public health, medical science, mathematics and law.
University achieves Athena SWAN Bronze Award for commitment to action on gender equity
The University of Melbourne has been awarded an Athena SWAN Bronze Award for its commitment to advancing gender equity and promoting greater inclusion in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines.
Inaugural Hansen Scholars set to inspire future generations
The University of Melbourne is delighted to welcome its first intake of Hansen Scholars, recipients of the University’s most generous and broad-based undergraduate scholarship, the Hansen Scholarship Program.
Commonwealth announces $2m MRFF competitive funding for COVID-19 vaccine
The University of Melbourne has welcomed the announcement that the Commonwealth Government will contribute $2 million towards a vaccine for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) update
Following the Australian Government’s announcement to extend current travel restrictions by a further week from 15 February 2020, the University of Melbourne remains concerned for our students and the uncertainty and anxiety this creates for them and their families. The University is fully committed to providing effective measures of support during this difficult time.
Huge bacteria-eating viruses found in DNA from gut of pregnant women and Tibetan hot spring
Scientists have discovered hundreds of unusually large, bacteria-killing viruses with capabilities normally associated with living organisms.
Museum visitors spit for science, revealing how lifestyle and diet impacts our microbes
Preliminary results of an ongoing study reveal which bacteria are found in the mouths of Victorians and suggests a healthier diet is key to improved microbial richness.
Patients with challenging cancers to benefit from genomic sequencing
More than 1000 Victorian cancer patients are set to benefit from real-time genomic testing in the next three years, aiming to improve diagnosis and provide more targeted and effective treatments for cancers of unmet need.