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Nano engineered peptide polymers clean up resistant superbugs
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Nano engineered peptide polymers clean up resistant superbugs

Nature’s prowess in making molecules with astounding properties, such as DNA, serves as important inspiration to Professor Greg Qiao, whose laboratory at the University of Melbourne has an impressive track record with synthesising nanomaterials with unusual new capabilities.

Product and processing improvements add value to dairy supply chain
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Product and processing improvements add value to dairy supply chain

The stretch of mozzarella, the spread of cream cheese and a longer shelf life for products such as yoghurt are among the improvements Associate Professor Sally Gras is bringing to the Australian dairy industry as it competes for market share on the world stage.

Pushing sludge: flushing waste out of wastewater treatment processes
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Pushing sludge: flushing waste out of wastewater treatment processes

Better sludge disposal could significantly reduce the cost of wastewater treatment.

Dr Kathryn Mumford wins international prize for Chemical Engineering
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Dr Kathryn Mumford wins international prize for Chemical Engineering

Dr Kathryn Mumford from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering has been awarded a major international prize for early career chemical engineering researchers.

Microscope mapping by touch drives emulsion innovation
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Microscope mapping by touch drives emulsion innovation

Nanoscale mapping made possible by atomic force microscopy (AFM) is helping Professor Ray Dagastine to pioneer new ways to formulate emulsions and improve their functionality.

Hydrodynamic forces tapped for therapeutic purposes
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Hydrodynamic forces tapped for therapeutic purposes

Novel hydrodynamic modelling is helping to unravel the forces behind the life-threatening clumping of human proteins that can trigger type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, as well as many other conditions.