Faculty of Science

We work to address issues at all levels from fundamental research across a variety of disciplines to applied research with links to industry and government on a wide range of groundbreaking projects from infectious disease to animal welfare, energy solutions and environmental health and rehabilitation.

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'Love potion' — discovery could significantly reduce impact of thorny menace

Husband-and-wife UQ researchers Professor Bernard Degnan and Professor Sandie Degnan of UQ’s Faculty of Science found that the coral-eating starfish gather en masse when mating due to pheromones – a scent the researchers have decoded – so the prickly pests can be lured together for capture.

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