JCU is a leader in research addressing the critical challenges facing the tropics, world-wide.
A defining feature of JCU is its tropical location and its research excellence in disciplines of particular relevance to the tropics.
As a comprehensive university in the tropics, JCU is well placed to foster cross-disciplinary collaborations to meet these challenges.
Global search for vanishing ocean giants
Tue, 17 Oct 2017
James Cook University researchers are leading a global search for one of the most fascinating creatures of the deep – the sawfish – and they’re using an innovative method to track down the endangered animal.
JCU to fight disabling tropical diseases with WHO
Mon, 16 Oct 2017
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has picked James Cook University as a partner to battle diseases that kill more than a million people and make more than a billion people sick every year.
Grant to JCU researcher targets malaria
Fri, 13 Oct 2017
A James Cook University researcher has been awarded funding to develop a malaria vaccine, that – if successful - could save nearly half a million lives a year.
JCU scientists find scorpions target their venom
Wed, 11 Oct 2017
In the first study of its kind, James Cook University scientists have shown scorpions can fine-tune their venom to suit different predators and prey.
Call to stop African eco-disaster in the making
Thu, 5 Oct 2017
A James Cook University scientist has warned of an environmental catastrophe in Africa’s world-famous Serengeti if planned new dams are built.
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