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Published: 08/04/2008

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International article features Tasmanian devil researcher, Professor Greg Woods

Professor Greg Woods, Principal Research Fellow at the Menzies Research Institute, which is part of the University of Tasmania, heads up a small dedicated team of researchers working to save the Tasmanian devil from extinction in the wild. Professor Woods and the work of his team recently featured in an article in International Innovation, providing an expert summary of this often complex area of research, and is well worth a read. read more...
Published: 02/07/2014

Encouraging steps forward in fight to save the Tasmanian devil

Scientists engaged in the fight to save the endangered Tasmanian devil have made some encouraging steps forward. New research is providing direction for the development of a vaccine for the contagious cancer which is driving Tasmanian devils to the brink of extinction. read more...
Published: 12/03/2013

Playing Devil’s Advocate

Can microbiology save Tasmanian devils from an immortal, parasitic and contagious cancer? This international scientific workshop aims to spark robust discussion about key management and research actions that could assist in the recovery of the Tasmanian devil. read more...
Published: 20/06/2011

Breakthrough research leads to international prize

Tasmanian scientist Anne-Maree Pearse has been awarded a prestigious Japanese prize for her breakthrough-research into the Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD). read more...
Published: 01/03/2011

Tasmanian devil to benefit from ARC research grants

Innovation Minister, Senator Kim Carr, announced funding for 1126 innovative research projects that will meet Australia’s big challenges and everyday problems. The Tasmanian devil will benefit from a number of the grants awarded. read more...
Published: 25/10/2010

Completed genome is first step to tackling DFTD

A draft genome sequence for the Tasmanian devil will be used to find genetic mutations in the Devil Facial Tumour Disease, researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and Illumina announced in September 2010. read more...
Published: 29/09/2010


A listing of research publications related to Devil Facial Tumour Disease read more...
Published: 15/07/2010

Research funding

Twice each year research grants and scholarships are allocated from donations received through the Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal. In late 2009, four projects shared $75,000 in funding. read more...
Published: 31/03/2010

Discovery of genetically different Tasmanian devils

Some devils from north-western Tasmania are genetically different from their eastern peers and may potentially be resistant to the Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD), research published in March 2010 revealed. read more...
Published: 19/03/2010

Likely culprit for DFTD

Cells that protect nerves are the likely source of the Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD), suggests research published in January 2010. read more...
Published: 10/02/2010
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