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1 February 2016 - 31 January 2017
Subject/journal group: All
The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for The University of Melbourne (UniMelb) published between 1 February 2016 - 31 January 2017 which are tracked by the Nature Index.
Hover over the donut graph to view the WFC output for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.
Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.
Outputs by subject (WFC)
|Earth & Environmental Sciences||21||5.48||5.48|
Highlight of the month: The University of Melbourne (UniMelb)
Making superstructures from nanoparticles just like playing LEGO
Scientists have developed an inexpensive and versatile method for making modular building blocks from tiny particles, laying the foundations for new applications including drug delivery, chemical sensing and energy storage, according to a report published in Nature Nanotechnology.
Led by the University of Melbourne, a team of Australian and international researchers have developed a simple technique that transforms a variety of micro- and nanoparticles into LEGO brick-like components with different sizes, shapes, compositions and functionalities that can be used to create complex superstructures.
By first transforming the surface of the particles using a coating of polyphenol — an inexpensive and widely available adhesive — to resemble the ‘studs’ on LEGO bricks, and then using metal ions to interlock the particles, the researchers demonstrated a simple, cheap and modular approach for constructing superstructures, with lengths ranging from nanometres to centimetres.
- Nature Nanotechnology 11,1105–1112 (2016). doi: 10.1038/nnano.2016.172
Top articles by Altmetric score:
Physical Review Letters
A genome-wide association scan in admixed Latin Americans identifies loci influencing facial and scalp hair features
Minimally invasive endovascular stent-electrode array for high-fidelity, chronic recordings of cortical neural activity
A genome-wide association scan implicates DCHS2, RUNX2, GLI3, PAX1 and EDAR in human facial variation
1 February 2016 - 31 January 2017
International vs. domestic collaboration by WFC
- 29.06% Domestic
- 70.94% International
Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.
Top 10 domestic collaborators by WFC (135 total)
- The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia
- Domestic institution
Monash University, Australia
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI), Australia
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia
The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia
University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia
Melbourne Health, Australia
Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Australia
La Trobe University, Australia
The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia
The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia
Top 10 international collaborators by WFC (1770 total)
- The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia
- Foreign institution
French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France
Stanford University, United States of America (USA)
Max Planck Society, Germany
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK)
National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), Italy
National Institutes of Health (NIH), United States of America (USA)
Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Germany
Harvard University, United States of America (USA)
Duke University, United States of America (USA)
University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley), United States of America (USA)
Note: Collaboration is determined by the weighted fractional count (WFC), which is listed in parentheses.
Affiliated joint institutions and consortia
- ANFF Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication (MCN), Australia
- ANZgene, Australia
- ARC Centre for Perceptive and Intelligent Machines in Complex Environments, Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics (CAASTRO), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course, Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Systems Science, Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Coherent X-Ray Science (CXS), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Design in Light Metals, Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Free Radical Chemistry and Biotechnology, Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function (CIBF), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Legume Research (CILR), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Kangaroo Genomics (KanGO), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers of Big Data, Big Models, New Insights (ACEMS), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Modelling of Complex Systems (MASCOS), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology (CQC²T), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language, Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence in Advanced Molecular Imaging, Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology, Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposits (CODES), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls, Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence in Vision Science (ACEVS), Australia
- Academic Unit for Psychiatry of Old Age (AUPOA), Australia
- Asian Genetic Epidemiology Network (AGEN), China
- Asian Genetic Epidemiology Network Type 2 Diabetes (AGEN-T2D) Consortium, South Korea
- AuScope Limited, Australia
- Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics (ACPFG), Australia
- Australian Collaboration for Accelerator Science (ACAS), Australia
- Australian Institute for Musculoskeletal Science (AIMSS), Australia
- Australian Ovarian Cancer Study (AOCS), Australia
- Australian and New Zealand International Ocean Discovery Program Consortium (ANZIC), Australia
- Australian-German Climate and Energy College, Australia
- Belle Collaboration, Japan
- Bionic Vision Australia (BVA), Australia
- Breast Cancer Association Consortium (BCAC), United Kingdom (UK)
- Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA), Australia
- Centre for Neural Engineering (CfNE), Australia
- Colorectal Transdisciplinary (CORECT) Study, United States of America (USA)
- Dairy Futures CRC, Australia
- Drosophila 12 Genomes Consortium, United States of America (USA)
- Epi4K Consortium, United States of America (USA)
- Epilepsy Phenome/Genome Project (EPGP), United States of America (USA)
- Epilepsy Research Centre, Australia
- GliomaScan Consortium, United States of America (USA)
- International Multiple Sclerosis Genetics Consortium (IMSGC), United States of America (USA)
- Kathleen Cuningham Foundation Consortium for Research into Familial Breast Cancer (kConFab), Australia
- Melbourne EpiCentre, Australia
- Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre (MNC), Australia
- Mental Health Research Institute (MHRI), Australia
- Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI), Australia
- NERP Environmental Decisions Group (EDG), Australia
- National Imaging Facility (NIF), Australia
- South Asian Type 2 Diabetes (SAT2D) Consortium, United Kingdom (UK)
- St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research (SVI), Australia
- Stem Cells Australia, Australia
- Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN), Australia
- The ATLAS Collaboration, Switzerland
- The Blue Mountains Eye Study (BMES) - GWAS Group, Australia
- Victorian Bioinformatics Consortium (VBC), Australia
- Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC), Australia
- Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative (VLSCI), Australia
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