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  • Life science conference season in Lorne
    Throughout February the beautiful Victorian coastal town of Lorne will host a series of conferences that will be of interest to all life scientists.
  • All chemists are invited to the RACI National Congress
    The Royal Australian Chemical Institute National Congress, to be held in Adelaide from 7-12 December, will be the largest gathering of Australian chemists since 2005 and everyone is welcome. Over 100 plenary, keynote and invited speakers have been drawn from around the world and represent some of the most important work in the chemical community.
  • Life Sciences = Future. Jobs. Exports.
    Has the Australian biotech sector the potential to fill some of the gaps left by the demise of traditional manufacturing areas? Find out at AusBiotech 2014.
  • Lorne conference season 2014
    The seaside town of Lorne, less than two hours' drive from Melbourne, will soon host its traditional series of life sciences conferences. The Mantra Lorne offers beachfront accommodation surrounded by 12 acres of landscaped gardens, making it an ideal setting for the two-week conference series.
  • Bringing microbiologists (and mycologists) together
    This coming July the world-renowned Adelaide Convention Centre will be hosting the Australian Society for Microbiology Annual Scientific Meeting and the Australasian Mycological Society Joint Conference. Add them to your diary and register to attend now.
  • Take a laboratory management masterclass
    The Laboratory Managers Conference 2012 will be opened by Nobel Laureate Professor Brian Schmidt. Other keynote speakers include Professor David de Kretser, the ex-governor of Victoria; and Professor Graham Mitchell, Chief Scientist Victoria.
  • ComBio2012
    Every year a variety of bioscience societies combine to hold a joint megaconference - ComBio.
  • Australian scientists racing to the London Olympics
    It’s not just world-class athletes who will be representing Australia at the Games of the XXX Olympiad in London. A team of world-class scientists from the National Measurement Institute will be part of the competition to outwit any drug cheats at the Games.
  • Magnificent microbes: 2012 ASM Annual Scientific Meeting
    The 2012 Australian Society for Microbiology Annual Scientific Meeting will showcase the importance of microbiology to our world through presentations delivered by national and international leaders in their disciplines.
  • Life science conferences in Lorne next February
    Proteomics, protein structure and function, cancer, genomics - whatever your life-science field of interest there is an international-standard conference sure to interest you in Lorne in February.
  • Laboratory Managers and Laboratory Design Conferences 2011
    All people working in laboratory, scientific, technical and facilities management in all areas, including life science, analytical testing, education, research, pathology, food, construction, mining, pharmaceutical and quality control, must attend to update to the latest thinking in laboratory management, network with other laboratory, facility, research, scientific and technical managers and discover new productivity tools at the trade exhibition.
  • Accurate science and TV
    More scientists are needed to help television shows portray accurate science as more and more people rely on TV as their major source of science and technology information and even base career and study choices on these fictional shows.
  • Building diverse cultures
    You are invited to attend the ASM 2010 Sydney Annual Scientific Meeting & Exhibition of the Australian Society for Microbiology.
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  • Money needed in the bucket, not fun
    Scientists need to live as well as enjoy their subject and one reader questions whether it's a lack of remuneration rather than a lack of enjoyment that is making students turn away from science at university.
  • Laboratory Managers Conference 2008
    The 2008 Laboratory Managers Conference will give laboratory managers and technical, scientific and facility managers the opportunity to keep abreast of the latest developments and issues and network with their peers.
  • Science Showcase 2004
    Science Industry Australia Inc (SIA) is holding two 'Expo/Seminar' programs on or near major university campuses in 2004. These FREE events will be open to all laboratory and scientific personnel
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  • New SA science club for children
    A new South Australian science club, launched at The University of Adelaide, will fill the gap left by the closure of the CSIRO's Double Helix Science Club following federal government funding cuts.
  • Last call for papers - Laboratory Management and Design Conferences 2015
    The call for presentations at the 2015 Laboratory Management and Design Conferences will end in just over two weeks, on 28 February.
  • Australia's first Zoobiquity conference coming to Sydney
    On 27 February, the University of Sydney will host the first Zoobiquity conference ever to be held outside North America. Zoologists, molecular biologists and human and veterinary physicians will come together as they adopt an interdisciplinary approach to nutrition and disease in humans and animals.
  • Call for papers - Laboratory Management and Design Conferences
    The 2015 Laboratory Management and Design Conferences will be held from 16-19 November at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne. Science Industry Australia is now calling for papers and presentations for the two conferences.
  • CTC test inventor coming to Australia
    Professor Katharina Pachmann, the inventor of a simple blood test which utilises circulating epithelial tumour cells (CTCs) to monitor the activity of cancer, will be presenting at a number of events in Australia and New Zealand in early December.
  • Australia Biotech Invest returning to Melbourne
    Following a successful debut in 2013, the Australia Biotech Invest conference will return to Melbourne from 3-4 December.
  • Olympus to exhibit at AINDT Conference
    The 2014 Australian Institute of Non Destructive Testing (AINDT) Conference will provide an opportunity for maintenance and quality-assurance professionals to learn more about non-destructive testing and related technologies from AINDT members.
  • Space explorers coming to Melbourne
    Engineers Australia is bringing two retired NASA astronauts, as well as the only Australian currently working in the International Space Station (ISS) Flight Control team, to Convention 2014.
  • Oncology conference to tackle ethical dilemmas
    Health research ethics organisation Bellberry is hosting a congress to discuss some of the ethical dilemmas seen in cancer trials, including access to new treatments for both research participants and later to the wider community.
  • PM to chair new Commonwealth Science Council
    The newly formed Commonwealth Science Council will advise the government on areas of national strength, current and future capability and on ways to improve connections between government, research organisations, universities and business.
  • 2014 Ig Nobel Prize Winners announced
    The 2014 Ig Nobel Prizes were awarded on 18 September at the 24th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, held at Harvard University's Sanders Theatre.
  • Leading genome sequencer to deliver public lecture
    As part of the University of Western Australia's (UWA) Raine Visiting Professor Lecture Series, Stephan Schuster is this week presenting a talk titled 'How ethnicity matters for medical genomics'.
  • Leading engineers and scientists to converge at Convention 2014
    Thousands of engineers from all disciplines are coming to Melbourne for Convention 2014 - claimed to be the largest engineering event ever held in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • 2014 ASI Annual Scientific Meeting
    The ASI Annual Scientific meeting has joined forces with several clinically oriented societies this year to bring bench and bedside researchers together for one big immunological event.
  • Seeking better ways to do business at ASiX
    The inaugural Australian Science Industry Exchange event (ASiX) was held in Melbourne last week, with over 80 of the country's science sector business and technology leaders discussing the state of the industry and seeking to find better ways to do business.
  • BioProcessing Network Conference 2014
    The BioProcessing Network (BPN) is holding its annual conference from 21-23 October at Encore, St Kilda. The meeting will gather together researchers, manufacturers, suppliers and others with an active interest in bioprocessing as it applies to areas such as biotherapeutics, biofuels and food processing.
  • Australian Genomic Technologies Association conference
    The 14th Australasian Genomic Technologies Association (AGTA) conference will be held at the Crown Promenade, Melbourne, Australia, Sunday 12 to Wednesday 15 October 2014.
  • Find out what science industry customers actually want
    If you want to find out what science industry customers really want, you need to attend Australian Science Industry Exchange on 20 August.
  • Wikibomb for Australia's female scientists
    Interested individuals are invited to help create and improve the Wikipedia pages of Australian female scientists. The Australian Academy of Science is holding the Women of Science Wikibomb as part of National Science Week.
  • Organ-on-chip pioneer to deliver 2014 Graeme Clark Oration
    The 2014 Graeme Clark Oration, hosted by the ICT for Life Sciences Forum at the Melbourne Convention Centre, will be presented on 5 June by Wyss Institute founding director Dr Don Ingber.
  • Science at the Shine Dome 2014
    The Australian Academy of Science held its annual Science at the Shine Dome gathering from 27-29 May. The theme of this year’s event was Celebrating Australian science - past present future.
  • First international guests announced for NZ Scifest
    This year's New Zealand International Science Festival (Scifest) will be held in Dunedin from 5-13 July. The aim of the event is to promote and celebrate science, technology and the natural environment to a wide general audience, showing that science is exciting, fun and accessible.
  • Chocolate slime at ANSTO this Easter
    The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), located in Sydney's Sutherland Shire, is once again holding its Easter school science workshops.
  • International Symposium on Clinical and Translational Research Informatics
    BioGrid Australia and the University of Melbourne's Health and Biomedical Informatics Centre (HaBIC) are hosting a two-day symposium which will see some of the world's leading researchers discuss the use of data for health informatics, patient safety, genetic breakthroughs, and clinical and translational research.
  • ASTM to hold meeting on industrial biotechnology standards
    ASTM International will hold an organisational meeting to explore the establishment of a new ASTM standards development activity for industrial biotechnology.
  • Swinburne and Lims1 to hold webinar
    Swinburne University of Technology and Lims1 are holding a short webinar on 9 April from 9-9.30 am.
  • Convergence expert to speak in Melbourne this week
    Dr Keith Yamamoto, from the University of California San Francisco, will this week make two presentations on the topic of convergence in Melbourne.
  • Webinar on cloud computing in the science industry
    Fronde is holding an introductory webinar about business cloud computing in 2014 and what this can mean for businesses in the science space. The webinar will be held on Wednesday 19 February from 9-9.30 am AEDT.
  • ANSTO celebrates the International Year of Crystallography
    The study of crystallography - the only technique for examining the arrangement and structure of matter or materials at the atomic or molecular level - is around 100 years old. In light of this, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has declared 2014 the International Year of Crystallography (IYCr2014).
  • Science talk at Sydney's Royal Botanic Garden
    The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust is hosting a talk on plant conservation at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney on 9 December.
  • Questacon celebrates 25th anniversary
    Saturday 23 November marks the 25th anniversary of Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre. The multiaward-winning tourist attraction features eight galleries with over 200 interactive exhibits.
  • Workshop explores the challenge of taking stem cell therapy to market
    The NSW Stem Cell Network is hosting a workshop to address the future of stem cell research in Australia and the gap in taking innovative stem cell therapies to patients.
  • Melbourne hosts biotech investment conference
    Life sciences investment event AusBiotech Invest Conference will take place from 28-29 October at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
  • CleanUp conference to combat contamination
    CleanUp 2013 will be held from 15-18 September 2013 at the Crown Conference Centre, Melbourne. Leading international scientists will attend the event to discuss the latest tactics and solutions in the growing worldwide war on pollution.
  • International Symposium on Human Identification: 7-10 October
    The 24th International Symposium on Human Identification, to be held from 7-10 October in Atlanta, Georgia, is said to be the largest conference on DNA analysis for human identification.
  • Register to attend ComBio2013
    ComBio 2013 will be held from 29 September to 3 October 2013 at the Perth Convention Centre. The program will feature 17 plenary presentations from highly regarded international scientists, plus six society speciality lectures.
  • Get ready to book for CERN’s open day
    From 9.00 am to 8.00 pm on 28 and 29 September, sightseers will have the chance to explore the laboratories, technical halls, experiments and accelerators at the biggest particle physics centre in the world - CERN.
  • Register now for Australia Biotech Invest
    You can register now to attend Australia Biotech Invest where you will hear world-leading biotech innovators and Australia’s investment community discuss the future of biotech in the Antipodes.
  • Science at the Shine Dome 2013
    Experience quantum billiards, find out how genome sequencing technology will revolutionise the practice of medicine and gain an insight into the dramatic changes the ocean is undergoing.
  • Chief Scientist urges more thought for the future
    The importance of science to Australia’s future and its place in the world will be the subject of a free public lecture in Perth next month by Australia’s Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb.
  • Models made for science at University of Sydney exhibition
    An exhibition at the University of Sydney’s Macleay Museum provides a rare opportunity to see models used to teach science and medicine at the university from the 1880s.
  • Wollongong to host world-leading scientists for symposium
    More than 150 leading Australian and international researchers will converge on Wollongong this week to speak about and share insights into groundbreaking materials research as part of the 8th Annual International Electromaterials Science Symposium.
  • AusBiotech Business Development Forum 2013
    Registration is now open for the 2013 AusBiotech Business Development Workshop and Forum, which will be held in Adelaide from 20-21 March.
  • 2013 BIO International Convention: call for expressions of interest
    The 2013 Australian Delegation to biotechnology convention BIO, being managed by AusBiotech, gives Australian companies and research organisations a chance to participate on the Australian pavilion at the event.
  • Inaugural OMICS Australasia Symposium
    The inaugural OMICS Australasia 2012 Symposium is being held from 26-28 November in Fremantle, Western Australia. It is being hosted by Murdoch University and supported by the Western Australian Department of Commerce, Bruker and other industry sponsors.
  • Physicists sign up for roadside enlightenment
    Two giant advertising billboard signs have been given over to exhibit a piece of art based on a vital but little-known physics equation.
  • Tertiary tech transfer opportunities to be showcased at AusBiotech
    UniQuest will promote the business benefits of partnering with the latest research innovations and expertise from Australian universities at this year’s AusBiotech conference in Melbourne from 30 October to 2 November.
  • Free biosciences exhibition sheds light on the meaning of life
    A new University of Sydney exhibition chronicles some of Australia’s most significant advances in the biological sciences during the past half-century. ‘The Meaning of Life: Celebrating 50 years of Biological Sciences’ marks the anniversary of the schools of Zoology and Botany’s amalgamation into the School of Biological Sciences in 1963.
  • National citizen science project: are you a binge listener?
    The National Acoustic Laboratories, the Hearing CRC and the ABC have teamed up as part of National Science Week to run Sound Check Australia, the national noise and hearing survey, and are giving participants a chance to win $1000 worth of concert tickets.
  • Doors open for new medical research
    Lifesaving medical research received a major boost yesterday, with the opening of the final stage of The John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR) at The Australian National University.
  • Minister to open new medical research facility
    The Hon Tanya Plibersek, Minister for Health, will be at The Australian National University on Monday 13 August to open the third and final stage of The John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR).
  • NMI seminar on communicating risk in the 21st century
    On 17 July, the National Measuring Institute (NMI) will host a seminar on risk perception and management for new technologies. The event will be held from 11 am-noon at NMI, Lindfield.
  • ‘God particle’ collides with art and society this Sunday
    Last night’s announcement of the discovery of the Higgs boson, or ‘God particle’, will collide with art and society on Sunday 8 July. ‘Colliding Ideas: Art, Society and Physics’ is a free public symposium, to be held at RMIT University in Central Melbourne from noon-5 pm.
  • International Nanomedicine Conference bound for Sydney
    The Australian Centre for Nanomedicine at the University of New South Wales will host the third International Nanomedicine Conference from 2-4 July at the Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach, Sydney.
  • Games research lab opens in Germany
    RMIT University’s Games and Experimental Entertainment Laboratory has opened a European centre in the German city of Karlsruhe. Professor Daine Alcorn, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation and Vice-President, travelled to Karlsruhe to sign an agreement with Mayor Margret Mergen in a ceremony attended by Austrade.
  • State-of-the-art DNA lab for WA Museum
    John Day - Minister for Planning; Culture and the Arts; Science and Innovation - has officially opened a new science and research facility at the Western Australian Museum’s Collection and Research Centre.
  • Final submissions for $100 million global challenge
    GE is calling for final submissions for its $100 million global ‘healthymagination Challenge’ aimed at accelerating innovation in breast cancer, ahead of the closing date later this month.
  • Chief Minister supports what women want
    The ACT Chief Minister is calling for women to participate in the country's 2011 survey of working women.
  • UniQuest promotes breast cancer breakthroughs at Ausbiotech
    UniQuest is promoting three potential new breast cancer treatments at Ausbiotech 2011, taking place at the Adelaide Convention Centre from 16-19 October.
  • NSW showcases biotechnology sector at national conference
    The NSW life sciences sector will be showcased at AusBiotech 2011 in Adelaide.
  • New chemicals causing concern at CleanUp 2011 Conference
    Leading scientists will discuss concerns about the impact on human health and the environment from emerging conaminants at the CleanUp 2011 Conference in Adelaide.
  • IRL helps boost business R&D
    More than 30 companies from industries as diverse as seafood, electronics, engineering and recycling have been accepted into the IRL Scientist for a Day Program aimed at helping companies across New Zealand transform their businesses.
  • Cleaning up the world starts in Adelaide
    CleanUp 2011 will be held at the Hilton Adelaide hotel in Adelaide, South Australia, from 7-15 September 2011.
  • National Science Week has been launched
    National Science Week 2011 was officially launched at the Queensland Museum by Australia's Chief Scientist Professor Ian Chubb AC.
  • Wyatt Technology to host this year’s International Light Scattering Colloquium
    The 22nd Annual International Light Scattering Colloquium will be held at the Four Seasons Biltmore Resort in Santa Barbara, California.
  • Speaker series promotes Australian science internationally
    Australian scientific innovation is being promoted to Europe by Professor Tanya Monro as part of the Australian Academy of Science Speakers Series.
  • Perth medical research centre underway
    The commencement of the new $100m medical research hub at the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre has been marked at a ceremony in Perth today.
  • CSIRO-UWA crop genomics lab opens
    A lab for research into the molecular workings of plants and the genomes of crops will be launched in Perth.
  • World's first forensics YouTube channel launched
    The Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine is launching the world’s first forensics YouTube channel.
  • Trade mission in US open to NSW businesses
    NSW businesses in the life science sector are invited to join a trade mission in the United States.
  • Beckman Coulter highlights workflow solutions at LabAutomation 2011
    Beckman Coulter featured seamless, automated workflow solutions and improvements in throughput and cellular analysis at the LabAutomation 2011 conference in Palm Springs, California. In addition to workshops and scientific posters, the exhibit showcased applications and systems dedicated to next generation sequencing (NGS) sample preparation, stem cell research, assay screening miniaturization and more.
  • Protests planned for Save The Frogs Day
    Save The Frogs Day is being celebrated worldwide, with specific events planned in the United States in order to protest the use of pesticides, the selling of frog legs and more.
  • Australian Infectious Diseases Research Center opened
    The Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre has been opened in Brisbane as a response to the global need to combat disease outbreaks and to develop new vaccines.
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific opens Center of Excellence for POPs
    Thermo Fisher Scientific has announced the opening of the Center of Excellence for POPs, which will partner with laboratories to improve the quality and efficiency of global POPs monitoring.
  • International Year of Chemistry highlights importance of water
    The United Nations has declared 2011 the International Year of Chemistry, which includes an international initiative that highlights the role chemistry plays in issues of water quality and purification.
  • Australia and Mongolia to increase scientific collaboration
    The Australian and Mongolian academies of science have signed a memorandum of understanding, in order to increase collaboration.
  • The International Year of Chemistry launched
    The International Year of Chemistry 2011 (IYC 2011) aims to highlight the achievements and contributions of chemistry worldwide.
  • IYC to bring chemistry to life
    Lanxess is promoting greater understanding of the contributions of chemistry science in shaping our lives and future, in conjunction with the world’s celebration of the International Year of Chemistry (IYC) 2011.
  • YouTube Chromatography Channel launched
    Thermo Fisher Scientific has launched a YouTube Channel dedicated to Chromatography at
  • Engineered body parts discussed at conference
    The future of engineered body parts will be discussed and scrutinised by the world’s leading tissue engineers at the University of Sydney in November.
  • National Science Week 2011 grants are open
    Innovation, Industry, Science and Research Minister Senator Kim Carr is encouraging individuals and organisations to apply for National Science Week grants and run events and activities that promote Australia’s talent in the area of science.
  • Quarrying data for gems of knowledge
    Predicting where Australia’s next mineral boom will come from is serious business. Data collected using satellite sensing, airborne surveys, seismic crews and prospecting teams is immense and is piling up rapidly. But what use is all this data?
  • The science behind the 2010 World Cup soccer ball
    University of Adelaide physicists have tested the new soccer ball created for the 2010 World Cup and can explain why it will play 'harder and faster' and bend more unpredictably than its predecessor.
  • Physics and murder
    Associate Professor Rod Cross from The University of Sydney's School of Physics used physics to help convict Gordon Wood for the murder of Caroline Bryne.
  • The science of cleaning up
    Contamination and how scientists can help to clean up will be a focus at CleanUp 09, an international summit being hosted by CRC CARE.
  • Ion probe facility opens in WA
    The University of Western Australia has opened an ion probe facility, the first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • Find out what’s new in laboratory instrumentation
    The Analytical Chemistry Group of the New South Wales branch of the RACI is holding a one-day seminar — What’s New in Laboratory Instrumentation — on 21 July 2009.
  • Food scientists and engineers invited to speak at food industry conference
    Potential speakers and sponsors are invited to express their interest in FoodTech Connect 09 — an exciting new food industry conference that will take place in Sydney on October 22 and 23.
  • Top Australian and US scientists meet
    Climate change, clean energy research and best practice approaches for providing expert advice to government were among the topics discussed when Prof Penny Sackett met with key US scientific advisers.
  • Applications closing for ISF Congress
    Those hoping to participate in the World Congress on Oils and Fats & 28th ISF Congress, held 27–30 September in Sydney, must get their applications in soon with the call for papers closing on 29 March.
  • Funding health research
    Research Australia would like to see the Australian government emulate the US and inject funding into health and medical research as part of its stimulus package.
  • IAP researcher wins biological science award
    The Macfarlane Burnet Medal and Lecture has been awarded to Professor David Vaux of La Trobe University by the Australian Academy of Science.
  • Nominations open for 2009 Prime Minister's Prizes for Science
    With science and science education claimed as the foundation stones of an innovative and prosperous Australia, the Prime Minister's Prizes for Science present a prestigious opportunity for Australian science researchers and educators. Nominations for the 2009 awards close on May 8.
  • Academy awards for scientific excellence
    The Australian Academy of Science has announced the 2009 winners of distinguished awards for scientific excellence.
  • NSW/South Korea joint technology program
    A joint technology program between the NSW government and the South Korean province of Gangwon has been announced. The University of Wollongong’s Intelligent Polymer Research Institute will use nanotechnology to develop a new high-performance energy storage device.
  • French–Australian scientific projects announced
    The Australian government recently signed a renewed memorandum of understanding with the French government that reaffirmed its commitment to strengthening scientific and technological collaboration between the two countries.
  • Strong research ties between Australia and France renewed
    The potential for joint Australian–French science and research breakthroughs has been boosted with the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two governments in Canberra.
  • Nominations open for Victoria's 2009 Premier's Award for Health and Medical Research
    The Victorian government has committed over $2.1 billion to its Innovation Agenda and this includes $40,000 in prize money ($16,000 for the winner and $8000 each for three commended applicants) for the 2009 Premier’s Award for Health and Medical Research. Nominations for the award are now open.
  • ATSE appoints new CEO
    Dr Margaret Hartley has been appointed as CEO of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.
  • New centre to fight infectious diseases
    The China–Australia Centre for Phenomics Research at The Australian National University has been officially opened. The centre will focus on alterations in the genome code.
  • Zebra fish research facility opens at Monash
    The largest zebra fish research facility in the Southern Hemisphere has been opened at Monash University. One of the key areas of research will be in determining how muscles grow and develop.
  • Professor Penny Sackett Australia's new Chief Scientist
    Astronomer Professor Penny Sackett has been appointed as Australia's new full-time Chief Scientist.
  • NSW Scientist of the Year
    The NSW Scientist of the Year Awards, an initiative of the NSW government’s Department of State and Regional Development through its Office for Science and Medical Research, have been presented to nine outstanding scientists.
  • Scheme to attract world-leading researchers
    The federal government has allocated  $239 million over five years to a a new Australian Laureate Fellowships scheme. Up to 15 Laureate Fellowships will be awarded every year. Each fellowship will be worth around $3 million over five years and will allow  the Fellow to work with, and mentor, up to four postdoctoral and postgraduate researchers.
  • New head for CSIRO
    Dr Megan Clark will commence as the chief executive of CSIRO in January 2009 after Dr Geoff Garrett's term ends on 31 December this year.
  • Women in Science Fellowship winner
    A L’Oreal Australia For Women in Science Fellowship has been awarded to WEHI immunologist Dr Erika Cretney. The fellowship is designed to assist women to consolidate their careers and rise to leadership positions and can be used to defray childcare costs in addition to research costs.
  • New appointment strengthens CSIRO board
    Professor Ian Chubb AC has been appointed as a part-time member of the CSIRO Board.
  • Will it be Eureka for UWA?
    Three research teams from The University of Western Australia have been named finalists in three categories of Australia's premier science awards — the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes — for outstanding curiosity-driven research by Australians published in internationally respected journals or books.
  • Phage therapy wins commercialisation award
    A Sydney company that has developed an innovative medical treatment for antibiotic resistant infections using bacteria-eating viruses has won the NSW government's 2008 BioFirstCommercialisation Award.
  • Australian cutting edge research on display
    Science at the Shine Dome will showcase Australia's cutting edge research and scientific achievements in Canberra from May 7–9.
  • Academy of Science members announced
    Seventeen of Australia’s leading scientists have been chosen to join the Australian Academy of Science.
  • Self development program for laboratory managers
    A course in self management and managing others is being facilitated by SIA.
  • Queensland stem cell centre opens
    The opening of the second node of Australia's Stem Cell Centre will strengthen Australia's biotechnology capability.
  • Insulin receptor researchers win CSIRO award
    A team of scientists who determined the molecular structure of the insulin receptor has won the 2006 CSIRO Chairman’s Medal.
  • SGE - Exporter of the Year
    Australian owned, technical-based manufacturer for the global analytical science industry, SGE International was named Victorian Exporter of the Year 2005 at the 2005 Governor of Victoria Export Awards.
  • Invention of the year finalist
    Swinburne University academic, Graham Farrell, has designed a product that aims to make saving lives easier. The Reviva Mask is an inflatable resuscitation mask the size of a matchbox offering all the efficiency and protection of a commercial medical mask.
  • Executive director appointed
    SIA has announced that Duncan Jones has accepted the position of executive director of Science Industry Australia and will begin work Monday 5th June 2006.
  • Innovation in the face of fire
    The Cooperative Research Centre for Polymers (CRC-P) has won a CRC innovation award for the development and commercialisation of a polymer cable that will change fire protection around the world.
  • New SIA executive director
    Duncan Jones has accepted the position of executive director of Science Industry Australia Inc and commenced his duties on 5 June.
  • Collaboration fund up and running
    Scientific research in Australia has received a major boost with the launch of a fund designed to foster collaborative research between universities, CSIRO and other publicly funded research agencies (PFRA's).
  • Swinburne creates new life sciences faculty
    Swinburne University has restructured its Higher Education Division to create five new faculties, including a Faculty of Life and Social Sciences. Associate Professor Russell Crawford has been appointed the division's new dean.Under the restructure, the other faculties include a Faculty of Design; a Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies; a Faculty of Business and Enterprise; and a Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Sciences.
  • A call for biotech innovations
    A leading international research-based pharmaceutical company is calling for Australian scientists to help solve a scientific research dilemma, at the annual AusBiotech conference in Brisbane, October 21–25.
  • Entries closing
    Nominations for the 2008 ATSE Clunies Ross Awards, Australia’s awards for scientists, technologists and innovators, close on 31 July 2007.
  • Competition to increase interest in science
    Prompted by concern over an apparent decline of interest in science and technology as careers, Australia's national laboratory accreditation body, the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) is offering a science prize specifically targeted at senior primary grades in Australian schools.
  • Conference on the importance of investing in science
    The importance of investment in science and innovation will be emphasised on 16 May at the Perth Exhibition and Convention Centre, with the annual conference of the Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Association.
  • Australian facility plays key role in bird flu research
    CSIRO's Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) is hosting a project aimed at reducing the impact of the H5N1 avian influenza virus.
  • NSW scientists shine at Academy Awards
    Four scientists from New South Wales have won awards for scientific excellence in career research from peak science body the Australian Academy of Science.
  • Preparation for immunoassays seminar
    The Fluorescence Applications in Biotechnology and Life Sciences Network and Science Industry Australia are preparing to run a seminar titled Luminescent Energy Transfer Immunoassays for the Rapid and Sensitive Detection of Analyte in Complex Matrices, to be held at Macquarie University on Tuesday 19 February.
  • American MS Society recognises Australian researcher
    Investigative research into the novel origins of nerve fibre damage in Multiple Sclerosis by Australian, Jacqueline Orian has been rewarded with a US$372,300 grant from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society of America (NMSS).
  • Australian scientists awarded once again
    Amid tough global competition, with 500 scientists from 62 countries, Australia has confirmed its position as one of the world's pre-eminent biomedical destinations by securing almost 20% of the prestigious worldwide medical research awards announced by the US-based Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).
  • A week of innovation
    The Australian Innovation Festival is finishing with a bang this week, with events including the AIIA iAwards and the Western Sydney Manufacturing Week 2007.
  • Scientists converge in Canberra
    From kangaroo DNA and wine testing to protecting Australia’s possums, Australia’s science elite will be recognised in Canberra.
  • National Science Week grants announced
    The National Science Week grants were announced on Tuesday, with $500,000 in funding provided to one of the most diverse sets of projects in the program's 11-year history.
  • Microorganisms and enzymes in manufacturing seminar
    The ARC Network for Fluorescence Applications in Biotechnology and Life Sciences (FABLS), NSW Department of State and Regional Development and Macquarie University invite you to a ‘microorganisms and enzymes in manufacturing’ seminar.
  • Australian of the Year wins top American honour
    Australian of the Year and cervical cancer vaccine inventor Professor Ian Frazer has won an award from one of America's premier cancer research groups.
  • Government announces Fellowships for 2005
    The Minister of Education, Science and Training, Dr Brendan Nelson has announced a total of 24 Federation Fellowships in Canberra early in June. The Australian Government, through the Australian Research Council, will provide A$40 million for new Fellows over the next five years.
  • $1 million boost for QUT biotech research
    Scientists from Queensland University of Technology have been awarded more than $1 million in new Smart State grants.
  • LABbuild 2004
    Organisers of LABbuild 2004, a specialist conference for the design, management and maintenance of science and research facilities, have confirmed that several top industry experts will be presenting at the three-day conference.
  • Top award for ANU geneticist
    An ANU evolutionary geneticist, Professor Jenny Graves, has received one of five international awards given to women scientists for her studies on the evolution of mammalian genomes.
  • New Award expands global connections for Australian Science
    An award was announced at the AusBiotech 2006 Conference in Sydney, giving Australian scientists at the forefront of Australian medical research an opportunity to build their networks within the global arena and follow in the footsteps of Australian of the Year, Ian Frazer, taking his Australian research into the HPV vaccine to the global market.
  • Biomedical facility opens in WA
    A biomedical research facility tipped to speed up research into the genetic causes of human diseases has been officially opened.
  • Call for submissions
    The Small Scale Technology Cluster (STC) has available small cash grants and discounted access to MiniFAB’s facilities through its Small Scale Technology Access Program. Applications will be reviewed and ranked by the STC Scientific Review Panel.
  • Australia and New Zealand on display at Pittcon
    What's New in LAB Technology editor Janette Woodhouse reports on the Australian contingent at Pittcon 2008.
  • Congratulations Sandra
    Congratulations to Sandra Romanin and her husband Karim on the birth of their first child - a beautiful daughter named Lara.
  • Industry funding for e-learning
    Businesses and industry groups must apply soon to be eligible for funding to support workforce development and training.
  • Biotech leader wins CSIRO Eureka Prize
    Professor John Mattick has won the 2006 CSIRO Eureka Prize for Leadership in Science.
  • Research centres established
    Bionic ears that connect directly to hearing nerves and provide near-normal hearing capability may soon become reality. Along with other research areas like renewable energy and sustainable industries, the advances to be achieved by the recently established Australian Centre of Electromaterials Science are expected to be particularly valuable to the manufacturing industry.
  • Eureka Prize finalists announced
    CSIRO Chief Executive Dr Geoff Garrett has congratulated the finalists announced 27 July for the Eureka Prize for Leadership in Science sponsored by CSIRO.
  • Forty-four new Fellows
    Forty-four scientists have been recognised for their exceptional contributions to science, engineering and medicine with their election to the Fellowship of the Royal Society the UK national academy of science.
  • CSIRO to exhibit at BIO2006
    CSIRO will join over 1500 of the world’s premier life sciences companies in the exhibition hall of BIO2006 in Chicago from 10-12 April.
  • Lab in lorry project wins astronomer top prize
    Dr Charles Jenkins from the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics at ANU has been awarded the 2007 Kelvin Medal for Physics by the London-based Institute of Physics (IoP), which praised his leadership of the Lab in a Lorry project.
  • Instrumentation roadshow for regional Australia
    Regional Australia will have the opportunity to view the latest technology in scientific instrumentation at a series of mini exhibitions in May.
  • Premier to lead biotech delegation to Boston
    Victoria’s biotechnology sector will showcase its strengths when Premier Steve Bracks and Innovation Minister John Brumby lead a delegation of more than 150 businesses to BIO 2007 in Boston.
  • From crime to body lice: Sydney Uni hosts international genomics conference
    The 54th Annual Conference of the Genetics Society of Australasia will be held at the University of Sydney from 26 to 29 June.
  • High-tech production facility opens in Adelaide
    Thermo Fisher Scientific has opened a state-of-the-art facility in Adelaide, SA.
  • Separation technology wins award
    Collaboration between the University of Newcastle and Ludowici MPE, which led to the development of a new separation technology, has won a national award for Best Research and Development.
  • $70m research institute opens at UQ
    The latest addition to a cluster of research institutes at The University of Queensland, the $70m Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN), has opened at the university's St Lucia campus.
  • Inspiration through innovation
    NSW will have a chance to enter the world of innovation and entrepreneurship as the annual Australian Innovation Festival rolls into its sixth year.
  • Australian scientists join international stem cell powerhouse
    Scientists from Monash University and the Australian Stem Cell Centre have announced they will work with a Californian university to create an international collaboration in stem cell research.
  • Gene research facility opens at ANU
    A $20 million national facility which will help the nation to remain at the cutting edge of gene research has been officially opened at The Australian National University.
  • Innovic’s Next Big Thing Award 2007
    Entries are now being accepted for Innovic’s Next Big Thing Award 2007.
  • Exporting to the US
    New Zealand's Parkside Laboratories has been appointed authorised sales agent by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for Australia and New Zealand in a development that will make it easier for companies to access the US market.
  • Award for Australian biotechnology pioneer
    Australian biotechnology pioneer, Dr Tom Grace, has been awarded the Society for In Vitro Biology's highest honour, the 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the development of invertebrate in vitro biology.
  • Australian biotechnologist wins prestigious science award
    Professor Linda Blackall, research director at the Environmental Biotechnology CRC (EBCRC), has won an international award for significant lifetime achievement in the field of biological wastewater treatment.
  • Geelong scores rare honour in science
    Victorian city Geelong has received a rare honour in scientific circles with the inclusion of part of the city’s name in the title of a new virus.
  • University CEO appointed
    Queensland University of Technology has appointed Michael Finney as founding chief executive officer of QUT Innovation, the university's research commercialisation company.
  • Victoria endorses NATA accreditation
    The Victorian Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia (NATA) affirming its support for laboratory accreditation as a key element of good business practice.
  • Northern Rivers innovation awards
    Its name and design may seem better suited to a science fiction movie but the Aquanator could become the way of the future for power generation.
  • Pathology Update 2007
    When: 2-4 March 2007 Where: Sydney Convention Exhibition Centre Registration:
  • Genetic Engineering student workshop
    Most schools have difficulty providing practical genetic engineering activities for their students, so CSIRO Science Education Centre has organised a Genetic Engineering program for Victorian Certificate of Education Biology students that can provide experience and knowledge in genetic engineering applications and processes.
  • Cardiovascular collaboration
    Cryptome Pharmaceuticals has signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of Queensland's Institute for Molecular Biosciences (IMB) to collaborate on the identification of potential therapeutics for cardiovascular disease.
  • Eureka! The winner is CSIRO, for sediment research
    Three CSIRO scientists who helped develop new guidelines for the responsible management of contaminated sediments in our harbours, estuaries and rivers have won the Land & Water Australia Eureka Prize for Water Research.
  • Researchers invited to apply for fellowship
    Postgraduate students and independent researchers with expertise in the history of Australian science are invited to apply for the 'The Moran Fund: A Basser Library Research Fellowship' with the Australian Academy of Science.
  • ARC major funding outcomes to commence in 2007
    ARC has announced the outcomes of the Australian Research Council’s National Competitive Grants Program for 2007.
  • The winners' guide to the Nobel Prize
    On 14 December, the ABC will air a Film Australia documentary called the Winners' Guide to the Nobel Prize.
  • Global scientific community dropping in on QUT
    Scientists from NASA, Europe and Australia are expected to visit the Queensland University of Technology's Carseldine campus later this year, at the completion of the southern hemisphere's only microgravity tower.
  • DPI attracts international scientist
    As part of a major scientific collaboration, the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has appointed Canadian scientist, Dr Kim Lowell.
  • Over 1000 experts needed
    Australia needs to train over 1000 new experts in environmental remediation if it is to become an international leader in the ‘clean society’, according to Professor Ravi Naidu, managing director of the Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE).
  • Research excellence showcased
    Eight up-and-coming University of Queensland researchers have received awards at the 2006 UQ Foundation Research Excellence Awards held at Brisbane Customs House.
  • Wine industry seeks $225 million R&D investment
    Australia’s wine industry is seeking to boost investment in research and development to $225 million per annum to maintain the edge that new technologies and innovation has given the industry over its global competitors.
  • Registrations open for ISSCR annual meeting
    The organisers of the International Society of Stem Cell Research 5th Annual Meeting wish to welcome delegates to the 5th ISSCR Annual Meeting to take place 17-21 June 2007 at the Cairns Convention Centre, Cairns, Queensland.
  • Entries open in science awards
    Entries are now open in the 2006 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes, Australia's premier science awards. The 2006 Eureka Prizes consist of 20 awards worth over $200,000 and include the largest line-up of prizes for research into environmental and sustainability issues facing Australia.
  • Yeast conference focuses on people
    What is so awesome about yeast? Next week, almost 500 of the world’s top yeast researchers will gather in Melbourne to discuss that topic at the 23rd International Conference on Yeast Genetics and Molecular Biology at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre.
  • Nanotech exhibition in London
    The University of Surrey’s expertise in nanotechnology research is a key contributor to an exhibition entitled ‘Nanotechnology: small science‚ big deal’, showing at the Science Museum in London.

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