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.
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.
CSIRO's Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) is hosting a project aimed at reducing the impact of the H5N1 avian influenza virus.
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.
From kangaroo DNA and wine testing to protecting Australiaâ€™s possums, Australiaâ€™s science elite will be recognised in Canberra.
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.
Scientists from Queensland University of Technology have been awarded more than $1 million in new Smart State grants.
CSIRO will join over 1500 of the worldâ€™s premier life sciences companies in the exhibition hall of BIO2006 in Chicago from 10-12 April.
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.
Victorian city Geelong has received a rare honour in scientific circles with the inclusion of part of the cityâ€™s name in the title of a new virus.
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.
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.
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).
As part of a major scientific collaboration, the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has appointed Canadian scientist, Dr Kim Lowell.
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).