Lab business

Strong research ties between Australia and France renewed

16 December, 2008

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

12 December, 2008

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

09 December, 2008

Dr Margaret Hartley has been appointed as CEO of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.

Golder Associates opens new laboratory in Perth

08 December, 2008

Golder Associates has opened a new laboratory in Osborne Park, Perth, to extend its specialised testing service capabilities.

Waters acquires Analytical Products Group

08 December, 2008

By merging APG into its Environmenntal Resource Associates operations, Waters will form a comprehensive environmental proficiency testing (PT) and reference materials partner.

New centre to fight infectious diseases

24 November, 2008

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.

Research independence

19 November, 2008

Government and public researchers sign rights and responsibilities charters.

Zebra fish research facility opens at Monash

19 November, 2008

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.

Human and environmental health focus for PerkinElmer

11 November, 2008

PerkinElmer will focus on the human and environmental health sectors from January 2009.

VU and Shimadzu foster science in schools

03 November, 2008

Victoria University and Shimadzu are providing technical expertise and high-tech equipment to 12 Victorian secondary schools to help promote science as a tertiary chioce.

Research training in Australian universities

03 November, 2008

A parliamentary report into research training has found that attracting and training the next generation of Australian researchers is being hampered by inadequate funding.

Laboratory Managers Conference 2008

03 October, 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.

Professor Penny Sackett Australia's new Chief Scientist

30 September, 2008

Astronomer Professor Penny Sackett has been appointed as Australia's new full-time Chief Scientist.

Grants for new projects and conferences

17 September, 2008

Clean energy technologies, investigation of climate change issues and technologies to promote healthy ageing are some of the areas to receive funding in the latest round of grants from the International Science Linkages Competitive Grants scheme.

NSW Scientist of the Year 2008

12 September, 2008

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.

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