Lab business

Australian facility plays key role in bird flu research

04 May, 2006

CSIRO's Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) is hosting a project aimed at reducing the impact of the H5N1 avian influenza virus.


Linking Australian science to the world

03 May, 2006

Nine Australian research projects which target the National Research Priorities will share in $2.9 million in funding in a round of the International Science Linkages (ISL) Competitive Grants, as part of the Backing Australia’s Ability initiative.


Australian scientists join international stem cell powerhouse

02 May, 2006

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.


Scientists converge in Canberra

01 May, 2006

From kangaroo DNA and wine testing to protecting Australia’s possums, Australia’s science elite will be recognised in Canberra.


Genetic Engineering student workshop

24 April, 2006

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.


$1 million boost for QUT biotech research

12 April, 2006

Scientists from Queensland University of Technology have been awarded more than $1 million in new Smart State grants.


International software designer opens office in Sydney

05 April, 2006

International developer of technical computing and model-based design software for scientists and engineers, The MathWorks has opened an office in Sydney.


CSIRO to exhibit at BIO2006

30 March, 2006

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.


Partnering on stem cell know-how

27 March, 2006

New technology combining immune system research and stem cell know-how will be developed under a tripartite agreement between Monash University, the Australian Stem Cell Centre (ASCC) and Norwood Immunology.


Extensive resource built for gene silencing

24 March, 2006

Human gene silencing may become a little easier for scientists worldwide with an international public-private research team led by scientists at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard announcing the construction and availability of an extensive library of molecular reagents.


Entries open in science awards

22 March, 2006

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.


Geelong scores rare honour in science

15 March, 2006

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.


Qiagen and Eppendorf form alliance

03 February, 2006

Qiagen and Eppendorf have announced that they have formed a strategic alliance that includes co-development and co-marketing of complementary and optimised products. The alliance is intended to link the brands and product lines and to ensure the highest compatibility of their products targeting the research, applied testing and molecular diagnostics.


Eppendorf South Pacific relocates

30 January, 2006

Eppendorf South Pacific has relocated its facilities to larger offices in North Ryde to support the company's continuing growth. The new address for Eppendorf South Pacific is Unit 4, 112 Talavera Road, North Ryde 2113. Ph: (02) 9889 5000 and fax: (02) 9889 5111 remain unchanged.


Specialist centre for biotech training

24 January, 2006

Education and Training Minister Lynne Kosky visited the Box Hill Institute to launch BioSkills, the Specialist Centre in Biotechnology Training.


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