Lab business

Innovation review paper released

10 September, 2008

The report of the Review of Australia's National Innovation System concludes that the country is falling behind the rest of the world and includes recommendations across a number of themes including innovation in business, strengthening people and skills, excellence in national research, information and market design, and taxation.

Scheme to attract world-leading researchers

04 September, 2008

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

03 September, 2008

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

02 September, 2008

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.

Investment boost for UniQuest start-up companies

20 August, 2008

Two companies that were established to develop discoveries from the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) at UQ have received funding to boost their research priorities.

New appointment strengthens CSIRO board

12 August, 2008

Professor Ian Chubb AC has been appointed as a part-time member of the CSIRO Board.

Nominations called for technology grants

08 August, 2008

A new grants program linking NSW and South Korea in joint technology projects has been announced. Preliminary applications for the grants will close on 30 September and final applications on 15 November.

Monoclonal Antibody Technologies Facility opens in Melbourne

08 August, 2008

A facility dedicated to the production of monoclonal antibodies which can be used for research into cardiovascular disease, neurological disorders, inflammation, brain diseases and cancer has opened in Melbourne. The Monoclonal Antibody Technologies Facility comes from collaboration between the Commonwealth and Victorian governments and Monash University.

Will it be Eureka for UWA?

31 July, 2008

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

29 July, 2008

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.

Shaping up to the nanotechnology challenge

14 July, 2008

Any potential health, safety and environmental risks with the introduction of nanotechnology products will be addressed by Australia's regulatory system.

Chemicals catalogue

01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Merck Pty Ltd

The Merck chemicals catalogue has been released. Like its predecessor, it contains information about reagents, analytical test kits, pigments, products for chromatography, microbiology and microscopy.

ARC grants hairing for success

02 June, 2008

The Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Projects scheme, Round 2, for funding in 2008 has resulted in funding for 208 of the 487 proposals. A hair examination protocol for forensic scientists is just one of the successful projects.

Have your say about the Future Fellowships consultation paper

23 May, 2008

Interested Australians have been invited to respond to a consultation paper on the development of the government’s new Future Fellowships scheme.

Online patent information

29 April, 2008

AusPat is a searchable online database containing Australian patent applications lodged and granted since 1979.

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