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Melanoma pioneers named 2024 Australians of the Year

29 January, 2024

Professors Georgina Long and Richard Scolyer have jointly won the 2024 Australian of Year award for their pioneering work in the treatment of melanoma.

La Trobe spinout to commercialise novel microscope slides

26 January, 2024

The NanoMslide is a nanofabricated microscope slide that uses colour contrast to easily and quickly identify abnormal cells in a suspect sample.

Pass the Australian Research Council Amendment Bill, says STA

24 January, 2024

Science & Technology Australia has asked parliament to pass the bill with the inclusion of a handful of small but significant amendments.

Anonymising applications benefits early-career researchers

18 January, 2024

Anonymising applications removes access to information that can lead to psychological biases, offering a fairer assessment for all applicants.

NHMRC awards $647m to health and medical researchers

19 December, 2023

The NHMRC is investing $379m through its Investigator Grant scheme and $268m through its Ideas Grant scheme, to support health and medical research leaders.

Scholarships and fellowships to support women in science

06 December, 2023

ATSE has announced 116 scholarships as part of the Elevate: Boosting women in STEM program, while the L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science initiative honoured five female scientists from Australia and New Zealand.

New legislation to end political interference in the ARC

30 November, 2023

Minister for Education Jason Clare has introduced legislation into parliament to abolish the ministerial veto on Australian Research Council (ARC) grants.

Outgoing STA CEO praises Industry Growth Program

29 November, 2023

The $392 million government program aims to support innovative startups and small businesses to scale their operations with economy-boosting R&D.

Oceanographer named NSW Scientist of the Year, nominations open for PM's Prizes

22 November, 2023

Professor Trevor McDougall was recognised for his contribution to our understanding of the fundamental physics of the ocean.

Report released into Qld's "flawed" DNA extraction method

21 November, 2023 by Lauren Davis

The report found that Project 13, which introduced automated DNA extraction methods to the Queensland Health forensics laboratory, was a "fatally flawed" project.

Asbestos testing in Victoria bolstered by new MoU

20 November, 2023 | Supplied by: NATA

The National Association of Testing Authorities has signed an MoU with the Victorian Asbestos Eradication Agency to ensure the reliability of asbestos testing in government buildings.

NSW Govt recognises leading cancer researchers

15 November, 2023

Professors Georgina Long and Richard Scolyer were named NSW Australians of the Year for their immunotherapy approach for advanced melanoma, while Anthony Gill has been named Outstanding Cancer Researcher of the Year.

ARC announces $250m in research project funding

10 November, 2023

The ARC has announced more than $220m in funding as part of the Discovery Projects scheme, and $28m under the Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities scheme.

2023 GSK Award recognises leading ubiquitin researcher

06 November, 2023

Professor David Komander won the 2023 GSK Award for Research Excellence for his work in elevating global understanding of the ubiquitin system.

$650m in funding to support national research infrastructure

31 October, 2023

The latest funding will support 80 projects across 25 lead agencies from 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2027.

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