Lab business

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.


TSANZ and NATA sign MoU for new accreditation program

20 October, 2023 | Supplied by: NATA

The program will offer accreditation to respiratory function laboratories for a range of tests that contribute to better health outcomes and treatments for patients with respiratory and lung health conditions.


Quantum pioneer awarded 2023 PM's Prize for Science

17 October, 2023

Professor Michelle Simmons AO, from UNSW Sydney, has received the $250,000 Prime Minister's Prize for Science for her pioneering developments in quantum computing


CSL Centenary Fellowships recognise new approaches to cancer therapy

13 October, 2023

Two Australian scientists have been awarded CSL Centenary Fellowships, valued at $1.25 million over five years, for their work developing new kinds of cancer therapies.


Second inquiry launched into Qld forensic testing

06 October, 2023

The new inquiry will review recent public statements and documents in relation to automated DNA extraction methods that were introduced under what is known as Project 13.


2023 Nobel Prize winners announced

05 October, 2023

Significantly, the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded for the research that gave rise to the mRNA vaccines that contained the COVID-19 pandemic and saved millions of lives.


Breakthrough Victoria announces university investment deals

25 September, 2023

Breakthrough Victoria has launched investment partnerships worth $87m with five Victorian universities to help move life-changing research out of the lab and into the market.


Jian Zhou Medal awarded to cancer, immunology researchers

15 September, 2023

The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences has announced Professor Laura Mackay and Professor David Ziegler as the recipients of the 2023 Jian Zhou Medal.


Draft National Science and Research Priorities released

11 September, 2023

The federal government would like to hear how well the draft priorities reflect the key challenges and opportunities for Australia.


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