Lab business

Lose the jargon, win the war — the fight against superbugs

15 November, 2017

University of Birmingham researchers have identified new mechanisms used by bacteria to resist antibiotics, just days after one of their number voiced her concern surrounding the EU and UK's action plans to fight antibiotic-resistant infections.


Fresh Science 2017 is coming to a pub near you

13 November, 2017

Fresh Science — an Australia-wide competition helping early-career researchers find, and then share, their stories of discovery — is now underway for 2017.


Scientists and inventors among NSW Australian of the Year finalists

10 November, 2017

The nominees for the 2018 NSW Australian of the Year Awards have been announced, with several scientists and inventors reaching the finals of both the Australian and Young Australian of the Year categories.


MTPConnect and MTAA sign MoU

08 November, 2017

MTPConnect and the Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly boost the Australian medtech industry.


Girls' interest in STEM is in decline, says report

03 November, 2017

The number of Australian girls taking part in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects has been declining at an alarming rate, causing Australia to fall behind compared with other developed countries.


EOI open for $5m BioMedTech Horizons program

01 November, 2017

MTPConnect has opened expressions of interest for the Australian Government's $5 million BioMedTech Horizons program.


2017 Women in Science Fellowships awarded

01 November, 2017

The winners of the 2017 L'Oréal for Women in Science Fellowships have been announced, with five lucky early-career female scientists receiving $25,000 to support them in their specialist area of research for one year.


New director elected to AusBiotech

30 October, 2017 | Supplied by: AusBiotech Ltd

The 2017 AusBiotech annual general meeting (AGM) saw the election of Professor Jan Tennent as the new director of the organisation — an addition that is expected to bring a strong industry-research conduit to the AusBiotech board.


$7.3m funding for 20 medtech, pharma projects

27 October, 2017

Twenty national medtech, biotech and pharmaceutical projects will receive $7.385 million in funding from the industry growth centre MTPConnect.


Meet the winners of the 2017 Prime Minister's Prizes for Science

19 October, 2017

The 2017 Prime Minister's Prizes for Science winners were awarded by the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Minister Michaelia Cash at a dinner last night in the Great Hall of Parliament House.


$1.7 million awarded to seven Australian biomedical researchers

19 October, 2017

Seven biomedical researchers have been awarded more than $1.7 million, as Perpetual announced the recipients of the 2017 Clive and Vera Ramaciotti Awards for Biomedical Research.


Transitioning from PhD to Industry: An unclear path with significant challenges and rewards

13 October, 2017 by Andre Tan*

Andre Tan's journey post-PhD was a baptism of fire, which saw him under-employed for a period of two years before landing a secure role.


Over $200 million announced for Australian medical research

13 October, 2017

The Australian Government has announced a $197 million investment in world-leading medical research projects to improve the lives of patients, as well as $5 million to improve access to cutting-edge breakthroughs for adolescents and young adults with cancer.


One-third of ATSE's new Fellows are women

12 October, 2017

The Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering has elected 25 new Fellows for 2017, including key business leaders and academics, prominent commercial innovators, professional and business leaders and respected public sector figures.


Monkey business pays off for award-winning microbiome researcher

09 October, 2017 | Supplied by: QIAGEN Pty Ltd

Dr Michael Montague from the University of Pennsylvania has been declared the winner of the 2017 Microbiome Awards.


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