Lab business

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.


Strengthening research ties with India

21 April, 2008

The Australian Government will provide $7 million for new collaborative science initiatives under the Australia–India Strategic Research Fund.


Australian cutting edge research on display

17 April, 2008

Science at the Shine Dome will showcase Australia's cutting edge research and scientific achievements in Canberra from May 7–9.


Self development program for laboratory managers

08 April, 2008

A course in self management and managing others is being facilitated by SIA.


Queensland stem cell centre opens

03 April, 2008

The opening of the second node of Australia's Stem Cell Centre will strengthen Australia's biotechnology capability.


Citation awards for Australian scientists

03 April, 2008

Citation is the life-blood of many scientists. Thomson Scientific Citation Awards acknowledge those scientists with the highest overall citation rankings.


Academy of Science members announced

25 March, 2008

Seventeen of Australia’s leading scientists have been chosen to join the Australian Academy of Science.


Bioscience fund joins the IIF program

20 March, 2008

The Brandon Bioscience Fund from Brandon Capital Partners has been chosen as the 11th fund to be fully licensed to operate under the Australian Government’s Innovation Investment Fund (IIF) Program.


Is our antiquated patent system hindering science?

17 March, 2008

Biotechnology discoveries, like the method for creating synthetic life forms, are at risk of being unduly hindered by private corporations unless patent systems are brought into the 21st century, according to an expert from The Australian National University.


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