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Research committee named for SAHMRI

22 June, 2010 by David Binning

A who’s who of Australian scientists have been tapped to direct the research of the new South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) in Adelaide.


Local life sciences to benefit from new cloud computing service

15 June, 2010 by David Binning

The Australian Research Collaboration Service (ARCS ) today launched its Computer Cloud, an initiative designed to give researchers faster and easier access to the Australian Grid network of high performance computers.


Queensland’s best researchers honoured in QHMR Awards

10 June, 2010 by David Binning

The Queensland Health and Medical Research Awards held in Brisbane last Friday honoured a number of outstanding individuals for their work in areas including pain treatment, immunology, lymphoma and post transplant disorders.


Opinion: The need to back young scientisits

09 June, 2010 by Staff Writers

Australia’s research funding culture favours experienced scientists at the expense of promoting young researchers with great potential. Changes must be made if the future of Australian science is to be placed in safe hands.


Market Report: global rebound lifts Aussie biotechs

28 May, 2010 by David Binning

Australian biotechs rode a wave of renewed confidence in international markets this week which helped the local bourse to stage its best performance in weeks today. Investors were buoyed by news that China had rejected British media reports it was planning to reduce its European debt holdings, as well as generally improved sentiment towards Europe in the wake of the Greek financial crisis.


New approach to carbon storage could shift emissions battle

27 May, 2010 by David Binning

The UK’s Energy Technologies Institute ( ETI ) has announced a major new study to investigate and develop techniques for CCS ( carbon capture and storage ) based on mineralisation.


QIAGEN and Roche settle dispute

27 May, 2010 by Staff Writers

QIAGEN N.V.and Roche Molecular Systems Inc., a unit of Roche Holding AG ( ROG.VX ), have reached an out-of-court agreement ending a dispute over rights for a set of companion diagnostic products developed and manufactured by QIAGEN’s Manchester subsidiary DxS Ltd.


Australian Scientists elected to Royal Society

27 May, 2010 by David Binning

The Australian Academy of Science has announced that three local scientists have this year been elected as Fellows of Britain’s Royal Society, as the prestigious group celebrates its 350th anniversary.


Australian elected Fellow of the Royal Society

25 May, 2010 by David Binning

The CSIRO’s Dr Ezio Rizzardo has been elected as a Fellow of Britain’s Royal Society for his work in the area of polymers. This year celebrating its 350th anniversary, the Royal Society boasts some of history’s most influential minds among its alumni, including Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Benjamin Franklin and Stephen Hawking.


Xenome anoints new executive director

25 May, 2010 by David Binning

Brisbane-based biopharmaceutical company Xenome announced today its appointment of industry veteran Michael Aldridge as executive director.


NICTA's John Parker gets Clunies Ross gong

20 May, 2010 by Tim Dean

Dr John Parker, Chief Technology Officer at NICTA, has received a Clunies Ross Award for his work on the bionic ear at an exclusive black tie dinner in Melbourne last night.


PM's Science Prize nominations close this Friday

19 May, 2010 by Staff Writers

Friday May 21 is your final day to submit applications for the Prime Minister's Prizes for Science, so stop editing that PhD student's paper and get your entry in now.


Commentary: R&D tax credit bill punishes success, rewards failure

14 May, 2010 by Staff Writers

The final draft of the Government’s proposed revised R&D tax credit legislation was introduced into Parliament yesterday, less than 12 hours after it was made available to members of Parliament and the Australian business community.


Commentary: Persist with tax credit urges biotech

12 May, 2010 by Staff Writers

As time ticks down to get the new R&D tax credit bill through parliament by the 1 July implementation date, opposition from outside the biotech sector may seriously threaten its passage – and AusBiotech urges the Federal Government to persist.


Suzanne Cory to head Australian Academy of Science

11 May, 2010 by Tim Dean

One of Australia's most influential cancer researchers has taken over the reigns - or is that the gavel - of the Australian Academy of Science.


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