- Fresh off the printer, our Stories of Australian Science 2014 booklets are winging their way to Japan and Canberra, and will be online soon.
- A Nature paper coming up next week from the Advanced Molecular Imaging Centre of Excellence.
- Applications have now closed for the Metcalf Prizes for Stem Cell Research and L’Oreal Australia and New Zealand For Women in Science Fellowships. The two prize juries will be making their selections in May.
- Next Wednesday we’ll be at the Club Melbourne Awards celebrating the contribution of science and business events to Melbourne.
- Congratulations to our friends at Genepool who scored a Logie nomination for their immunisation doco Jabbed.
- Media training for scientists – dates for 2014.
- The 2014 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science are now open.
- Click here to view a portfolio of our work.
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In this bulletin I’m focussing on training, prizes and showcasing science.
It’s been a pretty exciting time for EMBL Australia lately, with international visitors, new group leaders, and even a Nature paper.
But the one thing which really stood out for me in the past year was our EMBL Australia PhD Course.
At last year’s course at WEHI in Melbourne, we spent two weeks with 60 passionate and enthusiastic PhD students.
Not only did the students learn the tools of the trade from top researchers, they also formed an invaluable network of peers, who will hold their own student-run symposium in Sydney later this year.
This year we’ll bring together another 60 PhD students at ANU in Canberra. Applications are open now – read on for more details.
Posted on behalf of Samantha Hass (Head of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, L’Oréal Australia & New Zealand)
L’Oréal’s global For Women in Science program is in full swing for 2014.
In Australia and New Zealand we’re in the final stages of applications for our three $AU25,000 Fellowships. Please encourage your best early career researchers to apply by 16 April.
The Paris Spring has brought a fresh crop of Laureates, exceptional women, scientific leaders from the five regions of the world.
A team from Melbourne, Monash, UQ and the synchrotron (including core members of the ARC Imaging Centre team) have found what sends our MAITs into action to protect our gut from invaders.
The patented work is the starting point to understanding our first line of defence, and what happens when it goes wrong. It will lead to new ways of diagnosing and treating inflammatory bowel disease, peptic ulcers and even TB.
- Read the press release and background information, including the abstract and the full paper.
- You can also find the paper at: : www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature13160.html
- Read the Monash University release here
- Read the University of Queensland release here
- Read the University of Melbourne release here
Contact Niall on email@example.com to get in touch with the team.
This morning Monash, Melbourne, and UQ have a cracking paper in Nature announcing the discovery of a key that wakes up a poorly understood part of our immune system.
It’s the next step for the research which last year won the Eureka Prize for Scientific Research.
Two years ago they discovered that ‘mystery’ immune cells in our gut detect invaders by reacting to components of vitamin B that are only made by certain bacteria and fungi. Now they have a molecular key to turn this off and on.
Read the full article →
Melbourne, Monash, UQ and the synchrotron find what sends our MAITs into action to protect our gut from invaders.