- 2013 Fresh Science finalists announced - After five state finals involving 60 young scientists and 15 journalists, we’re about to introduce the twelve national finalists to the world.
- CSL Florey medal nominations opened - Nominations are now open for the $50,000 CSL Florey Medal. The medal honours Australian researchers who have had significant achievements in biomedical science and/or in advancing human health.
- Media Training dates for 2013 announced - We hold regular media training courses for scientists in Melbourne and around Australia. Dates for our 2013 courses have now been announced.
- Building the Inspiring Australia community: The Inspiring Australia website is now live, with news and resources for the science community in Australia. We’ve also posted the first regular Inspiring Australia bulletin.
Prizes, grants and other opportunities for Australian scientists:
- $50,000 CSL Florey Medal
- $50,000 Victoria Prize and the $18,000 Victoria Fellowships
- Travel for early-career researchers to Germany with EMBL Australia and to Brisbane with the National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia
- Media training for scientists
- Fresh Science and other events across the country
- More online resources from Inspiring Australia
University of Melbourne, Tuesday 11 June
Understanding neurodegeneration is one of the big life science challenges. It’s attracting massive international investment but the complexity of the brain means there will be no simple answers.
That’s why we’ve chosen neurodegenerative diseases as the topic for the first Victorian Systems Biology Collaborative on Tuesday 11 June.
In this month’s EMBL Australia newsletter:
- Getting personal (medicine) with Howard Jacob
- Neurodegeneration – from lab to clinic with systems biology
- Enhancing Systems Biology in Victoria
- Join the EMBL PhD Symposium with a travel grant from EMBL Australia
- “What is Bioinformatics?”
- Events and meetings around the country
Around Australia, hundreds of scientists, science communicators, outreach officers, teachers and students are running engagement projects, planning National Science Week events and entering science awards – all with the support of Inspiring Australia. Read the full article →
From Rob Robinson, President of the Australian Institute of Physics
First, I have great pleasure today in announcing two AIP awards: Lloyd Hollenberg from the University of Melbourne is the recipient of the 2012 AIP Walter Boas Medal, which recognises excellence in research in physics in Australia; and David Jamieson, also from the University of Melbourne, is the recipient of the 2012 AIP Outstanding Service to Physics Award. I congratulate them on the outstanding achievements that have led to their awards, of which more below. Read the full article →