- Closing this Wednesday – the L’Oréal Australia & New Zealand For Women in Science Fellowships.
- Our Stories of Australian Science 2014 book is heading off to the printers.
- Media training for scientists – dates for 2014.
- Who is top in Asia-Pacific science? Find out in the Nature Publishing index 2013, now online.
- The 2014 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science are now open.
- Coming to Australia – Mythbusters, and theoretical physicist and best-selling author Michio Kaku.
- Click here to view a portfolio of our work.
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.
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 →
An overview of the research and its implications, the abstract of the paper, and background information on the ARC Centre of Excellence in Advanced Molecular Imaging.
Australia has taken the podium alongside Japan and China as one of the top three science performers in a dynamic Asia-Pacific region. The Nature Publishing Index is a snapshot of the region’s scientific research in the past year based on publication output in Nature and the 17 Nature research journals.
And from chart topping to myth busting – the Mythbusters are coming to Australia during National Science Week.
Read on for more…