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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Professor Bob Hill named as finalist in this year’s The Australian Innovation Challenge Awards

Executive Dean of the Faculty of Sciences and Environment Institute Acting Director Professor Bob Hill has been named by The Australian newspaper as a finalist in this year’s The Australian Innovation Challenge Awards. The Australian Innovation Challenge is a national search for the country’s greatest ideas in fields from environmental science to education. Run by […]

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New paper: Ecologically realistic estimates of maximum population growth using informed Bayesian priors

A new paper involving Environment Institute members Steven Delean, Barry Brook and Corey Bradshaw (also SARDI) has recently been published in the journal Methods in Ecology and Evolution. The paper titled ‘Ecologically realistic estimates of maximum population growth using informed Bayesian priors’ uses easily obtained prior information about allometric relationships and life history characteristics of […]

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UCL 2012 Graduate Research Conference

University College London (UCL) is holding its annual Graduate Research Conference in Adelaide on Thursday 6th December. The Graduate Research Conference is your chance to find out in just ‘three minutes’ what each Masters student has uncovered while studying at UCL, Australia. This year’s research projects include: Opportunities for new entrant generation technologies in South […]

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New paper: A quantitative assessment of a reliable screening technique for the STR analysis of telogen hair roots

A new paper involving Environment Institute members Janette Edson, Alan Cooper and Jeremy Austin, as well as Elizabeth Brooks (Forensic and Data Centres, The Australian Federal Police), Carolyn McLaren (University of Canberra), James Robertson (University of Canberra), Dennis McNevin (University of Canberra) has recently been published in the Journal Forensic Science International:Genetics. The paper titled, […]

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Adelaide Next-Generation Sequencing Special Interest Group Meeting

An Adelaide Next-Generation Sequencing Special Interest Group meeting will be held on Thursday, 22 November, 2012 at the University of Adelaide. Speakers include: Dr Christopher Hahn, Section Head, Molecular Pathology Research, SA Pathology presenting “A Torrent of Data – Smooth flow or turbulent waters?” Dr Kathryn Burdon, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Ophthalmology, Flinders University […]

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‘The geological record of ocean acidification’ Andy Ridgwell – Podcast now available

Download the podcast from Professor Andy Ridgwell’s seminar titled ‘The geological record of ocean acidification.’ The Sprigg Geobiology Centre presented a free public seminar by Dr Andy Ridgwell from the School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol , UK on Monday 5th November 2012. Andy Ridgwell is Professor of Earth System Modelling and a Royal […]

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Introducing ScienceMediaSavvy.org – an initiative of The Australian Science Media Centre

The Australian Science Media Centre, with support from CSIRO, has recently launched ScienceMediaSavvy.org, a free online tool they created for scientists to help them in their interactions with the media. The website talks scientists through print, TV and Radio media as well as provides an understanding of the news media cycle and what journalists want. […]

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Sprigg Geobiology Centre – Launch video

Tonight’s event at the SA Museum was a great success, with 90+ invited guests gathering to hear all about the exciting work the Sprigg Geobiology Centre will be doing. You can watch the official launch video here: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqiTZn0MWes&w=560&h=315] Special thanks to Living Stories, who produced the video.

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BioInfoSummer 2012 – discounted rates for EI members

BioInfoSummer is a major annual bioinformatics event in Australia, bringing together in excess of 150 biologists, statisticians and bioinformatics professionals. The program covers state-of-the-art technologies used in medical and biological research and also teaches fundamentals of data analysis. The event will be held at the University of Adelaide from 3-7 December 2012. This year, the […]

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Four in 40: Flood Modelling & Management

The Water Research Centre and the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) present the latest “Four in 40″ forum on Monday 12th November 2012 at the Flinders St Baptist Church. The forum is titled “Flood Modelling and Management”. Speakers include: Karin Geraghty, Chief Information Officer, Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources Dr […]

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