Congratulations to Hannah Wardill, one of our PhD candidates, for reaching the semi-finals of the Channel Nine Young Achievers Award. Hannah has been selected in the category of The University of Adelaide, Faculty of Sciences, Science and Technology Category. The Awards will be presented on March 29th 2014. The purpose of the Channel 9 Young Achiever Awards is to acknowledge, encourage and most importantly promote the positive achievements of young South Australians up to 28 years of age.
Good luck on the 29th Hannah !
The School of Medical Sciences wishes to thank all those who attended and participated in the universities Annual Memorial and Dedication Service yesterday in Bonython Hall. It was a great success with many students and members of the donor families present.
Many thanks to all the staff and students, the musicians and volunteers who helped on the day and in preparation for the event.
Congratulations to Melissa Cantley (NHMRC Peter Doherty Early Career Fellow) on being selected to attend the Nobel Laureates meeting in June 2014. She was nominated by the Group of Eight and the Australian Academy of Science as one of 20 nominees across Australia to attend this event. Final selection was made by the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, and Melissa will be one of 600 young scientists from across the world attending this event which will be focussed on medicine and physiology. There will be over 30 Nobel laureates at this meeting. More information on this meeting can be found at
Melissa is also invited to attend ‘Science at the Shine Dome’ held by the Australian Academy of Science in Canberra in May 2014.
A reminder that the universities Annual Memorial and Dedication Service for the Body Donation Program will be held next Wednesday 5th of March 2014 at 5:30pm in Bonython Hall.
Hope to see you all there.
Read the media release on a survey conducted by the School of Medical Sciences on herbal medicines
Adelaide Centre for Neuroscience Research (ACNR) Seminar
Neuroplasticity and Brain Health
Thursday 27th Feb 2014 12-1pm in the NUMICO Seminar Room, Medical School South Level 5 room S512
Presentation by Dr. Michael Merzenich, an Emeritus Professor neuroscientist at the University of California, San Francisco.
The AUGU/RC Heddle Award celebrates the memory of Dr Robert Heddle, past President of the Adelaide University Graduates Union, in honour of his significant contribution to the Graduates Union and the greater Adelaide University community.
The AUGU/RC Heddle Award of up to $2500 is available to assist one doctoral (PhD) candidate who has completed the core component of the structured program (CCSP) and is currently enrolled in his/her candidature at the University of Adelaide.
This Grant is to be used by the recipient to travel to present his or her work at a conference or similar gathering, or to travel to another institution to undertake their research or learn a particular method essential to his or her own work. Such travel may be undertaken within the state, within Australia, or overseas; and this travel needs to be undertaken from 1 May 2014 to 30 April 2015.
Application deadline is 5pm Friday, 7 March 2014.
Application form link : 2014 AUGU RC HEDDLE AWARD
The Rotary Club of Barossa Valley Foundation Scholarship is currently open for applications for 2014.
The scholarship has been established by the Rotary Club of Barossa Valley Foundation to support a student from the Barossa Valley/Eden Valley region of South Australia who is commencing any undergraduate program of study on a full time basis as a Commonwealth Supported student at the University of Adelaide.
Details of the Rotary Club of Barossa Valley Foundation Scholarship can be found at http://www.adelaide.edu.au/scholarships/undergrad/barossa.html
Applications for this scholarship close on Friday 7 March 2014.