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Wine writer creates a fine career blend

As presenter, researcher and producer of New Zealand TV show Thirsty Work, Yvonne Lorkin travels the country highlighting the best of the NZ wine industry. A “fan of all things fermented”, Yvonne also shares her passion for wine off-screen: in her weekly wine column syndicated through nine newspapers, as wine editor for Dish magazine, host […]

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Profile: Courtney Fields

Geology graduate Courtney Fields has fond memories of her University of Adelaide experience. Since relocating to Perth to join Woodside Energy’s Graduate Program, Courtney has spent time aboard a seismic vessel and is furthering her knowledge in other areas of the industry.

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From bench to bedside – Kathleen’s quest for sarcoma treatment

Dr Kathleen Pishas, a postdoctoral researcher with the Sarcoma Research Group in the Centre for Personalised Cancer Medicine has a string of awards and achievements to her name, including the prestigious Ross Wishart Memorial Award. Having recently completed her PhD candidature, Kathleen’s primary research focus is to investigate personalised therapeutic approaches for sarcoma patients.

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Law student crowned a scholarship winner in Denmark

A University of Adelaide Law student studying in Denmark has been awarded the prestigious Crown Princess Mary Scholarship for 2013. Sarah Hibbard is a double degree student in Science and Law at the University of Adelaide.  She completed her Bachelor of Science (Jurisprudence) with a major in Psychology and went on to achieve First Class […]

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Chinese students embrace life in Adelaide

For postgraduate students Bo Li and You-You Li, the experience of living and studying in a foreign country has given them far more than an academic qualification. Since 2009, when the Chinese couple both enrolled for their PhD studies at the University of Adelaide, they have embraced life as “Aussies” in every sense.

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Taplin Indigenous Bursary

Aboriginal staff and students at the University of Adelaide will have the opportunity to travel overseas to learn about indigenous research and teaching projects in other countries, thanks to the generosity of former Pro Vice-Chancellor (International), Emeritus Professor John Taplin. The Taplin Indigenous Bursary for International Education has been established to assist indigenous students and […]

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Scientific mentor without peer

Any young female scientist looking for a mentor would do well to study the career path of Dr Ines Atmosukarto, an award-winning biotechnologist with a string of accolades to her name. The world renowned research scientist has been honoured by both Australian and Indonesian governments for her work in finding new treatments for cancer and […]

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All Rhodes lead to Waite

More than a decade after winning a Rhodes Scholarship, Natalie Betts is rediscovering her passion for genetics and science in the world-renowned ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls. Dr Betts has spent the past 12 months working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Waite Campus after an 11-year hiatus from the laboratory while […]

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Daniell clan celebrate a century of connection

The impact of a University of Adelaide education has spread far and wide for one Adelaide family whose connection with the institution goes back 100 years. Four generations of the Daniell/Crisp/Mattner families have attended the University since Edward Mattner enrolled to study arts, science and education before enlisting in World War 1 and serving on […]

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Matt’s policy on science

2005 Rhodes Scholar Matt Wenham has enjoyed a varied career path, using his science degree to teach high school students in rural Malawi before crossing continents to Washington DC where he now works for a non-profit think tank that links scientists and policy makers.

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