Biological Sciences

Congratulations to Dr Iffat Ara, who has won the 2017 Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute Postgraduate Student of the Year award for her PhD research ‘A Spatial Analysis of Food Security in Bangladesh, based on Climate Change, Management Practices, and Socio-economic Variables’.  For this award, Iffat was selected from six state postgraduate award winners.

Iffat completed her PhD in 2017, and was supervised by Bertram Ostendorf, Megan Lewis and Peter Hayman of SARDI. She is now a Research Fellow in the School of Land and Food at the University of Tasmania.

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Find out how scientists are using the power of your immune system to fight cancer Brought to you by the Adelaide Society of Immunology, and sponsored by CARINA biotech. Friday 27 April 2018: 5.30 -8pm, SAHMRI Invited speakers: Prof Deb White (SAHMRI) -New tumour immunotherapies – putting the immune system to work against cancer Prof […]

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Calling all Neuroscientists to join the ‘Connectome Project Adelaide’. This new initiative aims to promote neuroscience research in South Australia and to facilitate interaction and awareness of the different aspects of neurosciences happening across all institutions. We encourage all active SA neuroscientists to join us at our 1st seminar for 2018 on April 20th with presentations by Oliver Schubert and Mary-Louise […]

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Jenna Crowe-Riddell (PhD student in Dept of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) is a Finalist for the University of Adelaide STEM Award as part of the Channel 9 Young Achiever Awards. If you’d like to vote for her as People’s Choice please click this link, select her picture and press the green button to submit https://poll.fbapp.io/c9yaa18 […]

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The University is asking for your assistance in hosting activities for outreach programs to collaborating high schools. The Bright Sparks, Science Academy and Student Ambassador outreach programs aim to educate and engage school-aged students in STEM subjects. The objective is to network with students, preparing them for tertiary studies and future employment in the science domain. Your role as an HDR will be to travel […]

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2018 Semester 1 Workshops Introductory Bioinformatics Workshops (Semester 1) Introduction to Bash: Using the Terminal For Bioinformatics This course is targeted at all researchers in biological and medical research wishing to develop their bioinformatics capacity, and is now offered over 4x2hr sessions across consecutive weeks. Sessions will be offered on all campuses throughout the year. Postgraduate […]

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Congratulations and good luck to Jenna Crowe-Riddell, who is a Finalist for the STEM University Award for the 2018 Channel 9 Young Achievers Awards for South Australia. The purpose of the Channel 9 Young Achiever Awards is to acknowledge, encourage and most importantly promote the positive achievements of all young people throughout South Australia, up […]

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The next round of the “Internship in France” initiative, run through the Nicholas Baudin programme, is now open for applications. Applications can be made through the following link: https://ambafrance-au.emundus.fr/index.php?option=com_emundus&view=programme&id=6&Itemid=1521&lang=en The available topics are listed here: https://au.ambafrance.org/Internship-topics The deadline for applications is the 30 April 2018. Departure for France must occur before December 31, 2018. The […]

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In conjunction with WWF’s Earth Hour, the Environment Institute will be holding a Citizen Science Day on Saturday 24th March, Barr Smith Lawns, The University of Adelaide A day for anyone interested in science or the environment! Families, students, researchers, volunteers – all welcome! We have an exciting day lined up including guest speakers to tell you why […]

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Grand Challenges Explorations grant opportunities  The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is inviting proposals for the next round of Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) for the following three challenges (application deadline is May 2, 2018): Innovations in Immunization Data Management, Use, and Improved Process Efficiency; Affordable, Accessible, and Appealing: The Next Generation of Nutrition; Tools and […]

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