Biological Sciences

Congratulations to all those who were successful in the latest round of announcements from the NHMRC.

A/Prof. Michael Beard – $556,127 (2018-20) to study “The interplay between viperin, peroxisomes and the cellular innate antiviral response”

A/Prof. Christopher McDevitt – $843,035 (2018-20) to investigate “Novel insights into the molecular mechanisms of manganese recognition and acquisition by pathogenic bacteria”

Dr. Danny Wilson – $773,613 (2018-20) for “Retargeting the antibiotic azithromycin as an antimalarial with dual modality”

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Bill Elliott Lecture Speaker:  Professor Greg Goodall “Post-transcriptional regulation of Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition; microRNAs, circular RNAs, alternative splicing” Friday 1st December 2017 1:00 – 2:00 pm Lower Napier LG29 Lecture Theatre   Prof. Greg Goodall After graduate studies at the University of Adelaide in enzymology and protein chemistry, Greg Goodall undertook postdoctoral training at the […]

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Congratulations to all those who were successful in the latest round of announcements from the ARC. The following projects received funding: ARC DECRA Dr Christian Huber – Palaeo-population genomics: studying adaptation using ancient human DNA. ARC DECRA Dr Vicki Thomson – The role of epigenetic modifications in tiger snake adaptation. ARC Discovery Professor Steven Cooper; […]

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Please join with me in congratulating Associate Professor David Paton, the winner of the Inaugural Community Volunteering Award for University staff. This award is given by the University in recognition of outstanding achievements by individual staff members who have given voluntary service to communities or causes outside of their workplace. David is a founding Director […]

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Hosted by the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD) and sponsored by CABAH,  this workshop is back for 2017 as two separate programs.  Three days dedicated to metagenomics and 2 days for a NGS session, to better suit demand.  The popular annual training course is based on the successful previous workshops (2016 -2010) encompassing an intensive 5 […]

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On behalf of the School Research Committee, please congratulate the following staff for their recent NHMRC success: Dr Stephanie Begg who received a NHMRC Peter Doherty Biomedical Early Career Fellowship ($318,768) for her project ‘Investigating the antimicrobial activity of zinc at the host-pneumococcal interface’ Professor James Paton who received a NHMRC Development Grant ($955,585) for […]

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  Please register for the upcoming Research Symposium Day on 31 October through the Evenbrite link below. Register Here      

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Wild Orchid Watch (WOW) 2018 POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH TOP-UP SCHOLARSHIP Orchids – Canary in the coal mine for climate change Australia’s orchid flora is highly diverse, with approximately 80% of the world’s terrestrial species and very high endemism. However, orchids are highly susceptible to environmental change and many species are threatened. A complex set of factors […]

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SA Scientist of the Year Congratulations to Professor James Paton who was recently announced as the 2017 SA Scientist of the Year. Congratulations also go to Dr Laura Weyrich, the 2017 Tall Poppy award winner. For more information on their research and other award winners please see: https://statedevelopment.sa.gov.au/science/sa-science-excellence-awards/2017-winners Other Tall Poppy Awards Other Tall Poppy […]

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Publications are the universal currency for communication among scientists. But they are generally composed of dense, uninspiring language that can be laborious to wade through and difficult to understand. While objectivity and scholarship are cornerstones of scientific writing, there is another ingredient that is rarely emphasised or taught: the accessibility of the prose, the X-factor […]

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