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 to participating schools, or, host a tour for a small group of students at the Uni (this can be a tour of your lab) and to talk to the students, describing your tertiary experience.

Your involvement is not compulsory but would be appreciated. Your participation will count towards CaRST hours. For more information see the following links, or if you wish to get involved, you can email Nicole who runs the Student Ambassador program (

Claire Fisk

HDR Committee Member

PhD Candidate | Spatial Sciences

School of Biological Sciences

T: 08 8313 2791| M: +61 448 580 313


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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: The available topics are listed here: 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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Researcher Development Series 2018 Winning Industry-Linked Grants   There are many benefits in collaborating with industry or other external partners, not the least of which is the opportunity to access industry-linked funds. But how do you shape a vague idea into a project suitable for industry collaboration, and then turn it into a winning industry-linkage […]

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Congratulations to Dr Zoë Doubleday who was recently appointed to the Board and Executive of Science & Technology Australia under the presidency of Prof Emma Johnston (Dean of Science UNSW) STA is Australia’s peak body in science and tech and represents about 70,000 Australian scientists across all disciplines and also runs the Superstars of […]

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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 […]

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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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