Download the September 2020 ASP newsletter

Download the latest ASP newsletter (www.parasite.org.au/publications/newsletters/), Vol 31 Issue 4 September 2020 It’s another issue packed with wonderful stories and images from our Society members. In this newsletter: Reports and minutes from the 2020 Australian Society for Parasitology Annual General Meeting https://asp.wildapricot.org/memberresources/ Obituary for Jack Arundel (1925-2020). 2020 Bancroft-Mackerras Medal for Excellence winner, Katja Fischer. 2020…

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Women & Leadership Australia (WLA) grants for leadership development programs

END OF YEAR FUNDING FOR WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AVAILABLE Residual funding is available to support the development of female leaders across Australia’s science sector. The initiative is providing women with grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 to enable participation in one of three programs that cover such things as elements of a successful team, communication,…

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Art-Science competition winners announcement 21st Sept at 4:30pm AEST on FB live @ASParasitology

Join us today at 4:30pm live on the ASP Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ASParasitology  @ASParasitology when we will have a look at the wonderful artwork submitted for our Art Science competition and announce the winners in each category! Talented artists created their own artwork of a flea parasite and submitted it into our National Science Week Art…

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Parasitravaganza 2020 Prize winners

We hope that you enjoyed attending Parasitravaganza 2020, the inaugural ASP online conference which took place on Thursday 30th & Friday 31st July 2020, we certainly enjoyed seeing so many of you attend and participate in the Student and ECR Career Development Workshops on Thursday and the main Conference on Friday. We want to thank…

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What has hairy legs, can jump high and likes cats?

Find out through our “Parasites Online” virtual free fun for National Science Week www.parasite.org.au/nsw2020 Join all of our Parasites Online events across National Science Week Aug 15 – Aug 23 Parasitology researchers will share their stories through online science shows and short research presentations, “Live from the Lab” laboratory tours and “Fresh From the Field”…

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Superstars of STEM

THE SEARCH BEGINS FOR AUSTRALIA’S NEXT CONSTELLATION OF #SuperstarsofSTEM A nationwide search begins today for the next 60 Superstars of STEM – brilliant women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics who want to step into the spotlight as media stars. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews will launch the next round of applications…

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UniSuper Divest campaign

In 2019, the ASP recognised the importance and urgency of the climate crisis by becoming the first scientific society to declare a Climate & Ecological Emergency. As part of this, we would like to draw our member’s attention to the current UniSuper Divest campaign. What is the UniSuper Divest campaign? UniSuper is the default superannuation…

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Congratulations to 2020 ASP Fellow, Katherine Andrews

Congratulations to 2020 Fellow of the Australian Society for Parasitology, Katherine Andrews! Professor Katherine Andrews is head of the Tropical Parasitology Group at the Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery and currently Acting Director of the Institute. She obtained a BSc Hons in 1990 and a PhD in 1998 in Microbiology from Griffith University. Katherine conducted…

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Congratulations Kathryn Parker, John Frederick Adrian Sprent Prize 2020 winner

Congratulations to recently graduated PhD student Kathryn Parker for winning the 2020 John Frederick Adrian Sprent Prize. Apicomplexans rely on plasma membrane-localised transporter proteins to take up essential nutrients from their host. Although nutrient uptake is essential for parasite proliferation and virulence, the transporter proteins that mediate the uptake of many essential nutrients, including amino…

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