Volunteers to assist with COVID-19 testing

The Australian Society for Microbiology (ASM) is putting together a database of qualified people who are willing to be called upon in case of a potential staff shortage to assist with COVID-19 testing (or any other requests required) at hospitals or any other diagnostics lab across Australia. This database will be shared with local public…

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The Mike Bull Award for Early Career Nature Scientists

The Fund The late Professor Mike Bull made a notable contribution to the scientific community, such as the first published record of monogamy in a reptile, the sleepy lizard (aka shingleback lizard, bobtail lizard). He mentored around 50 PhD students and numerous researchers over the course of his career, contributing over 320 research papers to…

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Celebrating International Women’s Day 2020 #womeninparasitology #womeninSTEM

We celebrate our Extraordinary women in parasitology on International Women’s Day, March 8th, 2020. #EachforEqual This image shows just a fraction of the many incredible women who work in parasitology. Celebrating women’s achievements and increasing visibility, while calling out inequality, is key. The ASP recognises and values the wealth of talent, creativity and discoveries achieved by…

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2020 ASP & ISFPX Conference in Cairns – register and submit your abstract before the deadlines

Join us in Cairns this July for the joint meeting of the Australian Society for Parasitology (ASP) Annual Conference and the 10th International Symposium for Fish Parasitology (ISFPX). The Conference will take place at the Shangri-La Hotel Cairns, Australia from 6-9 July 2020. www.isfpx.org Register and submit your abstract online www.conftool.org/parasitology2020/ before abstract submission closes…

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A coordinated response to bushfires

Science and Technology Australia Australia’s science and technology community will mobilise its deep expertise to help the nation respond, recover and rebuild from this summer’s devastating megafires. Science & Technology Australia President Associate Professor Jeremy Brownlie said the nation’s scientists and tech community stood “ready, willing and able” to help Government and local communities. Read…

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Download the January 2020 ASP newsletter

Download the latest ASP newsletter (www.parasite.org.au/publications/newsletters/), Vol 31 Issue 1 January 2020 In this newsletter: Find out how you can register and submit and abstract for the 10th International Symposium for Fish Parasitology and 2020 Australian Society for Parasitology Annual Conference, Shangri-la Hotel in Cairns, Australia from 6-9 July 2020 http://www.isfpx.org/ Read about our 2019 Bancroft…

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ParSCo VIII – Esfahan, Iran – June 2020

Eastern Mediterranean Region VIII Parasitology Summer Course (ParSCo) 5th-14th June 2020 Esfahan, Iran ParSCo is a residency course on parasites, arthropod vectors and transmitted pathogens in the Eastern Mediterranean region. We are pleased to announce the eighth edition of the Parasitology Summer Course (VIII ParSCo) organized by the Parasitology Unit of the Department of Veterinary…

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Download the October 2019 ASP newsletter

Download the latest ASP newsletter (www.parasite.org.au/publications/newsletters/), Vol 30 Issue 3 October 2019 In this newsletter: Obituary for Mike Rickard, ASP Fellow (1987), BMM winner (1983), past ASP president. Climate Crisis and Parasitic Diseases flyer and update on ASP action. Congratulation the new Bancroft Mackerras Medal winner – Rebecca Traub and ASP Fellows Denise Doolan, Alex Loukas…

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