Read the December 2020 ASP Newsletter

Festive Greetings from the ASP! Please download the latest ASP newsletter to read at your leisure over the holiday period (www.parasite.org.au/publications/newsletters/ ), Vol 31 Issue 5 December 2020, it’s packed with fabulous stories from our researchers and Journals with some truly stunning images. In this newsletter: ASP Climate-Focus seminar series and our first event “Sustainability…

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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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COVID-19 Expert Database

The Australian Academy of Science has launched a national COVID-19 Expert Database. The database is championed by Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel AO. They are calling on experts from a broad range of fields who can contribute to the national and global effort to tackle and recover from COVID-19 to register on this database.…

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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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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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