Parasitravaganza 2020: Insights into a Virtual Parasitology Conference #TrendsTalk publication

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge parasitology research, with access to laboratories and field work limited by the social distancing and lockdown and in particular for early-career researchers (ECRs). Following the postponement of the face-to-face 2020 ISFPX & ASP Annual Conference the ASP organised an online conference ‘Parasitravaganza 2020’ on July 30-31 for ECRs to…

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STA Members Update 25 September – 8 October 2020

This week’s  Budget 2020-21 highlighted the crucial role of science, technology, engineering and maths to the nation’s economic recovery. Measures announced in the Budget for the STEM sector included: A $1 billion boost to university research funding this year, and a $459 million COVID-19 lifeline for CSIRO – both measures warmly welcomed by STA; A decision…

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Climate Focus for Parasitology Seminar 22nd Oct 11:30am AEDT

Join ASP on ZOOM for the 1st Climate Focus Seminar  – My Green Lab – Thursday 22nd of October, 11:30am-12:30pm (AEDT) Please register for this ZOOM meeting with this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIsceqhrDguHdHUfEefmbCO_p9sHm5od-so   After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting, please then add the event to your calendar so…

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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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