STA annual Employment and Remuneration Survey

Science & Technology Australia and Professionals Australia invite you to participate in the annual Professional Scientist Employment and Remuneration Survey. Through this survey, you will contribute to the most comprehensive benchmark report of scientist remuneration and employment conditions in Australia. The survey will also provide important insights into the unprecedented impact that COVID-19 has had…

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ASP parasitologists recognised among our nation’s most distinguished scientists

Congratulations to ASP members, Professor Barbara Nowak, The Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) and Deputy Associate Dean of Research at University of Tasmania, Burnet Institute Director and CEO Professor Brendan Crabb AC, and Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor Robin Gasser, Parasitologist at the University of Melbourne, who are among 22 scientists acknowledged for their…

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International Women’s Day 2021

Happy International Women’s Day 2021. This week we celebrate #WomenInSTEM and our awesome #womeninparasitology their achievements and how they are changing the world one parasite at a time! #IWD2021 Dr Mabel Josephine Mackerras (1896-1971) was was an Australian parasitologist, zoologist and entomologist. She made contributions to the study of the blood parasites of Australian marine…

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Outreach Event: ASP Victoria Picnic Thursday 11th March 430-6pm AEDT at the Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens

ASP members and new recruits are invited to a face-to-face, family-friendly, free ASP social event after a very long and difficult year under strict COVID restrictions on Thursday 11th March 430-6pm AEDT at the Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens. This event aims to bring current members and attract new members together in a relaxed environment with…

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Season’s Greetings from the ASP

On behalf of the ASP Council I would like to wish you all Season’s Greetings and Happy New Year! ASP President, Prof Barbara Nowak, University of Tasmania Image Chromis nitida fish with Anilocra pomacentri parasite attached copyright Robert D. Adlard 1986. On our Season’s Greetings card the fish is the Shining Puller, Chromis nitida, and…

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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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