Wear it Purple Day 2021

Wear It Purple Day 2021 is Friday 27th August, the theme is Start the Conversation…Keep it Going (https://www.wearitpurple.org/we-are-the-change-2020-theme) Wear it Purple has a simple message: “You have the right to be proud of who you are.” Who you love and how you define yourself does not change that. If we are to empower rainbow young…

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Congratulations to all ASP student member prize winners from the 2021 ASP Conference Prizes!

Congratulations to Madeline Dans for her presentation “The sulfonylpiperazine MMV020291 prevents red blood cell invasion through interference with actin-1/profilin dynamics in the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum” winning Best 15 Minute Talk by an ASP Student Member 2021 ASP Online Conference Congratulations to Qiao Su for her presentation “In vitro selection of Giardia duodenalis for Albendazole resistance identifies a β-tubulin…

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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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