September 3, 2010

Baroness Susan Greenfield-Annual Florey Lecture

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The Human Brain is now wired for change

Date/Time: Friday, 3 September 2010, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Location: Bonython Hall, University of Adelaide, North Terrace
Cost: Gold coin entry at the door with proceeds to Florey Medical Research Foundation
More information: Visit website

August 11, 2010

Open Day-Inaugural Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Finals

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Frogs – a source of potential medicines ‘ – a three minute thesis

What is the 3MT?
It’s about developing academic and research communication skills. Research higher degree (PhD and Masters) students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis topic and its significance in language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience.

3MT Finals

When:2.30pm, Sunday 15 August 2010

Where: Scott Theatre, North Terrace Campus

To get a taste of what’s to come this Sunday, 15 Aug,  listen to one of  our contenders, Antonio Calabrese who presented his thesis, Frogs – a source of potential medicines ‘. This event showcases our postgraduates and their brilliant research endeavours.

May 12, 2010

Mid-Year Science Postgraduate Scholarships Available

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The Faculty of Science at the University of Adelaide  is offering mid – year scholarships for the Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA) and Divisional Scholarships.

Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA) and Divisional Scholarships are available to domestic students who have completed an Australian Honours degree or equivalent at the level of 2A or above.

Value: approximately $22,500 per annum (2010 rate), tax free for up to 3 years (indexed annually).

For information on mid-year research projects available within the Faculty of Science, please click here.

April 1, 2010

Women In Science Fellowships (2010) – L’Oréal Australia

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L’Oreal Australia is offering three (3)  $20,000 Fellowships. The  Fellowships are intended to help early-career women scientists to consolidate their careers and rise to leadership positions in science.

Criteria:

  • The Fellowships are awarded to women who have shown scientific excellence in their career to date and who have an appropriate research plan that will be assisted by the one-year Fellowship.
  • L’Oréal Australia are looking for women who have completed their PhD in the last five years (allowance is made for maternity leave).

Full criteria for eligibility, application instructions and profiles of past Fellows are online at http://www.scienceinpublic.com.au/loreal.

The L’Oréal Australia For Women In Science Fellowships are now in their fourth year and are supported by the Australian Academy of Science and the Australian National Commission for UNESCO.

The Fellowships are highly competitive and potential nominees are encouraged to read the brief profiles of past recipients before applying.

Applications are open until midnight Monday 3 May, 2010.

PLEASE NOTE: Applications  will only be accepted via the online form.

What are you waiting for? Apply now!

March 9, 2010

Genetics & Epigenetics of Flowering-Inaugural Keith W Finlay Lecture

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Date/Time: Monday, 22 March 2010, 4:00 pm

Location: Plant Research Centre Auditorium, Waite Campus

School of Agriculture, Food & Wine Named Lecture Series: The Keith W Finlay Lecture 2010

Genetics and Epigenetics of Flowering

Speaker: Dr Liz Dennis, CSIRO Fellow, CSIRO Plant Industry

Dr Dennis is internationally recognised as a leading plant molecular biologist. Her contributions include defining the molecular pathway for low oxygen response in plants, studying cotton fibre development and unlocking the secrets of the regulation of flowering. Flowering is one of the most critical stages in the life of a plant. Genes controlling flowering time have been identified in both Arabidopsis and cereals and their regulation in response to environmental cues studied. Epigenetic regulation of genes is emerging as a major player in controlling development and response to environmental conditions. One of the best studied examples of epigenetic regulation occurs during vernalisation – the promotion of flowering by cold. Research by Dr Dennis and her team in both Arabidopsis and cereals, has shown that epigenetic regulation of genes prevents vernalisation responsive plants from being triggered to flower by the long days of autumn and flowering. In recognition of her contribution to plant molecular biology, Dr Dennis has been asked to deliver the inaugural Keith W Finlay Lecture.

Keith Warren Finlay was employed as the Senior Plant Breeder and Crop Geneticist at the Waite Campus of the University of Adelaide in 1955. During his time at the Waite (1955-1969), Finlay was responsible for building the reputation and scale of the Waite’s cereal breeding programs through his mechanical innovations and collection of large numbers of barley and wheat cultivars. After leaving the University, Finlay was the Deputy-Director General of the International Centre for the Improvement of Wheat and Maize influencing the development of plant breeding internationally. He died in 1980.

Contact: Dr Amanda Able (email), School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, University of Adelaide, Business: +61 8 8303 7245

January 28, 2010

Science pre-enrolment podcasts

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If you missed the pre enrolment session for Science, fear not. You can download the podcasts here: