Millis-Colwell Award Winner Announced

Posted by ASM on 10 March 2015

The ASM is pleased to announce the winner of the 2015 Millis- Colwell Award - Jennifer Moffett, University of Melbourne

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ACTION ON THREAT TO RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE

Posted by ASM on 5 March 2015

Dear STA members and Friends, 

As many of you are aware, a number of the public research facilities funded under the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) are in dire straits, because of continued uncertainty over operational funding.

More than $2 billion of taxpayer money has been committed to NCRIS since it was established in 2004. Its 27 facilities employ 1,700 skilled scientists and support staff, and enable 35,000 scientists in universities, industry and research organisations to do the work underpinning many aspects of Australia’s scientific research, innovation and development.

Many of these facilities are preparing to shut down in the next two months if the situation does not change. 

STA has been working on your behalf behind the scenes to try and have the Federal Government release the promised operation funds, as have others of the Research Alliance. To date we have not succeeded, and have thus joined with Australia’s 15 major research and science bodies to call on the Prime Minster to step in and avert the crisis.  

Attached you will find a copy of the open letter to the Prime Minister. We will keep you up to date with the media stories over coming days via our web page (www.sta.org.au) and urge you to keep abreast of developments via our page and to take part in the media and social media conversation on this critical issue.  

Regards, 

STA President Dr Ross Smith 

STA CEO Catriona Jackson

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Burnet-Hayes Award Winner Announced

Posted by ASM on 29 January 2015

The ASM is pleased to announce the winner of the 2015 Burnet-Hayes Award - Matthew Johnson, Monash University

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Attention early-career researchers…

Posted by ASM on 28 January 2015

FameLab, Australia’s international science communication competition, returns in 2015 for another round of ‘talking science’.

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OBITUARY - Alan C. (Chris) Hayward

Posted by ASM on 31 December 2014

Alan C. (Chris) Hayward (1932-2014)

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Molecular Microbiology News - Issue 2

Posted by Molecular Microbiology SIG on 16 December 2014

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WWI soldier's sample continues to help fight against dysentery

Posted by ASM on 11 November 2014

In Honour of Remembrance day, a link to the NCTC story on a strain of Shigella flexneri isolated from a WWI soldier, and how it continues to contribute to modern research into dystentery:

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