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Dr Sabrina Heng to speak at RACI event

Sabrina Heng3 October 2014: Invited Talk at RACI Division of Interfaces, Colloids and Nanomaterials symposium

“Nanochemistry for Life” is a series of one day symposia. They are an opportunity to network with researchers in this field and for chemistry students to learn about current challenges and meet potential supervisors and colleagues.  Our speakers will include leading early career researchers.

Publication – American Journal of Physiology

Themes1 October 2014: Publication

Optogenetics, the intersection between physics and neuroscience: Light stimulation of neurons in physiological conditions Wei Deng , Ewa M. Goldys , Melissa MJ Farnham , Paul M. Pilowsky

American Journal of Physiology – Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology Published 1 October 2014 Vol. no. , DOI:10.1152/ajpregu.00072.2014

The Abstract can be viewed on PubMed here

Opportunities for future scientists

4029 – 30 September 2014 – Work Experience. 

Ms Amy Beecham from St Dominic’s Priory College spent 2 -days with the Spark of Life Biological Challenge working with Ms Lesley Ritter.

During this time Amy had the opportunity to observe and participate in bovine ovary aspiration, oocyte collection, bovine IVF, cell culture, and protein purification.

If you would like to find out about work experience opportunities at the CNBP please contact Kathy Nicholson at kathy.nicholson@

Fortnightly Sensing Meetings at University of Adelaide

georgios TsiminisOctober 2014: Sensing Meetings

Sensing meetings will be held at the University of Adelaide every second Thursday (10:30 -11:30) in the Braggs Building 2.14

The idea is that one or two members of the theme will be chosen to present a brief (strictly no more than 15 min) talk about either their work or on a paper in the literature that is of interest to the theme – volunteers will be appreciated and encouraged! Besides that a general overview of activities, existing problems, insights and new opportunities will be discussed too.

If you would like further information about these meetings please contact Dr Georgios Tsiminis

Professor Tanya Monro delivers the 2014 RiAus Science Inspiration

Professor Tanya Monro 17 September 2014: Science Inspiration for Young Australians

Formerly known as the October Lecture, the annual Science Inspiration presentation is an RiAus premium event for students featuring high profile speakers who have made a significant contribution to science.  For more information please go to the RiAus website.

Professor Monro’s oration reached a morning audience of over 6600 students who participated via video confernece, and an evening adult audience of over 200.  The full presentation will be available soon to download from here.