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Academy welcomes new Corresponding Member

A renowned UK scientist was today announced as a Corresponding Member of the Australian Academy of Science.
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Primary Connections holds first workshop for NSW syllabus

The Australian Academy of Science’s Primary Connections education program recently held the first of their syllabus implementation workshops in Sydney.
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Top physicist Harry Messel recognised with prestigious Academy Medal

The creator of one of Australia’s best-remembered high school text books, Professor Harry Messel AC CBE, has been awarded one of the Australian Academy of Science’s highest honours, the Academy Medal.

Events

May 2014

6May
Public Speaker Series

Despite a plethora of intervention, young drivers continue to be overrepresented in road crashes, a persistent global road safety problem which was first recognised more than 50 years ago. Dr Scott-Parker will discuss her innovative approach to understanding factors contributing to young driver risk, her most recent research findings, and implications for intervention across all levels of the young driver road safety system.

6 May 2014
Shine Dome
27May Multi Day Event
Science at the Shine Dome

Every year, Australia’s foremost scientists gather at Science at the Shine Dome. In 2014 the theme will be Celebrating Australian science ‒ PAST PRESENT FUTURE. In the Academy’s 60th anniversary year, join us as a galaxy of outstanding speakers ‒ including several Nobel laureates ‒ celebrate the successes of Australian science and explore the shape of Australia’s science future.

At Science at the Shine Dome prestigious awards are presented, high achievers are admitted to the Fellowship of the Australian Academy of Science, and a symposium is held on an issue of national importance. Scientists, policy makers, educators and the interested public are invited to attend.

Tuesday 27 - Thursday 29 May, 2014
Academy of Science

July 2014

1Jul
Public Speaker Series

Natural compounds have been utilised for medicinal purposes since ancient times. The toxic secretions of venomous animals have evolved over millions of years of evolutionary time to induce paralysis and systematic breakdown of homeostasis in prey, in addition to aiding in defence against predators. Understanding the complex evolutionary mechanisms shaping different venom components is essential for the development of highly effective drugs. Dr Fry will discuss the potential to unravel the true biodiversity of toxins and provide invaluable information for drug design and development.

1 Jul 2014
Shine Dome

Early Career

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Australia could be first to pioneer a bionic brain

Australia could be the first country to develop a bionic brain, according to a new report calling for a national investment in brain research.
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Top minds gather to think on brain research

Sixty of the brightest young scientists from Australia and the region gathered in Melbourne recently to explore the future of brain research in Australia, at the Academy’s annual Theo Murphy (Australia) High Flyers Think Tank.
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Academy of Science aims to be thought-provoking

World leaders in artificial intelligence, brain imaging and the ethics of neuroscience and 60 of the brightest young researchers from around Australia will converge on the Melbourne Brain Centre this week.

Education

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Primary Connections holds first workshop for NSW syllabus

The Australian Academy of Science’s Primary Connections education program recently held the first of their syllabus implementation workshops in Sydney.
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Interview with Professor Bob Crompton

An interview with Professor Robert (Bob) Crompton, AM FAA in conversation with Professor Erich Weigold was recently posted on the Academy website.
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New website for Primary Connections

The Academy’s award-winning primary school science education program, Primary Connections, has launched its new website

International

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Visit to the National Institutes of Health in the US for a junior scientist

Expressions of interest are invited from junior scientists (thirty years of age or under) to visit the National Institutes of Health in the USA.
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France-Australia Science Innovation Collaboration (FASIC) program Early Career Fellowships 2014

The Australian Academy of Science invites applications from Australian early-career researchers for the France-Australia Science Innovation Collaboration (FASIC) program Early Career Fellowships for 2014.
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Australia-European Union Collaboration Program 2014

The Australian Academy of Science (AAS), with funding from the Australian Government Department of Industry, invites applications for funding from Australian consortia who are a partner in an application under the Horizon 2020 programme.

Policy

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Science vital to maintaining Australia’s claim in Antarctica

The Australian Academy of Science has warned that a declining scientific effort is weakening Australia’s claim to Antarctic territory and its strategic position in the region.
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Academy advises against 'flawed' cattle grazing trial

The Australian Academy of Science has advised that a planned trial of cattle grazing in Victoria's Alpine National Park is 'scientifically flawed'.
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Science at the heart of budget sustainability

Australia’s investment in science is moving backwards and will drive the nation’s best and brightest towards greater opportunities offshore, the Academy has warned in its submission to the National Commission of Audit.

Awards

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Top physicist Harry Messel recognised with prestigious Academy Medal

The creator of one of Australia’s best-remembered high school text books, Professor Harry Messel AC CBE, has been awarded one of the Australian Academy of Science’s highest honours, the Academy Medal.
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Academy recognises leading marine ecologist on International Women’s Day

As part of International Women's Day celebrations, the Australian Academy of Science has announced the winner of the inaugural Nancy Millis Medal for Women in Science.
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Nominations now open for prestigious science prizes

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Australian Academy of Science awards, including two new awards to honour scientific excellence.

National Committees

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Geoscience summit to discuss long-term vision for Australian mining

The Australian geoscience community has gathered in Adelaide today to discuss how to improve the success rate of mineral exploration in Australia.
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Strengthening science for Australian ecosystems

Scientists, environmental managers, students, policy makers and others gathered in Canberra today for the final in a national series of ‘town hall’ meetings to develop a new long term plan for ecosystem science in Australia.
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National Committees for Science meet in Melbourne

Chairs of the Australian Academy of Science’s 22 National Committees for Science met in Melbourne today to discuss current work and future directions for their disciplines.