Australian Academy of Science Newsletter 133

Message from the President

There is a lot of activity at the Academy as we head toward the end of the year. 

Australian scientist claims Young Innovator of the Year at Falling Walls Berlin

Rhys Pirie has won Young Innovator of the Year at one of the world’s premier conferences for research and innovation

Academy features at Berlin Science Week

A team from the Academy travelled to Germany in early November to participate in Berlin Science Week.

Margaret Middleton Fund supports innovative ecology projects

Three early-career researchers have been awarded funding under the Margaret Middleton Fund for endangered Australian native vertebrate animals.

New resource for increasing diversity in awards

This publication by the EMCR Forum aims to increase the diversity of prize and award recipients in STEM.

Fellowship recipients for 2020 Australia–India research collaborations announced

The Academy has announced the 19 successful recipients of the Australia–India Strategic Research Fund EMCR 2020 Fellowships.

Researchers to study ‘fairy circles’, tree rings and smoke signals with Academy support

Seven researchers have been awarded the Academy's 2020 Thomas Davies Research Grant for Marine, Soil and Plant Biology.

Academy Fellows awarded 2019 CSL Florey Medal

Professor David Vaux and Professor Andreas Strasser have been awarded the 2019 CSL Florey Medal for their research in programmed cell death.

International news

  • Fellow represents Academy at Taiwan celebration
  • Australia–China symposium on precision medicine a success

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Registrations open for Catalysing Gender Equity 2020

Young researchers benefit from genomes and biodiversity workshop

Submissions to government—September to November 2019

Fellows update

  • Honours and awards to Fellows

Evolutionary science for a changing world National Committee for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation, Chaired by Professor Craig Moritz FAA, 2 December, Canberra

Innovating the everyday: our built environment and transport Changing lives with science speaker series, 10 December, Canberra

Empowering regional research Professional development for EMCRs in regional areas, 12–13 February 2020, Armidale NSW

Catalysing Gender Equity 2020 Australian Academy of Science and SAGE, 20–21 February 2020, Adelaide

Managing wild and weedy Australia across boundaries and disciplines Fenner Conference on the Environment, 17–21 February 2020, Charlotte Pass NSW

Science at the Shine Dome The Academy's annual celebration of science, 26–28 May, Canberra

Honorary editor: Professor Yuri Estrin FAA


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