Killing it in bioscience

Killing it in bioscience

The first annual BioNetwork symposium—aiming to foster multidisciplinary interactions and collaborations amongst the bioscience researchers community at Macquarie—was a huge success.

BioNetwork symposium

The event, held last month, was attended by more than 150 people from 13 departments across the Faculties of Science and Engineering, and Medicine and Health Sciences.

The day included a unique career-building panel session moderated by Distinguished Professor Lesley Hughes, all day poster sessions, and an interactive group discussion session in the afternoon where groups of 10 to 15 multidisciplinary scientists were encouraged to find overlapping research aims, technologies and challenges.

Molecular Sciences’ Dominik Kopp and Physics and Astronomy’s Piotr Wargocki won the two poster prizes, with Biomedical Sciences’ Michael Udoh and Molecular Sciences’ Dennis Diaz close runners-up.

Co-conveners Dr Annemarie Nadort from Physics and Astronomy, and Jennifer Fifita from Biomedical Sciences, were very happy with the roll-out of the event: “There was so much positive feedback from participants on the day.”

“We’ve kickstarted a great many conversations and discussions, which will hopefully build new research relationships and lead to even more innovative science taking place.”

Anyone with feedback on the event should contact the organising team at

Photo by Tony Crawshaw.

Published 14 May 2018.

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