News and events

News and events


Date: 12 September 2019

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: Conference Room D Level 3 MUSE, 18 Wally's Walk

Professor James Paulson, from the prestigious Scripps Research Institute in the US, is a world leader in the chemical biology of carbohydrates and in the biological function of glycoproteins. He has made seminal discoveries and contributions to glycobiology in over 30 years of pioneering work in the field. His work has important implications for the treatment of cancer, influenza and bacterial infections and has been recognised by many international awards.

In addition to his important and wide-ranging scientific contributions, Professor Paulson’s leadership has had a major impact on the glycobiology community. He served as President of the US Society for Glycobiology in 2003 and President of the Scripps Research Institute in 2014 and serves on numerous scientific advisory and editorial boards.

Join in to hear Professor James Paulson talk about his research on examining how the carbohydrates on the surface of our cells modifies their function in human health and disease.

To find out more about Professor James Paulson and register for this event please register here

About: The Research Opportunity and Performance Evidence (ROPE) section of your ARC DECRA application is crucial in demonstrating your track record and performance as a researcher. This workshop will describe how to respond to each section of ROPE and provide suggestions on how to clearly articulate your research opportunities, the quantity, quality, impact and benefit of your research outputs, and your most outstanding achievements and contributions to your field.

Date: Tuesday 3 September 2019

Time: 12:30-14:00

Location: 12 Wally's Walk, level 8, room 801

Speakers: Dr Ross Hill (Research Services) and Prof Julie Fitness (Faculty of Human Sciences)

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About: Hitting any mid- and long-term research and career goals is impossible if you don't know what they are. This seminar discusses how you can identify what you want to do, and how you can plan to give yourself the greatest chance of hitting your targets.

Date: Wednesday 2 October 2019

Time: 12:30-14:00

Location: 12 Wally's Walk, level 8, room 801

Speaker: Assoc Prof Andrew Barron (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

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Congratulations to Vinoth Kumar Rajendran, Peter Bergquist, Anwar Sunna and their collaborators on the recent paper published in ScienceDirect, 'Smartphone detection of antibiotic resistance using convective PCR and a lateral flow assay'. Their story, 'Using
quantum dots and a smartphone to find killer bacteria', is featured on the Faculty News.
here to find out more.

Congratulations to Varsha Naidu, Ian Paulsen and their collaborators on publishing a paper, 'Short-chain diamines are the physiological substrates of PACE family efflux pumps' in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences! Their story, 'Antiseptic resistance in bacteria could lead to next-gen plastics', is available from the Faculty News, as well as Scimex and Medical Xpress (PDF).

Congratulations to Lindsay Parker on receiving the "Young Scientist Award" and cash prize for the best paper in the category of “Remote Sensing, Inverse Problems, Imaging, Radar& Sensing” at the 41st PIERS (Photonics & Electromagnetics Research Symposium) on June 19, held at the University of Rome "La Sapienza". The conference was an international forum for reporting progress and recent advances in the modern development of electromagnetics, photonics and exciting applications. The Award ceremony dinner was held at Palazzo Brancaccio.

Congratulations to Nima Sayyadi, Nicki Packer and their collaborators on publishing a paper in Molecules. A groundbreaking new technique will slash the time it takes to detect potentially lethal golden staph infection from two days to just two hours. Their paper is available here.

ARC Funding Success

Congratulations to the following BDDRC members on their successful applications in ARC Major Grants 2019!

Discovery Projects 2019 – Professor Paul Haynes, Dr Mehdi Mirzaei (APAF), Professor Brian Atwell (Biological Sciences), Dr Dana Pascovici (APAF), Adjunct Associate Professor Ghasem Hosseini Salekdeh: Re-engineering rice root architecture to maximise water use efficiency

LIEF 2019 – Associate Professor Bridget Mabbutt and Distinguished Professor Ian Paulsen (project led by UNSW): X-ray facility for protein crystallography

LIEF 2019 –  Dr Alfonso Garcia-Bennett (project led by UTS): Volumetric imaging facility: observing the cell in its native environment

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