Professor Jennifer Hudson (centre) on set of Studio 10
Professor Jennifer Hudson (centre) on set of Studio 10

In the media

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A snapshot from recent reports

Dr Steve Collins from the Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies contributed the piece “Apple and beats: where musicians and geeks collide” to The Conversation. Following its publication he spoke on Radio Adelaide Breakfast, and 2SER The Daily on the topic, regarding online streaming.

Professor Eryk Dutkiewicz from the Department of Engineering received coverage based on his team’s involvement in an international line-up of universities to develop 5G wireless technologies. Coverage appeared in the Brisbane Timesthe Sydney Morning HeraldComms Critical and Communications Day.

PhD Candidate Marine Desprez from the Department of Environment and Geography was mentioned in ABC Science online, which reported that southern elephant female seals breeding for the first time have a lower survival rate than others, and this points to possible deficiencies in the seals’ feeding grounds in and around Antarctica.

Daniela Carollo from the Department of Physics and Astronomy spoke on ABC Science Star Stuff about her research, which discovered in the outskirts of our galaxy ancient stars formed directly out of the first stars in the universe.

Professor Jennie Hudson from the Centre for Emotional Health appeared on Studio 10 on ‘Walk Safely to School Day’, to discuss the emotional benefits of walking.

A new research project led by Deputy Vice Chancellor of Research Professor Sakkie Pretorius with Professor Ian Paulsen and Professor Nikki Packer from the Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences, featured in several media pieces. The international collaborative project aims to develop and link all 16 chromosomes that make up yeast by 2017, in a world’s first synthetic version of a complex living organism. The Australian Science Media Centre published their media briefing on the topic here.

Coverage appeared in the AustralianSydney Morning HeraldBusiness, 666 ABC Canberra AM, the Australian Food NetworkSydney News, Australian Life Scientist, The Herald Sun, and the Newcastle Herald. The AAP syndicated story was also shared on a variety of major news websites, such as The Daily Telegraph and NineMSN.

Professor Sakkie Pretorius also contributed the piece “Making ‘designer genes’ from scratch begins with yeast” to The Conversation, and appeared on Channel 10′s The Project.