PGRA

Congratulations to our 42 new PGRA scholars

AINSE wish to extend our congratulations to the 42 postgraduate students who have been selected to receive an AINSE Postgraduate Research Award (PGRA) commencing in 2020. The PGRA is a top-up scholarship that may be held until the expiry of the receipient’s Australian Government Research Training Program scholarship or equivalent primary scholarship. In addition to …

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New research in Nature Communications: “The first Australian plant foods at Madjedbebe, 65,000-53,000 years ago”

Australia’s first people were skilled foragers with complex processing techniques for plant foods, according to recent research by AINSE PGRA Scholar Stephanie Anna Florin and her collaborators from The University of Queensland in partnership with the Mirarr people. Their paper, published in Nature Communications, details analysis of charred plant remains at a site in western …

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Student Research Spotlight: Melanie Fuller

As part of National Science Week 2019, we are highlighting some of the high-impact research being carried out by AINSE scholars. In the Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences research theme, Flinders University student and AINSE PGRA scholar Melanie Fuller is investigating how gold nanoparticles could be used in combination with antibiotics to combat multi-resistant bacterial infections. Understanding …

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Student Research Spotlight: Thomas McCoy

As part of National Science Week 2019, we are highlighting some of the high-impact research being carried out by AINSE scholars. In the Materials Science and Engineering area, Monash University student and AINSE PGRA scholar Thomas McCoy is developing new methods to control atomically-thin materials with applications in water purification and oil recovery. Controlling atomically-thin carbon …

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Student Research Spotlight: Kaitlyn O’Mara

As part of National Science Week 2019, we are highlighting some of the high-impact research being carried out by AINSE scholars. In our Archaeology, Geoscience and Environmental Sciences research theme, Griffith University student and AINSE PGRA scholar Kaitlyn O’Mara is investigating how aquatic organisms accumulate and react to heavy metal contamination. Uptake and assimilation of …

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Student Research Spotlight: Mitchell Klenner

As part of National Science Week 2019, we are highlighting some of the high-impact research being carried out by AINSE scholars. In the Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences field, Curtin University student and AINSE PGRA scholar Mitchell Klenner is working to develop techniques to synthesize new diagnostic nuclear medicines. Unlocking the potential of rhenium for improved …

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