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AINSE Outreach Activities: Victoria, September 2019

The week of Monday 9th September provided several exciting opportunities for AINSE’s Managing Director, Michelle Durant, to connect with AINSE Members and AINSE Winter School alumni during a series of visits to Victorian universities and ANSTO’s Australian Synchrotron. On the morning of Monday 9th, Michelle Durant traveled to Federation University’s main campus in Ballarat to …

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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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AINSE Welcomes New Board Member

On Friday 23rd August, the AINSE Board confirmed the appointment of Professor Bill Boyd from Southern Cross University as a University Representative

Professor Boyd’s appointment comes after Professor Claire Lenehan stepped down from her long-serving position on the AINSE Board. Professor Lenehan served as a University Representative from March 2014 to May 2016 and as AINSE President from May 2016 to May 2019, and continues to work closely with AINSE as the University Councillor for Flinders University.

Professor Ian Gentle from the University of Queensland succeeded Professor Lenehan in the role of AINSE President.

AINSE extends a warm welcome to Professor Boyd and would like to thank him and the other members of the AINSE Board for their ongoing service to AINSE and its member organisations.

National Science Week 2019

From 10 – 18 August 2019, AINSE joined the Australian scientific community in the annual celebration of National Science Week.

AINSE celebrated National Science Week 2019 with the launch of our brand new website, including four Student Research articles that shone a spotlight on some of the high-impact research being conducted by our AINSE scholars across Australia and New Zealand. 

To read more about our student research highlights, please view the spotlight posts above.

AINSE International Travel Scholarships

PhD students from AINSE Member Universities who wish to present their AINSE-supported research at an overseas conference are encouraged to apply for an AINSE International Travel Scholarship.

Applications are open year-round, with up to A$1,000 awarded to cover flight costs to and from the international conference. 

To find out more, visit our Travel Scholarship site.

Upcoming Events

ANA2019 Conference 27 September 2019

University of Technology Sydney, NSW, Australia
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AINSE Postgraduate O’Week 14 – 16 October 2019

Lucas Heights, NSW, Australia
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ANSTO User Meeting 2 – 3 December 2019

Macquarie University, NSW, Australia
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AUCAOS Symposium 2 – 4 December 2019

Katoomba, NSW, Australia
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AINSE WISE School 3 – 6 December 2019

Lucas Heights, NSW, Australia
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