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Director's Blog - 19 October 2017 - Awards and prizes...

It has been an exciting couple of weeks for awards and prizes, with the Prime Minster’s Prizes for Science, NHMRC Development grants and Early Career FellowshipsNHMRC $2.5 million Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) in Malaria Elimination, commercialisation agreements and, not least, the Nobel Prizes!

Associate Director's (Commercialisation) Blog - 25 September 2017

For biomedical scientists interested in research commercialisation, these are heady times in which we live.

​Associate Director's (Platform Infrastructure) Blog - 8 September 2017

While the Director is taking some well deserved leave, there have been lots of activity around the institute, particularly around the new Stage 2B building and the platforms. 

Deputy Director's Blog - 30 August 2017 - Meeting the President of Croatia...

In the past fortnight, arguably the most significant event that occurred at Bio21 and for me personally, was the visit of the President of Croatia, Ms Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic.

Director's Blog - 11 August 2017 - Why a PhD?

One of the questions that many PhD students have is what happens after their PhD. In the course of a PhD, students become experts on their topic and can come to know more than anyone else about their chosen protein, molecule or other object of study. But many fear that this may not prepare them for a research career, or for any other career path.

Director's Blog - 14 July 2017 - Science for the common good..

Last week, seven copies of a 59-page document were couriered to Sydney and a digital copy sent to the Australian Cancer Research Foundation.

Director's Blog - 9 June 2017 - The world comes to Bio21..

Last week, in a matter of a few days of each other, Bio21 was honoured with the visit of two different ambassadorial delegations: The Australian Ambassador to Mexico and Cuba, and the Croatian Ambassador and Croatian Consul for Victoria.

Director's Blog - 24 May 2017 - Cents and Nonsense of the budget..

A little over a week ago, 9 May 2017, the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Treasurer Scott Morrison MP announced the Federal Budget 2017-2018.

Director's Blog - 5 May 2017 - Science goes public

As scientists we do not exist in ‘silos’. The days of the ‘ivory tower’ science are over and as scientists we are called upon to engage with the public, with government and with industry.

Director's Blog - 19 April 2017 - Who is Athena SWAN?

Last Tuesday week I attended a meeting on campus to introduce Athena Swan. Who or what is Athena Swan, do you ask? 

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