2013 News archive

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December 2013
President-Elect of the Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA)   View Summary
9 December 2013
Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA)A/Prof Samir Samman appointed President-Elect of the Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA)
November 2013
7th Alzheimer's and Parkinsons Disease Symposium   View Summary
27 November 2013
Australian Research CouncilYee Lian Chew, a PhD student in the Nicholas lab, won the poster prize at the 7th Alzheimer's and Parkinsons Disease Symposium in Brisbane in September.
Australian Research Council Grant Success   View Summary
22 November 2013
Australian Research CouncilAustralian Research Council Grant Success. Academic staff in the School were awarded a total of almost $2.25M in Australian Research Council Discovery Grants and Fellowships.
October 2013
SMB iGEM team win in two categories in Hong Kong   View Summary
17 October 2013
iGEMThe SMB iGEM team has returned from a triumphant visit to Hong Kong, where they won in two categories. The team has now been invited to the finals at MIT in Boston in November.
Professor Tony Weiss given top prize   View Summary
17 October 2013
WeissProfessor Tony Weiss was given the Barry Preston Award by the Matrix Biology Society of Australia and New Zealand at its recent annual conference. The Award recognises a leading researcher in the extracellular matrix field.
September 2013
SMB Enters iGEM 2013 Synthetic Biology Competition   View Summary
10 September 2013
iGEMFor the first time, SMB is hosting a competing team for the iGEM international synethic biology competition! The team is currently working in the Coleman Lab and is heading to Hong Kong in October for the first round of competition at the iGEM Jamboree - best of luck!
A/Prof Kevin Downard to Present Keynote Lecture in NZ   View Summary
10 September 2013
Maurice WilkinsAssociate Professor Kevin Downard was one of the only two overseas speakers invited to New Zealand to give a Keynote talk to celebrate the opening of the new Maurice Wilkins Centre for Molecular Biodiscovery at the University of Auckland.
Mia Zeric Wins 'I'm a Scientist, Get me out of Here!'   View Summary
10 September 2013
Mia ZericA/Prof Andy Holmes' PhD Candidate Mia Zeric has won the Australian competition 'I'm a Scientist, Get me out of Here!'. Mia was voted the Australia-wide favourite scientist in the Micro Life zone, winning $1000 - congratulations Mia!
August 2013
Dr Giselle Yeo Wins ISMB Award for Talk at Gordon Research Seminar   View Summary
13 August 2013
Giselle YeoDr Giselle Yeo of the Weiss Lab has won the ISMB Award for her talk at the recent biennial Gordon Research Seminar on Elastin, Elastic Fibers & Microfibrils held in Maine, USA, recognising the best speaker from around the world. Congratulations Giselle!
Dr Tom Ferenci's Bacteria Study Shows Breakthrough    View Summary
6 August 2013
Dr Thomas FerenciDr Thomas Ferenci is a co-author of a groundbreaking study in bacteria, published in the journal Ecology Letters last week. The study demonstrates the complex interplay between bacterial investment strategies and their outcomes, which were recreated and analysed by Tom and his fellow researchers.
Tony Weiss elected as Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry   View Summary
2 August 2013
Royal Society of ChemistryProfessor Tony Weiss has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and is one of just twelve FRSC recipients worldwide at this time.
July 2013
Brian and Saki win the 2013 Australian Salsa Open, plan to take on The World   View Summary
25 July 2013
Brian and SakiBrian Francisco(one of our humble lab technicians in SMB Teaching) and his ridiculously gorgeous and talented wife Saki, recently won the Australian Salsa Open in the Latin Amateurs category dancing Bachata, a style from the Dominican Republic.
Christine Dwyer from Carter Lab awarded best student prize at 2013 AMS   View Summary
23 July 2013
Christine DwyerChristine Dwyer's talk titled "Virulence-related phenotypic traits of Cryptococcus gattii genotypes" took the $250 Jack Warcup prize at the 2013 Australasian Mycological Society Meeting
Bishara Marzook has received a Young Investigator's Fellowship   View Summary
23 July 2013
Bishara MarzookBishara Marzook, PhD student under Tim Newsome, has received a Young Investigator's Fellowship to attend The 28th European Cytoskeletal Forum held in Fribourg, Switzerland in September this year.
Vale, Alan R. Jones   View Summary
16 July 2013
Alan R. JonesProfessor Philip Kuchel pays tribute to Associate Professor Alan R. Jones who passed away after a short illness on Friday July 12.
Yee Lian Chew Wins the SMB/SUGiRS/Greg Ralston Postgraduate Travelling Scholarship   View Summary
16 July 2013
Yee Lian Chew and Dr Hannah NicholasThis year, I am the happy recipient of the SMB/SUGiRS/Greg Ralston Postgraduate Travelling Scholarship, which financially assisted me in attending the 19th International C. elegans meeting in Los Angeles this year.
A/Prof. Kevin Downard Featured in the Sydney Alumni Magazine   View Summary
9 July 2013
SAMAssociate Professor Kevin Downard's research has been featured in the June issue of the Sydney Alumni Magazine.
June 2013
Yee Lian Chew is a National Finalist in Fresh Science   View Summary
24 June 2013
C. ElegansYee Lian Chew - a PhD student with Dr Hannah Nicholas - recently performed in the state finals of the Fresh Science competition and will now compete at the national finals in Melbourne.
Professor Arthur Conigrave Returns to Vienna-based Multifaceted CaSR Consortium   View Summary
18 June 2013
Arthur ConigraveProfessor Arthur Conigrave has been asked to return to Vienna and act as one of the two external international visiting scientists to the Multifaceted CaSR Consortium, re-joining the laboratory of Dr Eniko Kallay from mid-June until the third week of July.
Dr. Kim Kaufman wins Fellowship Grant to attend and present at European Cancer Congress   View Summary
11 June 2013
Kim KaufmanKim Kaufman has been awarded a Fellowship Grant by the European Cancer Congress 2013 Executive Scientific Committee to attend and present at the 17th ECCO, 38th ESMO and 32nd ESTRO European Cancer Congress in Amsterdam this September.
A/Prof Margaret Allman-Farinelli Receives Three Awards   View Summary
4 June 2013
margaret allman-farinelliAt the recent 30th National Conference of the Dietitians Association of Australia held in Canberra (May 23-25) Associate Prof Margaret Allman-Farinelli received three awards.
May 2013
Vicki Xie wins the 2013 Helen Beh Award for Citizenship   View Summary
31 May 2013
Vickie XieVicki Xie, a PhD candidate from the Campbell lab have been awarded the Helen Beh Award for Citizenship.
Giselle Yeo wins the Faculty's Postgraduate Research Prize   View Summary
13 May 2013
Giselle YeoGiselle Yeo has been awarded the Faculty of Science's Postgraduate Research Prize for 2013
Mutant mice stay skinny on a high fat diet study discovers    View Summary
6 May 2013
Kim Bell AndersonThe mystery of why some people get fat eating high-fat foods while others can stay skinny on a diet of burgers and chips is closer to being solved.
April 2013
SMH Acknowledges Professor Ruth Hall as World-Leading Molecular Biologist   View Summary
18 April 2013
Professor Ruth HallScience Reporter Nicky Phillips has acknowledged the School of Molecular Bioscience's very own Professor Ruth Hall as a world-leading molecular biologist in her recent Sydney Morning Herald article 'Doctor Who?'.
March 2013
Dean Proctor Wins Speed Talk Prize   View Summary
25 March 2013
Dean ProctorDean Proctor, a PhD student in the Newsome Lab has won first prize for his 60-second speed talk at the 3rd Sydney Imaging Group Symposium.
Professor Tony Weiss inducted into medical and biological engineering elite   View Summary
6 March 2013
Prof Tony WeissThe American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has bestowed its highest honour upon University of Sydney researcher, Professor Tony Weiss, inducting him into its College of Fellows.
January 2013
A/Prof. Kevin Downard Awarded Fellowship   View Summary
24 January 2013
Kevin DownardAssociate Professor Kevin Downard has been award a second international fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science in 2013