Thompson Prize 2013 & Lorne Travelling Scholarships
The Thompson Prize Night (sponsored by Biorad and ATA Scientific) will be held on Thursday, 28th of November, 2013 at the Centenary Institute, hosted by Josep Font. Please find a flyer here. The annual Thompson Prize is an award for the best student presentation at the Thompson Prize evening and comes with a cheque for $600. We will also awarded 3 Travelling Scholarships to Lorne worth $600 each. Applications are now closed. For more details please go here. [Posted 27th August, 2013]
Synthetic Biology and Bio-Engineering Workshop
Registration is now open (free but limited amount of spaces) for the Synthetic Biology and Bio-Engineering Workshop which will take place on the 15th of November, 2013 at the Epping Club, Sydney. This inaugural meeting will bring together some of Australia’s best synthetic biology and bio-engineering scientists who are making rapid progress in the design and manipulation of biological systems. The goal is to provide an intimate meeting where participants from a broad range of research areas including the biological sciences, medical sciences and engineering fields will have ample opportunity for interaction. Speakers will introduce and define Synthetic Biology, what it can be used for, and what new tools are being developed to make biology easier to engineer. Presentations will also be given from the ‘second wave’ of younger synthetic biologists who will showcase their achievements from the 2013 International Genetically Engineered Machine ‘iGEM’ competition. PLease go here for more details and find a flyer here. [Posted 27th August, 2013]
Crystal 29 Conference
Registration is now open for the Crystal 29 conference which will take place between 22nd of April, 2014 and 25th of April, 2014 at the O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat, Queensland. There will be an excellent plenary speaker, Prof Petra Fromme, (University of Arizona, USA) who will talk about 'Femtosecond Nanocrystallography'. Keynote speaker include Andrew Goodwin (Oxford University, UK) 'Crystallography without crystals: Order within disorder', Alice Vrielink (University of Western Australia, WA) 'Membrane protein enzyme structure' and Vic Arcus (University of Waikato, NZ) 'Crystallography and Climate Change: The temperature-dependence of biological rates'. Please go here for more details and registration. [Posted 8th November, 2013]
East Coast Protein Meeting 2013 (ECPM13) was a major success !
The East Coast Protein Meeting has been taken place in Coffs Harbour from Friday 19th July to Sunday 21st July, 2013. Please go here for more details and pictures. [Posted 14th August, 2013]