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November 2016 edition of Inspiring Research
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ARC AND NHMRC FUNDING TACKLING THE BIG ISSUES WITH FLINDERS
Could insect eyes help us avoid crashing our cars? Could the secrets of the sunken Pilbara coast provide solutions to climate change? And could an ingenious vortex device dramatically reduce waste in manufacturing? These are just some of the questions that might soon be answered thanks to Flinders successes in the latest round of collaborative Australian Research Council (ARC) grants.
In the September 2016 issue, the shortlisted nominees for the Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing 2016 from Flinders were announced. Further congratulations are now extended to Susan Double who was announced as a Runner-Up.
FLINDERS ONCE AGAIN TOP OF SCIENCE IN SA
Professor David Day, School of Biological Sciences, was recently awarded the prestigious Royal Society of South Australia (RSSA) Verco Medal. The Verco Medal is awarded annually for distinguished scientific work published by a Society fellow, and aims to recognise their significant, exceptional contribution to science.
FLINDERS IMPACT: MISCARRIAGES OF JUSTICE
In the words of Justice Cory of the Canadian Supreme Court it is “the nightmare of all free people” to be tried and found guilty of a crime they did not commit.
A submission of over 15 years of research and findings to the Australian Human Rights Commission by Flinders researcher Associate Professor Bibi Sangha and her research collaborator Dr Bob Moles, showed that appeal laws in the states fell short of Australia’s human rights obligations, which in turn saw South Australia act to change appeal law immediately, the first significant change to substantive appeal rights anywhere in Australia in over 100 years.
2016 VICE-CHANCELLOR’S EARLY CAREER RESEARCHER AWARD
The 2016 Vice-Chancellor’s ECR Award recipients have been named.
IMPROVING BLUEFIN TUNA BREEDING BY UNDERSTANDING BODY TEMPERATURE REGULATION
Associate Professor Kathy Schuller, School of Biological Sciences, is looking to discover when juvenile Bluefin tunas develop endothermy, the ability to warm their body using internally generated heat.
FROM THE MARGINS TO THE CENTRE SUCCESS
The recent one-day symposium, From the Margins to the Centre: The future of University Literacy Support and Writing across the Curriculum, had an excellent attendance of sixty-six delegates from New Zealand, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.
NEW BOOK: UPWELLING SYSTEMS OF THE WORLD
Associate Professor Jochen Kämpf, Oceanography, has recently published a new book, Upwelling Systems of the World: A Scientific Journey to the Most Productive Marine Ecosystems, with Professor Piers Chapman, Texas A&M Univesity.
MRFF STRATEGY AND PRIORITIES RELEASED
The Department of Health has released the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Strategy and Priorities, developed by the Advisory Board. These will be used by the Government to guide decision making around disbursements under the MRFF.
2017 FLINDERS RESEARCHER MENTORING SCHEME
Expressions of interest (EOI) are now open for academic and research staff who wish to participate as mentors or mentees in the 2017 Researcher Mentoring Scheme (February – December 2017). EOIs need to be lodged by 2nd December 2016.
RESEARCH DATA AND SYSTEMS DROP-IN SESSION - NOVEMBER
The next Research Data and Reporting Team’s monthly drop-in session for interested academic and professional staff will be held on Tuesday 22 November 2016.
2016 AUSTRALASIAN ETHICS NETWORK CONFERENCE
The 2016 Australasian Ethics Network Conference (AEN) Research ethics in an age of advancing technology and innovation will be held in Adelaide, 23-25 November 2016.
INFORMATION SESSION - CLINICAL AND RESEARCH IMAGING CENTRE
SAHMRI and Dr Jones & Partners Medical Imaging invite all researchers to attend an information session on the new Clinical and Research Imaging Centre (CRIC).
Share your research successes and/or information regarding upcoming research related events in your area. Contact Nikki Johnson for article submissions or further information.