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Sell yourself on paper, sell yourself in person

Broadly speaking, people with a PhD are considered highly skilled and trained. However, there is an assumption that we are ‘everyologists’ – skilled across all aspects of academic research, including how to best ‘sell’ ourselves to nail that great postdoc … Continue reading

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Join us for ASMR’s 54th National Scientific Conference!

The National Scientific Conference (NSC) is the flagship scientific meeting of the Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR). This year from the 15-18th November in Adelaide NSC 2015 boasts a busy and vibrant schedule featuring presentations, poster sessions, the ASMR … Continue reading

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Entering an Era of Team Science: AHMRC 2014

The Australian Health and Medical Research Congress (AHMRC) will be held in Melbourne, from 16 – 19 November.  The theme of this meeting is ‘Transdiciplinary Research’ and the program features some of the medical research world’s best and brightest. Transdisciplinary … Continue reading

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A (transdisciplinary) team approach to volatile analysis for rapid diagnostics

The volatile profile from the human body is considered to change with different disease states.  This has been exploited by researchers through the use of dogs to “sniff out” and diagnose disease, particularly for cancer detection.  My colleagues and I … Continue reading

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Tackling global health disparities through transdisciplinary research

It was with great pleasure that I accepted an invitation from the Australian Society for Medical Research to speak at their National Scientific Conference in November. I am truly excited to be coming to Australia (for the first time!) and … Continue reading

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Support your ASMR – fostering transdisciplinary research in Australia since 1961

Medical research has transformed massively in the 40 years that I have been in the field. We are now working in bigger groups, across continents and across disciplines. To address the big health-related problems facing humanity, from the ground up, … Continue reading

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Why you can’t afford to miss this meeting: AHMRC 2014

Have you had the opportunity to watch the promotional video for the upcoming Australian Health and Medical Research Congress (AHMRC), featuring Laureate Professor Peter Doherty? If not, I urge you to spend three and a half minutes doing so (link … Continue reading

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