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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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ASMR NSC 2013 – ‘Silver Tsunami – Can medical research ride the ageing wave?’

Over the next forty years, the transition of the age demographic of the Australian society will continue to change dramatically.  Early last century, fewer than one in 25 of the population were aged >65 years. Today, this group comprises one … Continue reading

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Federal Election 2013

Australia needs smart investment in medical research, not cuts Hon. Tanya Plibersek, Federal Minister for Health and Medical Research It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to realise that health and medical research is critical to reducing incidence of disease and … Continue reading

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ASMR President’s Report – Prof Naomi Rogers

As we finalise and submit our NHMRC rebuttals for the 2013 project grant submissions, many of us are now turning our attention to what we will be submitting for the 2014 project grant round. I am sure many people have … Continue reading

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ASMR President on 2013 Federal Budget

This year continues to be a challenging year for the Health & Medical Research sector. The Federal Budget, announced this week, has provided some reassurance, with funding into the NHMRC maintained, although in real terms this does represent a decrease … Continue reading

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ASMR Newsletter Extra – Social media and the Life Scientist

Most of us use some form of Social Media in our everyday life, but how might it enhance our scientific careers?  This was the subject of a workshop entitled ‘ Social Media for the Life Scientist’ held by the Australian … Continue reading

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