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VLS Announcements 043 - 26 June 2015

Dear Colleagues

Welcome to issue 043 of our weekly announcements.

We are kicking off our brand new VLS School Seminar Series with a seminar from Dr Eric Hoberg (US Department of Agriculture). Dr Hoberg is a leading expert in understanding the impacts of climate change on host-parasite communities. His talk will focus on the impact of climate change on helminth parasite communities – especially in Arctic fauna – which have already been significantly impacted by climate change. He is a great speaker, and it should be of broad appeal, and will be followed by a free lunch, sponsored by the Australian Society for Parasitology.
Full details provided below under ‘Seminars, Conferences and Workshops’.

VLS School Seminar Series
Dr Eric Hoberg (US Department of Agriculture)
'Climate Cascades & Dynamic Perturbation: Implications for Host-Parasite Diversity in Space and Time'
Wednesday 8th July, 12:30-1:30 pm, VBS 3.024

Also the Centre for Fish and Fisheries Research is currently exploring the possibility of hosting one of the following workshops in 'multivariate statistics for applications in ecology and other sciences', and they would like feedback on the level of interest in attending.

A 1 week workshop, run by Prof. Bob Clarke (Plymouth Marine Labs UK, author of the world-renowned multivariate statistics package PRIMER), covering the new routines in the recently-released PRIMER v7 package (i.e. a so-called ‘conversion’ course from v6 to v7, the latter of which has several really neat advances). This course is designed for people who are already familiar with the software (v6, or even v5 could probably do…), and are looking to upgrade their skills. The course would likely run somewhere in the 16 Nov – 11 Dec timeframe (we are erring on the later side) and cost around $1100-1200 per participant. It is anticipated this course would operate on Murdoch’s South St campus, and be run in conjunction with Curtin University.

As an alternative to the above course, Prof. Clarke has also flagged the possibility of running a 1 week introductory course for people new to PRIMER (but using the v7 software). Same timeframe, location etc. as option 1 above, but with a reduced fee of $800-850 for full-time students and $1100-1200 for all other participants.

See further details here. Could people who are interested please register their interest with Fiona Valesini (email f.valesini@murdoch.edu.au ) by July 3rd.

Regards

John Bailey
Acting Dean, School of Veterinary and Life Sciences

Submissions for the announcements can be made by emailing Sarah Gillett s.gillett@murdoch.edu.au by COB each Friday for publication the following Friday.

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  • Fresh Science: deadline extended to 1 July - Message from Kim Culver, Executive Assistant to Professor David Morrison

    Are you an early-career scientist with research results, a discovery or invention that is worthy of publicity?

    Fresh Science is a national competition that helps early-career researchers share their stories of discovery.
    The program takes young researchers with no media experience and turns them into spokespeople for science, giving them a taste of life in the limelight, with a day of media training and a chance to step on stage at a public event.

    Nominations are now open until 1 July.

    Fresh Science WA will run on 20 August with a training day at the WA Museum followed by a pub event at a nearby bar.

    • Twitter #FreshSci

    Best regards

    Kim Culver
    Executive Assistant to Professor David Morrison

  • ARC Future Fellowships Open - DUE 11/08/2015

    Dear All

    Call for EOIs: ARC Future Fellowships 2015

    The funding rules for the ARC Future Fellowships 2015 scheme are now available on the ARC’s website:

    http://www.arc.gov.au/


    Please note the short turnaround this time between when applications open in RMS (Tuesday 30 June 2015) and when they will be closing (Tuesday 11 August 2015).

    If you are intending to apply for a Future Fellowship in this round then please submit an Expression of Interest to Jane Crier in the Grants and Contracts Office (j.crier@murdoch.edu.au) by no later than 5pm, Monday 6 July 2015.
    The requirements for the EOI are:

    A short CV (five pages maximum), listing the last five years worth of publications data.
    A one page summary of the Future Fellowship proposed project.

    DEADLINE DATES

    ARC Scheme Funding Rules Available RMS Open Grants Office Deadline for EOI ARC Deadline
    Future Fellowships 2015 23/06/2015 30/06/2015 6/07/2015 11/08/2015

    Please direct any queries to Jane in the Grants and Contracts Office.

    Thanks

    Naomi Arbon
    Grants and Contracts
    Research & Development Office
    Murdoch University

    Phone: (08) 9360 6761 Fax: (08) 9360 6686
    N.Arbon@murdoch.edu.au
  • GSK Award for Research Excellence - Nominations Closing Soon - Message from Michelle Ganas, Award for Research Excellence Coordinator

    Nominations for this year’s $80,000 GSK Award for Research Excellence close shortly.

    If you plan to nominate one of your staff please submit your nomination before the 3 July closing date.

    High calibre mid-career clinicians and researchers undertaking human medical health research predominately in Australia are eligible for the award.

    The judging criteria are weighted as follows:

    * 40% - potential for the researcher’s contribution to science to directly or indirectly lead to improvement in human health
    * 30% - potential for the nominee to continue to make research contributions in the field of human health; and
    * 30% - nominee’s accomplishments based on academic and employment record, research grants and awards received, cited publications and other examples of research productivity.

    The award recipient’s employing organisation receives an $80,000 (tax free) independent research grant to further the recipient’s work and knowledge.

    Further information about the award and the online nomination form are available at GSK Award for Research Excellence website.

    Please contact are.arenominations@gsk.com  for further information.

    Regards

    Michelle Ganas, Award for Research Excellence Coordinator

  • Boards of Examiners meetings for VLS for Semester 1, 2015 - Message from Coralie Mainwaring, Academic Policy Coordinator, Academic Registrar's Office

    Boards of Examiners meetings for VLS for Semester 1, 2015

    College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM)
    DATE: Wednesday 8 July
    TIME: 2.00 pm
    VENUE: VCS 2.008

    Life Sciences (AGF, ENC, MBM)
    DATE: Wednesday 8 July
    TIME: 10.30 am
    VENUE: Biological Sciences LT

  • Semester 1 results 'due dates' - Message from Coralie Mainwaring, Academic Policy Coordinator, Academic Registrar's Office

    Semester 1 results are due in to the Results Office (results@murdoch.edu.au)

    Units with no exams : due 24 June
    Units with exams up to and including 24 June: due 29 June
    Units with exams after 24 June: due 2 July

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  • Career Connect newsletter - Message from Jane Foster, Careers Development Advisor, Academic Registrar’s Office

    Please find the latest CareerConnect Newsletter from the Careers and Employment Team.

    Link: https://careerconnect.murdoch.edu.au/docs/194/2015-July-CareerConnect-Newsletter.pdf

    Our July issue contains:

    A success story from a Murdoch IT graduate;
    An article on the value of volunteering as a student;
    Tips for job seekers using SEEK.COM;
    Psychology Honours student seeking survey participants: Investigating Career Choice;
    Student / Graduate job opportunities and events for July and;
    Useful career development links.

    Warm regards

    Jane Foster, Careers Development Advisor ,Academic Registrar’s Office | Careers & Employment
    Email Jane.Foster@murdoch.edu.au

  • New Murdoch Pet Emergency Centre (MPEC) Nurse Supervisor - Message from Warren Timpson, Practice Manager, Veterinary Hospital

    It is with great pleasure we can announce that Erica Honey has been appointed MPEC Nurse Supervisor allowing Yvonne Markey to move fulltime into her role as Nurse Manager. Erica brings substantial experience in emergency and general nursing with her to the role and will be a great addition to the Veterinary Hospital Management team.

    Erica’s first day in her new role will be Thursday 25 June and she will report to Yvonne as Nurse Manager.

    Please join me in congratulating Erica on this exciting appointment.

    Regards

    Warren Timpson

    Practice Manager
    Veterinary Hospital

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  • Veterinary and Life Sciences - School Seminar Series - Message from Dr Stephanie Godfrey, Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Veterinary and Life Sciences

    We are kicking off our brand new VLS School Seminar Series, with a seminar from Dr Eric Hoberg (US Department of Agriculture) – he is a leading expert in understanding the impacts of climate change on host-parasite communities. His talk will focus on the impact of climate change on helminth parasite communities – especially in Arctic fauna – which have already been significantly impacted by climate change. He is a great speaker, and it should be of broad appeal, and will be followed by a free lunch, sponsored by the Australian Society for Parasitology. All are welcome!

    VLS School Seminar Series
    Dr Eric Hoberg (US Department of Agriculture)
    'Climate Cascades & Dynamic Perturbation: Implications for Host-Parasite Diversity in Space and Time'
    Wednesday 8th July, 12:30-1:30 pm, VBS 3.024


    Dr Stephanie Godfrey, Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
    Murdoch University, Western Australia
    Ph: +61 8 9360 2729
    Email: S.Godfrey@murdoch.edu.au

  • Free July Events - Message from the School of Management and Governance and Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy and International Affairs

    See here for full details.

  • Post-graduate Masterclass in Marine and Estuarine Management - Message from Dr Fiona Valesini, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Fish and Fisheries Research

    Dear All

    Sir Walter Murdoch Distinguished Adjunct Professor, Michael Elliott (Director of the Institute of Estuarine & Coastal Studies; Professor of Estuarine & Coastal Sciences, University of Hull, UK) will be visiting Murdoch again from 19th July to 1st Aug. As part of his visit, Mike will be running a 2-day post-graduate Masterclass in 'Monitoring and Measures for Marine and Estuarine Management' from July 27-28th (click here for further details).

    Could interested participants please register their interest with Dr Fiona Valesini (f.valesini@murdoch.edu.au) by July 21st .

    Many thanks

    Dr Fiona Valesini, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Fish and Fisheries Research
    Murdoch University
    South St, Murdoch
    Perth, Western Australia 6150
    Ph: (08) 9239 8805 / 9360 7244
    Fax: (08) 9239 8899
    Web: http://estuarine-ecosystems.webs.com/

  • IIID Presentation Wednesday 1 July by Professor Ruth Ganss - Message from Deb Robertson, Practice Manager, Institute for Immunology and Infectious Diseases|Murdoch University

    Dear all

    I am pleased to announce our next presentation will be by Professor Ruth Ganss, Laboratory Head, Vascular Biology and Stromal Targeting, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, University of Western Australia, on Wednesday 1st July at 11am. The title of Professor Ganss’s talk is entitled “The perivascular niche and immunotherapy”. Please see flyer for further information.

    See you all there!

    Regards

    Deb
    Deborah Robertson
    Practice Manager
    Institute for Immunology and Infectious Diseases|Murdoch University
    IIID, Building 390, Discovery Way Murdoch University,
    Murdoch, Western Australia, 6150
    Tel: + 618 9360 1334

  • MABS Post Grad night 

    For those of you who weren’t aware, MABS is the society for Biomedical Science, Molecular Biology, Forensic Science, and Clinical Lab Science students. We are the second biggest student organisation group within the V&LS community, after the Vet Association.

    In the past, MABS has successfully organised Post Grad nights for our members who will be seeking to follow on with their studies either at Murdoch or through Institutes such as the IIID and the SABC which have strong ties to the Murdoch Alumni Community. We have already been approached by a few staff members within V&LS who would like us to share their ongoing and upcoming projects with our members, however the committee thought it would be a great opportunity to open up those talks and host a Post Grad night once again.

    What we propose is that we’ll have someone from the Post Grad group give a short talk on the various options available to graduating students, followed by short 4-5 minute presentations from the various research groups to pitch their current projects. This would allow the research groups to provide a brief overview of the project, results so far, and what they’d like to research next.

    If you would be interested, or if you know of any of your professional colleagues whom may be interested, please send through an email with the subject heading “MABS Post Grad Event” to: mabsmurdoch@gmail.com

    It would be greatly appreciated by not only our members, but all students of the V&LS Community. The committee was thinking of a date around the 8th of August, or if that doesn’t work out then a date after the Mid Semester Exam period. We can confirm a venue and exact date once we can determine how many groups (and students) are interested.

    If you would like to subscribe to our emailing list, feel free to email us requesting to do so!

    We hope to hear back from you soon,
    Tay Alers (President of MABS, 2015)

VLS Announcements No. 043