No Stress for Caroline Le
Showcasing Early Career Researchers 2013 was a great success, with conference delegates given a difficult choice between six excellent finalists.
The finalists were introduced by their 30 second entry videos and spoke for five minutes each. The winner, Caroline Le from Cancer Therapeutics CRC, won the audience over with her inspiring research on the effects of stress on cancer. Caroline presented her research with passion and wit, using some powerful and entertaining images and presenting impressive results.
Did you miss the videos? You can see them here – worth 3 minutes of your time.
Early Career Researchers (L-R) Dr Anita Parbhakar-Fox, Ms Helen Glyde, Miss Caroline Le, Ms Monique Topp, Dr Nathan Quadros.
Congratulations to winners of the Excellence in Innovation Awards for 2013
Innovations from dairy farming, mallee tree harvesting and tools for detection of hearing loss were among the winners at the Excellence in Innovation Awards dinner at the Cooperative Research Centres Association’s annual conference on Thursday 16 May.
The CEO of the CRC Association, Tony Peacock said “the judges were impressed by the high quality of entries for this year’s Awards and were delighted at the breadth of innovation that continues to be delivered by the CRC Program”.
The CRC Association Awards for Excellence in Innovation celebrate collaborative research that makes a difference to our society. Three awards were made in the Innovation in Research category.
Dairy Futures CRC has delivered game-changing genomic technology to the dairy industry through a massive collaboration involving the entire dairy industry supply chain.
Future Farm Industries CRC recognised the cost of harvesting trees was a major impediment to developing a viable industry based on farm trees, so the CRC and Biosystems Engineering developed a mallee harvester to overcome this impediment.
Based on evidence from the HEARing CRC’s long-term outcomes studies, HEARLab® has been developed to deliver new tools for detection and better remediation of hearing loss in infants, young children and in the elderly.
Two awards were made in the Innovation in Education or Outreach category.
The Invasive Animals CRC developed a PestSmart Toolkit and organised and delivered the National PestSmart Roadshow, involving regional, state and national events, factsheets, case studies, guides, videos and technical reports.
The Australian Feral Camel Management Project was established to reduce the environmental damage being caused by 750,000 feral camels across central Australia. The project, managed by Ninti One Limited, created skills, jobs and services in Aboriginal communities in two key areas: the supply of camel meat to niche markets and the environmental monitoring of remote waterholes.
Excellence in Innovation Awards winners and shortlist
Funding renewed for ACE CRC
The Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) will receive $25 million in Australian Government funding to continue its world-leading research into Antarctic climate science and the uncertainties that currently limit the global response to climate change. The funding will be provided over five years from 1 July 2014.
Tony Press, CEO of the ACE CRC, expressed delight at the decision by the Federal Government, announced in the Budget. "This will allow the continuation of world-class research into the impacts of climate change on Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, and the implications of these impacts for the global climate", he said.
"This research makes a substantial contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and attracts collaborative research linkages internationally. This funding will ensure work of national and international significance continues."
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CO2CRC Otway Project site attracts over 1000 visitors
Fourteen researchers and engineers from China were the latest group to visit the CO2CRC Otway Project in southwest Victoria, to learn more about Australia’s leading carbon capture and storage (CCS) research and development.
Organised by Geoscience Australia (a CO2CRC partner) and the Administrative Centre for China's Agenda 21 as part of the China Australia Geological Storage (CAGS) Project, the group included the thousandth visitor to the project since 2008. Nearly half of that 1000 have come from overseas.
The Otway Project is Australia's first demonstration of the deep geological storage of carbon dioxide and one of the world's most comprehensive carbon storage research and demonstration facilities. Carbon dioxide has been safely stored and monitored at the site since 2008.
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