Activities

Showing off the coast to collaborators

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We had a visit this week from David Doak – video game designer and architect of our new virtual reality app focused on allowing students to investigate the properties of polypeptides. Jane Allison – molecular dynamics aficionado from Auckland Uni who is involved in the project – popped over the ditch to join in our […]

Lab Excursions

SOLES Ball 2017

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This was the first year of the SOLES ball (formerly known as the Amoeba ball). Inspired by its location (the rather ritzy Australian Museum), the theme was “Night at the Museum” and everyone got the “dress like an ancient Egyptian” memo. Here are a few photos of lab members enjoying the night! 

Lab Excursions

We had a Ball!

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AMOEBA ball was last night – with its theme of Under the Sea. Huge amount of work by Caitlyn, Taylor, Vania and the rest of the committee went into making a thoroughly enjoyable evening with jellyfish costumes aplenty! Photos please…

Lab Excursions

Joel advances to high school

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Last week, Joel responded to a request from the science department at Ascham School in Edgecliff to visit and give a talk on protein folding – the same talk that he gave at MLC in Burwood a few months ago. Joel is talking with the teachers about additional involvement in their science curriculum over the […]

Lab Excursions

Joel goes back to primary school (again).

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Joel has been involved with the CSIRO’s Scientists in Schools program for 5 or so years now, and recently visited his long-term partner school – Strathfield North Public School – spending 2 days with the year 5 and 6 students teaching them about the principles of electromagnetism and giving them the chance to make an […]

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Scientists in Schools

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Joel has been involved in the CSIRO Scientists in Schools program for a few years now, visiting a local primary school (Strathfield North Public School) once or twice a year to do a day of science with a bunch of the students (usually about 150 in a day in three lots). They do experiments like […]