[ASC-list] Fresh Science reception - tonight at the Melbourne Museum 6-8pm

Niall Byrne niall at scienceinpublic.com.au
Wed Jun 18 02:11:58 UTC 2008

Dear ASCers,


This year's Fresh Science events are rolling along nicely and our
sixteen Fresh Scientists, chosen competitively across Australia, are
currently in the middle of a communication 'boot camp' before their
stories of research and discovery are presented to the media. 


Tonight we hold our Fresh Science Reception at Melbourne Museum and we
happen to have 10 spots open for interested science communicators in


 The spots are available on a first-come first-served basis, so just
respond if you are keen to attend.





The evening reception is part of the challenge for Fresh Scientists. Can
they excite and inspire over cocktail conversations? 


Join the Fresh Scientists for drinks and nibblies:


Fresh Science reception


Life Science Gallery, Melbourne Museum, Nicholson Street, Carlton


Wednesday 18 June 2008


6pm to 8pm


To niall at scienceinpublic.com.au <mailto:niall at scienceinpublic.com.au>
or 0417 131 977


The discoveries of this year's Fresh Scientists are embargoed until we
release them during and after the event. 


The stories released so far are:


*         Fin tips reveal the secret of underwater flight, Christopher
Fulton, Australian National University 

*         Soy and peanuts - no link, Jennifer Koplin, The University of

*         The future of foot-and-mouth control, Janine Muller, Victorian
Department of Primary Industries 


And this Thursday:

*         Oceans warming faster: Nature paper, embargo 3 am, 19 June
2008, Catia Motta Domingues, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research 

*         Man investigates his own tears - Chendur Palaniappan's study,
using his own tears, will lead to better treatments for dry eye
(University of Western Sydney) 

*         What's your risk of spine fracture? Andrew Briggs from Curtin
University has developed a better way of measuring the risk of spine


Other Fresh Scientist stories coming up are:


-          Alasdair Dempsey, The University of Western Australia 

-          Daniel Falster, Macquarie University 

-          Elizabeth Clarke, Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute 

-          Louisa Ludbrook, Prince Henry's Institute of Medical Research

-          Maarten Kole, The Australian National University

-          Marcel Dinger, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University
of Queensland 

-          Nick Robins, ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Atom
Optics, Australian National University

-          Sameer Alam, University of New South Wales and the Australian
Defence Force Academy

-          Susan Angus, The University of Melbourne 

-          Tim Lucas, Queensland Department of Primary Industries and


I hope you will join us to meet these sixteen early-career achievers. 


And if you can't join us in Melbourne, keep an eye out for their stories
in the newspaper, on radio and television. 


The Fresh Scientists will be back in their home states during Science
Week and may be available to participate in other science related events
throughout the year. If you're interested in having a Fresh Scientists
involved in one of your events, please give us a call.


This is the eleventh annual Fresh Science. The Commonwealth's Department
of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research has committed to four
years funding - to 2011. So please let us know if you have any thoughts
on how we can build on Fresh Science. 


For more information about Fresh Science please visit
www.freshscience.org <http://www.freshscience.org/>  


Kind regards,


Niall Byrne


Fresh Science Coordinator

ph 03 9398 1416

0417 131 977

niall at freshscience.org 

www.freshscience.org <http://www.freshscience.org/>  



Fresh Science is supported by the Australian Government through the
Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, The State of
Victoria - Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development,
Museum Victoria - Melbourne Museum and NewScientist magazine.

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