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RESEARCH NEWS + OPPORTUNITIES
24 MAY 2013
FEATURED OPPORTUNITIES
Fisheries Research and Development Corporation
The Fisheries Research and Development Corporation invites Expressions of Interest for its annual competitive cycle scheme supporting research relating to the Australian fishing sector.
The Fisheries Research and Development Corporation invites Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for its annual competitive cycle scheme supporting research relating to the Australian fishing sector.

The corporation supports five research and development priorities: environment; industry; communities; people development; and extension and adoption.

Applicants are required to submit an EOI to the fisheries research advisory body by 15 Jun 2013 that is most relevant to their proposal using the FRDC’s online application software FishNET.

Please contact Jane Zhang and visit the Fisheries website for more information.
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Motor Accidents Authority of NSW
The MAA has announced a series of small grant rounds. The total funding available for the small grants round is $150,000 over a period of twelve months.
The Motor Accidents Authority of NSW invites applications for its injury strategy small grants.

These grants support organisations to develop initiatives in trauma and injury management for people injured in motor vehicle crashes in NSW across the continuum of care.

Projects may focus on a single component of the quality improvement cycle or cover the entire quality improvement cycle. The projects must be conducted in NSW.

The grants are worth up to $15,000 for a maximum duration of 12 months.

Applications close 10 June 2013.

For more information contact Kate Taylor or visit the Motor Accidents Authority.
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Information session on Canadian funding and mobility opportunities
This presentation highlights research grants, mobility and postgraduate scholarship opportunities offered by the Canadian Government.
This presentation highlights research grants, mobility and postgraduate scholarship opportunities offered by the Canadian Government.

Ms Mary Lou-Haymen, Manager of Academic Affairs and Education Marketing from the Canadian High Commission, will present this 30 minute information session followed by a question and answer time. 

Date: Tuesday 28 May 2013

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Venue: Seminar Room, International Portfolio, John Woolley Building (A20),  Entry off Science Road
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DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING
 28 MAY    |  
An introduction to lightsheet microscopy
Learn about fluorescence imaging on whole, living samples in 3D.
Learn about fluorescence imaging on whole, living samples in 3D.

Mr Gavin Symonds of Carl Zeiss will present an introduction to lightsheet microscopy.

Benefits of the new Carl Zeiss Lightsheet z.1 microscope include:
  • image fluorescently labelled live or fixed samples i.e. zebra fish embryo, biopsy of brain tissue
  • image samples as large as up to millimetres in size
  • sub-cellular resolution in a fraction of the time required from other techniques
  • observe live samples over days with no phototoxcity or bleaching

Details
When: 1-2pm Tuesday 28 May
Where: Brain & Mind Research Institute, Level 5 Lecture Theatre (M02F, Room 502), 94 Mallett Street, Camperdown.
Contact: Dr Sandra Fok

The new Carl Zeiss Lightsheet Z.1 microscope will be on demonstration at the Brain & Mind Research Institute, room 402 level 4 M02G, 100 Mallett Street Camperdown, 3 - 14 June 2013.

To make a booking, please email microinfo.au@zeiss.com
 29-30 MAY    |  
Introduction to UNIX and HPC
Intersect's free two day course introduces researchers and PhD students to high performance computing.
This free two day course introduces researchers and PhD students to high performance computing (HPC). Participants may be beginners or new comers to HPC.

The course assumes only basic Windows competence, and will teach participants how to interact via the command line, move data between different locations and prepare and run it through the HPC facilities.

Participants will learn:
  • Shell competence
  • Data Handling for HPC usage
  • Using the HPC to run jobs
Visit Eventbrite to enrol in this free training session which takes place at Intersect, Kent Street, 29-30 May 2013.
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FOR YOUR DIARY
 18 JUN    |  
Poetry reading by Judith Beveridge and Les Murray
Judith Beveridge and Les Murray return to Fisher Library for readings of their poetry.
Judith Beveridge and Les Murray return to Fisher Library for readings of their poetry.

Judith, poet, editor and teacher of poetry writing at the University of Sydney will read from her forthcoming book, Devadatta's Poems. This book is based on the historical figure of Devadatta who was a cousin to the Buddha. He joined the Buddhist Order but became jealous and ambitious and tried to murder the Buddha three times. The book follows Devadatta's time as a monk when he plotted to kill the Buddha and take over the Buddhist Order.

Les, appointed as a visiting Professor to the University of Sydney in 2008, will read from his book The Best 100 Poems of Les Murray published in 2012 by Black Inc. From his life’s work so far, spanning more than four decades, Les Murray has selected these 100 poems, his personal best, including classics such as 'The Broad Bean Sermon', 'An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbow' and 'The Dream of Wearing Shorts Forever'. He will top this up with some recent poems.

All are invited to attend this free event and afternoon tea will be provided. This is a popular event and seats are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Details
When: 3.00pm - 4.30pm, 18 June 2013
Where:
Seminar Room Level 2, Fisher Library F03, Eastern Avenue Camperdown Campus
Cost:
Free but registration required
Contact:
Rhonda Myers, Coordinator, Library Communications
T 9351 7266
E rhonda.myers@sydney.edu.au
RSVP
by 13 June 2013 to library.rsvp@sydney.edu.au or call 9114 0866
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