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29 NOVEMBER 2013
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Reminder and date changes: NHMRC Project Grant info sessions
Two dates have changed for the upcoming NHMRC Project Grant information sessions.

These sessions will give detailed, practical, and strategic advice on NHMRC Project Grant applications, and will be held across various University of Sydney campuses.
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Nancy Millis Medal for women in science
The Australian Academy of Science is proud to announce that nominations are now open for the inaugural Nancy Millis Medal, which recognises outstanding research and exceptional leadership by early- to mid-career Australian women who have established independent research in the natural sciences.

The Australian Academy of Science is proud to announce that nominations are now open for the inaugural Nancy Millis Medal, which recognises outstanding research and exceptional leadership by early- to mid-career Australian women who have established independent research in the natural sciences.

A Fellow of the Academy, the late Professor Millis introduced fermentation technologies to Australia, created the first applied microbiology course taught at an Australian university, and co-wrote the standard text Biochemical Engineering. Professor Millis also worked tirelessly to establish links between universities and industry.

The award is restricted to candidates who are normally a resident in Australia and for research conducted mainly in Australia. Nominations close 10 February 2014 and more information can be found on the website.
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Mental Health Grants - Movember Foundation
The Movember Foundation invites proposals for its mental health grants. These support mental health projects that will contribute to change at the population level with a specific focus on prevention, early intervention and stigma reduction. The proposals must pursue innovation and ideas which are aligned to one or more of the following priority areas:
  • creating mentally healthy workplaces and workers;
  • strengthening the mental health and wellbeing of men and boys;
  • reducing the number of men and boys who die by suicide;
  • strengthening social and emotional skills in young men and boys.
The Movember Foundation invites proposals for its mental health grants. These support mental health projects that will contribute to change at the population level with a specific focus on prevention, early intervention and stigma reduction. The proposals must pursue innovation and ideas which are aligned to one or more of the following priority areas:
  • creating mentally healthy workplaces and workers;
  • strengthening the mental health and wellbeing of men and boys;
  • reducing the number of men and boys who die by suicide;
  • strengthening social and emotional skills in young men and boys.
Amount: Up to $3 million over three years
Closing date: 16 January 2014
More information: Grant listing | Website
Contact: Kate Taylor

The lead organisation must be based in Australia, but international collaborations are encouraged and representation from across Australia, a minimum of three states and territories, and from different professional area backgrounds is strongly preferred. The project leader must be an established leader based in Australia.

Up to AU$8 million is available over three years. Individual projects may receive funds up to AU$3m over three years. The minimum value of each project is AU$500,000 per year.
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FOR YOUR DIARY
 6 DEC    |  
Glioblastoma: Evolution of our understanding
Professor Peter C Burger MD is Director of Surgical Neuropathology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, USA, and Cure For Life Foundation Brain Cancer Research Visiting Academic at the Lowy Cancer Research Centre, UNSW. He will be speaking on the evolution of our understanding of glioblastoma. Like many other neoplasms, glioblastoma is now recognised not as an entity but rather as a closely related family of tumours, each defined by clinical, pathological and, especially, molecular features.

When
: 3:30-4:30pm, Friday 6 December
Where: Level 5 Lecture Theatre
Brain & Mind Research Institute
94 Mallett Street, Camperdown

Professor Peter C Burger MD is Director of Surgical Neuropathology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, USA, and Cure For Life Foundation Brain Cancer Research Visiting Academic at the Lowy Cancer Research Centre, UNSW. He has made a wide range of contributions to the field of neuro-oncolory and is one of the world's leading authorities on the classification and diagnosis of tumours of the central nervous system.

He will be speaking on the evolution of our understanding of glioblastoma. Like many other neoplasms, glioblastoma is now recognised not as an entity but rather as a closely related family of tumours, each defined by clinical, pathological and, especially, molecular features.

Important members include paediatric examples and the two principal subdivisions of the adult types –"secondary" and "primary". Mutations in IDH1/2 are critical in the origin of the secondary lesions. Primary types have been subdivided into at least four subcategories.

Treatment remains ineffective for all subtypes in spite of new modalities such as antiangiogenic therapy (bevacizumab/Avastin).

When: 3:30-4:30pm, Friday 6 December
Where: Level 5 Lecture Theatre
Brain & Mind Research Institute
94 Mallett Street, Camperdown
Cost: Free
RSVP: Ruth Gordon
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Call for papers
International Conference on Emerging Trends in Scientific Research
The International Conference on Emerging Trends in Scientific Research, organised by the Asian Economic and Social Society, and Pak Publishing Group, will be held 15-16 March 2014 in Kuala Lumpur.

The purpose of this conference is to bring together researchers from around the globe in order to present and discuss new trends in the fields of Scientific Research. 

They are currently inviting authors/delegates to submit abstracts for this conference. For more information, visit the conference website.
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