FACULTY OF VETERINARY SCIENCE

FEBRUARY 2015

Research Newsletter 

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EVENTS

From the Desk of the ADR

I hope you all enjoyed the Faculty Research Conference in February!

I’ve got some good news to share with you this month. We have picked up an addition $176K (compared with budget) on block funding. This is largely because we picked up our publication rates, postgraduate research student numbers and postgraduate completions. Thank you too all of you who have contributed to this! I particularly want to thank new supervisors! This year we have compact support for new early/mid career supervisors, to help you to get started and to help build your teams.

 


I hope you all enjoyed the Faculty Research Conference in February!

I’ve got some good news to share with you this month. We have picked up an addition $176K (compared with budget) on block funding. This is largely because we picked up our publication rates, postgraduate research student numbers and postgraduate completions. Thank you too all of you who have contributed to this! I particularly want to thank new supervisors! This year we have compact support for new early/mid career supervisors, to help you to get started and to help build your teams.

We are now in a position to distribute RIBG funds. A total of $220K will be shared by 50 researchers who earned Category 1 funds in 2012 and 2013. We apportion these funds based the total funds earned based on the % splits that you put on your research proposal clearance form. Finance will contact individuals with their account codes.

Please remember the funds can only be used for the following:

1.1     The RIBG Grant must be used only for any one or more of the following purposes:
1.1.1        non-capital aspects of facilities such as libraries, laboratories, computing centres, animal houses, herbaria, experimental farms; 
1.1.2        equipment purchase, installation, maintenance, hire and lease; 
1.1.3        salaries of research support staff (including research assistants; accounting and administrative staff; and technicians) employed to provide general support activity in a given area (e.g. a research assistant providing support for a number of research projects but not a research assistant dedicated to a particular project);
 1.1.4        provide for travel costs to allow participation in international consortia.
1.2           The RIBG Grant must not be used for:
1.2.1        capital works (i.e. construction of buildings);
1.2.2        rental of accommodation;
1.2.3        salaries of teaching and research, and research-only academic staff (including the cost of ‘buying time’ to free such staff to do more research);
1.2.4        salaries of staff supporting research at the institutional level (e.g. Deputy Vice‑Chancellor (Research), Research Grants Officer);
1.2.5        stipends of postgraduate research students; or
1.2.6        travel costs directly associated with individual projects with the exception of travel costs to allow participation in international consortia.

Funds need to be spent by December.

Don’t forget applications for compacts and bequests are due 6th March. They need to be submitted to vetsci.adr@sydney.edu.au. Winners of the DPI and companion animal industry collaborations funds will be expected to attend workshops with Helen Jones from CDIP, who will help with setting up these contracts and work with you through the year to develop grant applications which we hope will emerge from the scheme. I know many applicants have questions about IP. Helen will cover these in the workshop – but if you have specific concerns before you submit your compact application, please feel free to contact Helen.

For those of you grant writing at the moment – best of luck!

As always - Don’t forget to let us know what sort of development workshops you’d like to see this year.

Don’t forget to send articles for the research newsletter to vetsci.adr@sydney.edu.au

Don’t forget that the Research Development Committee is here to support you and your research. In addition to talking to me and Navneet – please talk to your local RDC reps and they can bring concerns and ideas to our committee meetings.

 MEDIA  | Who's has been creating news............

Colleagues who have featured in the media

Professor Paul McGreevy from the Faculty of Veterinary Science was interviewed on ABC’s Four Corners for an investigation into alleged live-baiting practice in the greyhound racing industry.

The University of Sydney’s Summer School on Agricultural Robotics brought together international roboticists and industry leaders, reports The Land. Associate Professor Brett Whelan from the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment and Associate Professor Kendra Kerrisk from the Faculty of Veterinary Science were quoted in the article

Dr Anne Fawcett from the Faculty of Veterinary Science wrote an article for the Inner West Courier about how to fit dog and cat collars so as to avoid injury.

Business Insider (US) quoted Professor Paul McGreevy from Faculty of Veterinary Science about why dogs like snow.

 PROFILE  | 30 seconds with Dr Simon de Graaf

 1.  What is your area of expertise? Applied reproduction, so controlled breeding, sperm sexing, semen cryopreservation, artificial insemination etc. Main expertise in this area is with sheep, but also with animals ranging from the elephant to the mouse.  Currently spend a lot of time on proteomic and functional investigations of the interaction between sperm, seminal plasma and the female reproductive tract.

 1.  What is your area of expertise?

Applied reproduction, so controlled breeding, sperm sexing, semen cryopreservation, artificial insemination etc. Main expertise in this area is with sheep, but also with animals ranging from the elephant to the mouse.  Currently spend a lot of time on proteomic and functional investigations of the interaction between sperm, seminal plasma and the female reproductive tract.  

2.   Most exciting Research discovery to date?

Showed it was possible to produce pre-sexed offspring from sperm that had been frozen, thawed, sex-sorted, re-frozen, thawed out again and then artificially inseminated into a ewe. Was a world first in any species.

More recently, it was quite exciting to discover that exposure of sperm to seminal plasma during ejaculation is a fundamental requirement for their normal transport through the cervix (at least in sheep).

  
3.    What is on your Research bucket list?

Restoring the ability of frozen-thawed ram sperm to traverse the cervix so as to enable cervical AI. It’s my research ‘holy grail’. 

I think we’d all like a Nature paper...

 
4.   Something about you that we don’t know ?

Combat Aircraft Monthly is my favourite ‘journal’.

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CURRENT FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES CLOSING SOON!

Current Grants

Faculty  Intramural Fellowships, Travel Funds, Collaboration funds and Bequest Funding
Please check your emails for details of the 2015 DVC-R compact funds and 2015 bequest funds. Applications are due by COB Friday 6th March to vetsci.adr@sydney.edu.au  

Please note – funding is targeted to early and mid-career researchers. Exceptions will be made in cases of extended leave or career interruptions. Please provide details in application.
Closing Date 6th March 2015

Further grant opportunities are listed below.
Intramural Fellowships, Travel Funds, Collaboration funds and Bequest Funding
Please find attached the details for 2015 DVC-R compact funds and 2015 bequest funds. Applications are due by COB Friday 6th March to vetsci.adr@sydney.edu.au  

Please note – most of this funding is targeted to early and mid-career researchers. Exceptions will be made in cases of extended leave or career interruptions. Please provide details in application.
Closing Date 6th March 2015
Australian Research Council, AU
The Australian Research Council invites
applications for its discovery projects scheme. This supports basic and applied
research by individuals and teams. The aim is also to:

•enhance the scale and focus of research in the strategic research priorities;

•expand Australia’s knowledge base and research capability;

•encourage research and research training in high-quality research
environments;

•enhance international collaboration in research;

•foster the international competitiveness of Australian research.

The chief investigator must be an employee or hold an emeritus appointment at
an eligible organisation and they must have their higher degree by research
conferred by the commencement date of the project.

Funding ranges between AU$30,000 and AU$500,000 per year per project for up to five years.

Closing Date: 4th March 2015
Australia and Pacific Science Foundation, AU
The Australia and Pacific Science Foundation invites applications for its project grants. These support projects in the biological or biophysical sciences, excluding medical research. Preference is given to activities that lead to improved systems of managing land, water, plants and animals in ways which will enhance the productivity and quality of food, fisheries, plants and forests, while simultaneously conserving the natural environment, preserving biodiversity, avoiding pollution of soils and water, and enhancing human welfare.
Grants are awarded to institutions within Australia or other countries of the South West Pacific region for activities within those countries or within the region.
Grants are worth up to $15,000 per year for a maximum period of three years. Funds can be used towards travel and equipment essential for the project, but salaries for research scientists and stipends for students will not be covered.
apscience.org.au/guidelines.html
Closing Date: 06 March 15

Hermon Slade Foundation, AU
The Hermon Slade Foundation invites applications for its project grants. These support projects in the biological or biophysical sciences carried out in institutions within Australia or other countries of the South West Pacific region. Preference is given to projects which seem likely to lead to improved systems of managing land, water, plants and animals in ways which will enhance the productivity and quality of food, fisheries, plants and forests, while simultaneously conserving the natural environment, preserving biodiversity, avoiding pollution of soils and water, and enhancing human welfare.
Grants are worth up to AU$15,000 per year for the maximum duration of three years.

Closing Date: 6 March 2015
Tackling antimicrobial resistance theme one: understanding resistant bacteria in context of the host – innovation grants
The Medical Research Council and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council invite proposals for their innovation grants for tackling antimicrobial resistance – understanding resistant bacteria in context of the host. These support high risk innovative research with transformational potential to address the broad challenges presented in antimicrobial resistance. This second call aims to:

•understand the resistant bacterium at molecular, cell and community levels;

•understand the context of host or pathogen interactions in humans and animals;

•identify and validate novel targets for new antibacterials;

•understand transmission of resistance in humans or animal hosts.

Proposals studying zoonotic and animal only bacterial pathogens are particularly welcome.

Standard RCUK eligibility criteria applies. UK higher education institutions, research institutes and eligible independent research organisations may apply. Applications from young investigators are particularly encouraged. Multidisciplinary proposals are welcome, encompassing academia, biopharma, diagnostic companies, veterinary and the health service. International researchers may apply as co-applicants provided their inclusion in the project is justified.

Grants are worth up to £250,000 at 80 per cent full economic cost over one to two years.

Closing Date: 12 March 2015 (Forecast)

Ramaciotti Awards
Applications for the 2015 Ramaciotti Biomedical Research Award are open. To apply, please complete the online application form by Friday 13 March, 2015

Applications for the Ramaciotti Health Investment Grants and Medal for Excellence in Biomedical Research open on Monday, 2 March 2015.

Visit the Awards page for general information about Ramaciotti Award categories. Detailed award category information can be found in the 2015 Ramaciotti Guidelines.

Closing Date: 13 March 2015

Ajinomoto innovation alliance programme grants
Ajinomoto invites proposals for the Ajinomoto innovation alliance programme grants. These are available to support a wide range of research related to nutritional and food sciences, including:

•metabolic engineering;

•bioinformatics;

•synthetic biology for bio-based materials;

•biopharmaceutical manufacturing technology;

•animal, plant and fishery nutrition;

•nutrition needs, gustatory preference and activity of the aged;

•improvement of malnutrition in developing countries;

•mechanism of food palatability;

•measurement of food palatability;

•psychological and ethnological approaches to food choice;

•technology related to food texture and mouth feel.

Applications are invited from research institutions, academia, companies and other organisations exploring the fields of medicine, veterinary science, pharmacology, physiology, biology and chemistry. Applications must be submitted in English.

Grants are worth up to US$100,000 in direct costs per year for a maximum project period of two years.

Further Information: ajinomoto.com/en/rd/AIAP/guidelines.html#aiap

Closing Date: 12 March 2015 (Forecast)
The Sydney Southeast Asia Centre
The Sydney Southeast Asia Centre has just opened its first funding round for 2015.

We are currently offering a wide range of highly competitive grants for University of Sydney academics who want to, or, who currently engage with the Southeast Asian region. These grants cover engagement with Southeast Asia through research, mobility (both inward and outward), workshops and language study. Funding can be sought to cover a wide range of academic activities including research relating to our five research clusters, conference attendance, visiting sabbatical visits and specialist in-country language programs amongst others.

The full list of available grants, complete guidelines and application forms can be found here.

Closing Date: 17 March 2015

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Opportunites closing in April / May 2015

The following opportunities are some of the listed granting opportunities you can find on Research Professional. 
researchprofessional.com/0/rr/home

Image: (FoVS Research Conference) Food Security Session 1. From L - R:- Prof Kathy Belov, Dr Roslyn Bathgate, A/Prof Robyn Alders, Mr Ian McNamarra, Federal Member for Hume Mr Angus Taylor MP, Prof Rosanne Taylor and Associate Professor Kendra Kerrisk.

Australia supports APEC scholarships portal
Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb and Minister for Education and Training Christopher Pyne have welcomed the launch of a new APEC scholarships and internships online portal.

The portal provides information on scholarships, internships and job training in the Asia-Pacific region and will improve access to these opportunities for students and professionals.

“Greater student mobility promotes economic growth and improved productivity through knowledge and skills transfer; and supports professional networking and potential business partnerships. Student mobility also strengthens cultural understanding and people-to-people connections of enduring value,” said Mr Robb.

The portal will help increase the mobility of students in the Asia-Pacific, and reach the APEC goal of one million university-level student exchanges annually by 2020.

In support of the scholarships portal, the Australian Government has established the Australia APEC Women in Research Fellowships.

High-achieving female researchers from APEC economies will be supported to pursue research opportunities in partnership with Australian education and research institutions for a period of one to four months. Up to ten fellowships of up to $18,500 each will be awarded each year to female researchers at the forefront of their research discipline.

“These new fellowships will support women’s economic empowerment in the region and will also address an important priority of APEC to raise the profile of female role models in science, technology, engineering and mathematics,” said Mr Pyne.

“We are also better preparing Australian students to engage internationally. Australia has also boosted its outward student mobility through the New Colombo Plan which supports Australian undergraduates to study and undertake internships in the Indo-Pacific,” he said.  
 
“With the New Colombo Plan and Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships and Mobility Grants, there are now more opportunities than ever before to study and work abroad. We have also announced a comprehensive strategy to rejuvenate language study in schools and universities, which will equip the next generation with skills that will help make them more employable,” Mr Pyne said.

“Improved student mobility will help young Australians to become more conversant in the issues facing our region, which is critical given the importance of the Indo-Pacific to Australia’s future economic prospects,” said Mr Robb.

“Since coming into office, we have made significant progress. We have encouraged a return to growth. The number of overseas students studying in Australia has begun to climb after several years of decline. Export income from international education has also increased by over $1 billion to $16.3 billion in 2013-14,” Mr Pyne said.              
 
More information on the scholarships portal and the Australia APEC Women in Research Fellowships is available at http://education.apec.org/.

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Graduate student fellowships for alternatives to the use of animals in science
The International Foundation for Ethical Research invites proposals for its graduate student fellowships for alternatives to the use of animals in science. These support candidates whose proposals show the greatest potential to replace the use of animals in science. Proposals should advance the development of alternatives to the use of animals in research, testing or education, and provide training that integrates innovation and discovery with ethics and respect for animals.
ifer.org/fellowships-availability-announcments.php
Closing Date: 20 April, 2015

Industrial partnership awards
The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council invites applications for its industrial partnership awards. These support science-led research projects that address any topic within the council’s remit, and where industrial partners contribute in cash funding.

Applications should be made to the following committees according to the research topic:

•research committee A evaluates proposals related to animal disease, health and welfare;

•research committee B evaluates proposals related to plants, microbes, food and sustainability;

•research committee C evaluates proposals related to genes, development, and science, technology, engineering and mathematics approaches to biology;

•research committee D evaluates proposals related to molecules, cells and industrial biotechnology.

Principal applicants must be resident in the UK and hold an academic staff appointment, at the lecturer level or equivalent, at a higher education institution, research council institute or a BBSRC approved research organisation. Company partners should be registered in the UK or have a UK research and development or manufacturing site. Where a suitable company cannot be found in the UK, an overseas company may be used.

Industrial partners must contribute in cash at least 10 per cent of the full economic cost of projects. Awards are tenable for up to five years

Closing Date: 28 April, 2015

2015 Australian Pet Welfare Foundation Research Grant Application
Applications are now being sought for APWF research grants (up to $10,000), for research aimed at decreasing the number of treatable and adoptable dogs and cats euthanased in shelters and government pounds.

Applications for funds should be made using the attached application forms and submitted via email by the closing date of Thursday the 30th of April 2015.


All applications should be emailed to: info@petwelfare.org.au

Subject heading: 2015 Australian Pet Welfare Foundation Grant Application

Enquiries to: info@petwelfare.org.au

Application forms are available contact marie.wildridge@sydney.edu.au

Australian Museum Eureka Prizes
Research & Innovation
NSW Office of Environment and Heritage Eureka Prize for Environmental Research

  • UNSW Eureka Prize for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Scientific Research
  • Scopus Eureka Prize for Excellence in International Scientific Collaboration **NEW**
  • Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre Eureka Prize for Infectious Diseases Research
  • ANSTO Eureka Prize for Innovative Use of Technology
  • Defence Science and Technology Organisation Eureka Prize for Outstanding Science for Safeguarding Australia
  • Macquarie University Eureka Prize for Outstanding Early Career Researcher
  • UNSW Eureka Prize for Scientific Research
  • Rural Research and Development Corporations Eureka Prize for Rural Innovation **NEW**
 Leadership

  • 3M Eureka Prize for Emerging Leader in Science
  • CSIRO Eureka Prize for Leadership in Science
  • University of Technology, Sydney Eureka Prize for Outstanding Mentor of Young Researchers
 Science Communication & Journalism

  • Department of Industry and Science Eureka Prize for Promoting Understanding of Australian Science Research 
  • Department of Industry and Science Eureka Prize for Science Journalism
  • New Scientist Eureka Prize for Science Photography
 School Science

  • University of Sydney Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize (Primary and Secondary Schools)
 Key dates:
7 pm AEST Friday 1 May – entries close
24 July – finalists announced
26 August – winners announced

The process is simple and we are available to assist you.  Contact us on 02 9320 6483 or at eureka@austmus.gov.au if you have any questions

World food prize
The World Food Prize Foundation invites nominations for its world food prize. This is awarded for a specific, exceptionally significant, individual achievement at any point along the full range of food production and distribution chain. Fields of achievement include:

•soil and land;

•plant and animal science;

•food science and technology;

•nutrition;

•rural development;

•marketing;

•food processing and packaging;

•water and the environment;

•natural resource conservation;

•physical infrastructure;

•transportation and distribution;

•special or extraordinary feeding programmes;

•social organisation and poverty elimination;

•economics and finance;

•policy analysis;

•public advocacy.

The prize is intended for one person. Any academic institution, private or public organisation, or governmental unit may nominate. The prize is worth US$250,000.
Closing Date: 1 May, 2015 (Forecast)

Morris Animal Foundation
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS ADDRESSING

Coronavirus (Feline Infectious Peritonitis/FIP) in Domestic Cats

The Morris Animal Foundation Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) Cure Initiative is a challenge to co-join innovative basic and clinical research to accelerate progress toward developing effective diagnostics, prevention and/or therapeutics for feline coronavirus infection, specifically FIP, in domestic cats. Morris Animal Foundation is a nonprofit organization that invests in science to advance animal health. The Foundation is a global leader in funding scientific studies for companion animals, horses and wildlife. Since its founding in 1948, Morris Animal Foundation has invested more than $92 million toward 2,300 studies that have led to significant breakthroughs in diagnostics, treatments, preventions and cures for animals. In addition to those studies funded through our traditional grant process, we occasionally receive funds from individual donors, foundations or corporations to address specific issues of unmet medical needs for animal health.

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, Morris Animal Foundation is now calling for proposals addressing coronavirus in domestic cats, specifically feline infectious peritonitis (FIP).

All funded proposals must meet Morris Animal Foundation’s Health Study Policy for Animals Involved in Research.

Closing Date: May 20, 2015, by 11:59 p.m. EST

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PUBLICATIONS

IRMA January/February Journals

Publications as listed on IRMA.
Remember to send your publications to:- kim.heasman@sydney.edu.au

Abboud, Myriam, et al. "Uptake of 25-hydroxyvitamin D by muscle and fat cells." The Journal of steroid biochemistry and molecular biology 144 (2014): 232-236.

Black, L. A., et al. "Evaluation of enrofloxacin use in koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) via population pharmacokinetics and Monte Carlo simulation." Journal of veterinary pharmacology and therapeutics 37.3 (2014): 301-311.

Bradbury, E. J., et al. "Nutritional geometry of calcium and phosphorus nutrition in broiler chicks. Growth performance, skeletal health and intake arrays." animal 8.07 (2014): 1071-1079.

Cancelliere, Emma C., et al. "Minerals in the Foods Eaten by Mountain Gorillas (Gorilla beringei)." PloS one 9.11 (2014): e112117.

Chauhan, Surinder S., et al. "Antioxidant dynamics in the live animal and implications for ruminant health and product (meat/milk) quality: role of vitamin E and selenium." Animal Production Science 54.10 (2014): 1525-1536.

Cronin, G. M., P. C. Glatz, and P. H. Hemsworth. "The significant contribution of john l. Barnett to poultry welfare research." 22 nd Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium. 2011.

DeAraugo, Jodi, et al. "Training methodologies differ with the attachment of humans to horses." Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research 9.5 (2014): 235-241.

Evans, O., et al. "A simple centrifugation method for improving the detection of Ostreid herpesvirus-1 (OsHV-1) in natural seawater samples with an assessment of the potential for particulate attachment." Journal of virological methods 210 (2014): 59-66.

Fawcett, A., and P. Irwin. "Review of treatment of generalised tetanus in dogs." Australian Veterinary Practitioner 44.1 (2014): 574-578.

Firestone, Simon M., et al. "Applying Bayesian network modelling to understand the links between on-farm biosecurity practice during the 2007 equine influenza outbreak and horse managers’ perceptions of a subsequent outbreak." Preventive veterinary medicine 116.3 (2014): 243-251.

Gosby, A. K., et al. "Protein leverage and energy intake." Obesity Reviews 15.3 (2014): 183-191.

Gosby, A. K., et al. "Protein leverage and energy intake." Obesity Reviews 15.3 (2014): 183-191.

Green, Richard E., et al. "Three crocodilian genomes reveal ancestral patterns of evolution among archosaurs." Science 346.6215 (2014): 1254449.

Grupen, Christopher G. "The evolution of porcine embryo in vitro production." Theriogenology 81.1 (2014): 24-37.

Henshall, Cathrynne, and Paul D. McGreevy. "The role of ethology in round pen horse training—A review." Applied Animal Behaviour Science 155 (2014): 1-11.

Hernández-Jover, M., et al. "Evaluating the risk of avian influenza introduction and spread among poultry exhibition flocks in Australia." Preventive veterinary medicine 118.1 (2015): 128-141.

Hibberson, C. E., and L. J. Vogelnest. "Storage mite contamination of commercial dry dog food in south‐eastern Australia." Australian veterinary journal 92.6 (2014): 219-224.

Jensen, Kim, et al. "Nutrient-specific compensatory feeding in a mammalian carnivore, the mink, Neovison vison." British Journal of Nutrition 112.07 (2014): 1226-1233.

Kimble, B., et al. "In vitro hepatic microsomal metabolism of meloxicam in koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus), brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula), ringtail possums (Pseudocheirus peregrinus), rats (Rattus norvegicus) and dogs (Canis lupus familiaris)." Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C: Toxicology & Pharmacology 161 (2014): 7-14.

Lihoreau, Mathieu, et al. "Modelling nutrition across organizational levels: From individuals to superorganisms." Journal of insect physiology 69 (2014): 2-11.

Liu Sonia , et al.Graded inclusions of sodium metabisulphite insorghum-based diets: II. Modification of starch pastingproperties in vitro and beneficial impacts on starch digestiondynamics in broiler chickens

Manning, Jaime K., et al. "A pilot study into the use of global navigation satellite system technology to quantify the behavioural responses of sheep during simulated dog predation events." Animal Production Science 54.10 (2014): 1676-1681.

McGreevy, Paul Damien, et al. "Problems at the human–horse interface and prospects for smart textile solutions." Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research 9.1 (2014): 34-42.

Podadera, Juan, et al. "Effects of stifle flexion angle and scan plane on visibility of the normal canine cranial cruciate ligament using low‐field magnetic resonance imaging." Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound 55.4 (2014): 407-413.

Ponton, Fleur, et al. "Macronutrients mediate the functional relationship between Drosophila and Wolbachia." Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 282.1800 (2015): 20142029.

Portman, Neil, and Jan Šlapeta. "The flagellar contribution to the apical complex: a new tool for the eukaryotic Swiss Army knife?." Trends in parasitology 30.2 (2014): 58-64.

Ramanathan, Palaniappan, et al. "An integrated genomics approach to identify genetic regions associated with neonatal growth trait in mice." Animal biotechnology 25.2 (2014): 85-97.

Rotne, Randi, et al. "Influence of plate–bone contact on cyclically loaded conically coupled locking plate failure." Injury 45.3 (2014): 515-521.

Sadlier, R. A., et al. "The New Caledonian leopard skin Lacertoides pardalis (Reptilia: Scincidae): a review of the species' morphology, distribution, behavior and conservation." (2014): 31-44.

Sadlier, R. A., et al. "The New Caledonian leopard skin Lacertoides pardalis (Reptilia: Scincidae): a review of the species' morphology, distribution, behavior and conservation." (2014): 31-44.

Sapkota, Saraswoti, et al. "Economic Analysis of Electric Fencing for Mitigating Human-wildlife Conflict in Nepal." Journal of Resources and Ecology 5.3 (2014): 237-243.

Schembri, N., et al. "On-farm characteristics and biosecurity protocols for small-scale swine producers in eastern Australia." Preventive veterinary medicine 118.1 (2015): 104-116.

Tait, Alice H., et al. "Nutritional geometry and macronutrient variation in the diets of gannets: the challenges in marine field studies." Marine Biology 161.12 (2014): 2791-2801.

Yip, Stephanie JS, et al. "Diet of the feral cat, Felis catus, in central Australian grassland habitats: do cat attributes influence what they eat?." Acta Theriologica 59.2 (2014): 263-270.



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DATES TO NOTE

 4TH MARCH 2015  | 2015 Statistics Workshops – Postgraduate Unit, Sydney Medical School Westmead

Workshop Overview

This series of 5 seminars consists of a basic medical statistics course together with discussions of practical problems and a demonstration of the SPSS software package. It is aimed at those working in the medical or para-medical fields. Mathematical details are kept to a minimum, the emphasis being on concepts and interpretation.

Workshop Overview

This series of 5 seminars consists of a basic medical statistics course together with discussions of practical problems and a demonstration of the SPSS software package. It is aimed at those working in the medical or para-medical fields. Mathematical details are kept to a minimum, the emphasis being on concepts and interpretation.

(Mathematical notes and examples are available on request for those interested)

Participants are encouraged to submit research data for Discussion of relevant statistical principles.

Below is an outline of the topics to be covered in each seminar.

About 45 minutes of each seminar will be devoted to ‘course’ content, and the remainder to ‘practical’ considerations. Student and Graduate Pack versions of SPSS are available at very reasonable prices from the Coop Bookshop or SPSS Inc.

 6TH MARCH 2015  | Bug Breakfast Topic: Healthcare Associated Infections

Hosting Venue: NSW Ministry of Health

Level 4, 73 Miller Street, North Sydney - Taronga,
Tumbalong & Kurraba Rooms

 24-26TH MARCH 2015  | 97th Annual District Veterinarian Conference EMAI Menangle

If you are interesting in Public Veterinary Medicine to register please contact Kylie Greentree by 1 March E: kylie.greentree@lls.nsw.gov.au

 16-19 AUG 2016  | International Veterinary Immunology Symposium 2016

Early Notice check the website for further details...

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