Archived News for Research Sector Professionals - November, 2011
The University of Queensland has announced it will rationalise its commercialisation arrangements by transferring the commercialisation functions of IMBcom, the technology transfer company for the Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB), into those of UniQuest, the largest of UQ's commercialisation companies.
After reviewing the circumstances of the company, the Directors of IMBcom, in consultation with The University of Queensland, have decided to restructure the operations of the company.
“Economies of scale are vital in a tight funding climate, and the bespoke model of a small company dedicated to one institute was unsustainable,” IMBcom CEO Dr Peter Isdale said.
Professor Sonj Hall been recruited as Director of the new Health Collaborative Research Network, which has $5.53 million in Commonwealth funding to develop partnerships between CQUniversity and the University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology and Curtin University.
CQUniversity sleep and fatigue specialist Associate Professor Naomi Rogers has been announced as President Elect of the Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR), the peak professional society representing Australian health and medical research.
The Federal Government has opened the first round of funding under the $201 million Filling the Research Gap program, officially opening $48 million in competitive grants.
The Australian Antarctic Division is seeking a new Chief Scientist to head its research program in the Antarctic, sub-Antarctic and Southern Ocean.
A new research centre that focuses on the Earth’s water cycle and deep Earth dynamics will be officially opened by the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Research Council (ARC), Professor Margaret Sheil.
The Federal Government has announced a $6 million research project, to be headed by the University of Ballarat, to conduct a study into the issues facing regional and rural Australia.
The University of Queensland has announced plans to establish a new centre of excellence within the Sustainable Minerals Institute for research and education into coal seam gas.
The Federal Government has officially opened the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF), which will support cross-disciplinary research, addressing national and global challenges by researching and prototyping new materials.
A team of researchers at the Centenary Institute has led a breakthrough in prostate cancer research after discovering how to cut off the ‘food supply’ to prostate cancer cells.
The University of Technology Sydney has launched its $1.2 million nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) device that will assist researchers in better understanding diseases states such as cancer.