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An international collaboration jointly led by EMBL Australia Group Leader Dr Maté Biro (hosted at the University of New South Wales Node in Single Molecule Science) and EMBL Australia's first alumnus, Dr Nicolas Plachta of A*STAR in Singapore, has resulted in the discovery of a process during mammalian embryonic development that is critical for early embryos to develop into healthy blastocysts. The research was published in the journal Cell in March 2018.

EMBL Australia Node Head Scientia Professor Katharina Gaus has received the Khwarizmi International Award for her achievements in single-molecule imaging at an award ceremony in Tehran.

Prof Gaus – who leads the Single Molecule Science Node at the University of New South Wales – was one of five foreign laureates named by the Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology at a ceremony attended by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani last week.

More than 200 delegates gathered to learn about the cutting edge of bioinformatics and computational biology research from a variety of top international and local speakers at the Australian Bioinformatics & Computational Biology Society (ABACBS) national conference and the Combine Student Symposium, held at SAHMRI in Adelaide in late 2017 and chaired by EMBL Australia Group Leader, David Lynn.

EMBL Australia Newsletter – November 2017

Newsletters / 20 November 2017

News this quarter:

  • Max Cryle awarded fellowship to battle antimicrobial resistance
  • Edwina McGlinn and Maté Biro awarded ARC Discovery Project grants
  • Harald Janovjak is a ‘Scientist to Watch’
  • EMBL Australia researcher awarded a Victoria Fellowship
  • David Lynn on the importance of incentivising Open Science
  • Aussie contingent shines at EMBL PhD Symposium

And more:                                                            

  • Upcoming events
  • Recent publications
  • Get to know EMBL Australia Group Leader Mikaël Martino