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The Convergence Science Network plays a fundamental role in communicating science and making scientists accessible to the community. Our engagement assists in promoting an awareness and understanding of advances in science and biotechnology, how they  are impacting our lives and how they make a valuable contribution  to society.

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Women in Biomedicine - Colette McKay and Rachael Richardson

By CSN Author
September 01, 2021
Category: UPCOMING EVENTS

Many remarkable women make revolutionary contributions to the advancement of science, yet disparities continue to exist in gender equality and women empowerment around the world and in academia. Th... Continue reading

8 September 2021
Tags: Women in Biomed Women in STEM Colette McKay Rachael Richardson Bionics Institute hearing impairment Bionics
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Pillars of Biomedicine - Kim Cornish

By CSN Author
May 12, 2021
Category: PEOPLE

Sir John Monash Distinguished Professor Kim Cornish is a developmental cognitive neuroscientist who is developing digital technologies to improve the lives of children with develo... Continue reading

Pillars of Biomedicine
Tags: Kim Cornish Monash University Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health psychology developmental genetic disorders Autism Fragile X syndrome
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People Conducting Research - Patricia Illing

By CSN Author
May 09, 2021
Category: PEOPLE

Why do some people have hypersensitivity reactions to certain drugs? How can we use the immune response to influenza to design one, single vaccine? Dr Patricia Illing ha... Continue reading

People Conducting Research
Tags: Patricia Illing Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute Monash University Catriona Nguyen-Robertson immunity vaccines
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People Conducting Research - Cristina Bitzilis

By CSN Author
March 25, 2021
Category: PEOPLE

With genomic sequencing constantly evolving, precision medicine is on the horizon. Cristina Bitzilis is an Account Manager for the Clinical Genomics division of Illumina, ensuring... Continue reading

People Conducting Research
Tags: Cristina Bitzilis Illumina Women in Biomedicine Women in STEM Catriona Nguyen-Robertson
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Welcome our new sponsor - Bio21 Institute

By CSN Author
March 22, 2021
Category: NEWS

We are delighted to announce the addition to our Network's sponsors!

The University of Melbourne’s Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute seek... Continue reading



Tags: sponsor Bio21 Institute
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International Women in Biomedicine - Dr Natalia Trayanova

By CSN Author
March 18, 2021
Category: EVENT HIGHLIGHT

 

Professor Natalia Trayanova was given a book about how rockets are propelled by her father at the age of three. She knew from then that she wanted... Continue reading

15 March 2021
Tags: Women in Biomedicine Natalia Trayanova Johns Hopkins University Bioengineering Natasha Mitchell Catriona Nguyen-Robertson Alyssa Telfer Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
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People Conducting Research - Elise Facer-Childs

By CSN Author
March 09, 2021
Category: PEOPLE

Combining her two favourite activities: sleep and sports; Dr Elise Facer-Childs is making strides in the fields of sleep, chronobiology, and performance in her current role as a Research Business F... Continue reading

People Conducting Research
Tags: Elise Facer-Childs circadian rhythms sleep sport Sue Yin Lap Turner Institute Monash University
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Producing meat without the animal

By CSN Author
March 09, 2021
Category: EVENT HIGHLIGHT

With a population of 7.8 billion, the rate of growth in the world’s population is quickly outgrowing our land, water, and energy resources. The United Nations has projected that t... Continue reading

24 February 2021
Tags: cultured meat cell-based meat johannes le Coutre Bianca Le cellular agriculture Sue Yin Lap
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Trust me, I'm a scientist: COVID-19 and public attitudes to science

By CSN Author
March 01, 2021
Category: EVENT HIGHLIGHT

On the 4th of November 2020, the Convergence Science Network hosted a panel discussion.


Hosted by the CSN’s Luan Ismahil, the panel consisted of... Continue reading

4 November 2020
Tags: Trust in science Anna Evangeli Robert Sparrow Kylie Walker Grant McArthur Rosie Arnold COVID
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From the Archives (April 2017)- The Stentrode Story

By CSN Author
February 25, 2021
Category: EVENT HIGHLIGHT

Our brain can be described as the central processing unit (CPU) of our body, controlling a vast amount of psychological and physiological processes – from unconscious behaviour to... Continue reading

26 April 2017
Tags: Stentrode Synchron Nick Opie Brain Machine Interface
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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN IN BIOMEDICINE – DR NATALIA TRAYANOVA

By CSN Author
February 21, 2021
Category: PAST EVENTS
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Women make remarkable contributions to advancing the biomedical sciences. They are instrumental to advancing scientific discovery and innovation. They bring a... Continue reading

Monday 15 March 2021 12.30pm - 1.30pm AEDT

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Tags: Women in Biomedicine Natalia Trayanova Natasha Mitchell Alyssa Telfer Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
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Women in Biomedicine: Kylie Quinn and Sarah Spencer

By CSN Author
February 18, 2021
Category: EVENT HIGHLIGHT

This article follows a discussion on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science with Dr Kylie Quinn and Professor Sarah Spencer as part of the Convergence Science Network... Continue reading

11 February 2021
Tags: Women in biomedicine Kylie Quinn Sarah Spencer RMIT University Catriona Nguyen-Robertson STEMM
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People Conducting Research - Bianca Le

By CSN Author
February 15, 2021
Category: PEOPLE


Humans are currently eating more meat than our planet can afford. Raising animals for food is resource-intensive and comes at an enormous environmental cost. Dr Bianca... Continue reading

People Conducting Research
Tags: People Conducting Research Bianca Le Catriona Nguyen-Robertson Cellular Agriculture Australia
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Women in Biomedicine: Kylie Quinn and Sarah Spencer

By CSN Author
January 28, 2021
Category: PAST EVENTS

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The talents of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are vital to the future of Australia’s health and economy. Yet it is no secret that women a... Continue reading

11 February 2021
Tags: Women in Biomedicine Kylie Quinn Sarah Spencer RMIT immunology ageing neuroscience
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From Healthy Ingredients to Cellular Agriculture – producing meat without the animal.

By CSN Author
January 28, 2021
Category: PAST EVENTS

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Humans are currently eating more meat than our planet can afford. Raising animals for food is resource intensive. The rise in global meat consumption has dire consequences... Continue reading

24 February 2021
Tags: Cellualr agriculture cultured meat Johannes Le Coutre Bianca Le University of New South Wales
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Mental Healthcare: The Barwon Region Experience

By CSN Author
December 15, 2020
Category: EVENT HIGHLIGHT

‘Mental health is increasingly being recognised as one of the most important and yet challenging issues of our time,’ says Renae Carolin, Interim Director of CHIME (Change to Impr... Continue reading

23 November 2020
Tags: mental healthcare mental illness Barwon Health Deakin University CHIME
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Women in Biomedicine: Mirana Ramialison and Jennifer Zenker

By CSN Author
December 15, 2020
Category: EVENT HIGHLIGHT

This article follows a discussion with A/Prof Mirana Ramialison and Dr Jennifer Zenker for the launch of the Convergence Science Network’s Women in Biomedicine Series.

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18 November 2020
Tags: Women in Biomedicine Mirana Ramialison Jennifer Zenker Women in STEM ARMI Monash University
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CSN Supports STEM Curriculum

By CSN Author
November 30, 2020
Category: NEWS

In 2016, Neil Carmona-Vickery, Director of Monash Tech School attended the Convergence Science Network’s event, “The Next Pandemic: A Hypothetical”. It was a speculative event, br... Continue reading

Tags: STEM Monash Tech School VCE curriculum Biology next pandemic
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People Conducting Research - Jack Drummond

By CSN Author
November 29, 2020
Category: PEOPLE

Opting for colourful extension cords and building robots instead of playing with toys when he was younger, Jack Drummond – a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne, has alwa... Continue reading

People Conducting Research
Tags: Jack Drummond People Conducting Research
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Pillars of Biomedicine - Sharon Lewin AO

By CSN Author
November 18, 2020
Category: PEOPLE

The Convergence Science Network would like to celebrate the successes of Sharon Lewin – a remarkable woman who seems to be doing it all – and well. As a clinician researcher, she... Continue reading

Pillars of Biomedicine
Tags: Pillars of biomedicine Sharon Lewin Doherty Institute
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