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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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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
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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

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Tags: Pillars of biomedicine Sharon Lewin Doherty Institute
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People Conducting Research - Amelia Hicks

By CSN Author
November 15, 2020
Category: PEOPLE

The brain is complicated and gaining an understanding of how the mind works is no easy task. Amelia Hicks is fascinated by it. Pairing this fascination with compassion, she decide... Continue reading

People Conducting Research
Tags: Amelia Hicks People Conducting Research Turner Institute Catriona Nguyen-Robertson
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Women In Biomedicine - Mirana Ramialison & Jennifer Zenker

By CSN Author
November 12, 2020
Category: PAST EVENTS

 

The talents of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are vital to the future of Australia’s health and economy. Yet it i... Continue reading

Wednesday, 18 November 2020



Tags: Women in Biomedicine Women in STEM Mirana Ramialison Jennifer Zenker ARMI Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute Monash University
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Transforming Mental Health-The Barwon Region Experience

By CSN Author
November 09, 2020
Category: PAST EVENTS
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We look to the sciences to tackle big problems, sometimes referred to as grand challenges. These big problems are complex to understand, involve many factors and invariably involve many... Continue reading

Monday, 23 November 2020
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Tags: Mental Health Barwon Health
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Biomed News Digest

By Luan Ismahil
October 19, 2020
Category: NEWS

Some great articles on the advancement of Biomedical research:


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How CRISPR is helping scientists create a better coronavirus test


Highl... Continue reading

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Mark Wickham

By CSN Author
October 10, 2020
Category: PEOPLE

Dr Mark Wickham has always been excited about science. Following a successful career in scientific research, he made the leap from academia to industry to be a Patent and Trade Marks Attorney at Ph... Continue reading

People Conducting Research
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PROMOTING SCIENCE TO THE COMMUNITY

By CSN Author
October 09, 2020
Category: CSN

The Convergence Science Network plays a fundamental role in communicating science and making scientists accessible to the community. This engagement assists in promoting an awareness and understand... Continue reading

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Michelle Blythe

By Luan Ismahil
August 27, 2020
Category: PEOPLE

It may surprise you to learn that science is actually a multi-faceted in... Continue reading

PEOPLE CONDUCTING RESEARCH
Tags: Michelle Blythe Philips Ormond Fitzpatrick trade marks intellectual property Cameron McKnight People Conducting Research
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David Collins

By Luan Ismahil
August 27, 2020
Category: PEOPLE

Dr David Collins loves building and making things with his hands. His office at The University of Melbourne contains multiple feats of his engineering work: from the miniature microfluidi... Continue reading

People Conducting Research
Tags: David Collins People Conducting Research University of Melbourne Catriona Nguyen Robertson
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From the Archives - Systems Biology

By Luan Ismahil
August 10, 2020
Category: EVENT HIGHLIGHT

The World Economic Forum published their list of top ten emerging techno... Continue reading

March 2012
Tags: Edmund Crampin systems biology
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The Past, Present and Future of COVID-19

By CSN Author
July 22, 2020
Category: EVENT HIGHLIGHT

Panel members:


Professor Dale Godfrey, NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow and Immunology Theme Leader in the University of Melbourne, Department of Microbiology and Immunology and the Do... Continue reading
16 July 2020
Tags: COVID-19 Immunology Doherty Institute Kanta Subbarao Dale Godfrey Steven Tong Catriona Nguyen-Robertson Christina Gangemi
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Brett Kagan

By CSN Author
July 14, 2020
Category: PEOPLE
Dr Brett Kagan’s dream was to drop out of high school and join the army. Little did he know that he would one day join the ARMI, the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, as a biomedical researc... Continue reading
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Connecting links: genomic studies that provide clues to COVID-19 severity

By CSN Author
July 13, 2020
Category: NEWS

A question that the world has been puzzling over for months is why people have different responses to COVID-19. People infected with SARS-CoV-2 may be asymptomatic, they may have mild disease, or t... Continue reading

13 July 2020
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Brooke Farrugia

By CSN Author
June 25, 2020
Category: PEOPLE

There was no doubt that Brooke Farrugia would become an engineer. She loves physics and maths, and while she wanted to help patients, she couldn’t see herself becoming a... Continue reading

People Conducting Research
Tags: Brooke Farrugia tissue engineering University of Melbourne Catriona Nguyen-Robertson People Conducting Research
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From the Archives - Can we repair the human brain?

By CSN Author
June 25, 2020
Category: EVENT HIGHLIGHT

(From the Archives is a series showcasing important talks by Australian and international researchers in the biomedical sciences hosted by the Convergence Science Network.  This talk was deliv... Continue reading

February 2013
Tags: Alcino Silva Brain neuroscience learning Catriona Nguyen-Robertson
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Why is planning to prepare for undesirable futures so difficult?

By CSN Author
June 16, 2020
Category: EVENT HIGHLIGHT
When I think of preparedness, I go back to my Scottish roots. There are two clan mottos that come to mind: Aut pax aut bellum, “either peace or war”, and Nunquam non paratus, more commonly known as “n... Continue reading
9 June 2020
Tags: Ron Borland COVID-19 disaster planning
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Phlipp Reineck

By CSN Author
June 09, 2020
Category: PEOPLE

“Diamonds are forever”. This is not only true for the gemstones themselves, but also for the colouration and fluorescence that many diamonds display. Dr Philipp Reineck uses this rare property to e... Continue reading

People Conducting Research
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Sam John

By Luan Ismahil
May 06, 2020
Category: PEOPLE

Having worked on developing ways to enable thought control of computers, winning the 2019 Eureka prize marks just the beginning for Dr Sam John. A senior lecturer in Neural Engineering in the Unive... Continue reading

People Conducting Research
Tags: Sam John neurobionics neural engineering Synchron People Conducting Research Cameron McKnight
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