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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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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: UPCOMING 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
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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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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:


28 OCTOBER 2020


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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