Monthly Archives: April 2018


Last Saturday 28th April we had a very special event at Scienceworks (Melbourne, Victoria): a Astronomy talk and a special projection of the planetary show “Una estrella para Cervantes” (A star for Cervantes). The event was hosted by astrophysicist and science communicator Ángel R. López-Sánchez (AAO/MQU), who was in charge […]

Astronomy event at Scienceworks, Melbourne


SRAP organized a very special visit to Siding Spring Observatory (Coonabarabran, NSW) during the weekend of Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd April. This visit was coordinated by our member, astrophysicist Ángel López-Sánchez (Australian Astronomical Observatory / Macquarie University). The 32 participants didn’t only visit the telescopes (the largest optical telescopes in […]

SRAP visits Siding Spring Observatory


Event in English Registration required at Eventbrite. Research Bites are periodical meetings organised by the Spanish Researchers Asia-Pacific Association (SRAP) that aim to facilitate the exchange of local experiences and transfer knowledge among Spanish-speaking researchers based in Australia. This event is not only addressed to researchers but also to people interested in all fields of science. These informal gatherings have been previously organised in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Hobart to promote social networking in the Spanish and Ibero-American scientific community. This session will include short presentations by Ibero-American and Spanish researchers followed by a Q&A and drinks and snacks.

Lecturers

Ibero-American Researchers in Australia - Local experience Presentation about the professional experiences of five Ibero-American researchers working in Australia Nekane Reto Murua (Spain). University of South Australia. "Nanotechnology to detect virus and bacteria". Mariana Mayer Pinto (Brazil). Senior Research Fellow at the University of New South Wales. "Biodiversity and functioning of the marine environment: impacts and solutions". Paola Escudero (Peru). Associate Professor at The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development. "Fine-tuned listening skills are the key to language learning". Jaime Góngora (Colombia). Associate Professor in Conservation Biology and Animal Genetics at the University of Sydney. "What genomes can tell us about crocodilians and platypuses" Ana Heitor (Portugal). Senior Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering. University of Wollongong. "Compacted material behavior – towards a smoother ride".  

Research Bites: Ibero-American Researchers in Australia