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The Association of Spanish Researchers in Australia-Pacific (SRAP), with the support of the Spanish Embassy in Australia, is proud to announce writer, cultural historian and Hispanist Luke Stegemann as the winner of the 1st edition of the Malaspina Award (2018), which is bestowed upon individuals who have made an important […]

2018 Malaspina Award


Our member Dr. Miguel A. Hernández-Prieto (University of Sydney) participated in the theater play “The Poet’s Guide to Science” during the Conference of the Australian Science Communicators that was held at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, last 14th November. Miguel used his expertise about genetically modified food to provide a scientific […]

Theater play: Poetry and Science





(This post is only in Spanish, sorry) El programa “Punto de Enlace” de Radio Exterior de Radio Nacional de España se puso en contacto para contar con la colaboración de RAICEX, la Red de Asociaciones de Investigadores y Científicos Españoles en el Exterior para buscar voluntarios para una sección de […]

Interview to Joaquín Valderrama in RNE


Last October, 24th and 25th, we had the privilege of hosting the visit of the Spanish researcher and architect Borja Frutos Vázquez, who gave talks at teh Instituto Cervantes and at the Australian Graduate School of Urbanism in UNSW (Sydney, NSW). Borja Frutos Vázquez currently works at the Instituto de Ciencias […]

Visit of architect Borja Frutos Vázquez



https://cultura.cervantes.es/sidney/en/Research-Bites-Unión-Europea/121720 Research Bites are periodical meetings organised by the Spanish Researchers Asia-Pacific Association (SRAP). Aiming to facilitate the exchange of local experiences and to transfer knowledge among other researchers based in Australia. These informal gatherings have been previously organised in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Hobart to promote networking in the Spanish and Ibero-American scientific community. In this occassion this session will include short presentations by researchers from the European Union which are doing their researches in Australia. Below you will find the list of presentations, topics and its lecturers. - Hydrogen: the clean energy vector: Francois Aguey-Zinsou ( UNSW) - Bio-inspired Functional Surface Coatings: Prof Chiara Neto (School of Chemistry and University of Sydney Nano Institute, The University of Sydney) - Remnant Oyster reefs as fish habitat: A mosaic system: Francisco Martinez Baena (Macquarie University) - Updates in translational neuroscience research – from biomarkers to clinical applications: Ana Rita Barreiros (Brain Dynamics Centre, The Westmead Institute for Medical Research, University of Sydney) - How many cancers can be prevented in Australia?: Maarit Laaksonen (Centre for Big Data Research in Health, University of New South Wales) The event will be followed by a Q&A

Research Bites: European Union (26-September-2018, Cervantes Institute)


Professor Ayuso-Mateos’ visit was co-sponsored by the Association of “ Spanish Researchers in Australia-Pacific” (SRAP) and “Instituto Cervantes Sydney”  Prof Ayuso-Mateos is Chairman and Director of the Department of Psychiatry of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), and clinically  affiliated with the Hospital Universitario de la Princesa. He is Principal Investigator of […]

Visit of Professor Ayuso-Mateos in Sydney


As a part of an Asia-Pacific tour coordinated between our sister associations in Japan and China, Dr Francis Mojica, the pioneer of CRISPR, visited us in Australia. As a former Dr Mojica’s student it has been an absolute pleasure organising and coordinating this events on behalf of @srap_ieap and supported […]

Dr Francis Mojica CRISPR DownUnder Journey