Activities


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)



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



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



Dear SRAP Members, Christmas is almost around the corner! Let's have a Christmas party! It will be an excellent opportunity for networking. Hope to see you all.
Sydney:
Cuándo: Viernes 8 de diciembre
Dónde: The Nag's Head Hotel. 162 St Johns Rd, Glebe NSW 2037
Hora: A partir de las 7pm
Melbourne:
Cuándo: Sábado 9 de diciembre
Dónde: Luna Park, en la puerta principal, justo al lado del "boca" de entrada.
The Esplanade. St Kilda.
Hora: 12.30 pm

SRAP Christmas Parties: Sydney (8-Dec) & Melbourne (9-Dec)