In Australia






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




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




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