Biology


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 Ibero American countries which are doing their researches in Australia. Below you will find the list of presentations, topics and its lecturers: "'Jaws' also have brains: learning and cognition in Port Jackson sharks" presented by Catarina Vila Pouca (Portugal) from Macquarie University. "Impacts of Autonomous and Connected Vehicles on Sydney’s Infrastructure" presented by Kevin Anderson (Panamá) from UniNSW. "Low resource natural language processing" presented by Inigo Jauregi Unanue (Spain) from UTS University. ‘Digging deep into the future: effect of global warming in a fossorial lizard’ presented by Iván Beltrán (Colombia) from Macquarie University. "Is the use of a Pain App reliable to measure symptoms in children and adults; a Spanish and Australian cross-sectional study" presented by Andrea Coda (Italy) from Newcastle University You need to book for this event - it is free! Hope to see you there- we will go for a drink afterwards. Bookings: https://buff.ly/2VVIxPc  

2019 June Research Bites – Cervantes Institute – Sydney


A few days ago, our member Ana Monserrat Martínez (PhD student at UNSW) was interviewed by SBS radio en Español to talk about the Interagency Coordination Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (IACG) report that has been sent to the UN General Secretary. In this report, it is highlighted how critical the […]

Interview to Ana Monserrat Martínez


Post only available in Spanish El pasado 10 de abril de 2019 nuestra socia Ana Vila Concejo (Universidad de Sídney) participó en una entrevista de radio en SBS en Español en la que habló sobre el enorme problema del calentamiento global, reflexionando sobre la insistencia de Australia de usar carbón […]

Ana Vila Concejo: “Australia insisting on using coal is stubborn”



Article by our member Paco Sánchez-Bayo Last year I presented a small talk at the Pint of Science that SRAP used to sponsor and which our member Angel López Sánchez organised. I chose the topic “Worldwide declines of the 4Bs and their causes”, as I have been following – and […]

From a talk in a pub to the world stage


(Post only available in Spanish) 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 Ciencia que iba a comenzar. Desde SRAP-IEAP, […]

Interview to Raquel García Pacheco in RNE


Our members Dr Jose Barrero and Dr Marina Trigueros from GMOonly recently gave a talk invited by the Canberra Skeptics about the myths surrounding the GMOs. Click here to hear the podcast at The Skeptic Zone (0:28:30). More info about this event here. Also GMOonly  turned 2 years old!!! and […]

GMOonly turns 2!! Talking plain about GMOs at Canberra Skeptics



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



Prof Montserrat Vilà, research professor at Estación Biológica de Doñana (EBD-CSIC) in Seville (Spain) will give a presentation on the impacts of biological invasions with special emphasis on a global analysis of the ecological effects of alien plants on native species and ecosystems in the introduced range. The talk will also describe how impacts are quantified, as well some ways to conduct risk analysis of invasion in Europe. Biological invasions occur when species are introduced by humans beyond their natural dispersal ranges, establishing and spreading in the region. Some impacts can affect socioeconomic sectors such as forestry, agriculture or public health. From the management and policy perspective it is important to identify which invasive species are causing, or have the potential to cause, major impacts. A panel of experts, will lead an insightful discussion with Prof Vila on the impacts of biological invasions in the Australian context. For more information and to register: http://bit.ly/2uh6EJ7

Impacts of Biological Invasions



We are pleased to announce the second of a series of annual events organised by the association of Spanish Researchers in Australia-Pacific. The topic selected for this year’s congress is Light. The objective of the Australia-Spain Research Forums is to present to the wider community broad research topics which are […]

Announcement of the “2nd Australia – Spain Research Forum: Light”


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by Paula Llull This week I have collaborated in a workshop organised by artists Turpin + Crawford with a group of Year 4 students at Coogee Public School. It hasn’t been a traditional art workshop where artists teach kids painting or sculpture techniques, not even an introduction to conceptual art […]

Operation Crayweed: Ecology and Art


Larva de Pulpo
Our member Dr. Álvaro Roura appeared recently in the Spanish newspaper “La Voz de Galicia” talking about his project on Octopus vulgaris paralarvae that is running with Jan Strugnell at La Trobe University (Melbourne Campus). We reproduce this interview, which was in Spanish, below. Dr. Álvaro Roura. In this project […]

Interview to Dr. Álvaro Roura and his research in Octopus