Canberra


On 1st December 2021 the Spanish Embassy in Canberra hosted the 25th Science Diplomat Club event. These networking events are periodically organised by some European embassies and seeks to promote the relationships between diplomats and scientists with Australian Government agencies (Department of Health, ARC, Department of Industry). The invitation to the 25th Science […]

SRAP in the 25th Science Diplomat Club in Canberra


I am delighted to announce the 2021 SRAP Laureates Awards. These Awards aim to recognise the excellency of the contribution to SRAP from member who have actively participated in the Board. SRAP exists because we are a group of passionate researchers who dedicate significant hours on a voluntary basis driving […]

Marina Trigueros receives the 2021 SRAP Laureates Awards


Our member Dr Noelia Martínez (ANU) is leading the “ground segment” work package to Scope the use of the ANU optical ground station (OGS) to provide ground segment support for Arqit satellites. This work package includes a design study for a demonstration integrating the Arqit satellite payload simulator with the ANU […]

SRAP-IEAP member Noelia Martínez leads the ground segment to use ...



Dr José Barrero works as a Team Leader at CSIRO Agriculture and Food in Canberra (Australia) and is a SRAP-IEAP member. Jose’s team has developed a transgenic cowpea (also known as black eye pea) variety that is fully resistant to the insect Maruca vitrata. This legume is a key staple food in […]

Food security and transgenic crops: from the laboratory to the ...


SRAP-IEAP-ACT organised a Research Bites/Arts Meet Science the event More than Drawings. Exploring rock art through the lens of human cognition and climate change on the 11th of June 2021. For this public talk, we had the pleasure to welcome three international speakers, Dr. Inés Domingo Sanz (University of Barcelona), […]

Research Bites/Art Meet Science event in Canberra: More than drawings


On the 13th of March, Paula Llull and I gathered at Jerrabomberra wetlands with there than 20 families and children who are studying Spanish at ALCE. The wetlands are located on the eastern end of Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra. After a brief introduction about the origin of this wetland, I […]

Event with ALCE at Jerrabomberra wetlands



On Thursday 11 March 2021, our member Dr Sofía Samper Carro presented her first Prehistory/Archaeology Workshop for over 30 ACT primary and secondary teachers. Dr Carro’s workshop included many fun, hands-on learning activities, and the first two topics dealt with Chronology and Stratigraphy. Working in small groups, participants embraced challenges […]

Prehistory and Archaeology workshop for primary and secondary teachers


Our SRAP-IEAP member, Dr. Marta Yebra (Australian National University, ANU), has been appointed as Director of the “ANU-Optus Bushfire Research Centre of Excellence“.   The ANU-Optus Bushfire Research Centre of Excellence will undertake advanced research and develop hi-tech solutions to predict, identify and extinguish blazes before they become deadly. The ambitious program will […]

Marta Yebra appointed Director of the “ANU-Optus Bushfire Research Centre ...


Our member Sofía Samper Carro, Lecturer in Archaeology, School of Archaeology and Anthropology (College of Arts and Social Sciences – Australian National University, ANU, Canberra), has collaborated in a study recently published in Nature Communications,  titled  “Isotopic evidence for initial coastal colonization and subsequent diversification in the human occupation of Wallacea“. In the […]

Sofía Samper Carro collaborates in Anthropology research published in Nature ...



SRAP-IEAP member Elisa Martínez-Marroquín is a Professor of Engineering at the University of Canberra. Elisa holds a degree in Telecommunications Engineering, a Master of Engineering, and PhD in Electronics Engineering. In 2013, she joined the Faculty of Education, Science, Technology and Mathematics at the University of Canberra, where she is […]

Celebrating the “Day of Girls in ICT” with Elisa Martínez-Marroquín


Unfortunately, this event was CANCELLED because of the COVID-19 restrictions. We hope to re-schedule it again in the future.   Bushfires have been a hot topic in Australia during last summer. However there is still confusion about the ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ of bushfire events. The Spanish Researchers in Australia-Pacific (SRAP-IEAP) and […]

Event: Q & A – Burning Questions about Bushfires


During the International Day of Women and Girls in Science celebration the past 11th of February, we got invited to participate in an interview at the Spanish Program of the 2XX Community Radio. We would like to give a very special thanks for this great opportunity to the team of […]

Radio interview during the International Day of Women and Girls ...