Canberra


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 ...


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 ...


The Final Report of our 5th Australia-Spain Research Forum that was held in Canberra, Australia, last 7th November 2019, is already available! It can be downloaded from here: High-resolution PDF file (15.7 Mb) Low-resolution PDF file (3.8 Mb). Thank you very much to those of you who contributed to this successful Forum, and […]

Final Report of the 5th Australia-Spain Research Forum



(Post only available in Spanish) El 11 de diciembre de 2019 se celebraron en Canberra los III Research Bites de la asociación. Inicialmente, estaban programados en el Visitors Centre de Mt Stromlo pero el alto riesgo de incendio en aquella zona nos obligó a realizar un cambio de sede con […]

III Research Bites in Canberra


(Post only available in Spanish, but the information about the events is in English) Después de una tanda bien larga de eventos organizados en 2019 por la Asociación de Investigadores Españoles en Australia-Pacifico (SRAP-IEAP), tenemos el gusto de invitaros a tres eventos de divulgación científica que van a tener lugar […]

Science communication events in December 2019


During the SRAP-IEAP Forum 5thAnniversary in Canberra the past 7th of November, we got the great opportunity to participate in a number of interviews at the Spanish Program of the 2XX Community Radio. We would like to give a very special thanks to the team of the 2xxfm radio, and in […]

Radio interviews at SRAP-IEAP Forum 5th Anniversary