Science Communication


We are happy to announce that the Final Report of the 6th Australia-Spain Research Forum: “Big Data” has been released. The report can be downloaded following these links: 6th Australia-Spain Research Forum: “Big Data” (high resolution PDF file, 40 Mb) 6th Australia-Spain Research Forum: “Big Data” (low resolution PDF file, 2 Mb) All […]

Final Report of the 6th Australia-Spain Research Forum: “Big Data”


Hoy hemos celebrado el “6th Foro de Investigación Australia-España: Big Data” en el Australian Hearing Hub, Universidad de Macquarie (Sídney, NSW). Durante el evento, confeccionamos un hilo de Twitter (en inglés) compilando todas las charlas, los ponentes, la mesa redonda y los premios. We are starting the @srap_ieap 6th 🇦🇺🇪🇸 Research […]

Éxito del “6th Foro de Investigación Australia-España: Big Data”


This workshop reviewed the history of Big Data and gave an overview of the main technologies developed over the course of that history. The workshop was organised and presented by SRAP-IEAP member Dr. Óscar Pérez-Concha (UNSW). The workshop was divided in five parts: The power of data: how data have […]

Workshop: Basic notions & first steps with Big Data



How can half of our genetic information be ‘junk’? Only a really small portion (~2-3%) of the genetic information in our genomes encodes what scientists thought to be functional information necessary for the survival of cells. The rest of the genome was thought to be functionless and was called ‘junk […]

Research Bites: The dark matter of the Genome


Second SRAP-Sydney Research Bites this year, while still in Covid-19 scenario, was a great success online. As an entrée to the coming 2020 SRAP Forum, SRAP in collaboration with Instituto Cervantes brought together last 20th August two experts in Big Data to tell us about the work they are currently […]

Research bites: Data democratisation


Our member, astrophysicist and science communicator Ángel López-Sánchez (Australian Astronomical Optics, Macquarie University), is involved in a citizen science project that aims to measure the light pollution in Australia this Sunday, 21st June, Winter Solstice. Ángel has written this post for his webpage, that we reproduce here.   Measure the light […]

Measuring the light pollution in Australia with Citizen Science




Happy World Oceans Day! Today, 6th June, we share this book that’s just been released, “Sandy beach morphodynamics“, as two of our SRAP-IEAP members, A/Prof Ana Vila-Concejo (University of Sydney) and Dr Marta Ribó (University of Auckland), who are experts on sandy beaches, waves and tidal sediments, have contributed in several chapters in […]

SRAP-IEAP members contribute to beaches science book


Post only available in Spanish. El domingo 24 de mayo de 2020 los socios de SRAP-IEAP disfrutaron de un encuentro virtual con la investigadora bioquímica Rosario Gómez García, que actualmente trabaja en el desarrollo de nuevos test de detección del SARS-2 en un laboratorio estadounidense dirigido por un profesor de la Universidad […]

Virtual Interview with Rosario Gómez García about SARS-2



SRAP-IEAP member Lucía Colodro-Conde is a posdoc researcher in Psychiatric Genetics at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Brisbane. She is co-author of a huge collaborative study (360 scientists, 180 institutions) published last March in Science magazine “The genetic architecture of the human cerebral cortex”. This research has identified 306 nominally genome-wide significant associated […]

Lucía Colodro-Conde in Science Magazine


Our SRAP-IEAP member Ángel R. López-Sánchez (Australian Astronomical Optics, Macquarie University) has been interviewed in ABC Science about the “Supermoon” that we can enjoy tonight, 7th May 2020. The article, written by ABC science journalist Genelle Weule, includes some of the images of the Moon that Ángel has obtained with his […]

Ángel López-Sánchez’s Moon photos in ABC Science