Science Communication


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 ...


The SRAP-IEAP-Queensland meeting held on the 31st of May was the first meeting of this year. Both old and new members joined this meeting via Zoom to discuss SRAP local activity and define future projects and workshops within the association in which members were interested. We will soon be organizing a […]

SRAP-IEAP Queensland has some traction- see what we have done!


On the Thursday 27th May, we had a fantastic event organised by SRAP-IEAP (Spanish Researcher in Australia-Pacific) in partnership with the Gure Txoko Euskal Etxea – Basque Club/restaurant located in Sydney. The event was called ‘Pintxos of Science: Ethics in the time of Covid’ which consisted in three scientific talks […]

Pintxos of Science: Ethics in the time of COVID



(Post only available in Spanish) El jueves 26 de mayo de 2021 tuvo lugar un eclipse total de luna que podía verse al principio de la noche desde Australia pero no desde España. Gracias a la colaboración de SRAP-IEAP con la Red Andaluza de Astronomía (RAdA), la Agrupación Astronómica de Córdoba […]

Online event during the Total Lunar Eclipse


Our member, Ana Vila-Concejo (University of Sydney), has been interviewed today in the radio program “Punto de Enlace”, in the Public Spanish Radio “Radio Nacional de España”, about her current research. The interview was in Spanish.

Interview to Ana Vila-Concejo in RNE


Science & Art came together in a Snorkeling event followed by a guided tour of an art exhibition in collaboration with the Seaweed Forest Festival 2021. SRAP-IEAP, the Spanish marine ecologist, Associate Professor Adriana Vergés, and her Operation Crayweed team shared the success of their restoration project with the attendees […]

Snorkeling event and guided art tour during Seaweed Forest Festival ...



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This Saturday, 17th April 2021, SRAP-IEAP organised a visit to Siding Spring Observatory (near Coonabarabran, NSW). 48 members, friends and family members enjoyed a great day under telescopes and stars. The visit was organised by our member, astrophysicist Ángel R. López-Sánchez (Australian Astronomical Optics, Macquarie University). The event included a tour […]

SRAP-IEAP visits Siding Spring Observatory


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


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