Biology


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!


Article written by Marta Ribó.   The first SRAP-IEAP “Research Bites” event in New Zealand was held in the University of Auckland on Thursday 26th May. Four SRAP-IEAP members gave talks about their research work in New Zealand.   Mónica Gañán Mónica Gañán presented her professional trajectory: She completed her PhD in […]

First “Research Bites” in New Zealand



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


SRAP-IEAP and ALCE contributed their efforts collecting marine litter and raising awareness of the on-going impacts of waste, in particular plastics, in oceans and estuaries during the week of Clean-up Australia. SRAP member Dr Ana Rubio discussed with ALCE students from Maroubra (Sydney) practical solutions to help us all live […]

Partnership between SRAP and ALCE continues in 2021


On 13th November 2020 SRAP-IEAP organised a special online Research Bites event of Molecular Science: “NANOBODIES: Tiny Antibodies“. Given that speakers were in Europe, Australia and USA, this event happened at midnight Australia time. The main organiser was our member Carmen Salvador Palomeque. The event was fully recorded and it is […]

Research Bites of Molecular Science. NANOBODIES: Tiny Antibodies



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


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



Measuring our body temperature is essential in these days. Conventional thermometers require contact with the object they are measuring. How can we measure temperature in internal body organs, then? Our member Dr Blanca del Rosal from Swinburne University of Technology is researching methods of measuring brain temperature and has published an […]

Article about brain temperature in “The Conversation” by Blanca del ...


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


Like every year SRAP-IEAP participated in the International Day of Women and Girls in science celebrated on the 11th of February. This time our member Marina Trigueros, aka Cariboo Design, prepared a series of “Real Wonder Women” Biocomics highlighting several of our awesome female SRAP-IEAP members. This day is an […]

Celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, ...