2020


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


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Ya está abierto el plazo de CONVOCATORIAS AL III PREMIO MALASPINA otorgado por la asociación Spanish Researchers in Australia-Pacific / Investigadores Españoles en Australia-Pacífico (SRAP-IEAP) y la embajada de España en Australia a aquellas personas que han contribuido a establecer y/o reforzar los vínculos culturales, académicos y científicos entre España […]

Abierta la convocatoria del III Premio Malaspina


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



Last 17th August our president, Joaquín Valderrama, was interviewed in the “El Ideal” newspaper (Granada, Spain) by journalist Antonio Arenas. The link to the interview in the website of “El Ideal” is here. Of course, the interview is in Spanish! Congrats Joaquín! The full text of the interview, only available […]

Joaquín Valderrama is interviewed in “El Ideal”


Article written by Marta Ribó and Paula Llull. In mid-July, a team of 4 scientists including Drs Lorna Strachan, Marta Ribó, and BSc Hons student Alysha Jones from the University of Auckland, and Dr Sally Watson of the National Institute of Water and Atmosphere (NIWA) embarked upon a 3-day marine geology voyage to the eastern Marlborough Sounds, located […]

Evolution of Queen Charlotte Sound-Tōtaranui and Tory Channel-Kura Te Au


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


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 ...



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


Today SRAP-IEAP has partnered with EURAXESS Australia & New Zealand to organise a webinar about the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF). In the webinar, EURAXESS Australia & NZ representative Mr Nishant Shandilya presented in a great level of detail the ins and outs of the program, such as key […]

Webinar about Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowships


Our member Luke Stegemann has been interviewed in ABC Cultural this week. Luke is an Australian writer and translator who received the Malaspina award in 2018 from Spanish Researchers in Australia-Pacific – Investigadores Españoles en Australia-Pacífico (SRAP-IEAP)  and the Embassy of Spain in Australia. This award celebrates those researchers who contribute […]

Interview to Luke Stegemann in ABC Cultural