Australia


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


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



SRAP-IEAP President, Dr Joaquín Valderrama, has attended today, Friday 26th March 2021, the Welcome Business Lunch event for the Ambassador of Spain in Australia , H.E. Ms Alicia Moral Revilla, organised by La Cámara (THE SPANISH-AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE) and sponsored by Johnson Winter & Slattery. The event has taken place at […]

Business Lunch with La Cámara


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


Our SRAP-IEAP member, Dr. Sofía Samper Carro (Australian National University) has been interviews in the magazine My Scientific by Juan Luis Onieva Zafra. This interview was in Spanish, below we reproduce it completely.   Hola Sofía, es un placer tenerte en este número especial dedicado al talento científico español distribuido por el mundo. […]

Interview to Sofía Samper Carro in My Scientific



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”


A/Prof Sergio León-Saval, SRAP-IEAP Honorary President, was awarded with the Officer Cross of the Royal Order of Isabel la Católica, a decoration from the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation that is bestowed upon Spanish or foreign citizens that have excelled in their merits and achievements, as well as in promoting the interests of Spain. The Officer […]

Sergio León-Saval awarded Officer Cross of the Royal Order of Isabel ...