Science Communication


Our member, Associate Professor Adriana Verges (UNSW), is a finalist for the prestigious Eureka Prizes 2021 in the category “Celestino Eureka Prize for Promoting Understanding of Science“. Adriana says: As an ecologist, I feel that science communication and engaging with the general public has never been more important. Although our […]

Adriana Verges finalist for the Eureka Prizes 2021


Today, Thursday 19th August, we have had the 3rd online #scicomm event that SRAP-IEAP is organising in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes de Sídney for Australia’s National Science Week 2021. In this case it was a trip to the Universe! The host was our member, the astrophysicist and science communicator Dr. Ángel R. López-Sánchez […]

Online conference: Galaxies and stars


On Wednesday 18th August 2021, SRAP-IEAP organised in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes de Sídney a webinar to discuss the latest advances in the use of hydrogen as a green renewable energy as part of National Science Week 2021. The event was moderated by SRAP-IEAP member Eladio Hernando and had the participation […]

Online event: Research Bites Green Energy Special



On Tuesday 17th August 2021, SRAP-IEAP organised the first event part of National Science Week 2021 in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes de Sídney to discuss the global issues of ‘Plastics in the Ocean’. As part of this event, that was hosted by SRAP-IEAP Dr. Ana Rubio, we had presentations by two […]

Online event: Plastics in the Ocean


Australia’s National Science Week is starting soon. In collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes de Sídney we have prepared three online #scicomm events for August 17, 18 and 19. All these events are completely free but registration is required.   Tuesday 17th August, 6pm AEST   Plastics in the Oceans Host: Ana Rubio […]

Online #scicomm events for National Science Week


On 22 July 2021, our member Dr. María Natividad Gómez Cerezo, presented an exciting workshop from SRAP-IEAP QLD via Zoom on what career options in Academia exist after the PhD. The main objective of this workshop was to present a real vision of postdoc life: what goals to pursue and […]

Online workshop: PhD, now what?



The Queen Charlotte Sound-Tōtaranui case study Plastics can enter the sea in many ways, including through sewage and wastewater systems, riverine inputs, aquaculture and fishing activities. Large plastic debris can break down into small pieces, micro-sized particles (< 5mm), which are not readily visible to the naked eye. Once in […]

Microplastics contamination in Aotearoa/New Zealand marine environments


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 ...


Our member, the astrophysicist and science communicator  Ángel López-Sánchez (Australian Astronomical Optics, Macquarie University), has been interviewed today in the radio show  Spanish Sunday 4EB by Álvaro Sánchez y Raquel Sánchez. In this interview in Spanish, that lasts for almost a full hour, Ángel describes his professional career, his current job, and answers […]

Entrevista a Ángel López-Sánchez en Spanish Sunday 4EB



SRAP-IEAP-ACT organised a Research Bites/Arts Meet Science the event More than Drawings. Exploring rock art through the lens of human cognition and climate change on the 11th of June 2021. For this public talk, we had the pleasure to welcome three international speakers, Dr. Inés Domingo Sanz (University of Barcelona), […]

Research Bites/Art Meet Science event in Canberra: More than drawings


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