ASMR Medical Research Week® Online Schools Quiz 2018

Twenty question, multiple choice Quiz for Year 7-12 Students

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Test your knowledge and inspire your imagination – prizes to be won!


ASMR Medallist 2018

June 5

National Press Club of Australia – ASMR Medalist 2018
16 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600

11:30 to 1:30pm

Professor Hope Jahren is an American geochemist, geobiologist and best-selling author.

She has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people (2016) and one of Popular Science’s “Brilliant 10” young scientists (2005). Professor Jahren has also been awarded three Fulbright Scholarships, and currently holds the J. Tuzo Wilson professorship at the University of Oslo in Norway.  Responsible for the first extraction and analysis of DNA found in paleosol and the first discovery of stable isotopes existing in a multicellular organism’s DNA, she is in fact an ‘Isotope detective”.  Spanning disciplinary boundaries, her research uses stable isotope to answer some of the world’s biggest science questions, including how prehistoric forests can inform us about climate change, how understanding the isotopic composition of plants can tell us about where our food comes from, and how much food, in particular sugar, we are consuming.


Jahren’s work, as well as predicting the environmental impact of heavily fertilized, unsustainable crops on our food supply into the future, can give us an objective measure of how much sugar is actually consumed by a population, informing people and policy to improve health.


Her best-seller, “Lab Girl’’ published in 2016 has established her credentials as a gifted communicator with a passion for science and insight into what allows the best science to happen.  Michiko Kakutani, writing for  The New York Times said, ” Vladimir Nabokov once observed that “a writer should have the precision of a poet and the imagination of a scientist.” The geobiologist Hope Jahren possesses both in spades”.


Professor Jahren is to be presented with the ASMR Medal at the event.


Join us for lunch and the Medalist Address to the National Press Club

Students $55
Non Students $65
Table for 10 – $500


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New Investigator Forum

June 7

John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University

9am to 5pm

The New Investigator Forum provides students with an opportunity to present their research, network with a variety of their peers and participate in discussion regarding career paths within and outside of science. The conference is open to PhD students, research assistants and early career post-doctoral fellows (<5 years post PhD being awarded) and will be an exciting experience for young scientists embarking on careers in science and beyond. The central theme of the conference is broad-ranging from clinical practice and therapeutics to understanding disease mechanisms in medical science to accommodate the varying backgrounds of the attendees.

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Deadline for abstract submission is extended until the 25th of May.




New Investigator Forum - Sundowner Event

June 7

New Investigator Forum – Sundowner Event

5:15 to 7:00pm

Foyer, John Curtin School of Medical Research, ANU Campus

$15 per person (ASMR Member, student)

$20 per person (non-ASMR member)

Poster of Merit Session – Awards Presentation – Keynote Speaker – Download further information



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