ASMR MRW® National Program

ASMR Medalist 2018

ASMR Medalist 2018

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.

Professor Jahren is co-author of a study on the amount of corn in fast food.  Following corn’s chemical markers through processing or being eaten as cattle feed, the study found that, in the United States, on a chemical level, most fast food meat is derived from corn, with implications for human health.

In an interview with Time Magazine, she said, “Diet-related diseases are on the rise. If you’re suffering from them, your doctor is going to tell you that you’ve got to make informed decisions about what you eat. If you go and try to get this information in order to make these decisions, it’s pretty much impossible. You’ve got to wonder why you have to do nuclear chemistry to get a very simple answer on how your food is made.”

Identifying a connection between basic research into soil, plants and seeds and population health issues associated with excessive calorie and sugar consumption (obesity, type II diabetes, heart disease, cancer) is a clear example of not just the value of, but the necessity for, trans-disciplinary research.

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.

Professor Jahren will speak at Gala Dinners across the country and at the National Press Club of Australia.

ASMR Medical Research Week® Online Schools Quiz 2018

May 1 to July 2

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

May 4

The Grandstand Sports Bar, The University of Sydney
6:30pm
An evening for all trifia boffins and the medical research laboratories and institutes of NSW
Contact Melinda Tursky for further information

 

Queensland Health and Medical Research Awards

May 25

ASMR MRW® Queensland Health & Medical Research Awards proudly supported by the Queensland Government 

The  ASMR Queensland Awards for Health & Medical Research are an initiative of the ASMR and are made  annually  to  recognise  the  outstanding  efforts  and  contributions  of  Queensland researchers. Four Award categories (Postgraduate, Postdoctoral, Senior and Clinical Researchers) will be considered.

Finalist Presentations will be held on May 25th at Translational Research Institute and winners will be announced at at the Gala Dinner on Friday June 1st.

Queensland Postgraduate Student Conference

May 30

ASMR MRW® Queensland Postgraduate Student Conference supported by the Queensland Government

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

A unique opportunity to present your work and network with other postgraduate students in health and medical research. Click here for further information.

Tasmanian Postgraduate Student Research Awards

May 31

The Tasmanian Postgraduate Student Research Awards aims to recognise outstanding contributions to medical research by Postgraduate students, and provide an opportunity for them to share their research with the medical research community. The award recognises scientific excellence and achievement, as well as the ability of the candidate to communicate his/her research at a level understandable to the wider scientific community, and the potential value of the research to health and medicine. 

For further information about the awards and how to apply, please contact Dr Phillippa Taberlay  or Dr Brad Sutherland

 

ASMR Gala Dinner Tasmania

May 31

The Gala Dinner will feature the ASMR Medalist 2018, Professor Hope Jahren

Hadley’s Orient Hotel, 34 Murray Street, Hobart.  Click here for further information.

ASMR Vic Student Symposium

June 1

Royal Melbourne Hospital Function Centre

A showcase symposium where all Victorian health and medical research students can present their work to an audience of their peers, and network with and listen to some of Victoria’s top medical researchers in a friendly, approachable and cooperative scientific environment. Click here for further information.

 

Queensland Gala Dinner

June 1

Queensland Health & Medical Research Awards and ASMR MRW® Queensland Gala Dinner supported by the Queensland Government

Hillstone St Lucia, Brisbane

Features the ASMR Medalist 201, Professor Hope Jahren and presentation of the prestigious Queensland Health & Medical Research Awards.  Click here for further information.

 

Newcastle NSW Satellite Scientific Meeting

June 1

Hunter Medical Research Institute

This meeting provides a unique forum linking the research foci of the Hunter Region by bringing together clinicians, researchers, academics, and students, dignitaries and the community.  Click here for further information.

Newcastle NSW Satellite Scientific Meeting - Conference Dinner

June 1

Noah’s on the Beach, Newcastle

Join us to share and enjoy the fellowship of the health and medical research community at our Conference Dinner.  Click here for further information.

NSW Careers Day

June 1

Garvan Institute for Medical Research, Darlinghurst
NAB Auditorium, 9:00am to 1:00pm (Registration from 8:30 – 9:00am)

Students ( Yrs 10 – 12) are invited to hear from medical sciences professionals about what it takes to start a career in the medical sciences sector.  Click here for further information.

Vic 3RRR Broadcast

June 3

Einstein A Go-Go

11am-12pm – Science made savvy.

Tune in with Dr Shane Huntington on 3RRR’s Einstein-a-go-go (1-2.7FM) during ASMR Medical Research Week® for fantastic discussion and dissection of science ideas made digestible for public consumption.

Adelaide Gala Dinner

June 4

Adelaide Pavilion

Featuring our Keynote Speaker,  ASMR Medalist 2018 Professor Hope Jahren

Click here for further information.

Vic Tertiary Careers Information Evenings

June 4 and 5

2018 ASMR Tertiary Careers Evening

Careers in Science and Medical Research – Melbourne Brain Centre, University of Melbourne.  Click here for further information.

 

ACT National Press Club Event

June 5

National Press Club Luncheon and Address
11:30 to 1:30

The ASMR Medal will be presented to the 2018 Medallist, Professor Hope Jahren

Click here for further information.

 

SA Dinner with a Scientist

June 5

SAHMRI Auditorium, South Terrace, Adelaide

Mental Health – De-mystifying Depression and Anxiety in Society. Click here for further information.

 

NSW Gala Dinner

June 6

The Tea Room, QVB, Sydney

Featuring our Keynote Speaker,  ASMR Medalist 2018 Professor Hope Jahren

Click here for further information.

SA Scientific Meeting

June 6

National Wine Centre.
Abstracts from all areas of health and medical research.   Click here for further information.

 

WA Scientific Meeting

June 6

The University of Western Australia

Abstracts for oral presentations are invited from undergraduate and postgraduate students, research assistants, postdoctoral fellows, researchers and clinicians.  Click here for further information.

ACT New Investigator Forum and Sundowner Event

June  7

 

John Curtin School of Medical Research, ANU Campus

New Investigator Forum and Sundowner Event. Click here for further information.

SA Scientific Networking Event

June 7

Rob Roy Hotel, Adelaide
6pm to 8:30pm
Sponsored by the Royal Adelaide Hospital Research Fund

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Vic Gala Dinner

June 7

Intercontinental Hotel, Melbourne

Featuring our Keynote Speaker,  ASMR Medalist 2018 Professor Hope Jahren

Sponsoring the Gala Dinner in 2018

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NSW Scientific Meeting

June 8

NSW Teacher’s Federation Conference Centre (37 Reservoir St., Surry Hills)

Registration: 8:00am – 9:00am, Conference 9am – 6:30pm

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WA Gala Dinner

June 8

Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

Featuring our Keynote Speaker,  ASMR Medalist 2018 Professor Hope Jahren

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SA Quiz Night

June 8

North Adelaide Community Centre
6:30 to 11pm

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Major Sponsors of ASMR MRW® in ACT 2018

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Queensland Health and Medical Research Awards and  ASMR MRW® Queensland Gala Dinner supported by

Gold Sponsors of ASMR MRW® Qld Postgraduate Student Conference 2018

 

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Platinum Sponsors of ASMR MRW® in South Australia 2018

Gold Sponsors of ASMR MRW® in South Australia 2018

Silver Sponsors of ASMR MRW® in South Australia 2018

 

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Gala Dinner Table Sponsor SA 2018

Gold Sponsor of ‘Dinner with a Scientist’ SA 2018

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Gold Sponsors of ASMR MRW® in Vic 2018

Silver Sponsors of ASMR MRW® in Vic 2018

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