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

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

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Vic Tertiary Careers Information Evenings

2018 ASMR Tertiary Careers Evening

Details to be announced.

 

NSW Trivia Night

Details to be announced.

 

Queensland Health and Medical Research Awards

May 25

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

The  Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR)  is committed to fostering excellence in  health  and  medical  research  and  promoting  community  understanding  and  support  for the sector. Health and medical research includes efforts that focus on new modes  of disease  prevention,  as  well  as  making  advances  in  understanding  the  biological  basis  of disease  and  the  development  and  testing  of  new  treatments  for  disease.  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 will be considered:

Postgraduate Student Award
Postdoctoral Researcher Award
Senior Research Award
Clinical Researcher Award

Finalist Presentations will be held on May 25th at Translational Research Institute

Winners of these prestigious awards will be announced 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

Register now for a unique opportunity to present your work and network with other postgraduate students in health and medical research.

  • Distinguished Plenary Speaker
  • Prizes for oral and poster presentations
  • Free registration for ASMR Members
  • Lunch, morning and afternoon tea provided
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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

Further details to be announced.

 

 

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.

Participating students foster collaborations and network, increasing the awareness of the expertise and research being conducted around Victoria.

During the symposium, research students participate in oral or poster presentations, as well as the popular ‘3 minute thesis’ styled presentations – where students must effectively explain their research, with one PowerPoint slide, in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.

Presentations are judged by a panel of senior academics and post-docs, with attractive monetary prizes awarded for outstanding work.

Please pay for your registration at Trybooking (opening soon).  A link to the event payment page will also appear after you have submitted your registration.

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Queensland Gala Dinner

June 1

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

 

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

Further details to be announced.

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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.

Further details to be announced.

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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

Further details to be announced.

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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.

Registrations close Friday 13th April 2018

Features presentations from research, university, biotechnology, forensics and medicine

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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

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ACT National Press Club Event

June

National Press Club Event

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

Further details to be announced.

NSW Gala Dinner

June

Featuring our Keynote Speaker,  ASMR Medalist 2018 Professor Hope Jahren

Further details to be announced.


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SA Scientific Meeting

June 6

Further details to be announced.

 

Instructions to Authors

 

Please note – individual registrations only – payment by American Express, Visa or Mastercard

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WA Scientific Meeting

June 6

The University of Western Australia
8:45 am to 5:00 pm

The Australian Society of Medical Research (ASMR) WA Committee invites you to showcase your research at the Western Australian Scientific Symposium.

Abstracts for oral presentations are invited from undergraduate and postgraduate students, research assistants, postdoctoral fellows, researchers and clinicians

Abstract and early-bird deadline: Friday April 27th 2018

Payment by American Express, MasterCard or VisaIndividual registrations only

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ACT New Investigator Forum and Sundowner Event

June  7

 

John Curtin School of Medical Research, ANU Campus

Further information to be announced.

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Vic Gala Dinner

June 7

Details to be announced

Featuring our Keynote Speaker,  ASMR Medalist 2018 Professor Hope Jahren

 


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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

Abstract deadline 3rd May 2018

ASMR NSW Annual Scientific Meeting is a multi-disciplinary event which showcases health and medical research in the state. Participants are students (Honours, Master, PhD) and staff (Research Assistants, Post-docs, Professors).

ASMR Student Members $79.oo

Student Non Members $104.00

ASMR Members $99.00

Non Member $124.00

 

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WA Gala Dinner

June 8

Featuring our Keynote Speaker,  ASMR Medalist 2018 Professor Hope Jahren

Further details to be announced.


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Major National Supporter of ASMR MRW® 2017

 

Major Sponsors of ASMR MRW® in ACT 2017

Major Trade Sponsor of ASMR MRW® NIF in ACT 2017

Supporting ASMR MRW® NIF in ACT 2017

Major Sponsor of ASMR MRW® in NSW 2018

 

Platinum Sponsor of ASMR MRW® in NSW 2017

Gold Sponsors of ASMR MRW® in NSW 2017

Silver Sponsor of ASMR MRW® in NSW 2017

Bronze Sponsors of ASMR MRW® in NSW 2017

Supporting ASMR MRW® Dinner with a Scientist 2017

 

Supporting ASMR MRW® in NSW  2017

 

   

Sponsoring ASMR MRW® Newcastle Satellite Scientific Meeting 2017

 

Trade Supporters of  ASMR MRW® Newcastle Satellite Scientific Meeting 2017

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

Gold Sponsors of ASMR MRW® Qld Postgraduate Student Conference 2017

Venue Sponsor for ASMR MRW® Qld Postgraduate Student Conference 2017

Silver Sponsors for ASMR MRW® Qld Postgraduate Student Conference 2017

Bronze Sponsors for ASMR MRW® Qld Postgraduate Student Conference 2017

 ASMR MRW® Gala Dinner Sponsors


Gold Sponsors of ASMR MRW® in South Australia 2017

Bronze Sponsors of ASMR MRW® in South Australia 2017

Gala Dinner Table Sponsors of ASMR MRW® in South Australia 2017

Trade Sponsor of ASMR MRW® in South Australia 2017

Chem-Supply

Principal Sponsor of ASMR MRW® in Victoria 2017

 Sponsoring the ASMR MRW® Gala Dinner in Vic 2017

 Platinum Sponsors of ASMR MRW® in Vic 2017

Gold Sponsors of ASMR MRW® in Vic 2017

Silver Sponsors ASMR MRW® in Vic 2017

FNI

Supporting the ASMR MRW® Student Research Symposium in Vic 2017

Trade Supporters of ASMR MRW® Student Symposium in Victoria 2017

 

Ependorf

bioline

Sponsors of ASMR MRW® in Tasmania 2017

Platinum Sponsors of ASMR MRW® in Western Australia 2017

Gold Sponsors of ASMR MRW® in Western Australia 2017

Silver Sponsors of ASMR MRW® in Western Australia 2017

Supporters of ASMR MRW® in Western Australia 2017

 

Major National Supporter of ASMR MRW® 2017

NHMRC