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Excellence in a new ERA

March 12, 2011

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La Trobe ranks among Australia’s top eight universities in the biological sciences according to the recently announced Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) report. Leading La Trobe research ranges from helping combat auto-immune diseases and malaria to developing pest resistant plants and tackling bio-security issues. Of the 34 universities surveyed, La Trobe scored an ERA rating of five, […]

Work starts on LIMS

March 11, 2011

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‘This is a new institute for the country … a powerhouse in terms of driving change right through Australia.’ With those words Innovation Minister Senator Kim Carr launched building works on the $94 million La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science in February, a world-class interdisciplinary research facility which builds on the University’s reputation for excellence in […]

Appointment of new Chancellor

March 10, 2011

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Australian scientist and business woman, Adrienne Clarke, has been appointed Chancellor of La Trobe University. A former chairman of the CSIRO and Lieutenant Governor of Victoria, Professor Clarke has been a director of public companies including Woolworths, Alcoa, WMC, AMRAD, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, Hexima and AMP. She is author of four major scientific books dealing […]

Leading role at Synchrotron

March 9, 2011

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Dr Andrew Peele, Head of La Trobe University’s Physics X-Ray Science group, has been appointed the new Head of Science at the Australian Synchrotron. The secondment was announced in February by the Acting Director of the Australian Synchrotron, Dr George Borg, and La Trobe University Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Tim Brown. Dr Borg said the appointment […]

Welcome to the on-line Bulletin

March 8, 2011

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Welcome to the first issue of the on-line La Trobe University Bulletin.  The new e-magazine, says Vice-Chancellor Paul Johnson, will continue to provide readers with an overview of University life, featuring major news about research, people and events. ‘The stories will be augmented by links to many of the University’s successful “new media” features, such as […]

Childhood heart disease

March 7, 2011

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A national study by La Trobe University Health Services expert Sandra Leggat has called for the establishment of an Australian Register of Childhood Heart Disease. Launched in Parliament House, Canberra, in February, the study found that about 64,000 Australians live with congenital heart disease, half of whom are under the age of 18. Survival rates have […]

After the flood

March 6, 2011

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During the recent floods, national media organisations turned to universities for commentary on the immediate and long-term implications of the disaster. Among people consulted was Ben Gawne, Director of the Murray Darling Freshwater Research Centre in La Trobe’s Department of Environmental Management & Ecology at the Albury-Wodonga campus. Writing in The Age, Dr Gawne said cycles of wetting […]