Focus on connectivity for early and mid-career researchers

Angus Morgan

05 October, 2016

AMREP EMCR Committee member Jessica Anania with her poster abstract

Connectivity was the theme for the 2016 AMREP Early and Mid-Career Researchers (EMCR) Conference, held in the AMREP Theatre and Seminar Room on Tuesday October 4.

EMCR Committee member Jessica Anania said the aim was to bring together suppliers and the AMREP facilities with students and researchers from all of the institutes in the precinct to facilitate the building of new networks.

“This supports the general ideology of the EMCR committee in that we want to form collaborations between the different institutes and use our strengths to our advantage,” Ms Anania said.

“People are talking and meeting each other who wouldn’t normally go outside their own office; that’s what we want to see.”

Ms Anania said the EMCR Committee was delighted with the high standard of presentations at the conference, which were open to early and mid-career researchers based at Burnet Institute, Monash Central Clinical School, Monash School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, and Baker IDI.

“We’ve had a great turnout for presentations especially, and a huge amount of people have come with their posters,” she said.

“It’s a broad audience and you need a broad range of research to meet their interests and that’s what we’ve tried to provide.”

“There’s always room for more to accommodate the full breadth of the AMREP precinct, which is huge in terms of what we’re capable of, but it’s especially satisfying to see people talking.”

IMAGE: Cassandra Wright is awarded second place in the ‘No Bell Prize’

Burnet’s Dr Sarah Charnaud won first prize in the ‘Sell your disease’ category, for her presentation Protein translocation in the erythrocytic stage of P. falciparum is via a pore formed by EXP2.

Presenters in this category had three minutes to convince the NHMRC that the disease or illness they’re researching is a priority area for project funding.

Cassandra Wright’s presentation A Mobile Intervention for Drinking in Young People took second place in the ‘No Bell Prize’ in which entrants were required to explain their key research findings in a form that’s accessible and interesting for a general audience.


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