Appointments, achievements

Julie-Anne White is the new CIO of industry grop BioMelbourne. Dr White has a doctorate in psychopharmacology and broad experience in pharma-med tech start-ups. She starts next month, replacing Krystal Evans who announced her departure last December.

The Australian Academy of Science announces its J G Russell Awards for early career researchers. Giulia Ghedini (Monash University) ecological communities responses to global warming, Yu Heng Lau (Uni Sydney) technology to control chemical reactions on nanoscale, Tatiana Soares da Costa  (La Trobe U) herbicide development strategies for weed management and Qi Wu  (Uni Adelaide) Artificial Intelligence (AI) agent that communicates with humans on the basis of visual input

The Australian Academy of the Humanities announces a reference group for its arts and culture lobby A New Approach;  Rupert Myer (philanthropist) chairs, with members Kim Allom (video games developer), Jane Curry (publisher) John Daley (Grattan Institute), Genevieve Lacey (musician), Shelagh Magadza (Chamber of Arts and Culure WA), Damien Miller (diplomat), Alison Page (designer), Laura Tingle (journalist), Mathew Trinca (National Museum of Australia).


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