Find out about ASP, ASPÂ Network, OzEMalaR, State news, jobs and events in the July 2011 edition of the Australian Society for Parasitology newsletter.
Australia has long been thought to be free of Leishmania but the recent discovery of a new species infecting kangaroos, and other macropods, has prompted a re-think. In work, recently published in the International Journal for Parasitology, Annette Dougall and colleagues from the Menzies School of Health in Darwin set out to answer how this…Details
Dear ASP members, We are writing to brief you on an exciting new development for our Society and the field of parasitology. During the ASPâ€™s strategic planning process, we determined there may be an opportunity for the ASP to sponsor a new Journal focussing on antiparasitic drugs and the mechanisms of drug resistance. Such a…Details
Australia and frogs have a long and successful history. Over 200 species of frog currently call Australia home and the fossil records show that the association has persisted through 45 million years of extreme climatic change and environmental stress. In the 1980s, however, it was noticed that frog numbers were undergoing a severe decline, some…Details
Join our Workshop â€œBioinformaticsâ€ This workshop is aimed at biologist with basic bioinformatics expertise and will be comprised of four half-day sessions covering the following topics: 1. Analysis and interpretation of mass spectrometry data. In this session several different algorithms for searching tandem mass spectrometry data will be examined (including Mascot, X! Tandem and OMSSA),…Details
Bioinformatics Workshop This two-day workshop will be held in Cairns, on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 July 2011. The workshop is supported by James Cook University, the Australian Society for Parasitology Inc., and the Queensland Tropical Health Alliance. We are currently accepting expressions of interest for registrants. Please register your interest by contacting Jason Mulvenna,…Details
Aquatic Parasitology Workshop: Detection and Diagnosis SEEKING EXPRESSION OF INTEREST The First Australasian Scientific Conference on Aquatic Animal Health (5-8 July) and the Australian Society for Parasitology Conference (10-13 July) are both being held in Cairns this year. Consequently, a number of aquatic animal health experts will be in Cairns in July, enabling a tremendous…Details
To apply for a 2011 ASP Student Conference Travel Grant download the guidelines. Once you have read the guidelines to apply for the grant, please register for the conference https://www.conftool.net/parasitology2011 and complete all the fields in the ASP Students Conference Travel Grants section. If you have already registered for the conference please log in to…Details