Not All Heroes Wear Capes

Meet the chemistry superheroes fast-tracking innovation, showcasing Australian technology to the world. If you could create a perfect company during a global pandemic, it would look a lot like EpiChem, a wholly owned subsidiary of PharmAust (ASX:PAA). “We’re all about accelerating the commercialisation of cutting edge, disruptive, novel technologies,” CEO Colin La Galia says. Put […]

Why I left research—and what would have made me and other women stay

I read a brilliant article this month by my very talented friend Dr Darren Saunders on “What can men do to stem the exodus of women from science?”.  Many points in his article I found quite sobering, particularly that women comprise more than half of science PhD graduates and early career researchers but just 17% […]

Swinburne turning PhD’s on their Head

But whatever their background, the students all have one thing in common—a burning desire to make a difference in the medical world and improve people’s lives.

Feeling like a Backstage Groupie with Real World Changers

When I received an invitation to have breakfast with the winners of the 2014 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science at the Shine Dome in Canberra I thought to myself “Would it be worth it?” – 6 hours of driving for a 1.5 hour breakfast. In hindsight this was a stupid question, but let me explain […]