Thinking about studying the life sciences at university? Then you probably have some questions about what the future holds for you. Here's a quick primer on what to expect in terms of Australia's quality of education, job prospects and some of the future issues you might face. Quality of Education in Australia Let's start at the beginning - what quality of education will you receive pursuing the life sciences in Australian universities? The answer is a fairly well-respected o
And the blind shall see once more. Sounds like a biblical miracle, doesn't it? Or maybe a prophecy from Game of Thrones? In reality, it's just one of the many life-changing innovations coming from Australia's life sciences sector. This is the year that human trials begin for the bionic eye, a tiny wireless chip implanted in the back of the brain. That chip will use micro-sized electrodes to stimulate the brain into interpreting a live video feed from a small digital camera as
In short....I really don't know. Initially we were looking for a project that could be fun for members of BioQuisitive and our Melbourne based community of life science enthusiasts, BioHack Melbourne, to take part in for some "science action." Previously, we had come across Dr. Masons work based around the microbiomes of NYC subway systems and had discussed the possibility of running something similar here in Melbourne on our own or with Monash Makerspace (a similar student l
Thanks to one of our dedicated and talented members, Thomas Francis Chair, (<3 u) we now have a new flash, and easy to update website! There is so much news to go over but for now this is it. Have a look around and be sure to let us know what you think!