AFW Bulletin

School of Agriculture Food and Wine
University of Adelaide

New Starters

September 19, 2017 By: Karen Chance Category: Admin Notices Print This Post Print This Post

Annette James has been  appointed into the position of Technical Officer, School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, working with Cassandra Collins.

Freezer #20 located in Room S108

September 19, 2017 By: Karen Chance Category: Admin Notices Print This Post Print This Post

Hi all 

I am reorganising the freezer #20 located in the Waite Building room S108 because we have an AU Research Freezer Management Policy to obey. 

If you have contents in the freezer, please label it properly. Any content that is not labelled will be disposed.    

Please let me know if you are a user of the freezer #20 even if you do not have anything stored at the moment. 


Kind regards 


Dr Elisabeth Fung

University of Adelaide

School of Agriculture, Food & Wine

Waite Campus, Glen Osmond SA 5064

Waite Building, Room S113

Mob: +614 1238 5968






Major Review Seminar: Kara Levin

September 19, 2017 By: Karen Chance Category: General Print This Post Print This Post

Sep 27, 9:00 am

PhD candidate Kara Levin will present her Major Review Seminar on Wednesday 27th September at 9am in Plant Genomics Centre seminar rooms 126+127.

The title of her presentation is:
Resistance against cereal cyst nematode conferred by the Cre8 locus of wheat.

All welcome!


Sep 27
9:00 am


PGC seminar room 126+127
Hartley Grove
Urrbrae, SA 5064 Australia

Proposed Lifts Replacement Dates

September 18, 2017 By: Karen Chance Category: Admin Notices Print This Post Print This Post

The proposed dates for the lifts replacement for our buildings are in the middle 2018 and then the Christmas 2018 break.

Proposed dates for the construction works are as follows:

Plant Genomics Building

Close lift – Wednesday 18-4-2018

Re-open lift – Thursday 7-6-2018

Charles Hawker Building

Close lift – Monday 3-12-2018

Re-open lift – Friday 22-2-2019

If you could please put these dates into your calendar.

We will provide notices and free standing banners adjacent the lifts as information for building occupants and visitors.

We will also be putting information on the University intranet notice boards.


Rob Newcombe
Project Manager

Capital Projects Delivery

Infrastructure Branch

Division of University Operations

The University of Adelaide

Level 4, Lady Symon Building

t 08 8313 2442




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TANGO demonstration sessions

September 18, 2017 By: Karen Chance Category: Admin Notices, Seminar Print This Post Print This Post



TANGO demonstration sessions

Hi, join us for an introduction to eRSA’s new TANGO HPC and Cloud services!

This one hour TANGO HPC and Cloud Demonstration Session will cater for any researcher interested in using High Performance Computing (HPC) or virtual machines to more efficiently analyse and process data.

An introduction to the service and capability will be provided to researchers looking to access and use TANGO for the first time, including:

  • What TANGO is and how it fits in the landscape for research compute services
  • A demonstration of how to access and use the services
  • For previous Tizard users – information on converting your jobs to work on TANGO HPC

To register for a session, please navigate to the Eventbrite link via the below button, click “register” and select the session you wish to attend.

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Reminder: IT Services Outage Notification

September 15, 2017 By: Karen Chance Category: Admin Notices Print This Post Print This Post

 This message is to remind you of the upcoming maintenance on core University services between 5.30am and 3.30pm Sunday 17th of September.

 The outage window for this maintenance has been updated to begin an hour earlier than previously advised.

Sunday 17th September: 5.30am – 3.30pm

Core University services will not be available including:

  • Unified and Access Adelaide
  • Staff Services Online (SSO) and CASPA
  • Online Shop and Student Print Top-Up
  • PeopleSoft Campus, Finance and HR
  • Staff and Student Follow-You Printing
  • Research Master and Aurora
  • Orbit
  • Blackboard and MyMedia
  • Online Requests
  • Admissions@Adelaide
  • Scholarships
  • Credit Management System
  • Equella
  • Website (Search Functionality)
  • Student Marking

*See our Service Status Page for a full detailed list of impacted services

Gamma irradiation

September 15, 2017 By: Karen Chance Category: Admin Notices Print This Post Print This Post

Hi all,

I would like to know if anyone is sending any research material away to be gamma sterilized? I need to sterilise a small quantity of pollen (about 1kg) and I would like to find someone to share the costs with.

Thank you in advance.

Best regards,

Jo Parish


Jorgiane Benevenute Parish

PhD Student

University of Adelaide

School of Agriculture, Food & Wine

Mobile: 0428 055 688

Preparing your Research Data Management Plan Lecture

September 14, 2017 By: Karen Chance Category: Conferences Print This Post Print This Post

Monday 25 September 2017

10am – 11am

Waite Campus, Charles Hawker Building, Room 117

The lecture is particularly targeted at early career researchers and higher degree by research (HDR) students who will be managing data or primary materials in their research and are required to complete a data management plan.

The lecture will cover:

  • The concept and importance of research data management
  • The University’s Research Data and Primary Materials Policy and a required data management plan
  • The Research Data Management template
  • How to deal with these sections in the template:

Data and metadata

Data ownership

Storage and backup

Publishing and sharing data

CaRST credit: 1 hour; Domain C: Research Governance and Organisation

Book online

Angela Mills
Waite and Roseworthy Campus Librarian
University of Adelaide, Waite Campus
Ph    : +61 8 8313 7310




Subject: ERA Coding Tasks – Please Complete by Friday 15/09/17

September 13, 2017 By: Karen Chance Category: Admin Notices Print This Post Print This Post

Dear Colleagues,

We are currently heavily involved in the coding of research output and income for the ERA 2018 submission. This is a relatively large process across the University (and the Faculty) but if each researcher completes their individual coding then the process can be accomplished without undue work falling on a limited number of people.   

The deadline for the coding to be completed is this Friday and so I would like to make a personal plea to all researchers to attend to this important activity as soon as possible.  This will ensure that this task is not passed onto a few ERA code leaders and their deputies in the coming days and weeks. The instructions are included below.  If you are unsure about what is involved then the following people are designated code leaders for the main sciences 2-digit codes. 

ERA 2018 2-digit Leaders Sciences


02 – Physical Sciences

Prof Peter Veitch

03 – Chemistry

Prof Hugh Harris

04 – Earth Sciences

Prof Graham Heinson

05 – Environmental Sciences

A/Prof Phill Cassey

06 – Biological Sciences

Prof Bronwyn Gillanders

07 – Agricultural & Veterinary Sciences (AVS)

Prof Gordon Howarth

07 – Agricultural & Veterinary Sciences (AFW)

Prof Matt Gilliham


Please log into ORBIT ERA as soon as possible ( and complete the tasks on your ‘To do’ list which may include some or all of the following:

•          Enter or update your personal FoR codes;

•          Confirm that all of your eligible research outputs* for the period 2011 – 2016 have been captured;

•          Enter or review the FoR codes for your research outputs for the period 2011 – 2016, please note you may have more outputs add due to the new journal list;

•          Enter the FoR codes for your research income for the period 2014 – 2016;

•          Enter any Esteem Measures for the period 2014 – 2016; and

•          For each of your eligible research outputs answer the Engagement and Impact Assessment questions relating to co-funding and co-authorship.

If any of your eligible publications are not listed in ORBIT ERA you can check in the Aurora system for these outputs. If any of your eligible* outputs are missing in Aurora you can either enter them yourself, or adjust your search settings to harvest the output, or you can email a pdf version of the missing output to For help in using Aurora see

Non Traditional Research Outputs will be handled via a separate process.

If you have any issues please contact the ERA team via email

* eligible research outputs are traditional outputs (books, chapters, journal articles and conference papers) authored by you, that meet the definition of research and were published between 2011 and 2016. If you are a titleholder, or employed on a casual basis then the output must also be by-lined to The University of Adelaide (or you must have signed an author certification for that output).

Kind regards,

Chris Sumby


Christopher J. Sumby   MRACI C Chem

Professor of Chemistry

Deputy Dean (Research)

Department of Chemistry

Ph    : +61 8 8313 7406



2017 Postgraduate Symposium

September 13, 2017 By: Karen Chance Category: Seminar Print This Post Print This Post

Sep 19, 9:00 am – Sep 20, 5:00 pm

The 2017 Post-graduate Symposium will be on the 19th & 20th of September in the Charles Hawker Conference Centre.

This annual symposium provides a forum for mid-candidature students to give an update on their research in preparation for the Annual Review of Progress. It also provides an opportunity for the wider Waite community to become familiar with the broad range of interesting problems our postgraduates are tackling.

This is a compulsory component of their PhD and will count towards CaRST so attendance for all PhD students is compulsory over the two days. This year will be the inaugural Sally and Andrew Smith Award which will be presented for the best overall presentation of the symposium. There will be $2000 in prizes being awarded across research areas.


Add to Outlook here………..+ iCal Export


Sep 19, 9:00 am
Sep 20, 5:00 pm


Charles Hawker Conference Centre
Charles Hawker Building, Waite Rd
Urrbrae, SA 5064 Australia

Workshop on Urban Food Production

September 13, 2017 By: Karen Chance Category: General Print This Post Print This Post

The Ag Institute Australia in conjunction with the Waite Institute is holding a workshop on urban horticulture at the Adelaide Showgrounds on Wednesday 11 October.  The workshop will feature a number of prominent local and national speakers and will cover a a range of topics that explore a number of issues related to urban horticulture.  Pre-registration is essential through Eventbrite. 

Details of the program and registration are on the attached flyer.

Urban Food Production Workshop 1p Flyer 2017_10_11


National Wine Centre Staff Events – Potential Savings

September 13, 2017 By: Karen Chance Category: Admin Notices Print This Post Print This Post

Dear Colleagues,

You may be aware the Australian Tax Office granted FBT tax exemption status to the University for staff events conducted at the National Wine Centre.

A fact sheet has been compiled to explain the cost benefits to the University when using the National Wine Centre for staff events.  I encourage you to read and share the information contained within and if you have any questions please contact the Tax Help Desk:  This will also be been communicated in the next Staff News.

The fact sheet has also been loaded on the Finance & Procurement Services website within the “Taxation Advice” tab, sub-titled under “Staff Events at the National Wine Centre” section.




Tony Mitchell
Chief Financial Officer

The University of Adelaide


UOA Exclusive Offer – join Qantas Club in September and they’ll waive the joining fee!

September 12, 2017 By: Karen Chance Category: Admin Notices Print This Post Print This Post

An exclusive offer for Adelaide University employees

Join Qantas Club between 1 September and 30 September and they’ll waive the joining fee.

Do you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the passenger terminals when you travel? You can when you’re a member of the Qantas Club. It’s where a comfy seat, complimentary food and beverages and a quiet sanctuary awaits so you can catch up on work, unwind or relax between flights.

If you travel regularly, membership of Qantas Club isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity.

For a limited time only Qantas is waiving the joining fee for Qantas Club Membership, a saving of $240 for Adelaide University employees available until 30 September 2017.  Simply contact the Frequent Flyer Service Centre via email: or phone: 13 11 31 and quote your Corporate Scheme number – contact to obtain the number.

Motor Vehicles: special deals for corporate vehicles

September 12, 2017 By: Karen Chance Category: Admin Notices Print This Post Print This Post

As a member of the University Procurement Hub (UPH), the University has access to special deals for corporate vehicles purchased through Mitsubishi and Nissan.

For more information and assistance with purchasing University motor vehicles, please contact:

Frances Doyle, Category Manager
Phone: (08) 8313 9851

Draft applications for CAS due next week: Don’t miss out on access to up to $100k of funding

September 12, 2017 By: Karen Chance Category: Admin Notices, Grant Opportunities Print This Post Print This Post


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The deadline for submission of a draft application for the 2017 Commercial Accelerator Scheme (CAS) is fast approaching.

With just over a week to go to get your draft application in, don’t miss out on the opportunity to access up to $100k of funding, to help your project bridge the “valley of death” before full scale commercialisation.

CAS funds the development of innovations at all stages of the commercial pipeline to the point where they can be commercialised as new products, services and companies.

Submit a draft application to Adelaide Enterprise, and a commercialisation manager will provide feedback, and work with you to ensure the final application is in the best possible shape to compete for the available funds.

Key Dates for Submission

Adelaide Enterprise invites applicants to submit a draft application by 5pm on Friday 15 September 2017 for review and feedback.

Final applications are due 5pm Wednesday 18 October 2017 (note, final applications will not be accepted unless reviewed by a commercialisation manager).

Successful recipients will be announced at Adelaide Enterprise’ end of year function in December, for projects commencing in 2018.

Access the application information via the Adelaide Enterprise website.

Further Information

Email or contact a member of the Adelaide Enterprise team for more information

Masterplan update

September 12, 2017 By: Karen Chance Category: Admin Notices Print This Post Print This Post

Work on the initial priorities in the University’s Campus Masterplan continues. The Finance Committee and University Council have given a clear direction to focus on the Gateway building (on Colombo Plan Court) as an initial priority. Infrastructure is in the midst of developing a business case that will be ready for Council consideration early in the new year.

Staff offer: $7 movie tickets

September 12, 2017 By: Karen Chance Category: Admin Notices Print This Post Print This Post

The Don Dunstan Foundation is launching the Dunstan Film Club on Wednesday 13 September with new release romantic comedy The Big Sick at the Mercury Cinema. University of Adelaide staff can purchase tickets at the discounted member price of just $7 including popcorn and a drink.  Book now (numbers are limited) using the promotional code AdelaideStaff.

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