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PhD Success

November 15, 2018 By: Karen Chance Category: Good News Stories Print This Post Print This Post

We are delighted to announce that Amanda Schapel has qualified, academically, for the award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy for their thesis entitled, “Carbon Storage in Sandy Soil Amended with Clay. Examining the Relationship of Organic Carbon Concentration to Clay Concentration, Clod Size and Distribution” .

 

Congratulations Amanda.

 

2018 University Closedown Period

November 15, 2018 By: Karen Chance Category: Admin Notices Print This Post Print This Post

SlideShow

The University will be closed for business from Tuesday, 25 December 2018 and will reopen in the new year on Wednesday, 2 January 2019. Find out more.

Waite Wine Down

November 15, 2018 By: Karen Chance Category: General, Good News Stories Print This Post Print This Post

Agilent Technologies Australia, Lectures and Workshops

November 15, 2018 By: Karen Chance Category: Seminar Print This Post Print This Post

Agilent Technologies Australia will be hosting two lectures and two concurrent workshops in Adelaide on Tuesday 27th November.

Attendance to Lectures and/or either Workshop via registration on per attached flyer or https://www.agilent.com/en-au/promotions/auslipid-2018

AGENDA:  Tuesday 27th November 1.30 – 6pm

The 2 x 30min lectures

at The University of South Australia (Pridhim Hall, City West Campus) 

* 1.30 p.m.   Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry to Explore Lipidomics and Metabolomics in a Mouse Model of Smoke Inhalation Daniel Cuthbertson, Agilent

* 2.00 p.m.   Transcriptomics and Metabolomics Pathway Approach in Lung Disease Charmion Cruickshank-Quinn, Agilent

 

The concurrent workshops will be held from 3.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. at separate venues:

 

Workshop A (UniSA): Co-hosts: Prof. Peter Hoffmann, Dr. Manuela Klingler-Hoffmann, Dr. Mark Condina

Integrating Omics Platforms for Improved Understanding of Biological Systems

Charmion Cruickshank-Quinn, Agilent

Venue: University of South Australia City West Campus

                Function room 2

 

Workshop B (UA):    Co-hosts:   Prof. Vincent Bulone A/Prof. Tara Pukala

Data Processing Workflows For Small Molecule Analysis With

Drift Tube Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry For Maximizing Collisional Cross Section

Daniel Cuthbertson, Agilent

Venue: University of Adelaide, Waite Campus

                Wine Innovation Central;  4-31 Meeting Room

 

 

The workshops are aimed at providing a general discussion forum with Agilent field experts with a particular emphasis on end-to-end solutions, workflows and technologies. This serves as a strong platform for interaction, motivated by prior lab experience and future experimental designs on relevant technology platforms and topics.

 

Refer to the attached flyer for biographies of the speakers.

 Agenda-Integrated Biology Lecture Tour-LR

Registration (free) essential.

 

Need Assistance? Have a question about the Roadshow? Or just need some assistance.

We’re here to help. Contact Sarah Alexander phone +61(0)3 9566 1055

 

 

Planned maintenance to IT services

November 14, 2018 By: Karen Chance Category: IT Notices Print This Post Print This Post

What’s happening

This message is to advise you of the upcoming Major Maintenance Window on Sunday 25th November 2018 during which time various services will be unavailable.

6.00am to 2.30pm

Core University services will be unavailable, including:

•             PeopleSoft Campus, Finance and HR

•             Staff Services Online (SSO) and CAPS

•             Unified

•             Staff Follow-You printing

•             Access Adelaide

•             Online Shop & Student Print Top-up

•             See our website for a full list of impacted services

 

8.00am to 10.00am

Various online services will be unavailable, including:

•             MyUni

•             Syllabus Plus

•             Online Applications

•             See our website for a full list of impacted services

Why

To implement bug fixes and improve performance and stability of core University services.

What you need to do

If you experience any problems after the outage please restart computer.

For more information

For more detailed information, including an extensive list of impacted services, please visit our website: https://www.adelaide.edu.au/technology/yourservices/status/

Alternatively you can also contact the ITDS Service Desk any time on +61 8 8313 3000 or servicedesk@adelaide.edu.au.

New Travel and Entertainment Policy and Procedures

November 14, 2018 By: Karen Chance Category: Admin Notices Print This Post Print This Post

New Travel and Entertainment Policy and Procedures have been published. Policies can be accessed from various locations including here; https://www.adelaide.edu.au/finance/procurement/travel/

Note the information about using Airbnb.

 The University has a policy feedback page here; https://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/feedback/

 Travel and Entertainment Policy and Procedures 9November2018

Lost Item

November 14, 2018 By: Karen Chance Category: Admin Notices Print This Post Print This Post

The microPHAZIR below is missing form the Tyerman lab.

If you have borrowed it, please could it be returned immediately.

Please contact Stephen Tyerman steve.tyerman@adelaide.edu.au

 

 

Controlled Substances Regulations

November 14, 2018 By: Karen Chance Category: Safety Print This Post Print This Post

The Controlled Substances Regulations have been amended slightly as at 1 July 2018.

The changes to the Regulations have been communicated broadly in Staff News (16th July) and blogged on the HSW website.

What has changed?

From the 1st of July 2018, 31 extra chemicals have been added to the list of chemicals requiring and End User Statement (EUS). This EUS is a declaration by the user that the chemicals being purchased are not going to be used in illicit drug manufacture.

Why the increase in chemicals requiring an End User Statement

The chemicals concerned have been identified by SAPOL in their investigations into the production of illegal drugs.   SAPOL are attempting to restrict the availability of these items to those involved in manufacturing illegal drugs.

What does this mean for you?

If you get questioned regarding provision of an ‘End User Statement’ from a supplier, it is your responsibility to sign and declare what you are using the substance for. It is not the responsibility of the purchasing officer/store staff/student/finance staff/HSWO to sign this statement on the researcher’s behalf.

The HSW Team will be encouraging those areas with centralised stores to not stock/store items requiring End User Statements to ensure that the end user statements are being completed by end users not stores staff (who are not end users).

Any questions regarding this change please contact your senior HSW advisor.

New PhD Student

November 13, 2018 By: Karen Chance Category: Fellowships, Good News Stories Print This Post Print This Post

We welcome new HDR student Judith Unterkofler to the School:

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Judith has a Masters of Applied Sciences in Mechatronics and Robotics from the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien in Vienna, Austria. After completing her studies she worked as a process engineer in an Environmental Engineering Company specialising on SCR/SCNR Flue Gas Treatment for nearly 10 years. Her responsibilities involved everything from project design, detailed engineering, programming of the procedures to onsite commissioning of equipment. Judith has always been passionate about research and food production and this is what drew her to a PhD with the ARC Training Centre for Innovative Wine Production. Supervised by Richard Muhlack and David Jeffery

and working with industry, Judith’s PhD project is entitled “Efficient red winemaking by monitoring extraction and evolution of colour and polyphenols”. She will develop mathematical models to predict phenolic extraction with the aim of applying them to optimise wine processing and production.

 

New Starter

November 13, 2018 By: Karen Chance Category: Admin Notices Print This Post Print This Post

Welcome to Johanna Nielsen who has accepted the offer for Technical Officer, working with Jeff Paull on the PABA faba bean breeding program.

Johanna commenced on 12 Nov 2018.

The PBA faba bean breeding program develops new faba bean varieties that have improved yield potential, resistance to the major diseases and adaptation to the soils and climate of southern Australia. Research is undertaken at the Waite Campus where preparation of seed and development of early generations of the breeding populations are undertaken, and at field sites in rural South Australia where lines are evaluated for yield and adaptation. Additional trials are undertaken interstate by other partners in PBA and independent trial providers.
Johanna will work within the breeding team and contribute to development and evaluation of breeding lines, operate and undertake basic maintenance of equipment used for field trials and interact with other partners in Pulse Breeding Australia.

 

Annual Leave Loading Payments 2018

November 13, 2018 By: Karen Chance Category: Admin Notices Print This Post Print This Post

In accordance with clause 4.1.6 of the Enterprise Agreement, leave loading payments will be made to eligible staff on pay day 7 December 2018.

The calculation of annual leave loading is based on 17.5% of four (4) weeks of your salary. This will be capped at the Higher Education Officer Level 9 step 1, except where shift and penalty rates would be greater. Annual leave loading will be calculated on a pro-rata basis according to the actual period worked in the current calendar year.

For further information, please contact the HR Service Centre.

AIFST 2019 Student Summer School – University of Adelaide, Waite Campus

November 13, 2018 By: Karen Chance Category: Conferences Print This Post Print This Post

When: 26 – 27 February 2019

Where: University of Adelaide, Waite Campus

Cost: Free for AIFST members, $50 for non-members

Register: aifst.asn.au, by 16 February 2019

Call for abstracts: If you are currently undertaking undergraduate or postgraduate study and would like to apply to present your current research or thesis, please submit your abstract to aifst@aifst.com.au by 5.00pm Thursday 31 January 2019.

In 2019 the Waite campus will host the two-day, Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology’s (AIFST) Student Summer School. All are invited! 

This event focuses on students and recent graduates. We’d like to invite AFW undergraduate and postgraduate students to attend and to also take the opportunity to showcase their project/research.

AIFST_2019_Student Summer School Flyer

We look forward to seeing you there.

Helen

Program Coordinator

Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Science 

on behalf of the BFNS Program Management Committee

 

 

LT Summer Series

November 13, 2018 By: Karen Chance Category: General, Seminar Print This Post Print This Post

To help you plan, prepare, invigorate or try something new in your classes in 2019, the following learning and teaching workshops will be held at Waite campus. The workshops are FREE and available to anyone who will be teaching (undergraduate or postgraduate courses) in 2019 or has an interest in education. Morning tea will be provided. Register your attendance at the Eventbrite links provided in the attached document.
 
Flipping your classroom: Wednesday November 21, 9.30am-12.30pm, Ground floor Charles Hawker room 22

Developing assessment tasks and providing effective feedback: Thursday December 13, 9.30am-12.30pm, Ground floor Charles Hawker room 22

Canvas-Setting up your course to increase student engagement: Wednesday February 13, 9.30am – 12.30pm, Charles Hawker computer suite 1

LT Summer Series annoncements 12.11.18

Mouse Sought

November 13, 2018 By: Karen Chance Category: Admin Notices Print This Post Print This Post

An old type mechanical/ball mouse with serial port is sought for a spectrometer computer. Please contact Patricia or Mahima if you have one spare.

mahima.krishnan@adelaide.edu.au

patricialowery.adu-yeboah@adelaide.edu.au

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Waite Agriculture, Food and Wine Seminar Series

November 12, 2018 By: Karen Chance Category: Seminar Print This Post Print This Post

Nov 15, 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Come and hear about great science going on across the campus, up the road or across the sea! Expand your network and find new collaborators!

Everyone is welcome to a shared morning tea (please bring your own coffee cup) following the seminar.

WHEN: Thursday 15th November. 10:30am Seminar, 11:15am morning tea
WHERE: Plant Genomics Centre Seminar Room
SPEAKERS: from School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, The University of Adelaide

  • Dr Haipei Liu, ‘Improving durum wheat grain quality and yield under water deficit and heat stress’
  • Dr Yi Zhou,Uncovering root-associated microbiome in cropping systems”