As he reaches the end of his five-year term, Australia’s Chief Scientist Alan Finkel reflects on his proudest achievements in the role - and why the biggest projects have been the most unexpected.
In the 1980s, CSIRO and its university collaborators set into motion a chain of events that would lead to the production of relenza, the first drug to successfully treat the flu.
Interviewing scientists - shown here is physicist Louise Harra - is a skill that takes experience and in depth knowledge on the part of the journalist.
The number of specialist science journalists in Australia has dropped from around 35 to less than five over the period 2005-2017.
Melissa Little (right) and Minoru Takasato (centre) from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute won the 2016 UNSW Eureka Prize for Scientific Research for work on growing kidney tissue from stem cells.
The pioneers of Australian scientific research, education and communication have been recognised in the 2016 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes.
Aftershocks from the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union will be felt in Australian research.
Australian researchers engage in collaborative programs with both the UK and the rest of Europe. So what does Brexit mean for those collaborations?
Australia’s chief scientist Professor Ian Chubb, at the National Press Club in Canberra, in 2013.
AAP Image/Alan Porritt
After almost five years, Ian Chubb today ends his role Australia’s Chief Scientist. He’s seen some challenging times with changing leadership and ministers but he believes Australia is in a better place.
Australia playing its part in the world of science with the planned SKA Australia survey telescopes to be located in Western Australia (artist image).
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