Selected CSIRO media mentions for the week commencing 31 May 2021.
The research team behind the extremely hard-to-hack microkernel seL4 has received lifeline funding to the end of the year from the University of New South Wales. The team, known as Trustworthy Systems at the CSIRO, was sensationally dumped by the agency earlier this month as part of a restructure that will see up to 70 jobs cut – InnovationAus, 31 May 2021. CSIRO Staff Association mentioned.
When Australian Robert Floyd began his career as a biological scientist at CSIRO, he had no aspirations of heading a United Nations body charged with policing the world for any signs of nuclear tests. He did not foresee a life of negotiating with the world’s major powers to ban all testing of nuclear weapons – Sydney Morning Herald, 30 May 2021.
Two respected science infrastructure experts have been appointed to lead construction activities at the telescope sites of the SKAO, respectively, located in the Karoo in South Africa and Western Australia… Antony Schinckel, who is currently the SKA’s head of construction planning for Australia and leads the SKA programme at Australia’s national science agency CSIRO, will be the site construction director of the SKAO’s low-frequency telescope in Australia – Space in Africa, 1 June 2021.
A 100-year-old prostate cancer survivor says a recent breakthrough by researchers at QIMR shows the value of funding medical research. Dr John O’Hagan AM was diagnosed with prostate cancer more than 40 years ago; however, he has remained on top of his condition and marked his 100th birthday in December last year – Sydney Morning Herald, 1 June 2021.
In April, Anatara advised that it had received Human Research Ethics Committee approval to undertake a clinical trial on the effects of 3FDC dietary supplementation on psychological functioning in an adult population, in collaboration with CSIRO… The CSIRO team will develop the work guidelines and initiate recruitment with the aim of dosing the first participants in the third quarter of calendar year 2021. Anatara anticipates commencing screening of subjects in August 2021 – Anatara Lifesciences media release, 31 May 2021.