Selected CSIRO media mentions for the week commencing 14 June 2021.
Senior scientists have ridiculed a decision by the CSIRO to end a highly productive climate research partnership with China, saying it was disingenuous to claim there were any national security risks – The Age, 17 June 2021.
CSIRO has named Professor Bronwyn Fox as its new Chief Scientist, nearly three decades after she first began her career at the national science agency as a research assistant. Dr Fox, the agency’s fourth female Chief Scientist, replaces Cathy Foley, who became Australia’s Chief Scientist in January this year – Startup Daily, 17 June 2021.
CSIRO has proposed a new National Collections building be constructed at Black Mountain Science and Innovation Park in Canberra. According to its submission to the parliamentary Public Works Committee, the $70 million project would provide interactive spaces, office areas, laboratories, storage vaults and landscaped areas, and accommodation for 128 CSIRO staff and affiliates, as well as alterations of the existing Herbarium Building – RiotACT, 15 June 2021.
Along with her decades of work as part of the CSIRO, which led to significant work as part of the Murray-Darling Basin Commission, Dr Ryan has also played a leading role as chair of the National Resource Management Council. She has also led the ACT Bushfire Council since she was appointed as chair in 2017 – Canberra Times, 14 June 2021.
A novel positron emission tomography (PET) radiotracer has been shown to effectively measure increases in brain tau–a distinguishing characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease–before any symptoms of the disease are observed – EurekaAlert, 14 June 2021.