Collaborative research on new materials to address global issues in the fields of health and agriculture will be the focus of two workshops being held at Deakin University next week.
Supported by the Australia India Strategic Research Foundation, the 2-day workshops bring together researchers from Australia and India to discuss their work and plan new activities.
Collaborative workshop on microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and its applications in health care (partners: Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University; the University of Mumbai; Shankara Nethralaya Vision Research Foundation, Chennai). Deakin University 12-14 March 2014
This workshop on MEMS and its applications in health care between a group of leading Australian and Indian scientists will explore MEMS technology for health care, such as point-of-care devices. Such devices have potential, particularly in the Indian market, where inexpensive, portable diagnostics will play an important role in its health care system, especially in regional and rural contexts. The workshop will strengthen the already established strong collaboration between Deakin University and our Indian partners.If you are interested in attending this workshop, contact Prof Lingxue Kong.
Collaborative workshop on bio-nanotechnology applications to improve plant productivity and ecosystems services (partners: Centre for Regional and Rural Futures (CeRRF), Deakin University; School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University; TERI-Deakin NanoBiotechnology Centre, The Energy Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi.
A joint initiative between Deakin University and The Energy Resources Institute (TERI) has resulted in the establishment of the TERI Deakin Nano-biotechnology Research Centre. The Centre aims to help create a greener and a more advanced use of nanotechnology for resolving challenging agricultural and environmental issues. This workshop will bring together key researchers from Victoria/Australian institutions and Deakin University’s Indian partners to share ideas on the use of new materials and technologies to enhance environmentally sustainable agriculture and to develop joint research projects aligned with this theme to seek solutions of common interest to Australia and India. A feature of this workshop will be the participation of trainee researchers who will be the next generation of research leaders. If you are interested in attending this workshop, contact Prof Tes Toop.
The Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF) helps Australian researchers to participate in leading edge scientific projects and workshops with Indian scientists. It supports the development of strategic alliances between Australian and Indian researchers.