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So long and thanks for all the Micro!

Posted by on 6 September 2015

Hi everyone!

It's been great fun being your ASM communications ambassador for the last two weeks! I've learned a lot and had a great time talking to some of Australia's ECR and PhD researchers! I hope I've kept you as entertained as our previous ASM Communications ambassadors. I'm really looking forward to seeing what our next ambassadors will do! I can be found on twitter by searching @msmicrobiocode and would welcome any micro (or other) chat with you all!

Warm regards,

Zoe.

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Zoe's mini-interviews with eight Australian ECR and PhD researchers!

Posted by on 5 September 2015

Hi everyone!

Coming towards the end of my role as your ASM Communications ambassador for the last two weeks I thought I would like to share some mini-interviews I've been very fortunate to conduct with talented early career and postgraduate researchers located throughout Australia at both regional and metropolitan campuses/institutes. Their projects are fascinating and they're all at different stages in their work in the areas of wastewater microbiology, virology, bioinformatics, environmental microbiology and more!

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Andrew Cameron - On being a young scientist in Australia’s current climate

Posted by The ASM on 20 May 2015

Entering into the workforce in Australia as a young scientist can appear to be an incredibly daunting task. There is an ever increasing competition for resources & grants, there is no Science Minister and a lot of very experienced individuals have moved from the public sector to the private. The speed of innovation is growing at an exponential rate & it is our job to not only keep up, but to gain all the experience necessary to compete for that first job.

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ASM's First Communication Ambassador - Andrew Cameron

Posted by The ASM on 4 May 2015

Andrew Cameron City MagazineAndrew Cameron is a science communicator & microbiologist working within the food and beverage industry. He completed his degree in Technology Innovation at the Queensland University of Technology graduating with first class honours before co-founding a consulting & events company, Macaron Creative. He has presented on microbial terroir & sustainable cuisine at the International Food Studies Conference and The Australian Gastronomy Symposium, presented at the Queensland Museum & Museum of Tropical Queensland & has helped organise events for Inspiring Australia & National Science Week over the last four years. He has also worked with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama, attended the MAD Symposium in Copenhagen & contributed to a segment on ABC’s Catalyst.
Recently basing himself in Adelaide, Andrew has been able to attain a more hands-on working knowledge of the microbiology of wine-making, cheese production, soil health & food safety. He is particularly interested in looking at the complexities of wild fermentation, the gut microbiome, future foods & strategies for commercialising sustainable technologies. In his spare time he makes wine, vinegars, koji, kombucha & lacto-ferments in a small laboratory he hast put together under a restaurant he assists.

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