James Byrne is completing his PhD in Microbial Pathogenesis following a Bachelor of Science with Honours at the University of Adelaide. During his time at the University James was Associate Lecturer in undergraduate biology, and previously volunteered for RiAus events, before taking up a post as the Programs Co-ordinator.
He writes popular science articles for various newspapers as well as COSMOS magazine, and Scientific American online. He is the first non-American to write on the Scientific American site – his blog at the Scientific American is called Disease Prone.
The ASSETS Program is an annual, national program designed to engage 30 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in science and technology education. The program provides opportunities to participate in an exciting and engaging science, cultural and leadership program…. It consolidates cultural understandings and leadership potential, together with supporting young people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds as they work to achieve their goals and future aspirations.
and the program called SpiRIt is here:
The SpiRit of Science: Maurice de Rohan Scholarships enable students in years 10 and 11 at South Australian schools to attend the Royal Institution of Great Britain’s Christmas Lectures in London.
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