The lab has relocated from Australian Technology Park to an exciting state-of-the-art space on the University of Sydney's main campus.
We would like to welcome Amelie to the lab. Happy Sciencing!
We welcome Chris, Arisa, Perrin, Zoe, Lisa and Langland to the lab. Happy sciencing!
Resilience in social insect infrastructure systems. Check it out!
I am honoured and excited to receive a NSW Tall Poppy award. Looking forward to a year of research and science communication!
This is a bit belated, but a warm welcome to Dr Chris Reid who joined the lab a few months ago. Chris is a long-time collaborator and will be working on a variety of projects related to insect and slime mould supply chains. Check out his webpage:https://sites.google.com/site/chrisreidbiologist/home
I am very excited to have Dr Eliza Middleton join the lab. Eliza has just completed her PhD from Australian National University where she studied navigation and vision in ants. Eliza will be studying resilience in ants and bees. Welcome Eliza!
I am very excited to be presenting at the Society in Science Symposium in Zurich, Switzerland. I am looking forward to meeting other fellowship recipients. Should be a great time!
I had a great time visiting NICTA (National ICT Australia) in Canberra last week. NICTA is Australia's largest information technology research organization. They are dedicated to doing cutting edge, high impact research on a range of ICT problems. I met some brilliant people and established exciting new collaborations. You can have a look at my talk here.
I just found out that I have been awarded funding to start a project investigating native bee pollination in community and rooftop gardens. This would be an ideal project for a masters or PhD student, so if you know of anyone looking for a supervisor, let me know.
My collaborators Mike Bell, Michiel Bliemer, Simon Garnier and I have been awarded an ARC Discovery grant entitled: 'Risky Business: Using biological systems to mitigate risk in supply chains and transportation networks.' We will be exploring ways of applying bio-inspired algorithms to designing better, more resilliant suplpy chains. I am very, very excited about this new research direction and I am really looking forward to working with my collaborators!