Applications for round 2011/2 (June-September 2011) closed on 9 March 2011. Applicants will be notified from early May 2011.

Beamtime submissions for round 2011/3 (September-December 2011) will open on 25 May 2011.

Synchrotron-related events in Australia and overseas.

I am pleased to announce that the Australian Synchrotron has appointed a new Director, Professor Keith Nugent from the University of Melbourne. I have stepped down as Acting Director to take on the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer of ASCo and Chief Executive Officer of ASHCo.

The new MASSIVE high performance computing facility at the Australian Synchrotron and Monash University is taking shape, with the installation of equipment, operating systems, software and a fibre optic cable linking the two sites.

Synchrotron-related events in Australia and overseas.

What ammonites ate
Study reveals clear view of asthma
Cleavage reveals new electronic layer
Two-step enzyme clue to golden staph
Synchrotron aims to produce medical isotopes

Beamtime submissions for round 2011/2 (June-September 2011) open on 8 February 2011.

Designing drugs that can help 30 million adults and children living with HIV is an ongoing battle made worse by the virus’s ability to develop resistance to some existing drugs. Melbourne researchers are using the Australian Synchrotron to help identify potential new drugs to address the resistance problem.

This month our short interview features Andrew Peele, the new head of science at the Australian Synchrotron.

With the New Year 2011 barely begun, major developments are already well underway at the Australian Synchrotron.