On Monday April 6 Scientists from the Department of Defence Science and Technology (https://www.dst.defence.gov.au/) was scheduled to visit our UNSW Facilities and personnel to initiate discussions on new spider silk initiatives with a focus on Defence. A full day of talks (by Sean Blamires, Patrick Spicer, Patricia Flanagan, Sean Li and others) and visits to key laboratories was scheduled. Unfortunately, the day was cancelled because of the COVID 19 forced lock-down of both UNSW and the DST.
While this was very disappointing, we are hopeful that we can reschedule the event when things return to normal (whenever that might be). I will post updates on any news of this on the SSRL website and/or Linked In page.