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…Details
AOS Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology (ACOFT) and Australian Conference on Optics, Lasers, and Spectroscopy (ACOLS) 2019
Collaborative work between the Spider Silk Research Lab and the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Macquarie University will be presented at the upcoming (December 9-12) Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology and Australian Conference on Optics, Lasers, and Spectroscopy, in Melbourne.
See https://spie.org/AU/conferencedetails/aos-optical-fibre-technology-acoft-and-optics- lasers-spectroscopy-acols?SSO=1https://spie.org/AU/conferencedetails/aos-optical-fibre-technology-acoft-and-optics-lasers-spectroscopy-acols?SSO=1
Between June 12 and 15 2019 I attended the International Silk Conference within Castello del Buonconsiglio, Trento, Italy. The conference covered all matters of silk, covering everything from the History of Silk trade across Europe to advanced materials manufacturing, from the ecology of silk making insects to surgical applications of silk derived products. David Kaplan…Details
A news article on our paper on the multifunctional role of Herennia multipuncta’s orange body colours was published in ‘The Scientist’. See: https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/spiders-orange-colors-both-lure-prey-and-frighten-predators-65768?fbclid=IwAR3u2gWvP_6BLjo47VwpKLKh7Y-dSQcPEd0_t5k7YuT8WAPxFjJJdwN25OU
On November 9 2018, Aditya Rawal presented our collaborative silkworm silk NMR, FTIR, AFM and TEM results at the 8th Western Sydney University NMR, MRI and Diffusion Workshop at WSU, Campbelltown. The talk covered the material properties of native and reconstituted silks, amino acid sequences and how examine structures using NMR, FTIR, XRD etc. 1…Details