Our recent paper published in the Journal of Experimental Biology (Blamires, S.J., Martens, P.J. & Kasumovic, M.M. 2018. Fitness consequences of extended phenotypic plasticity. Journal of Experimental Biology. 221: jeb167288) was featured in ‘Inside JEB’ on the inside cover of the February 20 issue of the journal. Inside JEB Feb2018
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
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
“Custom web design keeps spiders in business”, ABC Science, March 18, 2015. Read the ABC Science article here. ‘When a fly or cricket hits a spider web, the web has to intercept the prey and hold it there until the spider comes and feeds,” says Dr Sean Blamires, an evolutionary biologist at the University of…Details
Sean Blamires was interviewed by Ali Clarke on ABC Morning Radio on February, discussing the wonders of spider silks, their commercial applications and which spiders that spin the best silks.
On July 25 2017 the documentary movie “16 Legs” about Tasmania, Tasmanian caves, and cave spiders (Hickmania troglodytes) and glow worms featured at the International Congress of Speleology at Penrith Leagues Club, Penrith. The documentary features footage from a 2015 field expedition to Tasmania by Dakota Piorkowski and Hamish Craig to collect spiders and spider…Details