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VALE: Emeritus Professor Cameron Rolfe Howlett FBSE FRSN (1940-2022).
It is with great sadness that we heard of the recent death of our colleague, Rolfe Howlett, who was one of the co- founders of the Australasian Society for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (ASBTE). He had a distinguished career as a university educator and researcher, and as a veterinary pathologist, and will be much missed.
John Ramshaw and Laure Poole-Warren have written a few words in his memory.
Check out the latest ASBTE Newsletter (July 2022)!
If you've missed one of the previous Newsletters, please check out the Archive.
ASBTE Awards 2022
Congratulations to Prof Andrea O' Connor and Prof Sally McArthur, recipients of the ASBTE Award of Research Excellence and to Dr Amy Gelmi, who received the ASBTE Emerging Leadership Award. Read more about the awards and their achievements here.
International College of Fellows of Biomaterials Science & Engineering
Three of our society members who were elected to the International College of Fellows of Biomaterials Science & Engineering. The announcement was made at the World Biomaterials Congress in December 2020. Congratulations to:
- Justin Cooper-White
- Veronica Glattauer
- Tim Woodfield
World Biomaterials Congress, 2020
The World Biomaterials Congress was held virtually from the 11-15th December 2020. The ASBTE were pleased to support 11 of our members with an ASBTE Travel Award. Congratulations!!! The awardees were:
Maria Garcia Cruz
ASBTE Mentoring Pilot
Report by Penny Martens, Oct 2020
In 2020, ASBTE has trialled a mentoring scheme. The mentoring scheme was one of the outcomes from the 2019 Society Planning day. It was a key initiative and seen as a way to help our more junior academics, create more collaborations, and in 2020, just generally feel more connected.
We had 8 people interested in being mentees, and 8 people interested in being mentors. All mentees were matched with 2 potential mentors based on their goals. We ended up matching 7 mentees with 5 mentors. Mentoring relationships started in early Aug and are on-going.
Early reports back from the mentees are that things are going well.Two quotes from the mentees:
"Initially I only sought career advice, but it’s actually quite useful to have someone outside my lab group that can help me navigate issues within the lab."
"Overall I have really benefitted from xxx’s mentoring so fully support more rounds of the mentoring program going ahead!"
We will follow up with both mentors and mentees towards the end of the year. If everything is still going well, then we will also be looking to run another round in 2021. So keep an eye on your inbox if you are interested in joining in.