Dr Peter Woodgate leads foundation to map global data

June 2015

In March at the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) Global EDGE Conference at MCEC, the Open Digital Earth Foundation was launched, featuring the astonishing Foundation Globe - a type of next generation google earth.

The Foundation Globe is a complex data map of resources with the ability to create and share information on the wellbeing of human kind.

A particular value of the Foundation Globe is its capacity to visualise combined spatial environmental, social and economic information, and in doing so deliver valuable insights for complex decisions, especially with non-expert communities.

Showcase topics featured in the Foundation Globe include infrastructure, food security and health. The datasets within health explore global life expectancy rates and health expenditure, with a local focus on the spatial patterns of the Ebola virus, for example.

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The future is greener on the other side

June 2015

Surprise would be an understatement, describing Professor Milton Hearn’s reaction upon learning that he was the recipient of the prestigious 2015 Alan S. Michaels Award from the American Chemical Society.

“I am thrilled that the research my team and I have carried out has been recognised for its global and environmental impact,” Club Melbourne Ambassador Professor Hearn AM said.

The Award, conferred in March in Denver Colorado, acknowledges the outstanding research and practice contributions towards the advancement of science and technology for the recovery of biological products.

Fundamental research in this field has revealed new avenues to produce safe and effective drugs and well as many other applications in the life and chemical sciences.

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Strengthening international collaboration in schizophrenia research

June 2015

The inaugural Australasian Schizophrenia Conference in Melbourne this year will accelerate the collaborative research needed to address the challenge of improving the diagnosis and treatment of Schizophrenia.

Bipolar and Schizophrenia affect at least two percent of the Australian population and sadly almost 80 per cent of the disability associated with schizophrenia is currently untreatable.

Club Melbourne Ambassador Professor Patrick McGorry AO, the Executive Director of Orygen Youth Health and the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health in Melbourne, is the Program Chair for this regional conference.

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June 2015