Merlin Crossley

merlindark
31 March 2014
Science and business have more in common than some may want to admit, but it is the differences that make collaboration worthwhile, writes Merlin Crossley.
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25 March 2014
Discoveries in biology will underpin advances in agriculture, environmental science and medicine that are vital for a strong economic future, writes Merlin Crossley.
labmerlin
26 February 2014
'Good deed' research rarely makes money or generates revenue, but it is in our children's interest, and our own, to fund it, writes Merlin Crossley.
labmerlin
15 January 2014
The ARC's Future Fellowship scheme has been a well executed initiative to invest in and build the intellectual capital of our country, and its termination would be very damaging for Australia, writes Merlin Crossley.
merlin
14 January 2014
Under the leadership of distinguished geneticist Professor Merlin Crossley, the Faculty of Science is one of the success stories of UNSW.
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06 January 2014
It is not an inability to understand science that undermines its power: it is the ability to deny it whenever it involves inconvenient truths, writes Merlin Crossley. 
labmerlin
06 November 2013
Mission-directed research has become dominant but it is curiosity-driven research that leads to breakthroughs, making long-term commitment to both vital, writes Merlin Crossley.
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27 September 2013
The challenges posed by global environmental issues are very great indeed, but if all voices are heard and respected one can continue to hope that we may find the right way forward, writes Merlin Crossley. 
happymerlin
26 September 2013
UNSW Dean of Science, Professor Merlin Crossley, has become patron of the Science Teachers’ Association of New South Wales. 
microscope1
11 September 2013
Just looking at the title of a research proposal is no way to decide its relevance and impact on society; a deeper analysis is needed, writes Merlin Crossley.
labmerlin
27 August 2013
Stable investment in research and development is vital to Australia's economic future, yet only the Greens so far have released a dedicated policy, writes Merlin Crossley.
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07 August 2013
Massive open online courses will improve university teaching by revealing how well students engage and by allowing lecturers to assess different approaches, writes Merlin Crossley.
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07 August 2013
An evening of science and humour with some of the world’s top online science communication celebrities – including Facebook phenomenon, Elise Andrew – will be a highlight of National Science Week.
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27 June 2013
UNSW Dean of Science, Merlin Crossley, has called for a National Teaching Post-doctoral Fellowship Scheme to encourage PhD graduates to become science and maths teachers in schools.
mathboys
25 June 2013
Three UNSW academics including the Dean of Science have been chosen to discuss the state of maths and science education at a public symposium in Canberra.
Professor Merlin Crossley, Dean of UNSW Science
17 June 2013
Higher university entry scores for teaching and greater financial rewards on graduation are among the changes needed to address a shortage of top science teachers, writes Merlin Crossley.
Parliament
12 June 2013
With the federal election approaching, policies are needed that end funding uncertainties and consolidate investment in research, writes Merlin Crossley.
chips
01 May 2013
The mystery of why some people get fat eating high-fat foods while others can stay skinny on a diet of burgers and chips is closer to being solved.
maths
24 April 2013
Qualified science and maths teachers in schools should get a salary boost, and new money from the Gonski review could help pay for it, writes Merlin Crossley.
Gold-coins
23 April 2013
Science is expensive but cutting spending will be more costly in the long run, warns Professor Merlin Crossley.
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17 April 2013
It's impolite to draw attention to a comb-over, but the time has to come to speak about the cleverly disguised shortages affecting research funding, writes Merlin Crossley.
DNA2_0
15 April 2013
Genes aren’t the be-all-and-end-all – there are other factors that influence you, writes Merlin Crossley.
DNA2
25 March 2013
The definition of a gene has evolved since the term was first coined in 1909 and needs updating again in the light of recent findings, writes Dean of Science, Professor Merlin Crossley.
DNA2
15 March 2013
Up to 90 per cent of the human genome really is junk DNA, contrary to recent headlines, writes Dean of Science, Professor Merlin Crossley
merlin-crop
08 March 2013
Dean of Science, Professor Merlin Crossley, has found the third and final missing piece in the genetic puzzle of an unusual form of haemophilia, more than 20 years after his original discovery.

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