We are excited to announce the International Conference of Undergraduate Research (ICUR) will be taking place on 29 - 30 September 2020. Due to our existing digital infrastructure, ICUR is in a unique position to pivot the mode of delivery in order to accommodate current restrictions. ICUR may look a little different this year, but it will still facilitate and encourage interdisciplinary networking and discussion for undergraduates from around the world.
Warwick and Monash have just completed an extremely successful second year of the TeaMWork virtual international internship programme, which saw 150 students from Warwick, Monash (Australia and Malaysia), working in teams of 6 on an organisation’s project during July.
COVID-19 has impacted everyone in many different ways, not least how we work collaboratively across borders and time zones. Polina Zelmanova is in her final year of her BA in Film Studies at Warwick and is also the Reinvention Editor for volume 13. She discusses some of the challenges the Reinvention team faced and how they overcame them to produce another outstanding issue.
Congratulations to Monash University Research Fellow, Hussain Bhukya for his selection as one of fourteen awardees for the ‘Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research’ (INSPIRE) Faculty Fellowship in Life and Biomedical Sciences sponsored by the Indian Department of Science and Technology.
To achieve the UNAIDS goal to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030, action is needed to optimise the uptake of HIV testing and effective HIV prevention technologies, such as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medication and treatment as prevention (TasP). Although significant gains in this area have been achieved globally, there is still a need to rethink how we target difficult-to-reach subpopulations. To this end, Associate Professor Dr Jason Ong, Research Fellow at the Melbourne Sexual Health Clinic, Monash University and Professor Daniel Read, Professor of Behavioural Science at the Warwick Business School are leading a team to investigate how successes in behavioural change from other disciplines may help to address the issue of controlling HIV using behavioural economics.