Recent News, events and announcements - relating to both the Department and individual Staff.

July 2017

Our own Assoc Prof Karin Nordstrom was featured in a Flinders blog entitled "High-tech solutions from hoverflies ".
Karin will be talking further on the subject at the Flinders Investigators lecture on Wednesday 19 July, 5:30pm-6:45pm at the Flinders Victoria Square Campus (182 Victoria Square, Adelaide CBD). The lecture will be held in Lecture Theatre 1 and is a FREE public lecture. For more information see the Investigator Lectures page.



June 2017

Congratulations to PhD Student, Jastrow Canlas, on being accepted into the Australian-French Entrepreneurship Challenge 2017! The event will be held on 11 July, with the award ceremony being held on 12 July at the Adelaide Oval.

Jastrow Canlas


March 2017

Congratulations to Dr Karin Nordstrom on her promotion to Academic Level D!

Karin Nordstrom


Dr Karin Nordstrom and Marissa Holden were featured on the kid's TV science show "Scope" on Saturday 11 March 2017. For the full episode see: (Marissa and Karin appear around minute 10). Alternative link:


January 2017

Our Anatomy Museum was featured in a Flinders-In-Touch article, which showcased the 8 amazing pictures donated to the Museum from the Flinders Medical Student Society. The full article can be found at:


The department welcomed new staff member, Dr Shervi Lie. Shervi has joined the Environmental Control of Cell Growth & Cell Division Lab of Assoc Prof Janni Petersen.


December 2016

Congratulations to PhD Student, Jastrow Canlas, on being awarded the Peter Meffin Memorial Postgraduate Research Prize for 2016! Jastrow is doing his PhD in the Pain & Pulmonary Neurobiology Laboratory of Prof Rainer Haberberger.

Jastrow Canlas


Congratulations to Yvette DeGraaf on being awarded a 2016 Deans Award! Yvette received the award because of her "outstanding service to the School" and for her efforts "beyond the normal expectations of her position". She was nominated by Angela Binns and received the award at the School of Medicine Christmas Party on Friday 9th December.

Yvette DeGraaf


The Departmental Christmas Lunch was held on 9th December, with staff and students trying their hand at an 'escape room' before enjoying a communal lunch. None of the three groups were successful enough to escape from their room, but good fun was had by all!

Staff at the Departmental Christmas Lunch 2016


November 2016

Congratulations to Dr Karin Nordstrom on being elected by South Australian ANS Members as their State Representative for the next 2 years! Karin's term will begin in December after the ANS AGM.

Dr Karin Nordstrom


Our own Dr Karin Nordstrom, was featured in an article (5 Nov) in the Adelaide Advertiser entitled "High flyer is buzzing with excitement over her vision"!


The department welcomed back Dr Claire Jessup, who is returning to us after maternity leave! Claire's Islet Biology Lab is now back up and running.

Dr Claire Jessup


Construction has begun in the Level 5 Histology Teaching & Research Area! The area is being upgraded by the School of Medicine and will be a state-of-the-art teaching facility when the redevelopment is complete (February 2017).