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UROP Newsletter: February 2023

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Save the date for the next UROP round: 6 March 2023

The next UROP round will open on 6 March 2023. You can start preparing your application and checking the eligibility criteria. If you have any questions please contact us at

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"A chance to fail quickly and learn fast"

Halina Pietrzak is a former UROP student that is nowadays studying the impacts of malaria-induced inflammation on memory T cell differentiation at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI).

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UROP Conference Day 2022

People holding certificates from a UROP conference standing together for a group photo.

The UROP Conference Day took place on 21 July 2022 in a hybrid format. Students presented in front of their fellow students and supervisors face-to-face, whilst being broadcast online for all other attendees. This year’s Conference Day also provided attendees with a much-missed networking opportunity. Current UROP students gathered during breaks, meeting each other in person for the first time, sharing their placement experiences and career plans. For some students, this was their first time presenting their research in front of an audience, so the event also contributed to the development of their communications skills.

Ruth Carr, CSIRO Education and Outreach Director, welcomed the new students and congratulated them on their achievements. Ruth also shared the news that CSL, UROP’s sponsor, has recently confirmed their commitment to continue to support the program for another three years. Michael Wilson, Vice President of Research at CSL, gave a speech outlining CSL’s commitment to the program and presented the students with their UROP certificates. The keynote speaker was Sean Solari, a former UROP student from 2019 who is currently undertaking a PhD at the Hudson Institute of Medical Research under the supervision of his UROP supervisor.