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Welcome to the website for the Australasian Region of the International Biometric Society.

Our most recent regional Newsletter, November 2021, can be found here.

See below for this year's student scholarships. If you want to be Vicky or Kieren next year, look here. Applications will be requested in February 2022.

IBS-AR Scholarships for Honours and coursework Masters students 2021

The Australasian Region of the International Biometric Society wants to attract enthusiastic and talented graduates or near graduates to career paths in biostatistics and biometrics. Therefore, we offer scholarships for suitably qualified students who intend to undertake a fourth or honours year of study or a Master’s degree in statistics, mathematical statistics, biostatistics, bioinformatics or biometrics at an Australian or New Zealand university. Further details are here here. Next year’s application deadline will in early March.

The IBS-AR council would like to congratulate both Vicky He and Kieren Brodnik for winning IBS-AR student scholarships in 2021.

Vicky He is at the University of Otago in Dunedin. She was passionate about science at school and first chose psychology as her major at university. But seeing statistics would help with research in psychology, added statistics as a major as well, and is now studying towards an Honours degree in statistics. However, she still likes psychology and neuroscience and so her Honours project is about analysing neuroimaging data, with a focus on diffusion tensor imaging, under primary supervision of Dr. Matthew Schofield.

Kieren Brodnik is currently undergoing his Honours degree in Mathematics at the University of Wollongong with the Centre of Bioinformatics and Biometrics (CBB) under the supervision of Professor Brian Cullis. He has a mathematics BSc with a double major in Mathematics and Statistics. He completed a Summer internship program with CBB which gave him a strong interest in the field of biostatistics and led to the the Honours degree with CBB.

Our region comprises members of the International Biometric Society (IBS) that predominantly reside in Australia and New Zealand. Currently, membership numbers are over 200. Read more about us ...

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Last updated 10 November 2021