For the first time in Australia over 600 international synchrotron scientists will gather in Melbourne to attend the 10th international conference on Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation (SRI09). SRI09, hosted by the Australian Synchrotron, will be held from 27 September – 2 October 2009 at the new Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The potency of trans-Tasman scientific collaboration has been celebrated at the Australian Synchrotron with the visit of the Prime Minister of New Zealand, the Honourable John Key and the Victorian Minister for Innovation, Mr Gavin Jennings.

Facilities to enable research into faster detection and improved treatment of cancer will be significantly enhanced at the new Imaging and Medical facility (IM) at the Australian Synchrotron.