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Edward C Holmes

ARC Australian Laureate Fellow and Professor, University of Sydney
Edward (Eddie) Holmes is an ARC Australian Laureate Fellow at the University of Sydney, with concurrent Professorial appointments in the School of Life & Environmental Sciences and the School of Medical Sciences. Prior to joining the University of Sydney, Eddie was the Verne M. Willaman Chair in the Life Sciences at The Pennsylvania State University, USA. Eddie received his undergraduate degree from the University of London (1986) and his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge (1990). Following that, he performed postdoctoral research at the Universities of California (Davis), Edinburgh and Oxford. Between 1993-2004 he held various positions at the University of Oxford, including University Lecturer in Evolutionary Biology and Fellow of New College. His research focuses on the emergence, evolution and spread of RNA viruses, with special emphasis on revealing the genetic and epidemiological processes that underpin viral emergence, the molecular epidemiology of important human and animal pathogens, understanding the nature of global virus diversity, and the major mechanisms of virus evolution. In 2003 he was awarded the Scientific Medal by the Zoological Society of London. He was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA) in 2015 and a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2017. In 2020 he won the NSW Premier’s Prize for Science and Engineering. In 2021 he received the Prime Minister’s Prize for Science. For publications see: https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=Syrp1IMAAAAJ&hl=en

The COVID lab leak theory is dead. Here's how we know the virus came from a Wuhan market

Aug 15, 2022 17:42 pm UTC| Insights & Views Health

My colleagues and I published the most detailed studies of the earliest events in the COVID-19 pandemic last month in the journal Science. Together, these papers paint a coherent evidence-based picture of what took...

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Economy

S. Korean scientists detect antibiotic material in spider venom using AI

South Korean scientists have developed an artificial intelligence (AI)-based peptide detection model that can predict the antibiotic functionality of peptides antibiotic for hay bacillus, colon bacillus, staphylococcus...

Singapore Airlines eyes more flights across across East and South East Asia

Singapore Airlines (SIA) will boost frequencies across East and South East Asia, and resume flights to Busan from March 26 to Oct 29, 2023, to reach or exceed pre-pandemic levels by March 2024. Additionally, Melbourne...

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Korea hit for predatory lending scheme

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Korea (MBFSK), is being criticized for predatory lending practices, offering high-interest-rate loans to new customers after borrowing at low-interest rates from its German...

Pernod Ricard launches New Royal Salute in S. Korea’s growing whisky market

Pernod Ricard Korea Co. launched a new high-end whisky, Royal Salute 30 Years Old, in the country, seeing great potential in its high-end whisky market. This new addition to its prestigious Royal Salute brand was...

KlasJet Adds Boeing 737 BBJ2 to meet even the most sophisticated needs of clients

KlasJet is expanding its product portfolio by adding the Boeing 737 BBJ2 jet, which is set to begin operations in mid-April 2023 and will be based in Dubai. The general sales agent for this aircraft will be Chapman...

Politics

Russia-Ukraine war: Russia-backed monastery in Kyiv raided

Ukrainian security forces carried out a raid on the countrys 1000-year-old Russian-backed Christian Orthodox church monastery in the capital Kyiv. The raid aimed to intercept potential activity by Russian forces. The...

Kosovo issues 2-day delay of imposing fines on Serb drivers

Kosovo announced that it has decided to issue a two-day delay in imposing fines on Serbs who have not changed their license plates. The delay follows failed talks organized by the European Union between Kosovo and...

US: Joe Biden 'directly' involved in negotiations to end railroad strike

The White House said Tuesday that President Joe Biden was involved in the negotiations to further prevent a railroad strike that threatens to shut down supply chains. Biden also condemned the potential strike and said that...

Iran enriching uranium at 60 percent purity at Fordow facility, says UN watchdog

The United Nations nuclear watchdog said that Iran has begun enriching its uranium to up to 60 percent purity at its facility in Fordow. The report marks the latest sign of Irans advancing of its nuclear program. The...

Science

Scientists test mRNA technology for universal flu vaccine

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Unilever explores the use of “cow-free” ingredients for ice creams

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S. Korean researchers develop wearable OLED that can cure jaundice in infants

Researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have developed a wearable green organic light-emitting diode (OLED) with a 470-nanometer (nm) wavelength that can cure jaundice in...

It was the first time scientists confirmed that nitrous oxide increases if nitrogenous fertilizers are used excessively for rice farming.

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Signatures of alien technology could be how humanity first finds extraterrestrial life

If an alien were to look at Earth, many human technologies from cell towers to fluorescent light bulbs could be a beacon signifying the presence of life. We are two astronomers who work on the search for...

Technology

Nintendo breaks sales record with new Pokemon games

Nintendo Co. set a record pace for game titles after global sales of its latest Pokemon games surpassed 10 million units in the first three days of their release. Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet, which were released...

Samsung Galaxy S23 features: Satellite connectivity that supports text and image transfers is in development

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The U.K. Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) recently published documents filed in relation to the Microsoft-Activision Blizzard merger, including Sonys official responses. And Sony appears to have confirmed plans to...

YouTube starts testing quizzes in community posts; Shorts roll out on the YouTube TV app

YouTube recently announced newly released updates, along with features that are now being tested among creators. One of them is a new way to interact with subscribers by allowing quizzes in community posts. Quizzes are...

‘Elder Scrolls 6’ availability: Microsoft confirms it will not launch on PlayStation

While fans await more information about Elder Scrolls 6, there is one thing that Microsoft has already confirmed and PlayStation fans will not like it. In one of its responses to the UKs Competition and Markets Authority,...
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