Drugs, Cyborgs and the Call of the Wild – event at Smiths Alternative 11 July 2018

Join us for an evening of extraordinary talks from local scientists – from research on the tiniest molecules in our cells, up to the sweep of our entire species.

Grab a warming beverage and find out about the latest breakthroughs in drugs and medical technology that are making our lives and our world a better place.

When: 7PM Wednesday 11th July, 2018

Where: Smith’s Alternative, 76 Alinga St, Civic

Cost: Free! Thanks to

Inspiring the ACT

Australian Society for Medical Research

ANU John Curtin School of Medical Research.

No bookings, but turn up early as it’s always packed!

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/291192718086292/

The Line Up

David Caldicott (ANU Medical School) is interested in novel illicit drugs. For research purposes, of course. He even goes to festivals to find them.

Nalini Haynes (Uni Canberra) is a cyborg, a human enhanced by technology. And she’s not the only one.

This spot vacant for you, a student or a colleague, contact philuponscience@gmail.com to get involved.

Why do we love a cute furry animal? Why are we drawn to wilderness? It’s called biophilia, says Ro McFarlane (Uni Canberra)

Christina Spry (ANU Biology) studies how germs eat vitamins – that could be the key to new drugs for malaria and tuberculosis.

Jackson Thomas (Uni Canberra) has a plan to eradicate scabies in indigenous kids.

MC Dr Phil Dooley, of Phil Up On Science

The second Wednesday of every month is Science in the Pub, supported by Inspiring the ACT. If you’d like to get involved, get your science covered, call Dr Phil (philuponscience@gmail.com or 0414945577)

August 8 Ecology, thanks to Ecology @ Uni Canberra

September – date & topic TBA

October 10 – Physics, thanks to Aust Institute of Physics