[ASC-list] Fresh Science at the Duke of Kent

Niall Byrne niall at scienceinpublic.com.au
Thu May 26 04:45:24 UTC 2011


Dear ASC'ers,

I'd like to announce the Fresh Scientists of 2011 and to invite you to come and hear from some of these young scientists over a beer at the Duke of Kent in Melbourne on Monday 6 June.

The Fresh Scientists will be presenting their research at the pub as a part of Fresh Science and we'll be asking them to test their communication skills by explaining their discoveries to the public, at the pub.

Hosted by 3RRR's Dr Andi, the scientists will be challenged to describe their work in a minute or less using rhyme and reason.

You'll hear about an HIV hideout, planets that orbit backwards, 'suicide' genes for treating blood cancers, the sawfishes' saw, when your grandparents will start falling over and more.

When:                                     Monday 6 June, 7pm

Where:                                   Upstairs at the Duke of Kent, 293 La Trobe Street, Melbourne

Cost:                                        The science is free, all meals and drinks at bar prices.

RSVP for general numbers to AJ Epstein, aj at scienceinpublic.com.au<mailto:aj at scienceinpublic.com.au>, (03) 9398 1416.

If you can't make it to the event, keep an eye on the website www.freshscience.org<http://www.freshscience.org> to see what Australia's young researchers are discovering.



This year's Fresh Scientists are

*         Daniel Bayliss, an astronomer working at ANU/Mt Stromlo Observatory looking for extra-solar planets

*         Regina Belski, a lecturer at Victoria University exploring lupins and heart health

*         Lachlan Gray, a NHMRC fellow working at Monash University/Burnet Institute who is looking into HIV dementia

*         Lina Happo, a PhD student at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute who is tracking down suicide genes

*         Stephen Redmond, a biomedical engineer at UNSW who is finding out how to keep our elderly upright

*         Anna Richards, a postdoctoral fellow at CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences who is looking at the relationship between fire management and climate change

*         Vijaya Singh, a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Queensland who is looking at root systems and droughts

*         Charis Teh, a PhD student at the John Curtin School of Medical Research at ANU who is looking at a human system restore point

*         Barbara Wueringer, a PhD candidate at the University of Queensland who is asking what sawfish do with their saw

*         Morgan James, a PhD student at the University of Newcastle who is looking into cocaine addiction

*         Emily Wong, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Sydney who is looking into how baby marsupials survive in dirty pouches

*         Frank Will, PhD student and senior lecturer at Deakin University who is improving fuel consumption

*         Prasanth Divakaran, a PhD student at the University of Melbourne who is looking into ocean circulation

*         Brandon MacDonald, a PhD student at the University of Melbourne/CSIRO who is developing solar inks

*         Andrew Rodda, a postgraduate research student at Monash University who is looking into medical applications of plant based gels

*         Louise van der Werff, a PhD student at Monash University/CSIRO is researching how smart fabrics can be used in medical treatment.



This is the fourteenth year of Fresh Science, sponsored by the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Museum Victoria and New Scientist.

Kind Regards,

Niall

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