[ASC-list] Free ANZAAS talk, Melbourne, Wed 15th May 6:30 pm - “Using Nanotechnology to Unravel the Secrets of Biology"

David Vaux D.Vaux at latrobe.edu.au
Wed May 1 08:34:12 UTC 2013

Free, all welcome (booking not needed) Bring your friends!

Free pizza and drinks after the talk

At GTAC, located in the grounds of University High School, corner Royal Parade and Story Street, Parkville (enter off Story Street or Royal Parade)

Wednesday 15th May 2013, 6:30 pm

Dr Angus Johnston

Head of the Nanomaterials for Biology Group, University of Melbourne

“ Using Nanotechnology to Unravel the Secrets of Biology “


Advances in nanotechnology have the potential to greatly improve the way we treat diseases such as cancer, HIV and diabetes. Nanoengineered drug carriers can deliver therapeutics specifically to the areas of the body where the drug is active, limiting harmful side effects and improving the effectiveness of the drug. While this field holds great promise, progress towards clinical use of these therapies have been limited by our poor understanding of how nanomaterials interact with the body. Dr Johnston’s research focuses on understanding how nanomaterials interact with biological systems and this talk will explore current progress in nanomedical research and highlight the important questions that are yet to be answered.

Dr Angus Johnston is an ARC Future Fellow and head of the Nanomaterials for Biology group at the University of Melbourne. His current research focuses on developing drug delivery systems and engineering molecular sensors for tracking proteins and nanoparticles in cells. Angus has received a number of awards for his research, including the 2010 Young Tall Poppy Science Award from the Australian Institute of Policy and Science.

Forthcoming talks:

June     19th      A/Prof Mike Lawrence, Structural Biology, WEHI

July      17th      Prof Franz Grieser, Sonochemistry, Particulate Fluids Processing Centre

We are pleased to acknowledge the support by CSL and GTAC for the ANZAAS Melbourne science talks series

Further Info:         David Vaux       Ph: 9345 2941              http://www.anzaas.org.au/victoria/      E-mail:  davidlaurencevaux at gmail.com<mailto:davidlaurencevaux at gmail.com>
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