[ASC-list] Free ANZAAS talk, Melbourne, Wed 20th April 6:30pm; Dr Chris Tonkin, 'How parasites cause disease'

David Vaux vaux at wehi.EDU.AU
Tue Apr 12 22:49:34 UTC 2016


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 20 April  2016, 6:30 pm

Dr Chris Tonkin

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

"Beautiful But Deadly - How Parasites Cause Disease"

Numerous human diseases are caused by parasitic infection, including malaria, Chagas disease, African sleeping sickness and toxoplasmosis. Whilst these parasites cause huge amounts of disease and death worldwide, when you take a closer look these organisms are beautiful and fascinating. The deeper you look the more we begin to understand how these pathogens are exquisitely adapted to living in the human body. They are intricately detailed and it is amazing how these single-celled organisms can subvert all the defences of our complex body. Dr Chris Tonkin will take you inside the infectious world of these parasites and expose their secrets of success… .
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Forthcoming Talks:
Thurs  19th May (Note Thursday!)  Prof David Karoly, Melbourne University, Climate
Wed  15th June          Drew Berry, The Walter and Eliza Hall Inst, Animations
Wed  20th July           Prof Lloyd Hollenberg, Melbourne University, Quantum computation
Wed 17th August         Prof John Bowman, Monash University, Sex and plants

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

 Further Info:     David Vaux  9345 2941  davidlaurencevaux at gmail.com

http://www.anzaas.org.au/victoria/
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