[ASC-list] Sydney event: The Good, the Bad and the Fungi

Vanessa Barratt Vanessa.Barratt at bgcp.nsw.gov.au
Sun Jan 14 23:20:17 UTC 2018


HALF PRICE TICKET OFFER for The Good, the Bad and the Fungi
Use code FUNGI50 to get 50% off
https://www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/whatson/science-at-the-calyx-the-good-the-bad-and-the-fun
Join us at The Calyx for our first science night of the year to hear from three plant pathologists from the Royal Botanic Garden.
Dr Brett Summerell, Director of Science and Conservation, will explore the threat of a fungus known as Panama disease tropical race 4 (TR4) and other major plant diseases of economic crops (Coffee Rust and Black Pod).

Dr Zoe-Joy Newby, Scientific Officer, will explore the beneficial properties of fungi for the creation of various food stuffs, brewing and fermentation, antibiotics.
Dr Edward C Y Liew, Manager Plant Pathology, will talk about diagnosing plant diseases and identifying fungi in the newly upgraded PlantClinic laboratory.

At the end of the talk the scientists will conduct a DNA extraction experiment.
All tickets include a glass of complimentary wine and special after-hours access to the Pollination display in The Calyx.
When
Tuesday 13 February
Price
GA $20 (or $10 with code FUNGI50)
Where
The Calyx
The Royal Botanic Garden
Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney
Transport
Public transport recommended. Limited parking available


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Vanessa Barratt
Science Communicator

Botanic Gardens<https://www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/> & Centennial Parklands<https://www.centennialparklands.com.au/>
T 02 9231 8176 / 0450 018 752
E vanessa.barratt at bgcp.nsw.gov.au<mailto:vanessa.barratt at bgcp.nsw.gov.au>
Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney NSW 2000

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