Other Canberra events

A material girl in an ageing world

Wheelchair Accessible Venue
Past event - 2019
21 May Doors open 6:00 pm | Start time 6:30 pm | End time 8:30 pm
(OLD) Ace High Eatery, 191 Anketell St, Greenway,
Canberra 2900
The brain is the body's most valuable tool, and it's also the one we understand the least. Come along to Ace High Eatery and start making some new neural networks. Learn about how the latest in cognitive science can help improve the lives of the elderly, and how we can use silk from bees in a new way.

The ball to prevent falls

Ms Hayley Teasdale (PhD Candidate, University of Canberra)
Can science come up with a strategy to address the prevalence of falls in an ageing population? It needs to be effective, accessible and affordable for all. Come and hear about research addressing this important issue.

Hayley Teasdale is a PhD Candidate in the Faculty of Health at the University of Canberra, and Founder of technology company Equilibri. She is a neuroscientist who works in the field of rehabilitation.

Teaching an ancient material new tricks

Dr Trevor Rapson (Research Scientist, CSIRO)
To achieve the sophisticated chemistry required for life, nature uses metal-containing proteins (metalloproteins). Hear about research focused on developing artificial metalloproteins for biotechnological applications using a silk from honeybees.

Dr Trevor Rapson was awarded his PhD from the University of Queensland. He joined CSIRO in 2012 as a postdoctoral fellow and is currently a Research Scientist. He is a 2015 Churchill Fellow.