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Action Stations!

Past event - 2022
10 May Doors open 6:30pm | Start time 7pm | End time 10pm
Plough Hotel, 333 Barkly Street, Footscray VIC,
Melbourne 3011
Insights into wildlife genetics, immunology, and antibiotic resistance.

You...They... are what you eat

Catriona Nguyen-Robertson (Research Officer, The University of Melbourne/The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity)
About 100 trillion bacteria, both good and bad, live inside your gut. As you feed yourself, you're also feeding them. The food you eat influences whether you have more goodies or baddies and that, in turn, influences your health.

Catriona is a singing scientist: she sings in the laboratory and dreams up immunology experiments in the shower. She studies immunology and teaches science communication at The University of Melbourne, and is a Learning Facilitator at Scienceworks.

Lovesick? The unusual love lives of frogs

Danielle Wallace (PhD Candidate, The University of Melbourne)
Who would you rather? The handsome frog prince with a dangerous secret…or your boring frog next door? Go on a frogging adventure with Dani as she explores the weird and wonderful love lives of frogs, and the mysterious impacts of disease.

Danielle studied Environmental Science and Honours at Deakin University, where she researched alpine frogs. Danielle also works as an ecologist in East Gippsland, where she discovered new breeding sites for the endangered Giant Burrowing Frog.

Superbug sleuthing

Dr Claire Gorrie (Postdoctoral Researcher, The University of Melbourne )
Superbugs are on the rise worldwide. With limited treatment options we need another approach, DNA sequencing and genomics. We can use these tools to profile superbugs, to understand their behaviour and movement, and to stop them in their tracks.

Claire completed her PhD in 2018 and has since worked in a public health lab, where she works as a bacterial outbreak 'detective'. Her research involves identifying bacterial outbreaks and transmission in our hospitals, to help guide interventions.

Other Plough Hotel events

2022-05-11 Hard Wired Plough Hotel 333 Barkly Street, Footscray VIC, Melbourne, VIC, 3011, Australia
11 May

Hard Wired

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2022-05-09 The First Scientists Plough Hotel 333 Barkly Street, Footscray VIC, Melbourne, VIC, 3011, Australia
09 May

The First Scientists

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