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Medical detectives

Wheelchair Accessible Venue
Past event - 2019
20 May Doors open 6:30pm | Start time 7pm | End time 9pm
The Norman Hotel, 102 Ipswich Rd, Woolloongabba,
Brisbane 4102
Spit it out! No really ... it could help early detection of diseases! Come and find out how your spit could help early detection of diseases and how knowing the enemy can help treat bacterial disease.

Disease diagnosis is spitting distance away

Associate Professor Chamindie Punyadeera (Group leader, Queensland University of Technology)
Imagine the money we'd save if we had better ways to detect disease at an early stage. Find out how we use human saliva to detect disease and how this might help us tailor treatments for optimal results while reducing the strain on our resources.

Associate Professor Chamindie Punyadeera is a multidisciplinary, translational researcher with a hybrid career working in industry and in academia.

Seeing the unseen: visualising bacteria

Dr Mark Blaskovich (Senior Research Officer, University of Queensland)
In the battle against bacterial infection, it pays to 'know thy enemy'. Understanding how bacteria respond to antiobiotics can help us design better drugs and detect infection sooner. So what's the latest news from the frontline? Find out tonight.

Dr Mark Blaskovich is an antibiotic hunter based in the Institute for Molecular Bioscience at The University of Queensland. Mark has been developing new antibiotics to treat resistant bacteria and creating new methods to detect bacterial infections.