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Past event - 2019
20 May Doors open 6:30pm | Start time 7pm | End time 9pm
2019 The Nags Head Hotel, 162 St Johns Road, Glebe, NSW,
Sydney 2037
Sold Out!
Love a good Marvel movie? Come along to find out about the real-life tiny super heroes healing and defending our bodies against disease.

Cage fighting with cancer

Dr Andrew Care (Cancer Institute NSW Fellow, Macquarie University)
@Dr_Andrew_Care
What's the latest in cancer research? Hear about a newly discovered class of biologically-derived nanoparticles (i.e. protein nanocages), and how they can be genetically-engineered to target and destroy tumours.

Dr Andrew Care is a Cancer Institute NSW Early Career Fellow, based at Macquarie University. His research group combines techniques from synthetic biology and nanomedicine to engineer protein nanocages for the targeted treatment of cancer.
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The sweet kiss of platelets

Dr Dianne van der Wal (Senior Research Fellow, Australian Red Cross Blood Service)
@DianvanderwalDr
Platelets are crucial to stop bleeding. Find out why sugars are important for platelets' response and their removal from the circulation, and how life-style can affect this process.

Dr van der Wal, is a senior research fellow at Australian Red Cross Blood service. She studies platelets and has demonstrated new platelet death and liver-mediated removal pathways involving sugars. She has received ISTH, ANZSBT and THANZ fellowships/awards.
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