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Printed tissue and silky eyes

Past event - 2019
20 May Doors open 6:30pm | Start time 7pm | End time 9pm
Catchment Brewing, 150 Boundary St, West End,
Brisbane 4101
Sold Out!
Need a new bio-implant? Just print it! Struggling with Macular Degeneration? Perhaps the answer is on the Mulberry tree outside. Take a journey into how medicine is no longer confined to plastics and artificial fibres. Make sure you try the specially brewed Pint of Science festival beer by Newstead Brewing Co!

The sight-saving potential of silk

Dr Natalie McKirdy (Program officer, University of Queensland)
Let's talk about macular degeneration. What are its effects and what do we know about the physiological pathways of the disease? Find out about current research in retinal regeneration using silk scaffolds for cell transplants.

Dr McKirdy recently graduated with PhD in Medicine from the University of Queensland. She was a FameLab national finalist and TEDxUQ speaker in 2016, 3MT Faculty of Medicine finalist (UQ), and is currently a program officer for STEM education outreach program - Wonder of Science at UQ.

Biofabrication: 3D printing tissues and organs

Miss Naomi Paxton (PhD Researcher, Queensland University of Technology)
Imagine a future in which patient-specific regenerative implants and medical devices are 3D printed on the spot in hospitals to deliver customised healthcare solutions and improve patient outcomes following tissue loss. Biofabrication. We're working on it.

Naomi Paxton is a PhD researcher, lecturer and STEM ambassador at QUT, working in the Biofabrication & Tissue Morphology group. She was recently awarded the Women in Tech Life Sciences Young Achiever Award and ATSE Ezio Rizzardo Polymer Scholarship.