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Science from all fields

Past event - 2022
10 May Doors open 6:30pm | Start time 7pm | End time 10pm
The Notting Hill Hotel, 260-262 Ferntree Gully Road, Notting Hill,
Melbourne 3168
Scientists of various expertise come to share their knowledge with you. Come learn about how viruses can be used therapeutically, the role of STEM in addressing global challenges, and the role of microplastics in our marine ecosystems.

Phage Therapy: Using Viruses to Save Lives

Dr Fernando Gordillo Altamirano (Postdoctoral Researcher, Monash University)
Phages are viruses. However, instead of harming or killing human cells, phages hunt and kill bacteria. Learn about phage therapy, the use of these viruses to help patients battling with bacterial infections, when antibiotics have stopped working.

Fernando completed his medical training in Ecuador, before moving to Australia in 2016 to pursue a career in research. He completed his PhD in 2021 and won the Victorian International Education Award for Student of the Year - Research.

Raising Heretics

Dr Linda McIver (Executive Director, Australian Data Science Education Institute)
It's time to change the world. We need creative problem solvers to address catastrophic climate change, income inequality, pandemics, ecological collapse, misinformation, radicalisation, and many more problems facing humanity.

Dr Linda McIver is the Author of Raising Heretics: Teaching Kids to Change the World. Selected as one of the inaugural Superstars of STEM, she has appeared on the ABC’s panel program Q&A, and delivers engaging Professional Development for educators.

Microplastics: a micro menace to animals

Dr Charlene Trestrail (Former Researcher, RMIT University)
This presentation takes us underwater, as we explore microplastics pollution in our oceans, meet the marine animals affected by microplastics. You will learn what these animals can tell us about how microplastics might affect the human body.

Dr Trestrail has spent 6 years’ researching how microplastics affect marine invertebrates. She is a passionate science communicator and was the Royal Society of Victoria’s Young Researcher of the Year in 2020.

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