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The good, the bad and the yeasty

Wheelchair Accessible Venue
Past event - 2019
22 May Doors open 6:30pm | Start time 7pm | End time 9pm
2019 Newstead Brewing Co. Milton, 67 Castlemaine St, Milton,
Brisbane 4064
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Is yeast good or bad? Find out how yeast can enhance our lives but also potentially wreak havoc along with some of the therapies used to prevent other inflammatory diseases. Make sure you try the specially brewed Pint of Science festival beer by Newstead Brewing Co!

Killer yeast

Professor Avril Robertson (Director of Biotechnology, University of Queensland)
Fungi are found in the natural environment as well as at the market. The ones on your plate are probably delicious and nutritious, but there's a dark side to fungi. Some can cause life threatening infections for which there are very few available treatments.

Prof. Robertson worked in the drug discovery industry for 10 years before moving to the University of Queensland in 2011. Her research group is focused on discovery and development of new therapies to treat diseases of unmet medical need.

On a quest for Brisbane's best. Beer that is!

Mr Edward Kerr (PhD Candidate, University of Queensland)
On the hunt for a better-tasting beer? Hear about research into the potential of wild yeast as a flavour enhancer. It's supported by Brisbane's Newstead Brewing Co and Advance Queensland, and it's happening in your own backyard!

Edward Kerr is working to uncover how wild yeast could help diversify beer production and quality, researching such options as collecting wild yeast from an apple tree grown in your suburb to make your beer taste better.

The switch for a longer, healthier life

Associate Professor Kate Schroder (Director, IMB's Centre for Inflammation Disease Research, University of Queensland)
Researchers are developing a way to stop the damage caused by sustained inflammation, laying the groundwork for new therapies to fight not just one disease but many. Find out how this important work will contribute to longer, healthier lives.

Associate Professor Kate Schroder heads up the Inflammasome Laboratory as a National Health and Medical Research Council RD Wright Fellow, and is the Director of the IMB Centre for Inflammation and Disease Research.