Other Brisbane events

Upcycle your genetic knowledge

Past event - 2019
20 May Doors open 6:30pm | Start time 7pm | End time 9pm
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What can head trauma data tell us about dementia and just how much can we engineer our bodies?

Neurodegeneration, Concussion, and Genetics

Mr Omar Ibrahim (PhD Researcher, Queensland University of Technology - Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation)
Did you know that genetics play a role in how an individual responds to head trauma? Find out how research reveals shared pathways between genetically influenced response to head injury and neurodegenerative disorders such as dementia.

Omar Ibrahim is a PhD researcher at the Genomics Research Centre. He has a background in Psychology and Genetics.

Re-engineering the molecular wheel

Dr Jason Whitfield (CSIRO Synthetic Biology Future Fellow, University of Queensland)
How can re-purposing and re-engineering biology help us to solve some big problems? This talk will take you through the answer to this question and show how we could help solve the sport doping problem.

Dr Whitfield is a CSIRO Synthetic Biology Future Fellow focussing on developing methods to enable the real-time tracking and monitoring of almost any molecule inside cells or in bodily fluids. He was awarded 3rd place in the 2018 Falling Walls Australia awards.
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