Pint of Science Brisbane 

Pint of Science Australia runs events to bring researchers across all fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine to share their recent discoveries with the local community.

You don't need any science background to attend a #PintAU event. It's an opportunity to find out how research today is impacting our lives tomorrow, ask questions, and to meet some really inspiring people.

How bacteria sweet talk rogue antibody

Mr Josh Monteith (PhD student, University of Queensland) 
Antibodies. We know they defend us against infection, but what about the recently identified type of inhibitory antibody that actually protects bacteria from being killed by the host? Could this investigation lead to novel treatment strategies?

Josh Monteith is a recent Bachelor of Science graduate, and has commenced his PhD within Dr Timothy Wells’ Lab at the University of Queensland. His project, still in its early months, aims to investigate host responses to bacterial infections in lung-transplant recipients.
20 May at The Charming Squire, 3/133 Grey Street, South Brisbane. Doors open at 6:30pm Tickets

The tricky business of cancer research

Dr Fiona Simpson (QHNCC Senior Research Fellow, University of Queensland) 
What can you learn from a career dedicated to creating drugs that can treat deadly cancers? Hear about the setbacks and successes, and the unexpected discovery that in cancer research it doesn't just matter that you can solve a problem.

Dr Fiona Simpson is a passionate Senior Research Fellow dedicated to improving treatment options for cancer patients. Her research has the potential to revolutionise treatment for patients with head, neck, and breast cancers, and more.
21 May at Newstead Brewing Co.Milton. Doors open at 6:30pm Tickets

Disease diagnosis is spitting distance away

Associate Professor Chamindie Punyadeera (Group leader, Queensland University of Technology) 
Imagine the money we'd save if we had better ways to detect disease at an early stage. Find out how we use human saliva to detect disease and how this might help us tailor treatments for optimal results while reducing the strain on our resources. 

Associate Professor Chamindie Punyadeera is a multidisciplinary, translational researcher with a hybrid career working in industry and in academia.
20 May at The Norman Hotel, 102 Ipswich Road, Woolloongabba. Doors open at 6:30pm Tickets

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