One of the great threats to global health is the rise of bacteria that are resistant to all of our current antibiotics, the so-called ‘superbugs’. Researchers from the University of Queensland are at the forefront of efforts to develop solutions to this important problem. This talk will provide an overview of the threat that antibiotic … More BrisScience: The Superbug Wars: Managing Antibiotic-Resistant Infections
In collaboration with Newstead Brewing, UQ’s Associate Professor Ben Schulz has been hunting for wild yeast to explore Brisbane’s environmental yeast diversity and to make beer even better. … More BrisScience: Wild yeasts for tasty beer
Last year saw an incredible surge in demand for direct to consumer genetic tests – but it raises a lot of questions… … More BrisScience: Could cryptocurrencies let you control & sell access to your DNA data?
Join us this month as Professor Geoff Goodhill and Dr Lilach Avitan discuss how we still have much to learn from the brain for building better AI. … More BrisScience: Artificial Intelligence
Join us this month as Professor Melissa Brown discusses why the BRCA gene is linked with a higher risk of breast and ovarian cancer, and more generally how our genes contribute to the risk of disease. … More BrisScience: Predicting our future: Genes and disease risk
Join us this month as our panel discuss how they use maths and physics to better understand nature and minimise the impact of large scale technologies on our environment. … More Mother nature inspiring science
We know there are significant economic and environmental drawbacks to plastics. But should we stop using them, or reinvent? … More War against waste