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BrisScience // Using ancient DNA to study the evolution & dispersal of humans

How much do we really know about the evolution and migration of humans?

Join Professor Alan Cooper as he explores the latest research in ancient DNA and the remarkable genetics patterns in human distribution, behaviour and disease found around the world.


  • Date: Monday, 12 September 2016
  • Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
  • Free, RSVP required
  • Location: The Edge, State Library of Queensland
  • Contact: science.events@uq.edu.au

RSVP HERE

Meet the speaker
Professor Alan Cooper has played a central role in the development of the field of ancient DNA. Founder of the Henry Wellcome Ancient Biomolecules Centre at the University of Oxford and the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD) at the University of Adelaide, Professor Cooper was awarded an ARC Laureate Fellowship in 2015 and named the South Australian Scientist of the Year in 2016.


BrisScience // Using ancient DNA to study the evolution & dispersal of humans

How much do we really know about the evolution and migration of humans?

Join Professor Alan Cooper as he explores the latest research in ancient DNA and the remarkable genetics patterns in human distribution, behaviour and disease found around the world.


  • Date: Monday, 12 September 2016
  • Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
  • Free, RSVP required
  • Location: The Edge, State Library of Queensland
  • Contact: science.events@uq.edu.au

RSVP HERE

Meet the speaker
Professor Alan Cooper has played a central role in the development of the field of ancient DNA. Founder of the Henry Wellcome Ancient Biomolecules Centre at the University of Oxford and the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD) at the University of Adelaide, Professor Cooper was awarded an ARC Laureate Fellowship in 2015 and named the South Australian Scientist of the Year in 2016.


BrisScience // Using ancient DNA to study the evolution & dispersal of humans

How much do we really know about the evolution and migration of humans?

Join Professor Alan Cooper as he explores the latest research in ancient DNA and the remarkable genetics patterns in human distribution, behaviour and disease found around the world.


  • Date: Monday, 12 September 2016
  • Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
  • Free, RSVP required
  • Location: The Edge, State Library of Queensland
  • Contact: science.events@uq.edu.au

RSVP HERE

Meet the speaker
Professor Alan Cooper has played a central role in the development of the field of ancient DNA. Founder of the Henry Wellcome Ancient Biomolecules Centre at the University of Oxford and the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD) at the University of Adelaide, Professor Cooper was awarded an ARC Laureate Fellowship in 2015 and named the South Australian Scientist of the Year in 2016.


BrisScience // How is technology changing the way we plan our cities?

Have you ever booked an Uber? Been stuck in traffic and dreamed of the day when autonomous vehicles are the norm? Maybe you’ve jumped on social media to post a photo of the sunrise while catching the #CityCat to work?

Technology is increasingly becoming embedded in our lives and, by extension, the cities and towns we live in. Join us this August as three of Brisbane’s top urban planners talk about how technology is already shaping the cities of the future.

 

Meet the panel

Ms Laurel Johnson is an urban planner and academic at The University of Queensland who has undertaken over 40 planning research consultancies. Passionate about social equality in the city, her research looks to improve public transport access for disadvantaged communities.

Professor Neil Sipe is an urban planner based at The University of Queensland, where he is currently looking at how the rise of autonomous vehicles will impact future land use.

Ms Coby Tomlins is a UQ graduate and Director of SMARTA Planning, an organisation analysing social media content to advise urban planners about existing land use conditions and make recommendations for future policy and strategy direction.



BrisScience // How is technology changing the way we plan our cities?

Have you ever booked an Uber? Been stuck in traffic and dreamed of the day when autonomous vehicles are the norm? Maybe you’ve jumped on social media to post a photo of the sunrise while catching the #CityCat to work?

Technology is increasingly becoming embedded in our lives and, by extension, the cities and towns we live in. Join us this August as three of Brisbane’s top urban planners talk about how technology is already shaping the cities of the future.

 

Meet the panel

Ms Laurel Johnson is an urban planner and academic at The University of Queensland who has undertaken over 40 planning research consultancies. Passionate about social equality in the city, her research looks to improve public transport access for disadvantaged communities.

Professor Neil Sipe is an urban planner based at The University of Queensland, where he is currently looking at how the rise of autonomous vehicles will impact future land use.

Ms Coby Tomlins is a UQ graduate and Director of SMARTA Planning, an organisation analysing social media content to advise urban planners about existing land use conditions and make recommendations for future policy and strategy direction.



BrisScience // How is technology changing the way we plan our cities?

Have you ever booked an Uber? Been stuck in traffic and dreamed of the day when autonomous vehicles are the norm? Maybe you’ve jumped on social media to post a photo of the sunrise while catching the #CityCat to work?

Technology is increasingly becoming embedded in our lives and, by extension, the cities and towns we live in. Join us this August as three of Brisbane’s top urban planners talk about how technology is already shaping the cities of the future.

 

Meet the panel

Ms Laurel Johnson is an urban planner and academic at The University of Queensland who has undertaken over 40 planning research consultancies. Passionate about social equality in the city, her research looks to improve public transport access for disadvantaged communities.

Professor Neil Sipe is an urban planner based at The University of Queensland, where he is currently looking at how the rise of autonomous vehicles will impact future land use.

Ms Coby Tomlins is a UQ graduate and Director of SMARTA Planning, an organisation analysing social media content to advise urban planners about existing land use conditions and make recommendations for future policy and strategy direction.



BrisScience: Is science any use for saving species and habitat?

Environmental conservation is a big challenge facing our planet. Isn’t it time to stand up and take action, rather than do more research? Why shouldn’t we just use the knowledge we already have to save threatened species?


This month we discuss the value of monitoring and information for achieving nature conservation outcomes. Is some research more useful than others, and should utility factor into decisions about research funding?

Join us as Professor Hugh Possingham looks at how optimisation can be used as a framework to make the tough decisions.

REGISTER HERE

Meet the presenter

Professor Hugh Possingham 

Aside from his day job as a Professor of both mathematics and ecology at The University of Queensland, Hugh performs a variety of public roles advising policy makers, conservation groups and managers.

Founder of the Possingham Lab, Hugh and his team use mathematics to formulate and solve problems in order to save plants, animals and ecosystems.

Hugh developed Marxan the most widely used conservation planning software in the world and co-wrote “The Brigalow Declaration” used by former Premier Peter Beattie to halve land clearing in Queensland.

In November Hugh will join The Nature Conservancy as Chief Scientist.

VISIT BRISSCIENCE WEBSITE

 


BrisScience: Is science any use for saving species and habitat?

Environmental conservation is a big challenge facing our planet. Isn’t it time to stand up and take action, rather than do more research? Why shouldn’t we just use the knowledge we already have to save threatened species?


This month we discuss the value of monitoring and information for achieving nature conservation outcomes. Is some research more useful than others, and should utility factor into decisions about research funding?

Join us as Professor Hugh Possingham looks at how optimisation can be used as a framework to make the tough decisions.

REGISTER HERE

Meet the presenter

Professor Hugh Possingham 

Aside from his day job as a Professor of both mathematics and ecology at The University of Queensland, Hugh performs a variety of public roles advising policy makers, conservation groups and managers.

Founder of the Possingham Lab, Hugh and his team use mathematics to formulate and solve problems in order to save plants, animals and ecosystems.

Hugh developed Marxan the most widely used conservation planning software in the world and co-wrote “The Brigalow Declaration” used by former Premier Peter Beattie to halve land clearing in Queensland.

In November Hugh will join The Nature Conservancy as Chief Scientist.

VISIT BRISSCIENCE WEBSITE

 


BrisScience: Is science any use for saving species and habitat?

Environmental conservation is a big challenge facing our planet. Isn’t it time to stand up and take action, rather than do more research? Why shouldn’t we just use the knowledge we already have to save threatened species?


This month we discuss the value of monitoring and information for achieving nature conservation outcomes. Is some research more useful than others, and should utility factor into decisions about research funding?

Join us as Professor Hugh Possingham looks at how optimisation can be used as a framework to make the tough decisions.

REGISTER HERE

Meet the presenter

Professor Hugh Possingham 

Aside from his day job as a Professor of both mathematics and ecology at The University of Queensland, Hugh performs a variety of public roles advising policy makers, conservation groups and managers.

Founder of the Possingham Lab, Hugh and his team use mathematics to formulate and solve problems in order to save plants, animals and ecosystems.

Hugh developed Marxan the most widely used conservation planning software in the world and co-wrote “The Brigalow Declaration” used by former Premier Peter Beattie to halve land clearing in Queensland.

In November Hugh will join The Nature Conservancy as Chief Scientist.

VISIT BRISSCIENCE WEBSITE

 


BrisScience / New frontiers in 3D printing

What do a mechanical and materials engineer, a food scientist and a periodontist have in common…?


…surprisingly, 3D printing.

Join our panel as they challenge your preconceptions about 3D printing and, hopefully, change the way you think about manufacturing, food production and dentistry forever.


  • Monday 6 June 2016
  • 6:30pm to 7:30pm (doors open at 6pm)
  • The Edge, State Library of Queensland, South Brisbane
  • Light refreshments will be provided following the presentation
  • RSVP This is a free event. Please register to secure your seat

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Meet our panel:

Dr Michael Bermingham is a mechanical and materials engineer working with new metallic additive manufacturing technologies in the Queensland Centre for Advanced Materials Processing and Manufacturing at The University of Queensland. Michael’s research explores how additive manufacturing (3D printing) can enhance the design and manufacture of products for medical, automotive and aerospace applications.

Professor Bhesh Bhandari is a food scientist at The University of Queensland exploring the potential application of 3D printing for novel food product design and development. Bhesh and his team are looking at how food can be digitally designed, printed in a 3-dimensional shape and applied to develop new texture, taste and appearance.

Professor Saso Ivanovski is a periodontist at Griffith University. Using 3D bioprinting, Saso and his team are revolutionising regenerative medicine by printing living bones, gums and teeth using a patient’s own cells. This research has big implications for the field, providing innovative ways to restore form, function and aesthetics following the loss of tissue or organs due to disease and trauma.


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