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Nov 5, 2016

Einstein A Go Go - 30th October 2016

Dr Ray, Dr Krystal & Dr Shane

News items: Paleo-biological mitochondrial research of European bison, fighting the Zika virus with the mosquito.

First Guest: Dr William Yan Centre for eye research Australia Project lead. Winner of the 2016 Google Impact Challenge held in Sydney for their ideas on how best to impact change on problems that face the world. Specifically, winning for the generation of remote visual acuity measuring software. More Here

Second guests: Dr Emma Burrows and Dr Amy Heffernan The Florey Institute Of Neuroscience and Mental Health. Representing Women in Science Parkville Precinct (WiSPP) Representing equity, equality and representation of women in leadership. Perfect pitch is a competition run in aid of refining the project pitching process. Amy’s research is looking at the role of metals in neurodegenerative disease including Alzheimer’s disease. Particularly Iron using a worm model. More Here and Here and Here

Third guest: Dr Daniel Fernandez-Ruiz Doherty Institute The University of Melbourne. Fighting malaria at the liver phase using high levels of tissue resident memory t-cells generated by a vaccine. More Here

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