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Brewing orange-flavoured jet fuel, Tim Brennan Fresh Science 2014.

Date 15 & 18 July

Training Fresh Science Queensland on 15 July comprised a day of media and communication training at the University of Queensland. We are issuing press releases for all the Queensland stories

Public science night was at the Queensland Museum on 18 July. We had ten leading, early-career scientists reveal their discoveries in a relaxed atmosphere, presenting their work in the time it takes a party sparkler to burn out. Flyer.

This year’s Queensland Fresh Scientists were:

  • Caitlin Brandenburg, The University of Queensland – The CommFit™ app, a pedometer for talking
  • Farhad Fatehi, CSIRO – mHealth (Mobile Health) for diabetes
  • Brian Forde, The University of Queensland – Resistance gene driving the evolution of pan-drug resistance
  • Daniel Harvie, Griffith University, Recover Injury Research Centre – Can pain sensitivity be learned?
  • Amy Jones, Eskitis Institute for Drug Discovery, Griffith University – New drug to fight neglected tropical disease
  • Joanna Kristoffersen, University of the Sunshine Coast – Rapid diagnosis of Hendra virus
  • Leila Matindoost, The University of Queensland – P35-Enhanced insect cell line increases the yield of baculovirus
  • Amanda Neilen, Griffith University – Defining what controls cow urine leaching into waterways
  • Sohinee Sarkar, Queensland University of Technology – Sticky fingers: E. coli superbug’s biofilm-forming weapon!
  • Eleanor Velasquez, Queensland University of Technology – Pumice rafting: a hitchhiker’s guide to marine biodiversity

Our Supporters Fresh Science Southeast Queensland is presented by Econnect Communication, the Queensland Government, Queensland University of Technology, the University of Queensland and the University of the Sunshine Coast.

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