Western Australia

Impurity-munching bacteria, Naomi McSweeney Fresh Science 2010

Dates Training 7 June, Schools event 8 June , Pub night 8 June

Training Fresh Science Perth comprised a day of media and communication training at the Maritime Museum, Fremantle. We will issue press releases for the best story from each final.

Schools event Around 240 school students were invited to a free, one-hour forum at the Maritime Museum, Fremantle, on 8 June to hear from our nine early-career scientists. Flyer for schools.

Pub night was held at the Brisbane Hotel in Highgate, Perth on 8 June. A crowd of around 100 joined us for a beer and heard nine leading early-career scientists reveal their discoveries, presenting their work in the time it takes a sparkler to burn out. Flyer.

This year’s Western Australian Freshies were:

  • Lucy Forman, Curtin University – Subtle secrets of the Solar System
  • Bonnie Furzer, University of Western Australia – Strength and hyper mobility in children
  • Tegan Grace, University of Notre Dame – Maternal hypertension and preeclampsia affect longitudinal motor development
  • Christine Groom, University of Western Australia – Community of Perth can help save Carnaby’s cockatoo
  • Diego Milani, University of Notre Dame – Neuroprotective properties of poly-arginine peptides
  • Charlotte Oskam, Murdoch University – The hidden bacterial world in Australian ticks
  • Alison Ritchie, Curtin University – Pollinators are vital for reconnecting Perth’s threatened woodlands
  • Favil Singh, Edith Cowan University – Benefits of exercise done before prostate cancer surgery
  • Erica Suosaari, Bush Heritage Australia – Stromatolite provinces of Hamelin Pool

Our Supporters In 2016, Fresh Science Western Australia partners were the Western Australian Museum, Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University, the University of Western Australia and the University of Notre Dame Australia.

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