Why counting chickens could save your life
Since the early 20th century mankind has been using birds to identify the presence of environmental hazards. In the 21st century we are using them to also warn of infections which now cross animal/human barriers.
Join Nobel Prize Winner and UQ alumnus, Laureate Professor Peter Doherty AC, as he shares insights about the threats we face from emerging diseases, how the One Health concept might provide a solution and why counting chickens could save your life.
|Date:||Thursday 6th September 2012|
|Time:||6:15pm - 8:00pm|
|6:15pm - 6:45pm: Light refreshments served
6:45pm - 7:45pm: Presentation followed by Q&A session
|Location:||Auditorium, Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) Building 80, St Lucia campus|
|RSVP:||This event has reached capacity so registrations are now closed.|
About the presenter:
Laureate Professor Peter Doherty's pioneering research into human immune systems earned him the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine in 1996. He was Australian of the Year and awarded a Companion of the Order of Australia in 1997 and currently divides his professional time between the University of Melbourne and St Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, where he is helping unravel the mystery of childhood cancer.
He is the author of The Beginner’s Guide to Winning the Nobel Prize: A Life in Science, A Light History of Hot Air and Sentinel Chickens.
Laureate Professor Peter Doherty is presenting at the 2012 Brisbane Writers Festival courtesy of the Faculty of Science, UQ. He is presenting this event on campus as part of the Festival's Visiting Authors Program.