Join the world’s first Professor of Animal Welfare, Don Broom, and tackle the big issues for animals in Australia.
A message from the Faculty of Science Acting Executive Dean
|Professor Alastair McEwan,
Acting Executive Dean
- the University will reopen on Thursday 20 January 2011, with the Faculty Office opening the same day at 8.30am
- Summer Semester classes will resume the same day on Thursday 20 January 2011
- we expect classes to commence on schedule for Semester One on 28 February 2011
- student orientation will begin as planned on 21 February 2011, and
- academic advising for undergraduate students will proceed as normal.
Faculty of Science
How to stack oranges in three dimensions, 24 dimensions, and beyond
Laureate Professor Peter Doherty discusses his latest book Sentinel Chickens about emerging diseases.
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.
Annual public lecture which recognises the contribution of Professor Vic Skerman
Watch the lecture recording online here.
|From left to right, Executive Dean of the UQ Faculty of Science, Professor Stephen Walker; Bindi and Terri Irwin; Professor Craig Franklin, from UQ’s School of Biological Sciences; Robert Irwin; and lecturer Dr Tim Jessop.|
Climate change threatens giant dragons
Indonesia’s endangered Komodo dragons are at risk from the effects of climate change but unlikely to move to more suitable environments, integrative ecologist Dr Tim Jessop told The University of Queensland’s 5th annual Steve Irwin Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, November 13, 2013.
Dr Jessop’s decade-long research program has identified there are fewer than 4,000 dragons remaining on the five Indonesian islands where they live.
“They could move, but they don’t. There’s a strong selection against dispersal for many island animals, including Komodo dragons,” he said.
“I’m not optimistic about the future for many endemic Indonesian species, but we’ll continue to do what we can to preserve the dragons.”
Dr Jessop said dragons’ fear of the unknown was likely to be a factor preventing them from swimming to other islands or, on larger islands, moving to alternative areas where they could potentially be attacked by other large, aggressive male dragon populations.
Male Komodo dragons live longer than the females and grow much larger. The females devote their energy and resources to building “colossal” nests, which they guard for up to six months while their eggs hatch, reducing their feeding during that time.
“They emerge emaciated after leaving the nest and that reduces their life expectancy,” Dr Jessop said.
The biased sex ratio means males fight hard to be stronger and bigger than their rivals. They can weigh up to 90kg and measure up to three metres long. The males can live up to 70 years, while females are more likely to die before reaching 35 years.
Dr Jessop said the dragons needed security and protection, with boundaries marked around their reserves to ensure human populations did not encroach further.
He and his fellow researchers were developing education programs so Indonesian islands’ inhabitants were more aware of the need to preserve the dragons and their habitat.
Dr Jessop’s work began as an exercise to count the numbers of Komodo dragons but became a quest for the UQ doctoral graduate to understand how disturbances in environmental influences might affect the fitness of individuals to shape population and community dynamics.
“This study is giving scientists a much better understanding of the dragons’ ecology, evolution and life history,” he said.
Almost 300 people, including Steve Irwin’s widow, Terri, and their children, Bindi and Robert, attended the lecture at the Abel Smith Lecture Theatre, at UQ’s St Lucia campus in Brisbane. The lecture was run in conjunction with Australia Zoo.
Video: 5th annual Steve Irwin Memorial Lecture 'The secret life of dragons' presented by Dr. Tim Jessop.
Media contact: UQ Faculty of Science Communications Consultant Kate Tilley on (07) 3831 7500 or 0418 741606 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
14 August 2012, 11:45am at the AIBN Seminar Room (Bld #75)
REGISTRATIONS FOR THIS EVENT ARE NOW CLOSED. Please note that there is another opportunity to hear Dr Hoskin speak at the Annual Steve Irwin Memorial Lecture on Monday 13 August at 6pm. For more information and to register see here.
WHERE AIBN Seminar Room, level 1, AIBN Building (#75), St Lucia Campus
WHO Students enrolled in Science Honours, Masters and RHD programs in areas such as Biology, Conservation, Environmental Management, Environmental Science, Veterinary Science, Wildlife Science or Zoology
RSVP Early RSVP is essential as seating is limited. Please register via the below form.
A graduate of UQ’s Bachelor of Science (Honours, 1996) and PhD (2006) programs, Conrad always knew his destiny lay in wildlife research and conservation. His studies have taken him to many extraordinary places around the world and have resulted in the discovery of spectacular new species, the rediscovery of a frog species long thought to be extinct, and the discovery of processes by which new species can form (particularly in hybrid zones).
At this exclusive luncheon for Faculty of Science students Conrad will share his career highlights commencing as a UQ science student through to becoming a world-renowned biologist credited with having discovered or co-discovered, 13 new frog and reptile species - six geckos, one skink and six frogs over a decade.
Upon the completion of his undergraduate studies Conrad spent several years travelling to locations such as Madagascar and Borneo, and working in various roles exploring remote areas of Queensland and studying the genetics of Amazonian River Turtles.
Following his travels, Conrad returned to UQ to commence a PhD under supervision of Jeremy Austin, Hamish McCallum, and Craig Moritz, investigating processes by which new species form, particularly how species can form in hybrid zones.
Throughout these years he continued to explore remote areas looking for new species, and discovered and described some spectacular new Queensland reptiles and frogs.
After completing his thesis he won a 3-year research fellowship (from the Australian Research Council) to continue his speciation research at The Australian National University in Canberra. This work continued to focus on the frogs and reptiles of north Queensland.
In 2011 he was simultaneously awarded a research fellowship from the Australian Biological Resources Study and a permanent lectureship in the School of Marine & Tropical Biology at James Cook University (Townsville).
For the next 3 years he will be focussing on research into the diversity and taxonomy of reptiles and frogs of northern and eastern Australia, and will progress to a research and teaching role.
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27 - 31 August 2012
Find out about an honours year with information sessions run by your school
Completing an Honours year with your science degree can open the door to many opportunities!
You will acquire skills which will enable you to work without close supervision in a research environment in industry or government, or to proceed to a research higher degree.
- Undertake exciting original research
- Develop skills highly sought by employers
- Enhance your career prospects
During Honours Week you will have the chance to find out about an Honours year with information sessions run by each of the schools and centres within UQ Science.
TUE 28 Aug:
BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE - Honours Open Day
WED 29 Aug:
GEOGRAPHY, PLANNING & ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT - Information Session & free pizza
THU 30 Aug:
AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SCIENCE - Information Session & refreshments for St Lucia students
PHYSICS - Information Session followed by free pizza
FRI 31 Aug:
|AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SCIENCE - Information Session & refreshments for Gatton students
12-1pm, Hamon Seminar Room (R 103), Gatton - Bldg 8255
CHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOSCIENCES - Information Session & free BBQ
12-1pm, Chemistry Podium - Bldg 68
If you cannot attend the information sessions, but would like to enquire about Honours studies, please contact the respective Honours Coordinator:
|School||Honours Coordinators & Useful Websites|
School of Agriculture and
Dr Steve Johnston (BAppSc) - email@example.com
School of Biological Sciences
Dr Craig White - firstname.lastname@example.org
School of Biomedical Sciences
Dr Karen Moritz (BSc) - email@example.com
A/Prof Peter Thorn (BBiomedSc) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Margaret Cook (BOccHlth&SafeSc) - email@example.com
Prof Mike Capra (BOccHlth&SafeSc) - firstname.lastname@example.org
More information: www.uq.edu.au/sbms/honours-program
School of Chemistry and
Dr James Fraser (BSc) - email@example.com
Prof Ross Barnard (BBiotech) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Steve Reid (BBiotech) - email@example.com
A/Prof Ross McGeary (Chemistry) - firstname.lastname@example.org
School of Earth Science
|School of Geography, Planning &
School of Mathematics
Dr Victor Scharaschkin (Mathematics) - email@example.com
Dr Richard Wilson ext 53092 (Statistics) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Ian McCulloch ext 52473 (Physics) - email@example.com
More information: www.smp.uq.edu.au/node/66
School of Veterinary Science
Dr Rebecca Dunlop - firstname.lastname@example.org
More information: www.uq.edu.au/vetschool/honours-projects
Centre for Advanced Imaging (CAI)
|The University of Queensland
|More information: www.di.uq.edu.au/research-projects|
Register now so you don't miss out!
Free writing workshops available for Post Graduates - 6 & 8 June
Are you interested in a career in publishing? Or maybe you'd love to learn from an expert about how to get published?
We're pleased to invite you to learn about these topics in a two part workshop series presented by Diana Faulds on Wednesday 6 June and Friday 8 June 2012.
About the Presenter:
Diana Faulds is an Adjunct Professor with the UQ Centre for Integrated Preclinical Drug Development and is also the Global Editorial Director, Adis Products at Springer. Prior to starting this role in 2010, Diana held senior roles in the life sciences publishing field at Wolters Kluwer Health and Adis International, working in Journals, Databases, Books and Medical Communications. Earlier in her career, Diana was a medical writer with Adis International and many of her publications are highly cited.
Diana has been involved in many workshops and presentations on the issues and ethics involved in presenting scientific data for publication. Come along and learn from Diana's wealth of knowledge and insight into multiple dimensions of the scientific publishing world. Light refreshments will be served at each session.
Please note, both workshops have reached capacity therefore no new registrations are being accepted.
Workshop 1: Careers in Publishing - please note, this workshop has reached capacity therefore no new registrations are being accepted.
- Overview: This practical workshop will help you to discover what career opportunities are available outside the lab, the challenges of working in Academic publishing and real life examples of others who've made this transition.
- When: Wednesday 6 June 2012
- Time: 9:00am- 12:00pm. Please arrive at 8:45am for a 9:00am start
- Where: Frank White Building (43), Room 102
Workshop 2: Getting Published - please note, this workshop has reached capacity therefore no new registrations are being accepted.
- Overview: Get practical tips from an expert about how to write a title, abstract, main text, method, results, discussion as well as how to choose a journal, how the publishing process works, how to deal with peer review comments and more.
- When: Friday 8 June 2012
- Time: 9:00am- 12:00pm. Please arrive at 8:45am for a 9:00am start
- Where: Frank White Building (43), Room 102
The University of Queensland Society for Undergraduate Science Students (SUSS) presents the inaugural An Invitation to Innovation Annual Lecture.
The inaugural 2011 speaker is Andrea Dupree. Having a plethora of experience, Andrea is currently a Senior Astrophysicist at Harvard Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics (CfA) and is a member of the Science Working Group for NASA’s Kepler Mission.
The Kepler Mission was launched in 2009 and aims to discover just how frequently planets appear outside the solar system. Results so far have been astounding; estimates based on Kepler’s data point to as many as two billion Earth like worlds in the Milky Way galaxy alone. Andrea is the former president of the American Astronomical Society and has served on and led a number of committees with the US National Academy of Sciences. Andrea is the former associate director of the CfA. Andrea was the first woman and youngest person to be appointed this position at the time.
The An Invitation to Innovation Lecture is organised by students for UQ students, staff and academics, as well as interested members of the community.
Please come along to the inaugural annual lecture, and join us for light refreshments afterwards. RSVP is essential.
Date: Monday 3 October 2011
Time: 5:00 - 6:00pm, with light refreshments to follow
Location: Parnell Building (7), Room 222, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane.
RSVP early - seating is strictly limited.
Join Bryan for a presentation on Australian astrophysics
Professor Bryan Gaensler is one of Australia’s best known young scientists and winner of both Young Australian of the Year and the Young Tall Poppy awards. Bryan is an award-winning astronomer, who is internationally recognised for his groundbreaking work on dying stars, interstellar magnets and cosmic explosions.
Join Bryan for a 45 minute presentation focusing on Australian astrophysics, including what we've contributed to the body of knowledge, our strengths and the future of astrophysics in Australia. Bryan will also discuss his career trajectory as well as provide the audience with some advice and recommendations about career progression. Following the lecture, the audience will have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session.
Date: Friday 9 September 2011
Time: 12:00 - 1:15pm
Location: QBI (79), Level 7, Auditorium, University of Queensland, St Lucia
Bryan's latest book, The Extreme Cosmos, views the way the universe works through the lens of extremes: the fastest, hottest, heaviest, brightest, oldest, and most gravitational. This book not only offers amazing facts and figures but also reveals the remarkable objects and the incredible physics that underpin these phenomena.
Bryan is also presenting at the Brisbane Writers Festival and is on campus as part of the Visiting Authors Program. Bryan is appearing courtesy of the Faculty of Science, UQ.
Visit the Faculty of Science booth and find out how to start your research career.
Thinking about postgraduate research in science?
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
- Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
Visit the Faculty of Science booth at this year's Careers Fair
and find out:
- How to identify your research interest.
- How to find a supervisor.
- How to apply for a PhD/MPhil.
- How to apply for scholarships.
- Where a career in research could take you.
The following scientists and staff are available at the Faculty of Science booth:
|Time||Agriculture & Food Science||Biology||Biomedical Sciences||Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences||Geography, Planning
|Maths & Physics||Veterinary Science|
|11am-12pm||Dr Lisbeth Grondahl||Kate
|Dr Joel Corney||Dr Helle Bielefeldt-Ohmann|
|12-1pm||Dr Craig White,
Dr Berndt van Rensburg
|1-2pm||Dr Mark Turner||Dr Lisbeth Grondahl||Kate
|Prof Phil Pollett||Dr Rebecca Dunlop|
|2-3pm||Prof Mike Capra,
A/Prof Conrad Sernia
Available research projects:
- Agriculture and Food Studies
- Biomedical Sciences
- Centre for Advanced Imaging
- Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
- Geography, Planning & Environmental Management
- Maths & Physics
- Integrated Natural Resource Management PhD Program & Scholarship
- International PhD scholarships in Biology
- The scale of research activity in science is substantial at UQ. To find out more about some of the areas of focus visit: www.science.uq.edu.au/research-profiles
- Download a research degree fact sheet.
- Visit the UQ Graduate School website for further information on how to apply.
- Visit the UQ Careers Fair website: www.uq.edu.au/careersfair
Register your school for Experience Science 2014! St Lucia:
Register your school for Experience Science 2014!
Thursday 24 July
Register your school:
- Preferred campus: St Lucia or Gatton
- Preferred dates: please nominate two preferred dates for the St Lucia campus
- Estimated number of students
- Contact Teacher name, email and phone number
Registrations submitted by the end of March 2014 will have the date of visit confirmed in early April.
Register as an individual:
Individual students can register to attend Gatton on Thursday 24 July or St Lucia on Thursday 17 July only.
Fill in the same online form using your own name and contact details instead of 'Contact teacher' and with the 'Estimated number of students' as 1.
What is Experience Science?
Experience Science provides students in years 10 - 12 the opportunity to discover what studying science is like at UQ and how science is applied in industry and everyday life. The event is facilitated by experts from UQ and industry through a series of hands-on, interactive science workshops.
Thousands of students from Queensland and northern New South Wales have attended Experience Science over the past ten years.
What happened at Experience Science in 2013?
Students attended a science lecture delivered by a UQ academic and participated in a range of hands-on workshops in this full-day program.
FEAST 30 June - 4 July 2013
29 June - 3 July 2014
Please complete the 'Expression of Interest form 2014" if you would like to be notified by email when registrations open in March.
Future Experiences in Agriculture, Science and Technology (FEAST) is a five day residential program designed to inspire and inform high school students of the range of exciting and rewarding science careers in the agriculture, animal, plant and food sectors.
Advantages of attending FEAST
• meet other students with similar interests
• explore science disciplines through hands on activities and workshops
• attend industry run sessions reinforcing the many exciting career outcomes on offer to graduates
• experience living in the Halls of Residence and take part in fun social and sporting activities
• chat with current university students and staff and have all your questions answered
• expand your knowledge of UQ study options and programs, careers and campus life
Cost: $325.00 2013 price is subject to change. Price includes accommodation, all meals, activities and bus tours.
Where: The University of Queensland Gatton Campus
When: Check in Sunday 29 June and depart Thursday 3 July 2014
Enquiries: Email Karli Kollegger email@example.com
FEAST is open to students in years 10, 11 and 12 however preference will be given to year 11 and 12 students if numbers are limited.
For more information on our science programs visit: www.science.uq.edu.au/future-undergrad
Check out some recent testimonials from our 2013 FEAST cohort
“The program gave me a clearer idea of what is involved in the program, courses and uni in general" Hannah G, Gympie SHS
“The information sessions on scholarships and campus life was very valuable” Megan B, Ormiston College
“Having past and present UQ students share their knowlege and experiences was valuable” Savannah H, Coolum SHS
“The technology and equipment available was amazing! I loved being able to examine things at their molecular level” Claire H, Clayfield College
“The workshops were really informative and the program exposed us to all aspects of university life” Xander H, Bundaberg Christian College
“It was great, I had the best time and made some great friends and it was good having uni student ambassadors there to chat with and share why they love uni so much" Lochie L, St george SHS
Come along and meet your fellow science students, relax and enjoy free live music and snacks!
We want to welcome you to the Faculty of Science. Come along and meet your fellow science students, relax and enjoy free live music and snacks!
WHAT: Outdoor get-together with live music (Music: guitarist Dave McGuire and singer Krystal Durant)
WHERE: Grassed area outside building 64
WHEN: Week 2 - Thursday 8th March, drop in anytime between 12-2pm
- Meet new science students from around the world
- Connect to clubs and societies (SUSS - the Society for Undergraduate Science Students, Mates@UQ, etc.)
- Relax with FREE live music and food
For more information contact:
Julia Kaestner, Engagement Officer - International & Research, Faculty of Science, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Gloriously Messy Universe - Cafe Scientific
The Gloriously Messy Universe
Broadcast dates on Radio National. Visit the ABC Radio National Website to listen online or find the frequency (www.abc.net.au/rn/)
5pm, Sun 9 Jan, 2011
6pm, Thurs 13 Jan 2011
Is there an ultimate theory of everything? Could it be possible that after decades of searching, it may turn out that the universe is not perfectly and elegantly designed?
According to author Marcelo Gleiser, the universe is gloriously messy and we hear his controversial views.... along with alternative views from our panel of astronomers. This forum was recorded at the 2010 Brisbane Writers festival and your host is Dr Paul Willis from ABC TV’s Catalyst program.
- Professor Marcelo Gleiser - Professor of Natural Philosophy, Physics and Astronomy & author, Dartmouth College, United States
- Professor Andrew White - School of Mathematics & Physics, The University of Queensland.
- Dr Tamara Davis - School of Mathematics & Physics, The University of Queensland
“Imperfect Creation – the Gloriously Messy Universe” by Marcel Gleiser
Published by Black Inc.
Event producer Abbie Thomas
Presenter Lynne Malcolm
Sound Engineer Leila Shunnar
Big ideas (ABC Radio National) is broadcasted on Thursdays 6pm (3pm WA, 5pm Q/NT) and Sundays 5pm, repeated 12am Monday and 3am Friday.
Big Ideas brings you the best of talks, forums, debates, and festivals held in Australia and around the world. From major public speeches to intimate bookshop conversations, Big Ideas puts you in the front row.
To find your local frequency: http://www.abc.net.au/rn/frequency/
These programs will also be available after the broadcast date as podcasts at: http://www.abc.net.au/rn/bigideas/
Celebrate National Science Week at UQ National Science Week runs 13 - 21 Aug...
Celebrate National Science Week at UQ
National Science Week runs 13 - 21 August 2011 and celebrates Australia's talents and achievements in science, engineering, technology and innovation.
There are a range of great events and activities happening nationally that showcase science, engineering, technology and innovation.
Free events happening at UQ St Lucia campus:
- 10 August 2011
- 4:00 - 5:00 pm
- Building 3, Room 320 University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus
Annie Ross from the University of Queensland presents a free one hour seminar on the topic of Indigenous Knowledge, Natural Resources Management and Cultural Heritage Management.
Free Scinema screening - Festival of Science Film
- 10 August 2011
- 5:00 - 6:00 pm
- Sir James Foots Building (47A), Room 141, University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus
Scinema is the Festival of Science Film. A selection of films from the 2011 Travelling Film Festival will be shown at this free, one hour event. Come along and enjoy this SUSS event and a few free slices from Pizza Cafe following the screening.
- 18 August 2011
- 4:15 - 5:30 pm
- Auditorium, John Hay Building, Queensland Biosciences Precinct, Chancellor's Place, University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus
The 2011 Skerman Lecturer is Victor Nizet, Professor of Paediatrics and Pharmacy at the University of California, San Diego and Chief of the Division of Paediatric Pharmacology & Drug Discovery at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences. His lecture is entitled Bacteria and Phagocytes: Mortal Enemies.
Public Lecture: Genetic and genomic approaches to cancer prevention
- 19 August 2011
- Drinks & canapes 4:45pm - 5:30pm, Public Lecture & Prize-giving 5:30pm onwards
- Physiology Lecture Theatres, Building 63, University of Queensland, St Lucia campus
Professor Sir John Burn, MD, FRCP, FRCPCH, FRCOG, FMedSci presents the School of Biomedical Sciences public lecture on the topic of Genetic and genomic approaches to cancer prevention.
- 24 August 2011
- 12:00 - 1:00 pm
- Building 3, Room 318, University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus
Naomi Levin from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem presents a free one hour seminar on the topic of Patterns of light and fire in a human dominated landscape.
Dr Shelly Lachish with a
- WHEN 11:45am for a light lunch and a 12pm start, Wednesday 5 October 2011
- WHERE James Birrell Room, Staff Club, 41 Staff House Road, UQ St Lucia
- WHO Students enrolled in Science Honours, Masters and RHD programs in areas such as Conservation, Environmental Management, Environmental Science, Veterinary Science, Wildlife Science or Zoology
- RSVP Early RSVP is essential as seating is limited. Register below until Friday 23 September 2011.
A graduate of UQ’s Science (Honours, 2000) and PhD (Zoology, 2009) programs, Shelly has dedicated her life to wildlife ecology and management. She has studied the effects of the fatal cancer in the wild Tasmanian Devil, studied wild primates in the South American jungle, and today works at the University of Oxford studying the impacts of disease on wild birds.
Shelly will share her career trajectory and highlights from UQ science student to international ecologist and conservation biologist at this exclusive luncheon for Faculty of Science students.
Upon completing her undergraduate studies Shelly worked as a research assistant to Professor Mark Blows at UQ, investigating the complexities of evolution and natural selection, with the humble fruit fly as a model species.
But the call of the wild soon led Shelly out of the confines of the laboratory and into the jungles of Mexico, where she undertook an academic internship in the Primatology Laboratory of the National University of Mexico, studying the ecology, behaviour and conservation of wild primates in Lost Tuxtlas Reserve, Veracruz.
Following her time in Mexico, Shelly returned to UQ to commence her PhD under the supervision of Professor Hamish McCallum, Professor Anne Goldizen and Dr Menna Jones, investigating the population impacts and conservation implications of a new and apparently fatal cancer in wild Tasmanian devil; what we now know to be Devil Facial Tumour Disease.
The demands of this research soon saw Shelly take up residence in the island state of Tasmania, a move that fostered important and rewarding collaborations with the researchers and managers whose mission it is to save the Tasmania devil from this debilitating disease.
After completing her thesis, Shelly continued to work in devil research and conservation as a contract scientist working for the Tasmanian government’s Save the Tasmanian Devil program. In 2010, Shelly began working at her current position as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Oxford. Her current work focuses on understanding the dynamics and impacts of diseases of wild birds, with particular focus on understanding the conservation implications of a new strain of avian pox that has recently been detected in British garden birds. Dr Lachish is currently working as a post-doctoral research associate at the Edward Grey Institute in the Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford.
The annual Staff vs Students debate:
Should Science strive towards a world without death?
Watch nail-biting action as UQ's finest scientific minds battle it out:
- Location: The Prentice Building Room 216
- Date: Tuesday August 23rd at 5:30pm
Visit the SUSS facebook events page: http://www.facebook.com/UQSUSS?sk=events
Science Ball 2011 is your ticket to celebrate the successes of the academic year in the UQ Faculty of Science. September 23 is the date where you can take off your lab coat and dress in your finest - so get excited!
After the SUSSness of last year, Science Ball 2011 will be bigger, better and more SUSSpicious than ever before. Your ticket includes entrance into Cloudland's exclusive Rainbow Room and a 5 hour drink and canapé package. You are also invited to the After Party downstairs in Cloudland after the main event.
- Members: $95
- Non-Members: $100
Numbers are limited... Get in quick.
Find our more: http://www.facebook.com/UQSUSS
Discover year 11 and 12 subjects for your greatest options for university entry.
If you are interested in a career in Engineering, ICT, Health, Medicine or Science, discover which year 11 and 12 subjects will provide you the greatest options for university entry.
Year 10 Subject Selection Evenings – 18th July and 23rd July
All Year 10 Students, their parents and careers counsellors are invited to attend the Year 10 Subject Selection Evenings on Thursday 18th July at UQ St Lucia and Tuesday 23rd July at Kedron Wavell Services Club, Kedron.
Find out which subjects in years 11 and 12 provide the best entry pathways into and preparation for degrees in Engineering, ICT, Science, Medicine and Health.
UQ staff will be on hand to speak to students, parents and teachers about specific programs and general university admission.
Information sessions for specific programs will also be presented.
Dates and Locations:
Program for Thursday 18th
- 6.00pm Degrees in Engineering and ICT
- 6.00pm Degrees in Health Sciences and Medicine
- 6.30pm Degrees in Science
- 6.30pm Scholarships/General Admission
- 7.00pm Degrees in Engineering and ICT
- 7.00pm Degrees in Health Sciences and Medicine
- 7.30pm Degrees in Science
- 7.30pm Scholarships/General Admission
Program for Tuesday 23rd
Date: Tuesday 23rd July
Time: 6.00pm to 8.00pm
Location: Community Centre, Kedron Wavell Services Club, Chermside (plenty of off street car parking available - enter the car park via Kittyhawk Drive or Nielson St.) View map here.
- 6.00pm Degrees in Engineering and ICT
- 6.20pm Degrees in Health Sciences and Medicine
- 6.40pm Degrees in Science
- 7.00pm Degrees in Engineering and ICT
- 7.20pm Degrees in Health Sciences and Medicine
- 7.40pm Degrees in Science
EnquiriesFor enquiries please contact Jackie Mergard, Phone: 07 3365 3634 or Email: email@example.com