Sharing Science

National Science Week

Floor Talks

Queensland Museum and visiting scientists bring their research out of the laboratory and onto the public floors with engaging floor talks and discussions.

Hear about Hidden marine life, Colourful Crabs, Radio carbon dating, Tarantulas, Diversity of Parasites and more from Queensland Museum Scientists.

Visiting scientists will share their research into The evolution of human intelligence, Synthetic Biology, Organic Electronics, Illusions and how the mind can be deceived and more.

Session details

Free admission. Bookings essential for Schools and Groups.

Sat 20 Aug 11:00 am,
12:00 pm,
1:00 pm
Hidden marine life Queensland Museum
Sessile Marine Invertebrate Scientists including Dr John Hooper, Head, Biodiversity and Geosciences Program, Queensland Museum
Sun 21 Aug 11:00 am The evolution of human intelligence Dr. Guy Barry
Institute for Molecular Bioscience
The University of Queensland
12:00 pm Synthetic Biology: What is it, and what can we do with it? Dr Claudia Vickers
Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
The University of Queensland
1:00 pm Organic Electronics - The future is NOW Dr. Kwan H. Lee
Centre for Organic Photonics & Electronics
The University of Queensland
2:00 pm Hidden biodiversity in domestic livestock Dr Nicholas J Hudson
Livestock Industries
CSIRO
Mon 22 Aug 10:00 am Overhead and Underfoot: Diversity and Balance in the Natural World Inquiry Centre Information Officers
Queensland Museum South Bank
12:00 pm Wonderful Whelks Queensland Museum
Molluscs and Crustacean Scientists
1:00 pm Beautiful Bivalves Queensland Museum
Molluscs and Crustacean Scientists
2:00 pm Crustacean Diversity Queensland Museum
Molluscs and Crustacean Scientists
Tues 23 Aug 10:00 am Overhead and Underfoot: Diversity and Balance in the Natural World Inquiry Centre Information Officers
Queensland Museum South Bank
11:00 am Marine Turtles Queensland Museum Vertebrate Zoologists
12:00 pm Ancient technologies Dr Brit Asmussen, Head, Archaeology, Queensland Museum
1:00 pm Counting on Fishes Jeff Johnson, Queensland Museum Ichthyologist
Wed 24 Aug 10:00 am Overhead and Underfoot: Diversity and Balance in the Natural World Inquiry Centre Information Officers
Queensland Museum South Bank
11:00 am,
12:00 pm,
1:00 pm
Diversity within: parasites Queensland Museum Parasitologists
Thurs 25 Aug 11:00 am Mammal and bird collections Queensland Museum Vertebrate Zoologists
12:00 pm Tarantulas from the Torres Strait Dr Robert Raven, Head, Terrestrial Biodiversity & Senior Curator, Chelicerata, Queensland Museum
1:00 pm,
2:00 pm
Arachnology collections Queensland Museum Arachnologists
Fri 26 Aug 11:00 am Public Programs: Digital Imaging and Backyard Explorer Queensland Museum Entomologists Geoff Thompson and Dr Chris Lambkin
12:00 pm New species: Beeflies, Stiletto Flies and Bark Beetles Queensland Museum Entomologists Dr Chris Lambkin and Dr Fede Turco
1:00 pm Evolutionary Biology at QM: Stiletto Flies and Digital Imaging Queensland Museum Entomologists Dr Chris Lambkin and Geoff Thompson
2:00 pm New species of Bark Beetles & Community Science in Backyard Explorer Queensland Museum Entomologists Dr Fede Turco and Dr Chris Lambkin
Sat 27 Aug 11:00 am Clinical Chemistry: Diagnostic Potential of Saliva Dr Chaminide Punyadeera
Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
The University of Queensland
12:00 pm Tricks of the mind Matthew B. Thompson
The University of Queensland
1:00 pm Capturing the General can win the war (parasites) Dr. Michelle N. Wykes
Queensland Institute of Medical Research
2:00 pm A new oil to treat epilepsy Dr. Karin Borges
School of Biomedical Sciences
The University of Queensland

This initiative is supported by the Australian Government as part of National Science Week.

Event Details

Dates
20 August 2011 10:00 AM - 28 August 2011 02:00 PM
Location
Various locations, Queensland Museum South Bank
Cost
Free

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