Eskitis Institute

National Science Week Event 

Cures from the Seas and the Trees

Students and staff from the Eskitis Institute will take to the theatre stage to present short and snappy 5-10 minute presentations of their research, it's importance, and how it is contributing to the search for new cures for common diseases.

The presentations will feature "Nature Bank", the Eskitis Institute's unique biodiscovery collection of over 45,000 samples of plants and marine species, including many collected by the Museum's own scientists. The presentations will highlight current medical research and the continuing value of biodiversity as a source of new medicines. 


About the Eskitis Institute

The Eskitis Institute is a drug discovery research centre. They search for and develop new drug- and cell-based therapies in areas such as:

  1. Cancer
  2. Infectious diseases
  3. Neurological diseases
  4. Global health

Curriculum Links STRAND: Science Understanding, SUB-STRAND: Physical sciences/ Chemical sciences, STRAND: Science as a Human Endeavour


Activity Details

Monday 18 August 2014
Tuesday 19 August 2014
Wednesday 20 August 2014
Friday 22 August 2014

1.30pm – 2.00pm each day

Theatre, Level 2

Group bookings essential BOOK ONLINE

Pre-booking is essential for groups of 5 or more due to capacity restrictions in the Theatre.
To book your group, please book online, or contact our Education Bookings Officer on (07) 3840 7608 or  

Suitable for High School, Tertiary Students and Science enthusiasts.


More Info

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Event Details

18 August 2014 - 22 August 2014
Theatre, Level 2

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