Events

Geometry, Topology and the love of Maths Dr Dan Mathews and the maths of deformation. Tuesday 15 Nov 2022 2pm-3pm AEDST Dan has been into maths since he was very young. At school he found he enjoyed maths, and represented Australia at the International Maths Olympiad. He’s not only been able to do maths all over the world, he’s also worked in IT and...

Working at the limits Dr Soniya Yambem and Prof Matthew Davis Tuesday 8 November 2022 11.00am-12.00pm AEDST Future smart prosthetics devices would require efficient communication between the human body and the prosthetic components, however the biological world and the electronic world do not understand each other. Soniya's research involves exploring materials and developing device designs for electronic components which act as translators between...

Making medicine user friendly Creating better health solutions with Professor Julie Redfern Thursday 3 Nov 2022 11.30am-12.30pm AEDST Julie is an advocate for effective secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease and her research interest is focused on improving clinical practice and reduction of risk factors ultimately in people with a range of chronic diseases. Julie’s research aims to improve access to and engagement with secondary...

Change of mind to change the brain Looking into the brain with A/Prof James (Mac) Shine Thursday 27 Oct 2022, 2.00pm-3.00pm AEDST Mac Shine is a medical doctor, turned neuroscientist. He was fascinated by understanding how the brain worked, so he went back to university and studied to become a scientist. Since then, he uses functional brain imaging to try to understand how...

Beyond the Lab with IMNIS Catalysts Thursday 20 Oct 2022 11.00am - 12.00pm AEDST Beyond the Lab is a webinar series for students in years 8 to 12 around Australia in which IMNIS Catalysts will share their non-traditional STEM Career Journeys. Join IMNIS Catalysts Dr Mateus Oliveira Silva and Josephine Ataa Hinneh as they discuss their career journeys and their life Beyond The Lab. Mateus...

Engineering a patch for your heart Bioengineering cardiac patches with A/Prof Jelena Rnjak-Kovacina Tuesday 18 Oct 2:00pm-3:00pm AEDST Dr Jelena Rnjak-Kovacina is an Associate Professor and research fellow at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney. Her research interests are at the interface of biology and engineering. Her research aims to understand the physical and biological cues that drive blood vessels...

Death of a Cell Looking at how and why cells die with A/Prof Ivan Poon and Dr Tahnee Saunders Thursday 13 Oct 2022 11.00am-12.00pm AEDST Dr Poon’s laboratory studies how and why cells disassemble into smaller fragments when they die. His research on cell fragmentation is important for the development of new treatments for diseases associated with cell death, including cardiovascular, autoimmune and...

Beyond the Lab with IMNIS Catalysts Tuesday 11 Oct 2022 11.00am - 12.00pm AEDST Beyond the Lab is a webinar series for students in years 8 to 12 around Australia in which IMNIS Catalysts will share their non-traditional STEM Career Journeys. Join IMNIS Catalysts Arianna Oddo and Janice Vaz as they discuss their career journeys and their life Beyond The Lab. Arianna is a Chemist...

Faster, Higher, Stronger Explore Sports science and nutrition Associate Professor Kate Pumpa. Tuesday 6 September 2022 11.30am-12.30pm A/Professor Kate Pumpa is an Advanced Sports Dietitian and Accredited Exercise Physiologist. Kate has over 15 years’ experience as a Sports Dietitian both domestically and abroad, holding Performance Dietitian positions at the ACT Brumbies, for Rugby Australia’s Wallabies, Wallaroos and Junior Wallabies, Leinster Rugby (Dublin, Ireland), and...

Making the polymers of the Future Professor Drew Evans and his work with films and coatings. Thursday 1 September 2022 2pm-3pm AEST Drew Evans is a Professor at the University of South Australia, with expertise in thin film coatings for real world applications.  His work focusses on making materials that are better and easier to manufacture. In late 2010 he was part of...