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Inspiring Science: Genome Building and Bio-inspiration
Wed. 12 October 2016, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm AEDT
Inspiring Science: Genome building and bio-inspiration
Join award-winning researchers, Dr Hugh Goold and Krishneel Singh, as they share some of the incredible new scientific discoveries inspired by nature.
Have you heard about genes and genomes, but wonder what these terms really mean? Come and find out! Dr Hugh Goold is part of an international consortium of research scientists who are working to create the first advanced genome ever created. Learn all about the yeast genome project, and the amazing light it could shed on how all living organisms work.
Then join PhD Candidate Krishneel Singh to discover what happens when scientists turn to nature for amazing new ideas. From the skin of Galapagos sharks to the exoskeleton of Namib Desert beetles, the wonders of nature can be adapted and used in human medicine. Learn about ground-breaking new research into how coral could be used to heal fractured bones.
This fascinating event is part of the Inspiring Science series, programmed with Inspiring Australia and presented by award-winning researchers, showing off the latest developments in all matters science and society.
About the Speakers
Dr Hugh Goold was awarded a PhD from both the University of Sydney and the Université Aix-Marseille in 2015 with honourable mention. After returning to Sydney from France, he is currently jointly engaged at the NSW Department of Primary Industries and Macquarie University working on Yeast 2.0 where he is helping to construct chromosome 16. He has an active interest in plant biosensors and applications of synthetic biology for Australian Horticulture. Hugh has a diverse range of experience having worked on microalgae and their oils at Cadarache just outside Aix-en-Provence in France, on lentiviruses at UCL in London, and having worked in Sydney on the use of fungi as cell factories to produce industrial enzymes. Hugh has won various awards and prizes throughout his career and is very enthusiastic about the potential for synthetic biology to make a positive impact on the world throughout the Anthropocene era. Hugh also has an interest in the microbiology of winemaking.
Krishneel Singh is a Biomedical Scientist and PhD Candidate at the University of Technology, Sydney. He investigates the regenerative potential of these stem cells that live within our fat. Specifically, he hopes to use them efficiently as an inexpensive and effective medical implant for healing common bone fractures. Krishneel has won a range of awards for presenting his research, including being the finalist in the NSW Fame Lab and UTS 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. Additionally, he was awarded prizes at the 2015 New Horizons Medical Science conference and the Australian Proteome Analysis Facility (APAF) conference.
Inspiring Science, a series programmed with Inspiring Australia and presented by award-winning researchers, shows off the latest developments in all matters science and society.
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