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The Chemistry of Life

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Hobart Town Hall

50 Macquarie Street

Hobart, TAS 7000

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The mind boggles at the diversity of chemical elements that make up our bodies, the world around us, and the objects we use every day. As we celebrate the 150th birthday of the periodic table, Professor Martina Stenzel FAA will unveil the hidden genius of this chart and bring to life the weird and wonderful elements it describes.

Based at UNSW Sydney, Martina designs long, chain-like molecules called polymers for biomedical applications. Her research ranges from figuring out new ways to synthesise polymers, to using these polymers in medicine. She combines her polymers with sugars, proteins and drug molecules to create smart nanoparticles for drug delivery.

This talk is part of the Australian Academy of Science Talks @ Town Hall, presented by BeakerStreet@TMAG, a pop-up science bar at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, 16-17 August, 6pm-midnight. After the talk, a band of wandering musicians will escort you and the speaker across the street to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, where we hope you will join us for a packed program of science/art installations, fascinating talks, live music, the Tasmanian Science Photography Prize, delicious Tassie food and drink, 100+ roving scientists, and much more! Entry is free, but fees apply to some events. The full BeakerStreet@TMAG program will be announced soon, so stay tuned to www.beakerstreet.com.au or like our Facebook page for updates.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of this talk to get a drink and find a seat - talks will start promptly at the advertised start time.


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