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Australian Animals: Saving us and saving them

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  • Springwood Sports Club
    83 Macquarie Road, Springwood NSW 2777, Australia

Australia is home to a variety of unique flora and fauna. From fluffy marsupials to deadly spiders, Australia has it all. So how do we protect our diverse creatures and ensure their survival? And could this wide array of species hold any clues for human health? Our researchers are investigating.

Dr Carolyn Hogg works to protect Australian species including koalas through genomic research. Professor Richard Payne and his team are working on developing new drugs to treat human disease, taking inspiration from insects and spiders. Want to hear how ticks may be able to help treat stoke and funnel-web spiders may help treat heart attack?

This Science at the Local event is supported by Inspiring Australia NSW and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Innovations in Peptide and Protein Science (USYD) as part of National Science Week.

In celebration of National Science Week, afternoon tea will be provided.

Please remember to cancel your reservation if you are unable to attend. This will make it possible for others to attend.

Location Information

Free parking available. Also street parking. 10 minute walk from Springwood train station.