A mum of three, engineer, scientist, educator, and all around dabbler, I'm far better at finding interesting things to do than I am at doing housework.
Viruses have been in the headlines lately, with Ebola running rampant in Africa. Here's your chance to learn more about viruses, how they work, and how they affect us.
Viruses - image courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net
On Wednesday the 27th of August, PrimeSCI will be playing host to Associate Professor Hans Netter as he presents a talk entitled "Viruses: Infectious agents at the edge of life. What are they and how do they operate".
image courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net
Associate Professor Netter is currently the Principal Investigator of the Molecular Virology Research Group, and Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences at Monash University. He specialises in understanding viruses to promote significant benefits to human health. The talk is part of the "Science Shaping Society" Series, presented by PrimeSCI as an opportunity for the public to engage with scientists as they discuss science, its importance, and how it impacts society.
All are welcome at this talk, although the subject matter is probably not of interest to small children. Older children with an interest in science are welcome to attend in the company of an adult (probably most suitable from ages eight and up).
The session will be held at Monash University's Clayton Campus, building 28, room G09, on Wednesday 27th of August from 7 until 8 pm. Ample parking is available in adjacent carparks N1 and W1 (free parking is permitted in blue zones without a permit after 5pm).
So why not expand your mind with a scientifically interesting time?