Science in the Pub Tasmania


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Next Science in the Pub gathering:
When: Friday, 7-Sept-2017, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
The Republic Bar and Cafe
Where: 299 Elizabeth Street
North Hobart, TAS, 7000
Cost: FREE, but please RSVP



Upcoming Science in the Pub events

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - Why it's so hard to be healthy
#SciPubHealth
Panellists
James Sharman, Deputy Director - Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania
Dawn Aitken, PhD, Senior Research Fellow, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania
Verity Cleland (@verity_cleland), PhD, Senior Research Fellow, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania
Eventbrite - Why it's so hard to be healthy


Thursday, October 5, 2017 - Cancer: What to do about it?
#SciPubCancer
Panellists
Ray Lowenthal, Professor of Oncology, University of Tasmania
Greg Woods, Professor of Immunology, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, School of Medicine, UTAS
Joanne Dickinson, Principal Research Fellow (ARC Future Fellow), Menzies Institute for Medical Research, UTAS
Eventbrite - Cancer: What to do about it?


Thursday, November 2, 2017 - The wacky and wonderful world of bugs!
#SciPubBugs
Panellists
Shasta Henry, PhD student, Invertebrate Ecology, School of Land and Food, University of Tasmania
Melissa Houghton , Australian Antarctic Division
TBA
Eventbrite - The wacky and wonderful world of bugs! #SciPubBugs


Thursday, December 7, 2017 - TBA
#SciPub
Panellists
TBA
TBA
TBA




Previous Science in the Pub events

Special event for National Science Week!
Women of Science: stories of experimentation, frustration and creation
6pm, Friday, August 18 2017 as part of the BeakerStreat@TMAG pop-up science bar
Central Gallery, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Dunn Place, Hobart, TAS, 7000
Panellists
Dr Brigid Heywood, Deputy Vice Chancellor (research) leading UTAS pilot of the Athena Swan initiative
Dr Anu Verma, former researcher, now senior science teacher at Fahan School
Dr Angela Crean, animal reproduction specialist and current L'Oreal Women in Science fellow
Dr Rosalie Woodruff , Epidemiologist turned Greens politician
Dr Lila Landowski, PhD, Postdoctoral fellow, UTAS
Dr Gwen Fenton, first female Chief Scientist of the Australian Antarctic Division
Five fantastic females and their science success stories
Saturday, August 12 at the Festival of Bright Ideas
1-2pm, Princes Wharf 1
Panellists
Dr Lavenia Ratnarajah, marine biogeochemist, former "SciPubPoo" panelist, current postdoctoral researcher at IMAS
Prof Dianne Nicol, Cell biologist-law academic and director of the Centre for Law and Genetics at UTas
A/Prof Lisa Foa, Neuroscientist, Associate Head of Research, School of Medicine, UTAS
Dr Helen Fitton, Chief Scientist, Marinova biotechnology company
A/Prof Sharon Fraser, Former scientist, now science educator



Thursday, August 3, 2017 - Fake news is fake news
#SciPubFakeNews
Panellists
Christopher Lueg, Professor, University of Tasmania
Michael Charleston, Associate Professor, University of Tasmania
Jon Manning, PhD, co-founder of Secret Lab
Claire Konkes, Lecturer, Journalism, Media and Communications, University of Tasmania

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - The future of neuroscience
#SciPubBrain
Panellists
Lila Landowski, PhD, Postdoctoral fellow, University of Tasmania
Emma Eaton, PhD, Postdoctoral fellow, University of Tasmania
Brad Sutherland, PhD, Senior Research Fellow, University of Tasmania

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - Citizen science
#SciPubCitizen
Panellists
Radio Galaxy Zoo, Stas Shabala - ARC Early Career Fellow, University of Tasmania
Red Map, Stewart Frusher - Director, Centre for Marine Socioecology, University of Tasmania
Reef Life Survey, Rick Stuart-Smith - IMAS, University of Tasmania

International Pint of Science Festival - Hobart event
Tuesday, May 16 2017 - Is the future falling apart?
#PintOfScience
Pint of Science AU
Pint of Science - Is the future falling apart? - Book tickets here!


Thursday, May 4, 2017 - Plant science: Discovering the secrets to sustaining life on earth
#SciPubPlants
Panellists
Jim Weller, ARC Future Fellow, University of Tasmania
Greg Jordan, Associate Professor, University of Tasmania
Eloise Foo, ARC Future Fellow, Senior Lecturer, University of Tasmania

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - What’s killing Tassie’s cuddly creatures?
#SciPubCreature
Panellists
Menna Jones, Associate Professor, UTas
Greg Irons, Director of Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Founder of Tasmania's Wildlife Rescue Program
Erik Wapstra, Associate Dean (Research), UTas

Thurs, Mar 2, 2017 - It's not the size of the data - it's what you do with it
#SciPubBigData
Panellists
Kathryn Burdon, Senior Research Fellow, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, UTas
Matthew Cracknell, Research Fellow in Earth Informatics, ARC TMVC Research Hub, UTas
Jim Palfreyman, PhD student, UTas

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - High Tech Science: Robots and drones doin' the dirty (work)
#SciPubRobots
Panellists
Guy Williams, ARC Future Fellow - Ocean Sea Ice Interactions, IMAS Marine & Antarctic Futures Centre (MAFC), UTas
Vanessa Lucieer, Senior Research Scientist and Lecturer, UTas
Arko Lucieer, Associate Professor in Remote Sensing, UTas

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - Teaching teachers. Effective education: its science
#SciPubEdu
Panellists
Peter Johnston, Professor Emeritus, University of Albany, and author of Choice Words
Kim Beswick, Professor in Mathematics Education, UTas
Judith Hudson, School of Education, UTas

Sunday, Dec 4, 2016 - SciPub Brewery Tour and BBQ at Two metre Tall Brewery
#SciPub
Two metre Tall Brewery
A sciencey tour of the brewery (with explanation of their brewing process) followed by beer tasting, first full drink free and a BBQ lunch of hamburgers and sausages made from their sustainably farmed "beer-fed beef" (veggie options will also be available). As a safe, economical, environmental and friendly option, we will have round-trip bus tickets available to get folks to-and-from the brewer!

Cost: $10 for just the tour, drink & lunch OR $25 for the bus to and from the brewery plus the tour, drink & lunch!

You don't have to be a SciPub regular to attend either of these events! First-timers and friends are welcome so if you have been looking for a reason to come to a SciPub event, join us for one of these friendly (and slightly nerdy) events!



Thursday, Dec 1, 2016 - SciPub Social at the Duke
*** Please note that this event is on Thursday ***
#SciPub
Just like a normal SciPub but without the presentations. We will provide free hot nibbles and you buy your own drinks. We will be inviting all of our former panellists as well!
Eventbrite - SciPub Social at the Duke
Nov 10, 2016 - Earth's changing shape
#SciPubEarth
Panellists
Matt King, Professor, ARC Future Fellow and Professor of Polar Geodesy School of Land and Food, University of Tasmania
Jacqueline Halpin, Research Fellow (IMAS) / Adjunct Researcher (CODES & Earth Sciences), University of Tasmania
Sally Watson, PhD Candidate, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), University of Tasmania
October 14, 2016 - Uncovering that treasure trove of information in poo
#SciPubPoo
Panellists
Roger Latham, University of Tasmania
Julie McInnes, PhD candidate, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania
Lavenia Ratnarajah, PhD candidate, marine biogeochemist, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania


Sept 2, 2016 - Life below the surface
#SciPubAntartic
Panellists
Laurence Clarke, PhD, Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre
Elizabeth Leane, PhD, , Associate Professor of English and ARC Future Fellow, University of Tasmania
Mike Double, PhD, Leader, Australian Marine Mammal Centre, Australian Antarctic Division

Aug 12, 2016 - SciPub Debate: The Future of Humanity
This special event will be held on Friday, August 12th from 7-9pm at the Granada Tavern to kick off National Science Week. There will be plenty of auditorium-style seating but the tables are limited and likely to book out so email us (with the "Future-Scenario" name of your table, and the names of the 4-6 members of your group) at SciPubTas@gmail.com if you want to book a table.
#SciPubFuture

Panellists
John Dickey, Head of School, Mathematics and Physics, University of Tasmania
David Bowman, Professor, School of Biological Sciences, University of Tasmania
Roberta Julian, Associate Professor, Sociology Director, Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies (TILES), University of Tasmania
Rosalie Woodruff, PhD, Member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly for Franklin
Gretta Pecl, ARC Research Fellow & Deputy Associate Dean of Research, University of Tasmania

Thank you to the excellent sponsors of #SciPubFuture!

Aug 5, 2016 - #SciPubSocialSci: How social sciences can save humanity
#SciPubSocialSci
Panellists
Catherine Palmer, Head of School of Social Sciences, University of Tasmania
Bob Pease, Head of School of Social Work, University of Tasmania
Claire Konkes, Lecturer, Journalism, Media and Communications, University of Tasmania

July 1, 2016 - Cosmology
#SciPubCosmos
Panellists
John Dickey, Head of School, Mathematics and Physics, University of Tasmania
Lucia Plank, Post Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Tasmania
Stas Shabala, ARC Early Career Fellow, University of Tasmania

June 3, 2016 - Diabetes
#SciPubDiabetes: How sweet it isn't
Panellists
Alison Venn, Director, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania
Michelle Keske, Senior Research Fellow, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania
Ryan Russell, Junior Research Fellow, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania

May 13, 2016 - The burning question of forests and health
#SciPubForest
Panellists
David Bowman, Professor, School of Biological Sciences, University of Tasmania
Fay Johnston, Senior Research Fellow, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania
Mark Hunt, Professor of Forestry, Deputy Director, ARC Centre for Forest Value, University of Tasmania

April 1, 2016 - Multiple solutions for multiple sclerosis
#SciPubMS
Panellists
Bruce Taylor, Professorial Research Fellow, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania
Kaylene Young, Senior Research Fellow, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania
Ingrid van der Mei, Associate Professor Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania

Mar. 4, 2016 - How technology is advancing (and ruining?) our lives
#SciPubTech
Panellists
Frederic Gilbert, ARC DECRA Fellow at UTas
Lauren Ward, Young Tassie Scientist 2014, former UTas Engineering student about to undertake John Monash Scholarship PhD in England
Secret Lab, Secret Lab (find out more at the event!)

Feb. 12, 2016 - Humans + Ecology: for better or worse, till death do we part
#SciPubEco
Panellists
Barry Brook, Professor of Environmental Sustainability at UTas
Jessie Buettel, PhD student at UTas
Jamie Kirkpatrick, Head of Discipline of Geography and Spatial Sciences at UTas

Dec. 4, 2015 - Dementia and other brain diseases: new brains for old problems
#SciPubBrain
Panellists
Matthew Kirkcaldie, PhD, UTas, Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience
Bill Bennett, PhD, Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre, Faculty of Health, University of Tasmania
Katherine Southam, PhD, UTas, Menzies Institute for Medical Research

Lord of the Rings themed SciPub event!!!
Nov. 6 - Wizardry and Science of Past Oceans: Evolution and Mass Extinctions
#SciPubGeo
Panellists
Distinguished Professor Ross "Gandalf" Large, PhD, UTas, CODES – ARC Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposits
Cycles of Life and Death, 500 million years to present
Indrani "Galadriel" Mukherjee, PhD student, UTas, CODES – ARC Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposits
History of Middle Earth, 1.8 to 0.8 billion years ago
Jeff "Aragorn" Steadman, PhD, UTas
Life on Early Earth, 3.2 billion years ago


Oct. 2 - Cute, cuddly & dying: challenges in wildlife disease ecology
Panellists
Dr Scott Carver, PhD, UTas, Lecturer in Wildlife Ecology
Dr Andy Flies, PhD, UTas and UniSA, Morris Animal Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Alynn Martin, PhD student, UTas

Sept. 4, 2015 - Adventures in Antarctic Science
#SciPubAntarctic
Panellists
Steve Rintoul, PhD, CSIRO and the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre
Dr Jessica Melbourne-Thomas, PhD, Department of the Environment, Australian Antarctic Division
Nicholas Roden, PhD Candidate, CSIRO-UTAS PhD Program in Quantitative Marine Science








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