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THECA's Monthly Meeting

Time: Wednesday 25 March 2020, 19:00 - 22:00
Place: The Hut, 47 Fleming Rd, Chapel Hill QLD 4069
Contact: Margaret Palmer, Secretary 0409 012 082
Registration: All welcome! No registration required.

Description:

At our March monthly meeting, our guest speaker will be Dr Mark Blaskovich, Fellow at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience at the University of Queensland. 

Topic: Bacteria: Friend or Foe?

Dr Mark BlaskovichDr Mark Blaskovich is an antibiotic hunter based at the Centre for Superbug Solutions in the Institute for Molecular Bioscience at The University of Queensland. A medicinal chemist with 15 years of industrial drug development experience prior to his academic career, Mark has been developing new antibiotics to treat drug resistant pathogens and using modified antibiotics to detect bacterial infections. He is a cofounder of the Community for Open Antimicrobial Drug Discovery, a global antibiotic discovery initiative, and has led a number of UQ-industry collaborations focused on antibiotic development. An inventor on eleven patent families, Mark has developed drugs in clinical trials, published more than eighty research articles, and received over $10m in grant funding.


COME AT 7 PM ON 25 MARCH FOR DRINKS AND NIBBLES, FOR A 7.30 PM START, AND STAY FOR DISCUSSION AND SUPPER AFTERWARDS.

Gold coin donation at the door.

General meetings are usually held at The Hut, 47 Fleming Road, Chapel Hill, on the fourth Wednesday of each month from February to November.

The Annual General Meeting is usually in April, at the start of the April general meeting, with the April talk immediately afterwards.

  • Please join us for refreshments and networking from 7:00 pm.
  • Meetings commence at 7:30 pm. Presentations usually run for about an hour including questions, with refreshments and informal discussions afterwards.
  • All members and non-member visitors are welcome.
  • We try to include an outline of each THECA Talk in the subsequent THECA News. Please let us know if you'd be happy to do an occasional write-up for us.