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Theme: Little Grey Cells

This event occurred on
September 10, 2020
6:30pm - 9:00pm AWST
(UTC +8hrs)
Perth, Western Australia

Researchers at the University of Western Australia are addressing the challenges that are profoundly affecting our lives. Their innovative work is a meaningful contribution to countering obstacles that we are facing while preparing us for the future.
For our very first in-person event this year, TEDxUWA is presenting TEDxUWASalon: Little Grey Cells to showcase a few researchers that are doing spectacular work in scientific research. Topics will range from advancements in epigenome engineering to the physiology of lactation.

The event will be held on the 10th of September in EZONE Central at UWA.

Registration starts at 6:00 PM for a 6:30 PM start and event proceedings will end at approximately 8:00 PM but feel free to network with fellow attendees and the speakers .

Refreshments will be provided during intermission.

Tickets are only $6 for students and $12 for the general public.

If you are feeling unwell, please do not attend this event and a refund will be issued. Refunds are not accepted for other reasons.
Social distancing will be enforced at this event so please maintain a distance of 1.5 m from other attendees at the venue.

The University of Western Australia
Hackett Cafe
35 Stirling Highway, Crawley
Perth, Western Australia, 6009
Event type:
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Christian Pflüger

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
During the day, Christian is molecular biology researcher at UWA/Perkins and by night, he is a beer brewer and bread baker. When he’s not in the lab, you can find him diving or biking with his son. Christian also enjoys tinkering with tools and understanding how things can be engineered in smart and creative ways. In TEDxUWA Salon: Little Grey Cells, Christian will discuss the importance and mechanisms of molecular engineering, including molecular tools such as CRISPR/Cas9 in targeting DNAs, while sharing his journey in research within this field.

Donna Geddes

Director of the Human Lactation Research Group
Professor Donna Geddes is globally known for her work with ultrasound imaging that has transformed our understanding of events around pregnancy and infancy. From lactating breast, milk ejection and blood flow, to sucking techniques of infants, her expertise and research in these areas have expanded to include breast milk removal and synthesis, as well as the composition and its impact on the growth of breastfed infants. Donna is also currently running a research program to underpin clinical practice, improve breast pump performance and develop diagnostic tests for women experiencing breastfeeding difficulties. In TEDxUWA Salon: Little Grey Cells, Donna will share her stories which highlights the importance of early nutrition and lactation during infancy. Through her talk and research, she hopes to improve the health, well-being and knowledge of our current and future generations.

Joshua Mylne

UWA Associate Professor
Josh is an Associate Professor at UWA’s School of Molecular Sciences. By training, he is a geneticist and biochemist who has received a PhD in plant genetic engineering from University of Queensland. He has won several awards for his work such as Australia’s 2012 Goldacre medal. In 2013, he has even founded his own lab based in Perth, where he is currently focusing on his projects. In TEDxUWA: Little Grey Cells, Josh will be sharing his work experiences and expertise in protein evolution and peptide biosynthesis within the field of cellular biology. He will also be discussing his current development of a new program involving herbicide development and its target discovery.

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Perth, Australia


Perth, Australia