BrisScience

BrisScience

BrisScience is a monthly lecture series that brings science out of the labs and to the people, making it accessible to all – from scientists, to scientists-at-heart.

Run by The University of Queensland, BrisScience has been delivering engaging lectures on diverse topics from local and international scientists for over a decade.

Upcoming event

The Edge, State Library if Queensland, South BrisbaneBrisScience events are held at The Edge, State Library of Queensland, South Brisbane.

Imagined as a model for the library of the future, The Edge is a visionary space for creatives and innovators, providing the resources and platform to explore creativity across art, science, technology, and enterprise. Day-to-day, the community and venue spaces are filled with artists, researchers, makers, hackers, hobbyists and programmers working on their own and collaborative projects, or attending hands-on workshops and courses facilitated by The Edge.

Parking

Parking is available at the Cultural Centre car parks for a flat fee of $17. The closest parking is located off Stanley Place.

Public transport

The Edge at the State Library of Queensland is very well serviced by public transport. Please visit the TransLink website for specific information regarding the best route from your location.

Bus

The Edge is located approximately 150 m from the Cultural Centre bus stop. Walk down the river-side of the Queensland Art Gallery. The Edge is located 100 m on the right.

Ferry

The closest CityCat ferry stop is Southbank. After disembarking from the ferry, turn right and walk along the river for approximately 600 m. To enter The Edge walk up the stairs on the left located 100 m past the Victoria bridge.

Train

South Brisbane train station is located on Grey Street, approximately 250 m from The Edge. Exit South Brisbane Train Station on to Grey Street and turn left. Walk down Grey Street to the Melbourne Street intersection and cross both streets to the Queensland Museum. Walk down Melbourne Street past the Queensland Museum and turn left to walk down the river-side of the Queensland Art Gallery. After 100 m The Edge will be on the right.

Catering

St Leo’s Catering are proud supporters of BrisScience, supplying the delicious post-event refreshments we all enjoy so much.

Can digital platforms help us move toward more sustainable cities?

8 October 2018 6:30pm7:30pm
The sharing economy has been gaining traction through platforms such as Uber, Airbnb and Airtasker as a novel way of connecting people as small-scale consumers and producers

A Stroke of Inspiration: Advancements in Stroke Research

10 September 2018 6:30pm7:30pm
Dr Lavinia Codd is investigating ways of improving cognitive recovery following stroke by activating precursor cells to increase the production of new brain cells (neurogenesis), which is a form of neuroplasticity
volcano

Volcano alert! Towards predicting volcanic eruptions

6 August 2018 6:30pm7:30pm
Join Dr Teresa Ubide on a journey ‘inside’ volcanoes. Every volcano has a story, which can be read on volcanic crystals using microscopic laser chemical techniques.

Ancient Egyptian Mummies - May they live forever

16 July 2018 6:30pm7:30pm
Join Dr Serena Love as she explores how and why the Egyptians created these immortal remains, from natural to artificial mummies, and all the gruesome details in between.

Speed breeding - accelerating crop research

11 June 2018 6:30am7:30am
The world has to produce 60-80% more food by 2050 to feed the world’s projected population of 9 billion. However, traditional plant breeding is slow and the current rate of genetic improvement is insufficient to meet this demand.

The Superbug Wars: Managing Antibiotic-Resistant Infections

14 May 2018 6:30pm7:30pm
One of the great threats to global health is the rise of bacteria that are resistant to all of our current antibiotics, the so-called ‘superbugs’. Researchers from the University of Queensland are at the forefront of efforts to develop solutions to this important problem.

Wild yeasts for tasty beer

9 April 2018 6:30pm7:30pm
Yeast is essential for making beer, turning sugars into alcohol and bubbles. However, the flavours yeast provide are just as important, as seen in the differences between ales and lagers.

Could cryptocurrencies let you control & sell access to your DNA data?

5 March 2018 6:30am7:30am
Last year saw an incredible surge in demand for direct to consumer genetic tests – but it raises a lot of questions…

Artificial Intelligence

11 December 2017 6:30am7:30am
Is your brain smarter than a computer?

Mother nature inspiring science

23 October 2017 6:30am7:30am
How would you best describe the natural wonders around you? Would you write a poem or paint a picture?
Maybe develop a mathematical equation?

War against waste

11 September 2017 6:30am7:30am
Plastics are everywhere! They’re handy and cheap, which is why their use has increased 20-fold in the last 50 years.

Life beneath the bay

14 August 2017 6:30am7:30am
This month we explore the wonders of Moreton Bay!

Transforming Australia’s electricity system

19 July 2017 6:30am7:30am
Australia’s electricity system is in a period of rapid transformation.

Forensic facial reconstruction

17 July 2017 6:30am7:30am
In 2011, the NSW Police Homicide Squad discovered the remains of a young woman in the notorious Belanglo State Forest.

Australia’s Jurassic Park

22 May 2017 6:30am7:30am
Which species of dinosaur roamed Australia 130 million years ago?

Scientists in the kitchen

4 April 2017 6:30am7:30am
Join us for a feast of the senses as celebrity chef Ben Milbourne and BrisScience’s own Joel Gilmore turn the lecture theatre into a live test kitchen.

Sharks: A deep dive

20 March 2017 6:30am7:30am
Every summer it seems there are more reported shark attacks at our beaches, but is the number of attacks really on the rise or is there just more media coverage?

BrisScience is a monthly lecture series that brings science out of the labs and to the people, making it accessible to all – from scientists, to scientists-at-heart.

Run by The University of Queensland, BrisScience has been delivering engaging lectures on diverse topics from local and international scientists for over a decade.

BrisScience speakers are leaders in their given fields and deliver dynamic presentations based on cutting edge research.

The University of Queensland has been running BrisScience since 2005, bringing the best and brightest scientific minds to the people of Brisbane – from early career researchers to Nobel Laureates!

Time 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Venue The Edge, State Library of Queensland, South Brisbane
Arrangements Doors open at 6:00pm
Refreshments Light refreshments will be provided following the presentation
Cost This is a free event. 

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