We were looking forward to seeing you in person at The Edge next month, but the flood clean-up effort in the facility is still continuing. We offer our deepest support to State Library of Queensland staff, who are working tirelessly to revitalise the venue.

So this month, make sure you join us online to learn about UQ's new research to develop new antiviral treatments... before our next pandemic.

The worldwide spread of SARS-CoV-2 has highlighted the urgent need for new and rapid approaches against emerging viruses. Alongside effective vaccine development, it will be critical to deploy rapid response therapeutics, providing a buffer for vaccine rollout and ensuring ongoing protection in at-risk populations.

UQ’s Associate Professor Daniel Watterson will discuss his research using cutting-edge vaccine technologies to rapidly identify new broad-spectrum antiviral antibody therapies, including the use of ‘first responder’ antibody forms and using mRNA delivery to stop a new virus before it becomes a pandemic. 

 

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Meet the presenter

Daniel WattersonDr Associate Professor Daniel Watterson is based at The University of Queensland. His research focuses on the development of new vaccines and treatments targeting both current and potential future viral pathogens. He's published over 75 peer-reviewed papers and invented multiple broad-spectrum vaccine platform technologies, including co-discovering UQ's famed molecular clamp. He's recently been awarded a CSL Centenary Fellowship, enabling his team to expand their focus to both vaccine and therapy development to counter future pandemics.

 

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About 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.

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!

Time6:30pm to 7:30pm (light refreshments 7:30-8pm)
VenueThe Edge, State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place, South Bank
CostFree - Eventbrite ticket required

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