What makes the red planet so special? Scientists have speculated that conditions are right for life to exist beneath the surface of Mars. Like Earth, Mars has seasons, polar ice caps, volcanoes, canyons, and weather. But is Mars habitable zone?
The team at SciPub are pleased to present Science of the Surface of Mars on Friday 5th July at the Rob Roy Hotel (106 Halifax Street in the city). This event kicks off at 6:00 pm and will finish by approx. 7:30 pm (doors will be open from 5:30 pm for those who wish to arrive early for seat).
The principal goal of SciPub is to make science engaging and accessible to the public. Each panel consists of three experts who deliver short, 10-15 minute presentations on their area of expertise and then discuss questions from the audience via a moderator. Panellists are selected primarily on their ability to effectively communicate science in an engaging and non-technical manner. SciPub is held in a pub so that scientists, aspiring scientists, and non-scientists can learn, discuss and think critically about hot topics in science.
We are pleased to announce our panellists for The Science of Surface of Mars are:
A/Prof Victor Gostin – Geologist, School of Physcial Sciences, University of Adelaide
Prof Graziella Caprarelli - Director, Hypatia Scientifica
Dr Mark Bishop – Research Scientist, Planetary Science Institute.
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Friday 3rd May - S ciPub Immunology: Past, Present and Future
Prof Simon Barry – Senior Research Fellow, The Univeristy of Adelaide
Prof Claudine Bonder – Research Professor, University of South Australia
Ms Holly Groome – PhD Candidate, The University of Adelaide
Friday 5th April - S ciPub: The Science of Defence Technology
Dr Sholto Forbes-Spyratos – Space Systems Integration Engineer, Department of Defence Science and Technology
Dr Matthew Tetlow – CEO of Inovor Technologies
Dr Olivia Samardzic – Group Leader Electro-Optic Countermeasures, Department of Defence Science and Technology
Friday 1st March - SciPub Healthy Eating: What do we put in our mouth?
Prof Rachel Burton - Head of Department of Plant Science, School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, University of Adelaide
Dr Karen Murphy - Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and Food Sciences, School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, University of South Australia
Prof Peter Clifton - Academic Researcher, Sansom Institute Health Research, University of South Australia
Friday 1st February - SciPub Citizen Science
Dr Jasmin Packer – Research Fellow, University of Adelaide
Steve Walker – NRM Education Officer, Natural Resources Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges
Tahlia Perry – PhD Candidate, University of Adelaide
Friday 7th December - SciPub: Evolution of Sea Snakes
Dr Kate Sanders – ARC Future Fellow, University of Adelaide
Jenna Crowe-Riddell – PhD Candidate, University of Adelaide
James Nankivell – University of Adelaide
Friday 2nd November - SciPub Surgery: Under the surgeon's knife
A/Prof Suren Krishnan – Ear/Nose/Throat Specialist, Royal Adelaide Hospital
A/Prof Harshita Pant – Ear/Nose/Throat Specialist, Adelaide Medical School and Centre for Cancer Biology
Dr David Walters– Breast & Endocrine Surgeon, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
October 5th 2018 - SciPub: The Science of Ageing
A/Prof Maria Inacio – Director, Registry of Older South Australians, SAHMRI
Dr Tim Sargeant – Head the Neurobiology Section in the Hopwood Centre for Neurobiology, SAHMRI
Dr Cedric Bardy– Senior Research Fellow, SAHMRI, and Senior Lecturer, Flinders University
September 7th 2018 - Science in the Pub: Life in the Womb
Prof Claire Roberts - Deputy Director, Robinson Research Institute, University of Adelaide
Dr John Schjenken - Reproductive Immunologist, Robinson Research Institute, University of Adelaide
Prof Jeremy Thompson - Head of Early Development Group, University of Adelaide
August 3rd 2018 - Science in the Pub: Fire
Dr. Mika Peace - Lead researcher, Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC Coupled Fire-Atmosphere Modelling – Bureau of Meteorology
Dr. Douglas Bardsley - Senior Lecturer, Geography, Environment and Population – University of Adelaide
Dr. Lieke Van Der Hulst - Why Waite Program Leader, University of Adelaide
June 1st 2018 - SciPub Gardens: Adelaide's Plant Collections
Dr Lucy Sutherland - Director, Botanic Gardens and State Herabrium of South Australia
Dr Kate Delaporte – Curator, Waite Arboretum, University of Adelaide
Prof Michelle Waycott – Head of the State Herbarium of SA, Prof of Plant Systematics, University of Adelaide
May 4th 2018 - SciPub Murray-Darling Basin: The shape of our water
Professor Sarah Wheeler - Centre for Global Food Resources, The University of Adelaide
Professor Justin Brookes - Ecology and Environmental Science, The University of Adelaide
Associate Professor David Paton - Ecology and Environmental Science, The University of Adelaide
April 6th 2018 - SciPub Plate Tectonics: Volcanoes, tsunamis and more
Dr Laura Rollison - School of Engineering, University of South Australia
Mr Bob Major – retired geologist (formerly with SA Department of Mines and Energy)
A/Prof Erick Bestland – College of Science and Engineering, Flinders University
March 2nd 2018 - SciPub Re-wilding: The restoration of habitat to its natural state
Dr Jennie Fluin – Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
Prof Sean D. Connell – University of Adelaide
Prof Chris Daniels – Adelaide and Mt Lofty NRM Board, University of South Australia
February 9th 2018 - SciPub: The Science of Evolution
Prof Stephen Donnellan - University of Adelaide & SA Museum
Dr Laura Weyrich - University of Adelaide
Prof Mike Lee - Flinders University & South Australian Museum
December 1st 2017 - SciPub: The Science of Light
Prof Tanya Monro - Deputy Vice Chancellor: Research and Innovation, University of South Australia
Paul Curnow – Astronomy Lecturer, Adelaide Planetarium and University of South Australia
Dr Ben Sparkes – DECRA Fellow, University of Adelaide
November 3rd 2017 - SciPub: How is cancer treated?
Prof Dorothy Keefe - Professor of Cancer Medicine, University of Adelaide
Mrs Karen Redman - Breast Care Nurse Practitioner, Queen Elizabeth Hospital
A/Prof Joanne Bowen - Senior Lecturer, University of Adelaide
October 6th 2017 - SciPubEco: Ecology in the Pub
Doug Bickerton - Ecologist, Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, South Australia
Prof Karen Burke da Silva - Dean (Education), Flinders University
Dr Marc Jones - ARC DECRA Fellow, University of Adelaide and the South Australian Museum
September 1st 2017 - SciPub: A taste of epigenetics
Dr Bastien Llamas - Genetics and Evolution, University of Adelaide
Dr Hannah Brown - Paediatrics and Reproductive Health, University of Adelaide
Dr Carlos Rodriguez Lopez - School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, University of Adelaide
August 4th 2017 - SciPubAntartica: Winter is coming!
A/Prof Mark Stevens - Senior Research Scientist, SA Museum
Prof John Long - Flinders Palaeontology Group, Flinders University
A/Prof Paul Willis - School of Biological Sciences, Flinders University
July 7th 2017 - SciPubMedImage: What does it take to look inside you?
Dr Donald McRobbie: Chief Medical Physicist, Flinders Medical Centre
Dr Amanda Brason: Principle Physicist, South Australia Medical Imaging
Dr Luke Oakden-Rayner: Radiologist, University of Adelaide
June 2nd 2017 - SciPub: There's More to Vets than Pets
Dr Lucy Woolford – Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Pathology, University of Adelaide
Dr Kim Critchley – Poultry Health Specialist (Emeritus), PIRSA
Dr Steph Chapman - Adelaide Hills Equine Clinic
May 5th 2017 - SciPubAllergies: Nothing to Sneeze At
Dr Damon Tumes – Immunologist, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute
Dr Preethi Eldi - Reseach Fellow, University of South Australia
Dr Merryn Netting – Dietitian, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute
April 7th 2017- SciPubOz: The Science of Ancient Australia
Dr Frederik Saltre – ARC Research Associate, Environment Institute, University of Adelaide
Dr Kathryn Amos – Australian School of Petroleum, University of Adelaide
Dr Kieren Mitchell – ARC Postdoctoral Research Associate, Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD), University of Adelaide
March 3rd 2017- SciPub Gravity: What is it? How do we know it exists?
Prof. Peter Veitch - The University of Adelaide
A/Prof. Gavin Rowell - The University of Adelaide
A/Prof. Gary Hill - The University of Adelaide
February 3rd 2017- Science in the Pub Adelaide; The Science of Sex
Associate Professor Craig Williams , University of South Australia
Dr Marie Tudor , Adelaide Sex Therapy
Professor Dr Russell Waddell , Communicable Diseases Control Branch, Royal Adelaide Hospital and Flinders Medical Centre
December 2nd 2016- SciPubEnergy: The future of energy - how are you lighting your Christmas Tree?
Dr Betina Bendell , Department of State Development
Ben Heard , The University of Adelaide and Bright New World
Professor Bassam Dally , The University of Adelaide
November 4th 2016 - Science in the pub Adelaide; the philosophy of science
Dr Jonathan Opie , The University of Adelaide
Dr Heather Bray , The University of Adelaide
Dr George Couvalis , Flinders University
October 7th 2016 - Science in the pub Adelaide; forensics
Professor Robert Fitzpatrick , The University of Adelaide and CSIRO
Professor Adrian Linacre , Flinders University
Dr Eleanor Dormontt , The University of Adelaide
Thursday September 22nd 2016 - Science in the pub Adelaide; an evening with Professor Ian Frazer
Professor Ian Frazer, Australian of the Year (2006), Prime Minister's Prize for Science (2008), Australian Living Treasure (2012), Companion of the Order of Australia (2012), Professor Ian Frazer works to raise awareness and funds for medical research through his role with The University of Queensland (UQ) and as Chair of the TRI Foundation Board. He is also a member of the Commonwealth Science Council and President of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Science.
September 5th 2016 - Science in the pub Adelaide; what has mathematics got to do with it?
Dr Amie Albrecht, Senior Lecturer School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences
Dr Jono Tuke, Senior Lecturer Statistics and Probability Theory, The University of Adelaide
Professor Jerzy Filar, Strategic Professor, School of Computer Science, Engineering & Mathematics
August 5th 2016 - Science in the pub Adelaide; swirl sniff and taste the science of wine
Associate Professor Kerry Wilkinson, Lecturer of Oenology, The University of Adelaide
Dr David Jeffery, Senior Lecturer in Wine Science, The University of Adelaide
Dr Marlize Bekker, Research Scientist, The Australian Wine Research Institute
July 1st 2016 - The science of weather
Dr Cacilia Ewenz, senior scientist, Airborne Research Australia and technical officer, OzFlux
Darren Ray, senior climatologist, South Australian Region, Bureau of Meteorology.
Dr Mika Pearce, research scientist, Bureau of Meteorology.
June 3rd 2016 Whyalla SA Museum Roadshow- Wet and wild in Whyalla: the secret life of Australia’s aquatic animals
Prof. Steve Donnellan Chief Research Scientist, Evolutionary Biology Unit, South Australian Museum
Dr. Rachael King, head of the South Australian Climate Section of the SA Bureau of Meteorology.
Dr. Peter Shaughnessy, Honorary Research Associate (Mammals), South Australian Museum.
June 3rd 2016 - What has geoscience ever done for you?
Professor Craig Simmons Director of the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT), Flinders University
Dr. Richard Lilly, Research Fellow, The University of Adelaide.
Elinor Alexander, Director of Geology and Exploration, Department of State Development. South Australian Government.
May 6th 2016 - A gut feeling: what effect does internal microbiota have on human health?
Dr Sam Costello Department of Gastroenterology; The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology; Royal Adelaide Hospital, School of Medicine; University of Adelaide.
Assoc. Prof. Geraint Rogers, Director Microbiome Research; South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute.
Dr Patrick Hughes, Centre for Nutrition and Gastrointestinal Diseases; University of Adelaide, South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute.
April 1st 2016 - The Future: time and its consequences
Dr Alice Gorman, Senior lecturer of space archaeology at Flinders University.
Dr.Kristin Alford, Director of Science, Creativity and Education Studio, The University of South Australia.
Professor Julian Meyrick, Professor of Creative arts and cultural policy analyst, Flinders University.
March 4th 2016 - The Science of food; a fricassé of facts, fads, fats and foebles?
Rai Peradka, Food Technology training TAFE SA.
Pennie Taylor, Nutritionist, and research scientist CSIRO
Professor Bob Gibson, Professor of Functional Food Science, The University of Adelaide .
February 5th 2016 - Underground Science; the cold, dark, but not so lonely world beneath our feet.
Prof. Craig Simmons, Director of the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training.
Dr. Jon Tyler, Lecturer at The University of Adelaide, using sediments and a suite of geochemical analysis to help reconstruct palaeoclimates.
Dr. Remko Leijs, Honorary Research Associate in the Evolutionary Biology and Terrestrial Invertebrate Unit at the South Australian Museum.
December 13th 2015 - Water; where does it come from where does it go?
Dr. Cobus Gerber, Senior lecturer, School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, The University of South Australia. Pharmacokinetics of wastewater.
Dr. Anna Rigosi, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The University of Adelaide. Modelling water quality.
Dr. Paul Monis, Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, The University of South Australia. Molecular diagnostics of water quality, and water security.
November 13th 2015 - The truth about vaccines
Dr. Danushka Kumara Wijesundara, Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Basil Hetzel Institute, The University of Adelaide)Visiting Fellow (The John Curtin School of Medical Research, The Australian National University)
Associate Professor Helen Marshall, Senior Medical Practitioner and Director, Vaccinology and Immunology Research Trials Unit, Women's and Children's Hospital. NHMRC Senior Research Fellow and Associate Professor in Vaccinology, School of Medicine. Deputy Director and Research Leader, Robinson Research Institute, The University of Adelaide.
Dr Peter Speck, Senior lecturer in virology and microbilogy at the School of Biological Sciences, Flinders University of South Australia.
October 2nd 2015 - What's citizen science got to do with it?
Dr Andrew Tokmakoff, Technical lead and mobile systems architect for TERN and Ausplots at the University of Adelaide.
Dr Philip Roetman, Research Fellow at the University of South Australia’s Barbara Hardy Institute,
Ms Alexis Tindall, project manager of digitisation at the South Australian Museum
September 4th 2015 - Marine ecology: sea-ing the future?
Dr Charlie Huveneers, Shark ecologist and lecturer at Flinders University.
Associate Professor Ivan Nagelkerken, Marine ecologist at The University of Adelaide, Marine Biology.
Professor Bronwyn Gillanders, Head for the Gillanders in the Aquatic Ecology Lab Southern Seas Ecology Laboratories at The University of Adelaide
August 7th 2015 - What's technology got to do with it?
Dr Ronald Grill, University of Adelaide, Translating electronic research into practical applications
Professor David Lewis, Director, Molecular Technologies Research Cluster, and materials science Flinders University. Managing discovery and innovation of Nanotech and Polymer science
Tania Jolley, principal of DNA security solutions and winner of the Manufacturing and Defense prize for SA women in innovation 2014. Science, innovation and markets
July 3rd 2015 - The science of (losing) sleep
Professor Doug McEvoy, Senior Director of Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health and Professor at Flinders University
Dr Siobhan Banks, Senior Research Fellow at University of South Australia
Dr Nicole Lovato, Post-doctoral research associate at Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health
June 12th 2015 - Infection Dissection: Where do emerging infectious diseases come from?
(*Note this is not the first Friday of the month*)
Dr Jill Carr, Senior Lecturer in Microbiology and Infectious Disease at Flinders University
Professor Phil Weinstein, Head of the School of Biological Sciences at University of Adelaide
Dr Ian Musgrave, Senior Lecturer in Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology at University of Adelaide
May 19th 2015 - International Pint of Science festival event
*** Pint of Science events are NOT at The Brunswick Hotel ***
7–9 pm at The Tuxedo Cat, 54 Hyde Street, Adelaide
Practical solutions to the biodiversity crisis
Professor Andrew Lowe, University of Adelaide
Illegal logging and forensic timber tracking technologies
Associate Professor Lian Pin Koh, University of Adelaide
Innovative data collection - drone technologies for conservation
Associate Professor Phil Cassey, University of Adelaide
Global change biology
May 20th 2015 - International Pint of Science festival event
*** Pint of Science events are NOT at The Brunswick Hotel ***
7–9 pm at The Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George Street, Thebarton Adelaide
From the hop to the drop: the science of brewing
Enjoy the ride while our experts speakers take you through the brewing process and the tasting experience of bespoke beers at an iconic Adelaide microbrewery
Dr. Peter Speck
A microbiological feast with barley, water, hops and yeast
Some olfactory insights and the sensory delights of beer
Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder, a brewers perspective
The Power of the Immune System in Health and Disease Day of Immunology event
Dr Lisa Ebert, Centre for Cancer Biology - "Your immune system as a powerful weapon in the fight against cancer"
Professor Mark Hutchinson, Adelaide University - "The 'other brain' : why immunology is the future of neuroscience"
Associate Professor Michele Grimbaldeston, Centre for Cancer Biology, University of South Australia - "Sunlight: 'D'-lightful or Detrimental?"
What’s palaeontology ever done for us?
Dr Paul Willis, Director and Host of the Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus)
Professor John Long, Strategic Professor in Palaeontology at Flinders University; President of The Society of Vertebrate Paleontology; Vice President of The Royal Society of South Australia
Diana Fusco, PhD candidate at Flinders University
What the heck are black holes, cosmic rays, and dark matter? An intro to cosmology.
Colin Hill, Astronomical Society of South Australia
Steven Saffi, Adelaide University Astrophysics PhD student, Astronomical Society of South Australia
Dr Phiala Shanahan, Adelaide University, ARC Centre of Excellence for Particle Physics at the Terrascale
SciPub Education: unravelling success and achievement at all levels of education
Professor Peter Johnston, PhD, Professor Emeritus at University of Albany (State University of New York), Author of Choice Words and Opening Minds
Dr Sharron King, PhD, Academic Director/Deputy Head of UniSA College
Dr Jane Wright, PhD, Winner of the Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools!
WOMADelaide Planet Talks collaboration - Sustaining Life: can food security and biodiversity coexist
Professor Peter Langridge, Professor at University of Adelaide and the Australian Centre for Plan Functional Genomics
Jodie Pain, Sustainable Agriculture & Training Coordinator, Natural Resources Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges region
Professor Andrew Lowe, Professor of Plant Conservation Biology and Director of the Australian Centre for Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity. Head of Science, State Herbarium for South Australia and Science Resource Centre, South Australian Department of Environment and Natural resources
The bees knees: The importance of pollinators and their recent decline
Dr Katja Hogendoorn, PhD Ethology & Sociobiology (Utrecht University): Research Scientist in the School of Agriculture Food & Wine at the University of Adelaide
Professor Corey Bradshaw, PhD Zoology (University of Otago): Chair of Ecological Modelling and Director of the Climate Ecology Centre at the Environment Institute; and Director of the Global Change Ecology Group in the School of Earth & Environmental Sciences at the University of Adelaide.
Dr Simon Tierney, PhD Biological Sciences (Flinders University): Research Scientist at the Australian Centre for Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity, in the School of Earth & Environmental Sciences at the University of Adelaide; Secretary of the Australasian section of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects.
40+ years into the war on cancer: Where are we now?
Professor Deb White, PhD, FFSc (RCPA), Director of Cancer Research, South Australia Health & Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)
Professor Michael Brown, MBBS PhD FRACP FRCPA, Consultant Medical Oncologist and Director, Cancer Clinical Trials Unit (RAH), Translational Oncology Laboratory at the Centre for Cancer Biology (UniSA)
Dr Pallave Dasari, PhD, Australian Breast Cancer Research Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Adelaide, Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Something to sneeze at: A conversation about allergies
Dr William Smith, MBBS (Hons), FRACP, FRCPA, PhD
Dr Michael Wiese, PhD
Dr Jovanka King, BMBS (Hons), B. Pod, DCH (SA)
That Hurts - The Science of Pain
Dr Mark Hutchinson, BSc (Hons), PhD (Med)
Dr David Bulter, B.Phty, M.App.Sc, EdD