News & events

Bacteria blasting cancer treatment shows promise

A low-cost, non-toxic cancer treatment has been developed by researchers at The Australian National University (ANU). The treatment uses dead bacteria to help kick-start the immune system and shrink cancer.

The fatal chink in malaria parasite’s armour

Researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) have exposed a fatal flaw in the deadly parasite that causes malaria - one of the world's biggest killers.

The science of genetics is written into Amber’s story

Amber Condell likes stories - both hearing them and telling them. That’s why she likes studying genetics.


Event recordings

15 September 2022

Simone Babij, Leyton Group, BSB, RSB

Malaria kills around 400,000 people each year and the prevention and treatment of this disease is highly reliant on chemotherapy.

25 August 2022

Professor Ian Paulsen, Macquarie University

Developing novel synthetic microbes for the sustainable production of biochemical, biofuels and bioplastics is critical for the emergence of a new global bioeconomy.

4 August 2022

Dr Ailie Marx, Israel Institute of Technology

One of the most fundamental assumptions in biology is that the amino acid sequence defines protein structure and that this sequence carries no memory of the specific mRNA codon...

7 July 2022

Dr Bart Eijkelkamp, Senior Lecturer and Group Leader, Flinders University

Nutritional deficiencies are a leading cause of human susceptibility to infectious diseases and antibiotic treatment failure. Specifically, our intake of dietary lipids has...

22 June 2022

Dr Rachel North, Stockholm University

Bacterial infections remain a global public health challenge and there is a critical need for the identification and molecular understanding of new targets for antimicrobial...

9 June 2022

Darren Creek, Monash University

Current treatments for malaria are threatened by drug resistance, and new antimalarials are urgently required to ensure the continued ability to treat malaria infections into the...

26 May 2022

Emily Furlong, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, NSW

Bacterial flagella self-assemble a strong, multi-component drive shaft that couples rotation in the inner membrane to the microns-long flagellar filament that powers bacterial...