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Assoc Prof Phil Batterham and Prof Derek Russell describe how genetics, proteomics, chemistry and field work join forces in the war against the cotton bollworm - a 5 billion dollar pest that is the scourge of farmers from Australia to Africa.Guests: Associate Professor Phil Batterham Professor Derek RussellTopic: War Against the Cotton Bollworm
Professor Frank Caruso chats with Dr Shane Huntington about how advances in Nanotechnology enable delivery of therapeutic drugs in the human body with "pinpoint" accuracy.Guest: Professor Frank Caruso from the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering.Topic: Precision delivery of therapeutic drugs with Nanotechnology
Assoc Prof Erica Frydenberg and Dr Katrina McFerran discuss strategies to help teenagers cope with the stresses of adolescence.Guests: Associate Professor Erica Frydenberg Dr Katrina McFerranTopic: Coping Strategies for Adolescents
Dr Steven Holloway discusses research into canine DNA and its applications with Science Host, Dr Shane HuntingtonGuest: Dr Steven Holloway from the Faculty of Veterinary Science.Topic: Canine DNA research and its applications
Dr Paul Mees explores integrated public transport systems with Humanities host, Sian PriorGuest: Dr Paul Mees from the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning.Topic: Public transport systems for dispersed cities
Professor David Jamieson discusses Quantum Computing, the new frontier in computer design, with Science host, Dr Shane Huntington. Guest: Professor David Jamieson, Director of the Melbourne node of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computer Technology Topic: A Quantum Leap in Computing
Professor Nancy Millis and Professor John Langford discuss the need for radical changes in water management in Australia with Jacky Angus.Guests: Emeritus Professor Nancy Millis AC MBE, Microbiologist and pioneer in fermentation technology in Australia Professor John Langford AM, Director of the Melbourne Water Research CentreTopic: The need for radical changes in water management in Australia.
Professor Graham Brown discusses the resurgence of malaria, and the role of the Nossal Institute of Global Health in the war on malaria and other global health problems. Guest: Professor Graham Brown, Foundation Director of the Nossal Institute of Global HealthTopic: Malaria Resurgent
Professor Loane Skene and Professor Peter Rathjen discuss the debate on stem cell research with Jacky AngusGuests: Professor Loane Skene, President of the Academic Board of the University of Melbourne, a member of the Council of the University, and Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University. Professor Peter Rathjen, Dean of ScienceTopic: Stem Cell Research
Associate Professor Martin Sevior speaks with Jacky Angus and weighs up nuclear power in an energy-hungry and rapidly warming world. Guest: Assoicate Professor Martin Sevior, School of Physics.Topic: Nuclear power: Cure or Curse