Everything You Need to Know About: Parasites
23 March 2024
10:30am - 11:30am

LEVEL 2, THEATRE, QUEENSLAND MUSEUM

Summary

Everything You Need to Know About… parasites.

Parasites – blood-sucking freeloaders or medical curiosities? Most people will cross paths with a parasite during their lifetime, but few will know about the bizarre lives they lead. There are brain eating amoeba, protozoa that drive mice to have a fatal attraction to cats and even worms that might be useful in treating human diseases.

Join ABC Radio National Big Ideas’s Natasha Mitchell as she speaks with Queensland Museum’s Terry Miller, gut specialist Dr Vincent Ho and Prof Katherine Andrews to discover the hidden life cycles, adaptations and the fascinating interactions between these often misunderstood organisms and their hosts.

Part of WSFB’s conversation series, Everything you Need to Know About.

Interested in more from this series? Don’t miss Shipwrecks, Insect Superpowers and Volcanoes.

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Natasha Mitchell

Natasha Mitchell

Moderator

Natasha Mitchell

Natasha Mitchell is a multi-award-winning radio presenter, podcaster, and science journalist. She is host of the ABC Radio's flagship live events program and podcast Big Idea.

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Terry Miller

Terry Miller

Speaker

Terry Miller

Dr Terry Miller is the Head of Biodiversity and Geosciences at Queensland Museum. He specialises in the study of parasites, with a primary focus on the protozoan parasites of aquatic...

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Vincent Ho

Vincent Ho

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Vincent Ho

Associate Professor Vincent Ho completed his undergraduate degree in Medicine at the University of NSW (2002) and gained fellowship with the Royal Australian College of Physicians in 2011.

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Katherine Andrews

Katherine Andrews

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Katherine Andrews

Professor Katherine Andrews is research scientist at Griffith University where she is working on the discovery of new medicines for the parasitic disease malaria. She has published more than 110...

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Cost

Adult $25
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Location

Level 2, Theatre, Queensland Museum, South Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Age Recommendation

All Ages

Session Times

Everything You Need To Know About: Parasites

23 March 2024

60 mins 10:30am

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