From medical breakthroughs and remarkable robot technology to speed-breeding crops designed to feed the world’s growing population, science in Queensland continues to shine when it comes to turning original ideas into life-changing outcomes.
Meet our group of acclaimed inventive Queenslanders to find out why and how their Eureka moments and swathes of hard work came to fruition to leave an indelible mark on the future.
Hosting this event will be Professor Ian Frazer, one of Queensland’s best known scientists and co-inventor of the Gardasil vaccine, predicted to rid the world of cervical cancer within ten years.
MAKING IT GREAT: Celebrating Queensland Invention is presented in conjunction with Academic Partner QUT.
Ian Frazer is a clinician scientist trained as a clinical immunologist in Scotland. As Professor at the University of Queensland he leads a research group working at the Translational Research...View Profile
David Lloyd is a Professor of Biomechanical Engineering and Director of the Gold Coast Centre for Orthopaedic Research, Engineering and Education, an alliance between Griffith University, Gold Coast University Hospital...View Profile
Chris Jeffery has a unique background with qualifications in engineering, medicine and business. Through his degree in Electrical and Computer engineering, Chris worked as a commissioned officer in the Australian...View Profile
Chamindie Punyadeera is a globally acknowledged pioneer in salivary diagnostics. She leads a world-class saliva research laboratory at the Queensland University of Technology in Australia, focusing on developing non-invasive diagnostic...View Profile
Neena Mitter, Director, Centre for Horticultural Science Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, the University of Queensland (UQ) is internationally recognised for her leadership in innovative, cross-functional research and...View Profile
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