Bio21 'Big Picture': Understanding and exploiting bacterial lifestyles- toward novel approaches to combat infection

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Thursday, 3 August, 2017 - 15:00
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What: Bio21 'Big Picture' Seminar: Understanding and exploiting bacterial lifestyles- toward novel approaches to combat infection

Who: Associate Professor Cynthia Whitchurch, UTS, Director of the Microbial Imaging Facility, winner 2017 David Syme Prize

Associate Professor Cynthia Whitchurch’s research focuses on understanding the contributions and interplay of alternative bacterial lifestyles to infection and persistence and to exploit this knowledge to develop innovative approaches to combat infection. She has investigated various aspects of bacterial pathogenesis and biofilms for over 25 years and has held NHMRC R. Douglas Wright CDA (2004-2008) and NHMRC SRF fellowships (2009-2015). She obtained her BSc (Hons I) in 1989 and her PhD in 1994 from the University of Queensland and undertook postdoctoral research at the University of Queensland (1995-2000) and the University of California San Francisco (2001-2003). In 2004 she established her own research group in the Department of Microbiology at Monash University (2004-2007).  In 2008 she was recruited to the University of Technology Sydney where she currently leads a research team in the at the institute and where she is founding Director of the Microbial Imaging Facility. 

When: 3 - 4 pm, 3 August, followed by refreshments

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