MMeets Dive into the centre of a cell with CBNS

Mon 4 Feb 2019, 2.00pm–4.00pm

MPavilion

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2019-02-04 14:00:00 2019-02-04 16:00:00 Australia/Melbourne Dive into the centre of a cell with CBNS MPavilion MPAVILION

Image by John McGhee.

Nanoparticles have become such an important part of the modern daily life, but their full potential still seems to be unknown to the general public. Join this interactive workshop with talks and experiments to uncover the mystery of nanoparticles and its crucial importance in the advancement of cancer therapy. Through various engaging experimental activities, you’ll get a deeper understanding of the techniques that are being used in laboratories to make nano-capsules, polymers or “smart drugs”.

You will also engage in an immersive virtual reality experience: A Journey Inside a Human Cell. This is a collaboration between Australian scientists and 3D animation experts to educate students and patients about biological processes and diseases. It allows the person to experience the wonder of the bio-nano scale which escapes the human eye. The audience will take a journey to the centre of the cell in the middle of Melbourne.

This workshop will show that science is all around us and that it can be considered a viable factor for a smarter Melbourne.

This event is part of the MPavilion STEM program in partnership with Office for Women.

In Collaboration With

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.