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July 7th, 2008
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Bris Science is on again, tonight at Brisbane City Hall with rofessor Peter Andrews, Queensland Chief Scientist, talking on Queensland Science: Building a Smarter Future. Details over the fold.

Queensland Science: Building a Smarter Future – Professor Peter Andrews, Queensland Chief Scientist

Monday 7 July 2008

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm (Doors open at 6 pm)

Ithaca Auditorium, Brisbane City Hall

Free, no booking required

There will be refreshments following the talk, and Peter will be available to answer any questions.

For further information or to subscribe to the mailing list, visit www.BrisScience.org or contact Joel Gilmore ([email protected], 0411 267 044) or Lynelle Ross ([email protected]).

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Queensland Science: Building a Smarter Future – Professor Peter Andrews, Queensland Chief Scientist

Chronic diseases are Queensland’s biggest killers. Climate change is threatening the State’s unique natural environment – and is set to have a dramatic impact on businesses. Meanwhile, industries are vying in tough and competitive global markets, and need to be smarter than ever to keep up. The question is how can Queensland not only rise to these and other major challenges, but blaze ahead of the rest? And how are we already tackling these problems? Many of the answers undoubtedly lie in science, research, innovation and technology.

World-class research and development activities in Queensland are already delivering tangible benefits for the State – helping our economy to remain robust, our communities healthy and our environments protected. In this talk, Queensland Chief Scientist, Professor Peter Andrews, will speak about how we’re laying the foundations for the Queensland of tomorrow through the clever research and development investments we’re making today. In doing so, he will share some success stories – of innovators from around the State who’ve translated their breakthroughs into everyday outcomes.

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Professor Peter Andrews is an eminent Queensland scientist and bio-entrepreneur whose role as Queensland Chief Scientist involves advising government on policy and economic development issues associated with science, research and innovation.

Author of more than 100 publications and inventor on two patents, he has led multifunctional scientific teams at research institutions in Victoria and Queensland.

Peter has been at the forefront of initiatives to develop the Australian biotechnology industry and is an active participant in the commercialisation of Australian science and research. Since 1985, he has founded, co-founded or been a director of more than 10 scientific companies. He currently serves as a director of two Australian biotechnology companies.

Date: Monday 7 July 2008

Time: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm (Doors open at 6 pm)

Venue: Ithaca Auditorium, Brisbane City Hall

THIS IS A FREE EVENT, NO BOOKINGS REQUIRED

Refreshments: There will be refreshments following the talk, and Peter will be available to answer any questions.

Got Questions? Contact Joel ([email protected], 0411 267 044) or Nelle ([email protected])

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UPDATE:

BrisScience would like to congratulate Professor Joe Wolfe and his team for their success at the International Artemis Music Orchestra competition where they won first prize. Professor Joe Wolfe was the BrisScience speaker last month and gave us a look at the robotic clarinet player during his discussion. You can view the robotic clarinet in action on youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAIeTm4lO5Q).

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Dates for your diary!

4 August 2008 – Mike McRae

18 September – Brisbane Writer’s Festival

6 October 2008 – Dr Greg Holland

3 November 2008 – TBC

1 December 2008 – Dr Ben McNeil

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Looking forward to seeing you on the night!

Joel and Nelle

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BrisScience Co-ordinators, c/o The School of Physical Sciences,

The University of Queensland, Brisbane Australia 4072

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