Join us at the World Science Festival Brisbane 2019

Griffith University is proud to partner with the Queensland Museum for the World Science Festival Brisbane from 20-24 March 2019.

WSF Brisbane creates a world-class event of engaging conversations on the challenges that confront us, and exciting celebrations of the answers science promises and Griffith University researchers will be squarely in the mix amongst thought-leaders from around the world.

From the latest opportunities of personalised and precision medicine to help us as we age, to infection prevention and control to prevent modern-age pandemics and solutions to save endangered wildlife and feed the world (and even make papaya taste better), Griffith experts will share their brave new ideas and hope for a better future.

Amidst all that weighty debate, Griffith will inject fun into Street Science, encouraging the next generation of scientists to explore, experiment and ultimately solve the problems we leave behind.

Featured Griffith Experts

The Ultimate Travel Bug

Professor Katherine Andrews

22 March 8 – 9.30 pm

Can 21st century intelligence finally tame age-old enemies?

The Ultimate Travel Bug

Dr Peta-Anne Zimmerman

22 March 8 – 9.30 pm

Can 21st century intelligence finally tame age-old enemies?

Feeding the World: The Big and Small Solutions

Professor Rebecca Ford

23 March 11 am – 12.30 pm

Global food security and why it matters.

Tackling Immunity: Best Friend, Worst Enemy

Professor Nigel McMillan

23 March 7 – 8 pm

Protection against harm is not always without consequence.

Making it Great: Celebrating Queensland Invention

Professor David Lloyd

21 March 1 – 2.15 pm

Science in Queensland continues to shine.

Bringing Them Back: The De-extinction Debate

Dr Duan Biggs

20 March 7 – 8.30 pm

If we could…should we?

Saving what we've got

Professor Hamish McCallum

22 March 11.15 am – 12.15 pm

Protecting Australia's threatened wildlife.

When Science Meets Art

Dr Bianca Beetson (Moderator)

24 March 2 – 3 pm

Shifting Perspectives on the Australian Landscape

Street Science!

Science on the Go Team

23 - 24 March 10 am – 5 pm

Join the fun in the FREE science playground

Genes, Germs & Growing Old Gracefully

WSF spotlights Griffth experts protecting and personalising your health as you age

A papaya to rival a mango

Discover how Griffith researchers are breeding top-tasting varieties of papaya and unlocking the 'secret of sweetness' in the process.

A papaya to rival a mango

Discover how Griffith researchers are breeding top-tasting varieties of papaya and unlocking the 'secret of sweetness' in the process.

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